The road to success in Hollywood is a little different for every would-be actor, but these days, reality TV is becoming a major launching pad for some of the industry's biggest stars. Before they were red-carpet regulars, NeNe Leakes, Jennifer Hudson, Julianne Hough and Lucy Hale were among those who broke through as reality stars
Elisabeth Hasselbeck's early exit from The View in July 2013 may have seemed like history repeating itself from the former reality star's perspective -- the headstrong talk show host first made her TV debut as a competitor on Survivor: The Australian Outback, back in 2001. She was voted off on Day 39.
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