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Stars Who Broke Into The Industry After Reality TV  was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. David Otunga

David Otunga

David got his start on ‘I Love New York’, a dating show featuring Tiffany Cambridge, who affectionately named him ‘Punk. He is now engaged to singer Jennifer Hudson and is a regular on WWE and holds gigs as a sports commentator.

2. Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes made her way into our hearts and television starring on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’. Now that she’s said goodbye to the show after seven years, she will now star an the ABC variety show alongside Betty White.

3. Scott Disick

Scott Disick

We first met Scott as the boyfriend of oldest sister Kourtney Kardashian, but now the reality star has become a personality of his own, getting paid to host parties and co-owning several businesses.

4. Draya Michele

Draya Michele

We first met Draya as the rumored girlfriend of several celebrities and then again on ‘Basketball Wives LA’.

5. Toccara Jones

Toccara Jones

We first met Toccara as the lovable personality on ‘America’s Next Top Model’.

6. Monyetta Shaw

Monyetta Shaw

Monyetta was first introduced to the world as Neyo’s fiance and mother of his two children. Since their break up she is the star of VH1’s ‘Atlanta Exes’.

7. Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

We first met Jordin on the set of American Idol. After she won the singer released a number of albums and has had a successful singing career.

8. Porsha Stewart

Porsha Stewart

We first met Porsha as the soft-spoken housewife in the Atlanta version of the franchise. Now she has a line of hair, a new single and is co-host of ‘Dish Nation’.

9. Rueben Studdard

Rueben Studdard

We first met Reuben on the singing competition show, ‘American Idol’.

10. Tanisha Thomas

Tanisha Thomas

Tanisha Thomas’ claim to fame is starring in ‘Bad Girls Club’.

11. Fantasia


We first met Fantasia on the singing competition show, ‘American Idol’.

12. Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

We first met Jennifer on the singing competition show, ‘American Idol’.

13. Bre Scullark

Bre Scullark

Bre broke into fame as the east coast loving model on ‘America’s Next Top Model’.

14. Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

We first met Teyana on MTV’s hit show, ‘Sweet 16’.