In some cases, celebs are able to propel their appearances into successful careers.
Here are some of the celebrities that got their big break on reality TV.
Many of us first met this beauty when she was a contestant on Big Brother Mzansi, although she did not win the grand prize, she is well on her way to being a household name in the South African entertainment industry.
She was a presenter on a magazine show, and is now an actress on Mzansi Magic's, The Queen.
Shane was a fan favorite on Vuzu's show, The Hustle, he placed fourth but his career has since blossomed. Shane is currently one of the the big five presenters on V Entertainment.
Having won the MTV presenter search, we first met this daring beauty on the reality competition show, she has since branched into music, she is still a presenter with multiple shows on Vuzu.
Top Actor winner, Jesse Suntele won the hearts of many when he was a contestant on a reality acting show, he won the show and has since found success in the industry. He is a field correspondent on BET A List & an actor on The Queen.
Larry is the breakout star of the reality show, Running With The Reps, he has managed to build a brand outside the show. He is currently is a co-host on The V Table.
There you have it folks, where you start does not have to determine where you end up.
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