It’s hard out there for a lefty. Only 10-percent of the population can identify with the struggle of the southpaw—the plight of the lefty in a classroom full of right-handed desks, the difficulty presented by scissors, the perpetual trail of ink or lead on the side of the hand … Ninety-percent of the population will never understand. Despite the many obstacles in the life of a lefty, this unusual set is no stranger to success. Throughout history, some of the most notable and beloved people have led with their left hand. America is made up of many great lefties—in fact, four of the U.S.’s last five Presidents have been left-handed: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. There’s a fair share of Oscar-winning lefties, too: Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts … Comedian lefties, royal lefties, talk show host lefties … We have them all. We invite you to proudly scroll through this list of famous lefties (with your left hand, no less), and celebrate in your collective success. VIDEO: Passengers Official Trailer [brightcove:5133287397001 player_2] Congratulations, you left-handed force of nature, you.
In addition to their fiery careers, a growing number of celebrities have upped their pop culture relevance by taking on mentorship roles on reality television. As judges and coaches on talent competitions, high-profile stars have the opportunity to interact more intimately with fans and share new sides of their personalities. Multi-talented stars like Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lopez found new voices with their turns as music competition show mentors while Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough and former Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler owe their careers to reality television—a debt they’re now repaying as judges. Others, like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks, found their way to the reality game after long and fruitful careers in the modeling world and chose to share their experience in fashion with up-and-comers. No matter their path or reasoning, it’s clear to see that these celebrity judges are proponents. They do it all—and look good while doing it. Scroll down for a taste of the busy careers of the most accomplished celebrity judges to grace the small screen in recent years.
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