20 Reality TV Stars Who Went From Nobody to 'Really Big Deal'! (PHOTOS)

Want to be as famous as Kim Kardashian? Go on reality TV. Addictive, true-to-life shows and competitions have been turning average Joes into big-time stars for more than two decades. Celebs like Emma Stone and Lucy Hale have been so successful at building on their fifteen minutes of fame that most fans have forgotten all about about their reality roots. 

 

 

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The national TV exposure gives otherwise unknowns a foot in the door to acting, music, and more high-profile careers. Which reality stars have done the best job of moving from D-List to VIP? Let's find out. 

 

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