20 Successful Celebrities That Got Their Start On Reality TV Some people often say that fame doesn’t last forever. If you’re lucky enough to get it, you better enjoy those 15 minutes of fame before they’re gone. In todays society, many of the famous people tend to stem from reality TV shows. Yes, we know all about The Real Housewives of wherever. We’ve kept up with the Kardashians, and we’ve already lived the Simple Life. Lets take a look at some celebrities that started out on Reality TV shows that have managed to have successful, and for some, award-winning careers. Ryan Seacrest Before becoming a popular radio host and co-host of E! News, Ryan Seacrest first appeared as the host of American Idol. Seacrest even hosted the shows spinoff, American Juniors.