What 10 Celebrities Would Be If They Weren’t Famous

How did famous celebrities get to where they are today? Hard work, perseverance and a bit of sheer luck, of course!

But what would Hollywood's stars be if they didn't have all the glitz and glam? Chances are, they'd be a lot like us.

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Click through to see which celebrities have dished about what they would be doing if they weren't on the big screen or splashed across the cover of magazines.

1. Eva Longoria, Businesswoman

Eva Longoria once told told People, "I would definitely be in corporate America. I love quotas and budgets, and I like barometers of success. I like measurements of success. Tell me what to do, and I will exceed it."

2. Selena Gomez, Waitress

Oddly enough, Selena Gomez has spoken about wanting to be a waitress. The singer told Flaunt Magazine in 2013 that if she didn't make it as a performer, she would simply be a waitress at Cracker Barrel – although she would, obviously, still indulge her musical side with plenty of karaoke.


3. Ashton Kutcher, Biomedical Engineer

Ashton Kutcher, a former male underwear model, isn’t exactly known for his intelligent roles on television, but the actor went to school for biomedical engineering in hopes of contributing to his brother’s heart disease.

4. Sofia Vergara, Dental Assistant

Before Sofía Vergara was the star of Modern Family, the Colombian actress was very close to going to school to be a dental assistant.

5. Mariah Carey, Cosmetologist

Mariah Carey moved to New York City after high school, where she worked as a waitress and a coat check girl. However, the musical diva was also going to school, where she studied cosmetology. 

6. Benicio del Toro, Lawyer

Benicio del Toro was in school studying law before abruptly dropping out to pursue his career in acting. 

7. Dascha Polanco, Nurse

Before Dascha Polanco starred in Orange Is the New Black, she worked as a nurse and healthcare practitioner. Once landing the role, she was able to trade her scrubs in for that famous orange jumpsuit.

8. George Clooney, Baseball Player

George Clooney is obviously fit for the big screen. But it turns out, acting wasn’t his only dream. Clooney hoped to become a Major League Baseball player, and even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds when he was a teenager.

9. Adrienne Bailon, Obstetrician

Adrienne Bailon attended a health-focused high school, but she decided to not pursue a career in the medical field with hopes that her acting and singing career would take off. However, looking back, she said, "I really wanted to be an obstetrician! I wanted to bring babies into the world."

10. Miley Cyrus, Wedding Planner

You may only know of Miley Cyrus for her "Wrecking Ball" antics, but before she was twerking it out, she wanted to pursue a career in wedding planning.