Every celebrity has to start somewhere. For many of them, reality TV appearances helped get their name out there before most people knew who they were.
Here are 24 celebrities who have appeared on reality shows before becoming big names in Hollywood:
When Zac Efron was 17 years old, he chose which of the three girls he wanted to date after rummaging through their bedroom on an MTV dating show. Room Robber.
Britney Spears was just 10 years old when she auditioned for Star Quest in 1992.
Early in her TV career, Meghan Markle briefly held a briefcase at Agree or disagree.
Laverne Cox competes for a job as a celebrity assistant at I Want to Work for Diddy in 2008, but he only made it to the second week.
Prior to joining Big Time Rush, Carlos PenaVega competed in a boy band formation competition event Make a little.
Lucy Hale won american idol spin American Junior in 2003, and he formed a pop group with other winners.
Orange Is The New Black star Jackie Cruz takes art class with Kourtney Kardashian at Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.
Nine-year-old Beyonce competes in Star Quest with his group Girl’s Tyme, which later changed its name to Destiny’s Child.
Kesha helps Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie find her mother dating in an episode The simple Life.
Before he joined Live Saturday Night cast, Melissa Villaseñor compete in America is looking for Talent.
In 2008, then-unknown singer Lady Gaga headlined an event where the cast hills is filming.
Under her real name Emily, Emma Stone won a singing competition Looking for a New Partridge Family in 2005.
JoJo Siwa, complete with her iconic bow, started her career at Abby Lee Dance Company in dancing mom.
Before they became actors, Lio Tipton was third in the 11th cycle America’s Next Top Model.
Julianne Hough is one of the professionals at Dance with the stars before setting out to pursue music and acting.
Miranda Lambert placed third in the singing competition Nashville Star years before his first album went #1.
Cardi B joins the cast Love & Hip Hop: New York in Season 6.
Jordin Sparks wins a local TV singing competition called arizona idol, which let him cross the line to her american idol audition.
A few years before making Escape from the Night, Joey Graceffa competed in Amazing Race.
In 2003, Carly Rae Jepsen made it to the top three in Canadian Idol.
When she was 14 years old, Alanis Morissette auditioned for Star Quest.
Before becoming a YouTuber, Phil Lester competed on quiz shows Weakest Link.
Before she became the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger competed in pop star.
And finally, Kacey Musgraves took seventh place Nashville Starfifth season.
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