15 Celebrities Who Started Out on TV Competition Shows (PHOTOS)

Earning massive success and fame isn't always easy, but once reached, the road there almost always reads like a fairy tale. Especially for celebs who started out in reality or competition TV shows (complete with embarrassing hair, bad makeup, and dorky expressions!).


Here are 15 celebs who got their start trying to sing, act, and charm their way to stardom in the dog-eat-rising-star world of competition TV.


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