15 Times Celebrities Had The Last Laugh After Being Told They Weren't Good Enough

    "Fall down seven times; stand up eight."

    Fame isn't created overnight, and these major celebs are solid proof of that:

    1. Lady Gaga was dropped from her first record label.

    Lady Gaga at the Grammy Awards

    2. Harrison Ford was told by an unknown Hollywood executive that he didn't possess the star quality needed to become successful in the industry.

    Harrison Ford smiling

    3. Oprah Winfrey was told that she was "unfit for television news."

    Oprah talking into a mic

    4. Walt Disney was told he "lacked imagination."

    Walt Disney holding a stuffed Donald Duck and "Alice in Wonderland" book

    5. Shakira's teacher banned her from choir class.

    Shakira pointing her mic and smiling

    6. Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times.

    Steven Spielberg smiling and wearing a tux

    7. Beyoncé's girl group lost on Star Search.

    The girl group wearing matching outfits with their score at the bottom of the screen on "Star Search"

    8. Stephen King's first book was rejected 30 times.

    Stephen King smiling

    9. Gisele Bündchen was turned down for numerous model casting opportunities because of her facial features.

    Gisele Bündchen smiling

    10. Lucky Daye was eliminated from American Idol.

    Lucky Daye sitting in a chair

    11. Lucille Ball was told she "had no talent."

    Lucille Ball wearing a lacy dress

    12. Elvis Presley was told he'd never make it as a singer.

    Elvis smiling and holding a guitar

    13. Marilyn Monroe was told she'd only be a secretary.

    Marilyn Monroe lounging on grass and smiling

    14. Chicken Soup for the Soul's co-authors Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield were rejected by over 100 publishers.

    The authors of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" smiling

    15. Lastly, the Beatles' audition tape was rejected by Decca Records.

    The Beatles in their early days as a band

    Do you have a favorite celebrity success story? Tell me about it in the comments below!