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    17 Celebrities Who Became Famous After Participating In TV Talent Competitions

    They were destined to be stars!

    1. Ray Romano competed on Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1989.

    On the left, Romano is performing on Letterman. On the right, he is acting in a scene of The Big Sick

    2. YaYa DaCosta competed and came in second place on America's Next Top Model in 2004.

    On the left, Yaya is giving a testimonial on an episode of America's next top model. On the right, she is acting in an episode of Chicago Med

    3. Amy Schumer competed and came in fourth place on Last Comic Standing in 2007.

    On the left, Schumer is doing stand up on the Conan O'Brian Show. On the right, she's doing a cheerleading dance in a scene from Trainwreck

    4. Beyoncé competed on Star Search in 1993 as part of Girls Tyme, which was renamed Destiny's Child.

    On the left, Beyoncé is singing as a preteen on Star Search. On the right, she is singing as an adult onstage

    5. Christina Aguilera competed on Star Search in 1990.

    On the left, Aguilera is singing as a 9-year-old on Star Search. On the right, she is singing onstage

    6. Winnie Harlow competed on America's Next Top Model in 2014.

    On the left, Harlow is auditioning on America's Next Top Model. On the right, Harlow is posing at the MTV Awards

    7. Emma Stone competed on In Search of the New Partridge Family in 2004.

    On the left, Emma Stone as a teenager singing on the talent show. On the right, she is smiling at the Cruella premiere

    8. Christian Siriano competed on and won Project Runway in 2007.

    On the left, Siriano is smiling while shooting for Project Runway. On the right, he is posing on the red carpet for the Gossip Girl premiere

    9. Grace VanderWaal competed on and won America's Got Talent in 2016.

    On the left, VanderWaal singing at America's Got Talent and playing the ukulele. On the right, she is singing on stage as an adult

    10. Bethenny Frankel competed and came in second place on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005.

    On the left, Frankel on The Apprentice relaxing on a couch. On the right, Frankel is on a talk show sitting on a couch

    11. Jennifer Hudson competed on American Idol in 2004.

    On the left, Hudson as a contestant; on the right, performing at a microphone onstage

    12. Matt Lanter competed on Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model in 2004.

    On the left, Lanter is doing a testimonial on Manhunt. On the right, he is acting in an episode of Timeless

    13. Katie Stevens competed on American Idol in 2010.

    On the left, Stevens is auditioning for American Idol. On the right, she is acting in an episode of The Bold Type

    14. Taryn Manning competed on Popstars in 2001.

    On the left, Manning is singing in the studio on Popstars. On the right, she is acting in an episode of Orange Is the New Black

    15. Usher competed on Star Search in 1991.

    Usher singing onstage at Star Search. On the right, he's performing onstage

    16. Alanis Morissette competed on Star Search in 1990.

    On the left, Morissette is singing on Star Search. On the right, she's performing as an adult last year

    17. And finally, Josh Henderson competed on Popstars 2 in 2001 and won a spot in pop group Scene 23.

    On the left, Henderson is auditioning in Popstars. On the right, he is on a farm acting in an episode of Dallas