20 Successful Celebrities That Got Their Start On Reality TV

Some people often say that fame doesnt last forever. If youre lucky enough to get it, you better enjoy those 15 minutes of fame before theyre gone. In todays society, many of the famous people tend to stem from reality TV shows. Yes, we know all about The Real Housewives of wherever. Weve kept up with the Kardashians, and weve already lived the Simple Life. Lets 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 shows spinoff, American Juniors.




Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox was first known for starring in VH1s 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 Netflixs 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 MTVs The Real World: San Diego back in 2004.