"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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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.
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- Age: 46
- Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
- Alternative Name: Eva Longoria Parker, Eva Longoria, Eva Longoria Christopher
Taylor Swift, who sings a lot of songs about her ex-boyfriends and is super famous for it, is one of the most recognizable singers on the planet. Still, she had a backup plan if all that fame didn’t come to her: she would have been a detective or maybe an interior designer."...[B]ut I don't think I'd be a very good detective," she said in an interview. Instead, Swift indulges her fascination with detective work by watching crime shows like Law & Order and Criminal Minds.
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- Age: 31
- Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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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.
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- Age: 49
- Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
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When he was a boy, George Clooney wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up. The actor, who achieved fame on the TV show ER and went on to become one of Hollywood's sexiest leading males, even tried out for the Cincinnati Reds. Clooney played outfield and said he had excellent skills at catching the ball but that throwing gave him trouble. Still, he thought eventually he would be a pro ball player and tried to make the team in 1977 while he was just 16.
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- Age: 60
- Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America