10 celebrities who became famous by accidentBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-celebrities-who-became-famous-by-accident1
It's hard to imagine Brad Pitt in a chicken suit instead of starring in the next blockbuster, it's also hard to imagine Pamela Anderson as a fitness instructor in a gym instead of commercial photo shoots. However, these scenarios could be true if these and some other celebrities weren't lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
We were impressed by the mind-blowing stories of celebrities who became famous by accident. Some of them could well compete with the tale of Cinderella.
1. Before becoming a world-famous actress, Jennifer Aniston tried herself in many roles in projects that did not have much success. The actress once ran into former NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield at a gas station on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. When he finished filling up his car, Aniston asked him, "Will this ever happen to me?" Littlefield thought for a moment and replied, "I would like to." Soon she was invited to audition for the series Friends, where the actress got the iconic role of Rachel Green.
2. Chloe Sevigny, 17, was skateboarding with her friends in New York's East Village when she chanced upon a photographer from iD, a music and fashion magazine. The latter offered her a photo shoot, and Chloe did not miss her chance. Now the world-famous model and actress consider this photo shoot the best in her career.
3. David Boreanaz tried to get on the big screen for many years, taking part in many auditions, but his dream came true thanks to a chance meeting. In 1996, Marcia Shulman, casting director for the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was looking for a handsome guy to play Angel, a tortured vampire with a soul. But it was all in vain. Then her friend came to the rescue, noticing Boreanaz while walking with the dog. The actor was approved for the role, and he remained the star of the series for the next 25 years.
4. As a student, Brad Pitt studied journalism but dropped out of college 2 weeks before graduation. World fame did not come to him immediately. Pitt had to accept any job to pay the bills. He worked as a mascot in a cafe dressed as a chicken and drove dancers to stag parties. According to the actor, this work gave him the opportunity to find the right contacts and led him to act as teacher Roy London, who helped him discover his talent and get his first film roles.
5. Justin Bieber has been into music since early childhood – he played drums, piano, guitar, and trumpet. At the age of 12, he took part in a song contest in the Canadian city of Stratford, where he took second place. The mother of the young artist posted his video on YouTube to help other family members and friends who could not attend the performance watch it. After that, she posted several videos where Justin sings covers of popular rhythm and blues songs. The channel's audience gradually increased, and its videos began to gain over 60,000 views. Among those who listened to his songs was music producer Scott Brown, who invited the 13-year-old singer to record his first demo at a studio in Atlanta.
6. As a young girl, Kate Moss would never have imagined that she would become one of the iconic supermodels of the 1990s and 2000s. She admitted that she never admired her appearance - she was embarrassed by her smile and her height. Everything changed when model scout Sarah Doukas believed in her. Moss ran into Brother Ducas at the New York airport. The 14-year-old girl was wandering around waiting to board when he approached her and asked, "Have you ever thought about becoming a model?" Later, at the age of 16, Kate already had her first photo shoot for the cover of The Face.
7. When Oprah Winfrey was 17 years old, a local Nashville radio station invited her to take part in a beauty contest. The winner was promised the title of "Miss Fire Safety". Among the participants were only red-haired girls, so Oprah seemed to have no chance of winning. But then she heard the question, "How would you spend a million dollars?" While the other members competed in their generosity, Winfrey honestly answered: “If I had a million dollars, I would be a stupid spender. I’m not quite sure what I would spend it on, but I would spend, spend, spend.” Her sincerity and sense of humor captivated the jury, and she received the crown. Moreover, Oprah received a job offer at the same radio station and began her successful career in the media world.
8. In his student years, Bill Cosby worked as a bartender and warmed up the audience in a New York cafe. Visitors liked his sense of humor, and soon Bill began to give stand-up performances throughout the United States. The comedian was noticed on television, and in 1965 he appeared on The Tonight Show. Shortly after his screen debut, he contacted Warner Brothers. Together they created several successful comedy projects.
9. Pamela Anderson was a fitness instructor until she was "found" at a football game in Canada. She came to the game in a tight-fitting T-shirt with the logo on it and was broadcast on the stadium's giant screen. Unexpected advertising pleased the representatives of the company, and Anderson was offered a contract. Soon after, she did photo shoots for magazines and then got her iconic role in Baywatch.
10. Gisele Bündchen was born and raised in the small town of Horizontina in southern Brazil, which had almost nothing to offer her. At the age of 13, the future world catwalk star signed up for modeling courses - not because she had ambitions in this profession, but because of the promised trip to Sao Paulo after graduation. When Gisele finally arrived in the state capital, she went to McDonald's for the first time. There, a modeling agent approached her and asked if she was interested in the modeling business. “I have never seen fashion magazines,” she replied. But later, after consulting with her mother, Giselle agreed, and this opened the door to a successful future for her.