Some people often say that fame doesn’t last forever. If you’re lucky enough to get it, you better enjoy those 15 minutes of fame before they’re gone. In today’s society, many of the famous people tend to stem from reality TV shows. Yes, we know all about The Real Housewives of wherever. We’ve kept up with the Kardashians, and we’ve already lived the Simple Life. Let’s take a look at some celebrities that started out on Reality TV shows that have managed to have successful, and for some, award-winning careers.

Ryan Seacrest

Before becoming a popular radio host and co-host of E! News, Ryan Seacrest first appeared as the host of ‘American Idol.’ Seacrest even hosted the show’s spinoff, ‘American Juniors’.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox was first known for starring in VH1’s show, ‘I Want To Work For Diddy.’ She has since made history for becoming the first openly transgender to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her role in Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black.’


Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Elisabeth first appeared on the second season of the U.S. version of ‘Survivor’ She is currently the co-host of ‘Fox & Friends’.

Jamie Chung

‘Once Upon A Time’ fans may recognize Jamie Chung as Mulan. Chung was a cast member of MTV’s ‘The Real World: San Diego’ back in 2004.

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