"Stars, they're just like us"...except for the vast wealth and notoriety they possess. While it may seem like these celebs are set for life in their current careers, what you might not know is many of them actually have a plan B. Celebrities reveal the jobs they would have if they weren't actors/singers/athletes/famous, just like most of us, and many of them are pretty normal. In fact, the jobs celebrities would pursue if they didn't become famous are mostly jobs like dentist or priest. These surprising celebrity career choices may seem odd for some of the stars on the list, but others are a great fit.
From the commonplace to the strange to the unexpected, these career choices certainly reveal more about these celebrities' personalities and makes them seem more relatable than just some abstract rich, famous person. Vote up the celebrity career aspirations that are most shocking, yet also somehow make the most sense!
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Harry Styles grew up fast and by the time he was 16 was one of the most famous singers in the world. However, if his job hadn’t been singer in the boy band One Direction, Styles knew what he would have done. He says that had he not become world famous, he would have become a physio therapist. At the very least, Styles claims that he would have gone to college if things turned out differently for him... but now Styles is starring in movies so it seems he's not poppin' plan B any time soon.
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Actress and producer Eva Longoria exudes class and even power. Her chosen career, had she not been in show biz, reflects those traits. Longoria told People magazine that if she wasn’t a celeb, she’d be in corporate America. In the interview, she described how she enjoyed being a Hollywood producer because it allowed her to use her brain and business acumen. The actress even noted that she isn’t scared of spreadsheets and enjoys working with budgets. In fact, the actress did try to get into the restaurant business at one point, but maybe multitasking isn't her thing.
Aside from being one of the most influential musicians in the world of rap music, Ice Cube has a degree in architectural drafting. He got the degree as a plan B in case his career with N.W.A didn’t work out. But as far as actually using his diploma, Ice says that he could design a house but doesn’t know if it would be habitable. Luckily, he's built enough sick beats and fire rhymes not to have to find out.
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Sofia Vergara has found success on the hilarious sit-com Modern Family. However, it was a long road between watching Ed O'Neill on television in Colombia to starring on TV along side him. Aside from becoming a mom when she was a teenager, Vergara also went to dental school. In fact, she nearly graduated and just had two more semesters before graduation when she left to start her career in television.
Angelina Jolie is a bit of a paradox. She’s an activist but more than a decade ago she played Tomb Raider, a sexually objectified video game character, on screen. Jolie was once notorious for her weird, "bad girl" side in real life. For example, if her career as an actress didn’t work out she once said she would have worked with the dead. More specifically, she wanted to be a funeral director. Her secondary career choice was inspired by the death of her grandfather and the way that she says she dealt with the grief was in choosing what would have been her back-up career. Now as a film director behind the camera and a special envoy to the United Nations, it seems this backup plan has definitely moved to the back burner.
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Weird Al spends his time writing funny songs or parodies of pop hits. But he almost never became a comedic singer. Al went to college and studied to become an architect, even graduating with a degree. Really though, Al went to college and got that degree because he wanted to be a cartoonist for Mad Magazine. His guidance counselor told him that his idea was foolish. In true guidance councilor fashion, Al was told to become an architect because he had a talent for drafting. Good thing he didn't listen to his counselor.