Reality Stars: Then and Now

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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

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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

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

NeNe Leakes, After

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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

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

Kim Kardashian, After

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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

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

Nicole Scherzinger, After

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

Kelly Clarkson, Before

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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

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Jennifer Hudson emerged as an "American Idol" powerhouse in 2004.

Jennifer Hudson, After

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Nearly 10 years later, Hudson has transformed!

Bethenny Frankel, Before

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

Bethenny Frankel, After

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

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Comments

  • 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
    WoW!!

  • 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.