Before the glitz and the glam, celebrities used to be just like us, they had regular jobs and they were able to work their way to the top.
Here's what some of out favourite stars did before they became famous.
Mapaseka 'Pasi' Keotle has worked at a Call center, worked as a receptionist. Her last job before her big break into the entertainment industry was at Markhams.
Bonang 'Queen B' Matheba has not always been about that Champagne lifestyle, she used to do promotions/marketing activations in malls before becoming a big-time media personality.
Zodwa Wabantu went from being a debt collector to being a Socialite, MC, and Dancer
Loyiso MacDonald worked in a call center before he quit his job to pursue a career as an actor.
Lerato Kganyago has always been very vocal about her journey into the media industry, in fact, she worked as an air flight attendant at SA Express.
Skeem Saam's Makgofe Moagi's great passion to inspire the youth had her working as a Chemistry teacher for the Ethiopian Department of Education before becoming an actress.
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