Reality Stars: Then and Now


It’s no secret that reality television has made a star out of many in the last few years. Countless individuals have found themselves going from relative ambiguity to total stardom in a matter of months thanks largely in part to the success of a reality program. These 7 stars have managed to turn their 15 minutes of fame into full fledged careers and have transformed dramatically in the process. Check out which 7 reality stars caught our eye and take a look at how much they’ve changed since first appearing on the scene:

Lauren Conrad, Before



When Lauren Conrad debuted on ‘The Hills” in 2004 she was fresh faced and very much still in high school.

Lauren Conrad, After


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Nearly 9 years later the newly engaged Conrad  is now the head of her own fashion and publishing empire.

NeNe Leakes, Before



When NeNe Leakes made her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” debut in 2008 she became an instant fan favorite.

NeNe Leakes, After



Now the star of her own spin-off show, ‘I Dream of NeNe,” it’s safe to say the reality star has come a long way.

Kim Kardashian, Before



In 2004, Kim Kardashian was mainly known as Paris Hilton’s bestie while claiming to be a “stylist” by trade.

Kim Kardashian, After



While it’s no secret Kim Kardashian has come a long way in the last 9-10 years we sure are glad the former “stylist” took on a stylist of her own.

Nicole Scherzinger, Before



Nicole Scherzinger was first introduced to audiences in 2001 when she auditioned for the reality-star competition “Popstars.”

Nicole Scherzinger, After



The actress, singer and X-Factor host has come a long way since her days as a Pussycat Doll.

Kelly Clarkson, Before



Kelly Clarkson wowed audiences as the first ever winner of “American Idol.”

Kelly Clarkson, After


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Unlike many “Idol” winners that came after her, Clarkson was able to maintain a successful singing career through out the years.

Jennifer Hudson, Before



Jennifer Hudson emerged as an “American Idol” powerhouse in 2004.

Jennifer Hudson, After



Nearly 10 years later, Hudson has transformed!

Bethenny Frankel, Before



Bethenny Frankel made a name for herself as a “Real Housewife of New York.”

Bethenny Frankel, After



Post RHONY, Bethenny has created an empire for herself based on her Skinny Girl recipes and cocktails.

  • Junie

    Even when Kim is Skinny—she is still curvy.

    • Darth Kenyan

      And skanky.

  • PolkaDots

    Poor Kelly C. – The only one that looked better BEFORE. Sad.

  • NewYorkviaJamaica

    Good Lord….Bethanny’s after pic looks terrible..! That’s the result of starving oneself!!

  • Darth Kenyan

    Frankel looks like an alien.

  • The JerseyTrainer

    How this dumb list works:
    Before: This person wearing an outfit
    After: This person wearing a completely different outfit

  • chuy5606

    such a thing as over done, some of the stars were lovely before the changed

  • Derp

    Hmmm… Kim K looked like a fat pig before, and she STILL looks like a fat pig. OINK!

  • I speak the truth

    How can Kim keep denying the work she has had done on her? Different nose, different upper lip, and the list goes on and on.

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