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The craziest celebrity jobs before they got famous

Most celebrities have very different backgrounds than they are today, and most endured day-to-day jobs, like the rest of us, before we became famous.

From store work to lap dancing, celebrities have done it all and have had times they took on any job to help make ends meet.

But what are the most outrageous jobs that some of our favorite famous faces have had?

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Here are some of the most surprising roles our now well-known celebrities have taken.

Victoria Beckham – Roller Skating Cum



Victoria Beckham had a roller skate cum job

Posh Spice was not that fancy before it rose to fame.

One of her jobs was to be a roller skating sperm when she landed a role in a BBC sex education program in 1986 called Body Matters.

It’s hard to imagine Victoria in such an outfit these days, and sadly, it looks like she’s destroyed some photographic evidence.

Kerry Katona – dancer



Kerry Katona worked as a lap dancer
Kerry Katona worked as a lap dancer

While Kerry Katona is known for her days in Atomic Kitten and appearances on reality TV, she had another career before she rose to fame.

When she was only 17, Kerry worked as a lap dancer.

She wrote in her New! Magazine column: “I only did it for three weeks – I quit when the kittens took off – but I could make up to £ 500 a night.”

Megan Fox – giant banana



Megan Fox was 7th in FHM's 2012 World's Sexiest Women Poll
It’s hard to believe that one of the sexiest women in the world, Megan Fox, once worked like a giant banana

Before making it to the top of every magazine’s “sexiest women” lists, actress Megan Fox, 35, dressed up as a giant banana to promote a smoothie parlor in Florida.

She revealed on The Ellen Show: “Once a week, usually on Fridays, someone had to dress up as a fruit, a piece of fruit, and go stand out on the highway.

“I was a banana, a giant banana.”

Harry Styles – baker



Harry Styles wins UK single at 2021 BRIT Awards
Harry Styles wins UK single at 2021 BRIT Awards

Prior to his music career, Harry Styles had a part-time job at the W Mandeville Bakery in Cheshire, which he always did when he appeared on The X Factor.

The star also revisited the bakery in 2013, during the filming of the documentary One Direction This is Us.

Gemma Collins – car sales



Gemma Collins worked in car sales
Gemma Collins worked in car sales

Glamorous diva Gemma Collins previously used her charm to sell cars.

It was through this job that Gem first crashed into TOWIE, when she was filmed trying to sell a car to show star Kirk Norcross.

Phillip Schofield – Tea Boy



Phillip was a tea waiter before he rose through the television ranks
Phillip was a tea waiter before he rose through the television ranks

Before appearing onscreen as one of the nation’s most beloved television presenters, Phillip Schofield had humble beginnings working behind sets as a tea waiter.

After years of writing for the BBC, Phil worked as a reservations clerk and tea waiter for BBC Radio in London, and was their youngest employee while working there.

He then worked for several radio stations in New Zealand, before returning to the UK and working his way up the ranks.

Hugh Jackman – clown



Actor Hugh Jackman was a clown in the past
Actor Hugh Jackman was a clown in the past

Playing in The Greatest Showman wasn’t the first time Hugh had ties to a circus act, as in his youth he entertained children as a clown.

He’s previously shared footage from his clowning days with fans, claiming he’s not the best at work.

He said: “I was Coco the Clown and had no magic tricks and I remember a six year old standing up at a party saying ‘Mum this clown is terrible he knows no tricks’ – and he was right. “

Pierce Brosnan – fire eater



Pierce Brosnan was a fire eater
Pierce Brosnan was a fire eater

In the late 1960s, James Bond’s Pierce Brosnan joined a crash course in How to Eat Fire, taught by a street artist.

Even though he learned this skill decades ago, he still talks about it when booking jobs.

He told the Guardian: “It’s still [on my CV], Absolutely.”

Meghan Markle – calligrapher



The Duchess of Sussex previously worked as a calligrapher
The Duchess of Sussex previously worked as a calligrapher

Before becoming an actress in Suits, then marrying Prince Harry, Meghan Markle tried herself at beautiful writing.

Meghan was a calligraphy teacher at Paper Source as well as a freelance calligrapher.

She has even been hired to do wedding invitations for celebrities, such as Paula Patton and Robin Thicke.

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