The 22 Biggest Stars Who Started on Reality Shows

Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood
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Say what you will about reality television—some of our favorite "live" competitions have produced some serious talent. From Dancing with the Stars to Rock of Ages, Julianne Hough is a prime example of the television personality-turned-superstar, not to mention American Idol's Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood, each with a slew of golden statuettes to their names. See more of our favorite reality stars who made it big in the gallery.

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