Though reality shows may shock, entertain and wow us with their over the top plot lines and out of control cast behavior, they also play a role in propelling budding stars into the spotlight of subsequent television and movie roles. Below are eight celebs whose journey to fame started on reality television.
1. Josh Henderson
Henderson got his celebrity boost by competing on the WB reality show, Popstars. Though his talent won him a position in Scene 23, the group later disbanded due to record company problems. Following his reality show experience, Henderson went on to pursue modeling, singing and acting and has appeared in productions of Maybe It’s Me, Rodney, and The Girl Next Door. He is best known for his co-starring role as Austin McCann in ABC’s Desperate Housewives.