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.


"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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