Reality TV Stars Who Made it Big

We've singled out a few of reality television's biggest successes, who went from no-name to super fame in a blink of an eye. (14 Photos)

Tracy Pepey on Aug 18, 2009 at 8:20PM

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Reality TV Stars Who Made it Big

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Kelly Clarkson

A little show called American Idol has catapulted a certain bunch of musical men and women to the top of the charts, to the Oscars and to Broadway. First up, Kelly Clarkson. The original Idol winner, Kelly beat out Justin Guarini in the first-ever finale of the show that had swept the nation. After winning the AI title in 2002, Kelly released her first album, the double-platinum Thankful, but it was her follow-up, Breakaway, that went multi-platinum and won her two Grammys. The small-town waitress from Texas released her third go-round in 2007, My December, and continues to top the charts with her pop-rock vibe.

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