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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Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Who would have thought Elisabeth Filarski of Survivor: The Australian Outback would go on to sit next to Barbara Walters every day to discuss pressing issues of the world. After coming in fourth on the CBS reality show, Elisabeth snagged a hosting gig on the Style Network's makeover show The Look for Less. She then scored a husband and a new last name when she wed football star, and her college sweetheart, Tim Hasselbeck. Elisabeth's biggest win came when she was chosen to fill one of the most sought-after seats, as the new co-host on The View. The mom of two is often at the center of the show's controversy, as her conservative views have gotten her into more than one battle, but true to her television roots, Elisabeth always finds a way to survive.

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