Celebs' Career Backup Plans

Entertainment Sep. 21, 2011 AT 5:40PM
Celebs' Career Backup Plans Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Frederick M. Brown/Getty; Brian To/FilmMagic; Jason Merritt/Getty

Stars like Britney Spears, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nick Lachey and Eva Longoria didn't always have their sights set on Hollywood.

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"I was trying to be an athletic trainer. That's what I was studying in school when I quit to do music," Lachey, 37, tells Us Weekly. "My other real passion is still sports."

Adds Modern Family's Ferguson, 35: "I wanted to be a zookeeper -- until I realized you have to clean up a lot of crap!"

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While Spears, 29, has said she wanted to become a teacher, Desperate Housewives' Longoria, 36, had other plans in mind. "I would have gone to culinary school and probably become a chef," she tells Us.

To find out what jobs other celebs like Megan Fox, Kelly Rowland, Kelly Ripa would want, view the Celebs' Career Backup Plans gallery (above).

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