Reality show contestants who made it big

It has been noticed that there are numerous reality shows taking place every day in different topics and languages, however, it has produced many superstars presently ruling many domains of the entertainment industry. Though many contestants had bitter and hard times by not getting upgraded after appearing on reality TV shows, while some haven’t had that problem.A

Ayushmaan Khuranna

Here is the list of most successful former reality TV contestants who achieved and conquered a place for themselves in their respective industry. The funniest part is that some of them didn’t win big or stand out on their show. Yet they were able to learn from the opportunity and went on to become some of the wealthiest and most notable entertainment stars.                                                            

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Arjith Singh

Once a contestant of reality show, Arijit Singh is now the most successful singers of Bollywood. He rose to fame with Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui. Small budget films always used Arijit, as these films came to be noticed because of him. Young Arijit Singh started his career on Television on a hit reality show, Fame Gurukul. He did not win the title but impressed the ace music director Pritam and the rest is history.

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Kelly Clarkson

Clarkson won the first season of American Idol.  Her debut single named “A Moment Like This”, became a huge success and won the 2002’s best-selling country song. Her career continued to grow, leading to three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards

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Lauren Conrad

Though she could not win the title of her show named “The Hills”, she outstood her reality show mates in the future. She’s currently a fashion designer and a published author and is a well-known entrepreneur.

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Bethenny Frankel

Who would have a successful career and popularity as Frankel? She is known for being runner-up in The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. This skinny girl later became an entrepreneur when she became one of the Real Housewives of New York as a member of the series’ original cast. She later sold her company to Beam Global for an estimated $100 million in 2011. She later appeared on shows like SharkTankand Beat Bobby Flayand currently is a successful businesswoman.


Emma Stone

Stone’s first appearance was on VH1’s In Search of the Partridge Family, a reality show competition series searching for people to star in The Partridge Family in 2004. It all worked out in her favor. She was recognized by her fans and the reality show audiences, much surprisingly many films too took call from her. She later became an Oscar winner and is currently a successful actress and a model.

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Harry Styles

In 2010, Harry Styles was placed third in British singing competition “The X Factor”. He rocked and swept the globe with his good looks and fiery hits and left a strong impression on his fans. After his repeated films in the earlier part of his life, he did not stop. He released many albums that went viral. He even took up the role of acting in the Oscar-winning film Dunkirk.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer started her career with elimination on American Idol, a famous American reality show. Later, she was an Oscar winner. She made it to the top six on the show’s fourth season. Her exposure made her road to the Broadway musical Dream Girls, for which she won an Oscar in 2007. She can be seen most recently as a judge on The Voice and is set to rock in musical Cats.


Justin Timberlake

In 1992, Justin started his career with the reality show named Star Search.He didn’t win the show but won many hearts. The failure did not matter as he eventually made his way to The New Mickey Mouse Club, starring stars like Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling. He found worldwide success with boy band NSYNC. Now, he is an actor, singer, and dancer.

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Christian Siriano

Siriano is a beloved star by A-list celebrities such as Janelle Monae, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lopez for his attractive, stylish, and inclusive designs. He had his career started in Project Runway. The fashion designer won the fourth season of the show and launched his namesake collection in 2008. He is now the designer for the same Project Runway show and is a successful entrepreneur.

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