Can you even remember life before reality TV? Maybe you can, but do you really want to? What did we do before shows like Fear Factor and American Idol and Survivor? We didn’t sit on the edge of our seats watching absolute nobodies compete for cash prizes under the most horrendous of circumstances. But you know what? Some of these nobodies took their 15 minutes of fame and turned them into an actual career. Some of these nobodies are now somebodies – actual household names – or at least household faces.
Here are 15 reality TV celebs that have made it BIG:
Jacinda Barrett made quite a splash when she appeared on The Real World: London. Soon after moving out of the Real World house, she started landing modeling gigs and acting gigs in film and television. She has starred in TV series like Suits and appeared in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.