It’s not all as shiny and glamorous as it looks. There was a time when Brad Pitt was not an actor, and Taylor Swift was not born with a golden spoon in her mouth either. Celebrities were once ordinary people just like us. Before all the fame came, they had to work as waitresses, sex phone operators, massage therapists, and many other professions. These are the craziest jobs celebrities had to do before being famous.
Before she was famous, Taylor’s life was not as glamorous. She lived in a Christmas tree farm located in Pennsylvania. Her family worked with Christmas trees and they sold them right before the holidays. Since Taylor was still young at that time, she could only help with a number of things. The young Swift couldn’t cut trees, so her father decided to give her another job. The multi-talented star had to remove the mantis pods that were in the Christmas trees. Probably not the fancy job you imagined, right? But at least she learned about work ethics and very soon rose to fame.
“[My job] was picking the praying-mantis pods off of the trees, collecting them so that the bugs wouldn’t hatch inside people’s houses. The only reason that was my job was because I was too little to help lift trees.”- the singer said in an interview with Esquire.
Queen B did sing from a very young age, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only professions she’s ever had. The road to fame is so slow, that everyone has to earn in a different way in the meantime. When she was a young girl, Bey spent her days helping in her mom’s hair salon. Tina Knowles owned a hair salon in Houston, so she needed help from someone to sweep the hair from the floors. Who better to do that than her own daughter? She would stay there for a while and even talk to customers while they were waiting. Obviously, Tina wanted to teach her soon-to-be celebrity daughter that work ethic is crucial if you want to succeed. The star shared this story in her documentary “Life Is But A Dream” which debuted on HBO. If she only knew that one day she’ll be the greatest star on earth.
“From six to nine years old, I would sing and put on little shows by myself for the women who wanted a hot press and curl and some good conversation. I helped sweep hair off the floor for tips to pay for my season pass to Six Flags.”- Beyonce said.
The beautiful Aussie actress was once a massage therapist. Nicole was not born with all the wealth that she has today. When she was only 17, Kidman’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. That is why the actress had to put her school on pause and start working to help out. In the beginning, she decided to learn how to massage to help her mother out with the pain she was experiencing. But she actually grew to love the job and started doing it as a full-time one. This is definitely one of the craziest jobs celebrities did way before they were famous.
“I find trying to solve problems and saving lives far more important than my film career.”- she once expressed how much she loved being a massage therapist.
Aniston had to do all sorts of jobs before joining the cast of Friends. The two most impressive are the one where she was a bike messenger and a telemarketer. The actress admits that she was not really good at either of these. At least she got lucky and scored a spot on the most popular comedy series of all times.
“I was awful, selling timeshares in the Poconos and upsetting people terribly and me just being the worst at it, because I just apologized profusely and hung up the phone,”- she said about being a telemarketer.