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Celebrity Superlatives: What These Stars Would Do If They Weren’t Famous

Celebrity Superlatives: What These Stars Would Do If They Weren’t Famous

4,068 September 18th, 2012
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  • Premiere Of Miramax's "The Switch" - Arrivals

    Party planner: If Jennifer Aniston wasn't attending star-studded parties, we bet she’d be planning them. In a 2011 interview with Rachael Ray, Aniston said she would be a party planner if she weren’t an actress. We're willing to wager she's been to enough fabulous fetes to know how to put one together successfully. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Jason Merritt
  • The Lincoln Lawyer - Berlin Photocall

    Lawyer: Before he portrayed a defense attorney in “The Lincoln Lawyer” and “A Time to Kill,” movie star Matthew McConaughey studied law at the University of Texas. He eventually switched his major to film, but we can totally see him suiting up and dominating the courtroom in real life.

    Photo: Getty Images / Andreas Rentz
  • 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party - Red Carpet

    Mathematics professor: Not only did Danica McKellar study mathematics at UCLA and graduate with honors, but the actress also has written several books aimed at young girls hoping to master math-related concepts. She clearly knows her stuff and her eagerness to help others learn makes her the perfect candidate for a teaching position.

    Photo: Getty Images / Dimitrios Kambouris
  • Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Rock Of Ages" - Red Carpet

    Priest: Before he started making millions in Hollywood, Tom Cruise was traveling down the road to priesthood. He studied for a year at St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, before leaving and later pursuing an acting career. Considering he's now the world's most famous Scientologist, the idea of Cruise dedicating his life to religion isn't so off base. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Kevin Winter
  • 64th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals

    Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman: Even if he hadn't portrayed a superhero in "Green Lantern," we think Ryan Reynolds still would have found a way to play dress up while saving the day. Reynolds stated that if it wasn't for his acting career, he most likely would have followed in his father's footsteps and became a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman. Personally, we're glad he found success on the big screen and not as a Mountie.  

    Photo: Getty Images / Bryan Bedder
  • Taylor Swift Accepts The Harmony Award At The Nashville Symphony Ball

    Professional horseback rider: Taylor Swift's mother first put this famous singer in the saddle before she was even a year old. Growing up, Swift competed in horse shows and even though she gave up her hobby to pursue a singing career, we think Swift would ride professionally if she ever tired of music. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Royce DeGrie
  • Justin Bieber Visits SiriusXM Hits 1

    Fast food worker: "Do you want fries with that?" is what Justin Bieber might be asking if he hadn't stolen the hearts of tween girls by serenading them with catchy pop songs. The Biebs has admitted that if he wasn't singing, he'd probably be earning a living the way lots of his fans probably do

    Photo: Getty Images / Roger Kisby
  • The St. Bernard Project & The Spears Family Presents An Evening Of "Southern Style" - Arrivals

    Teacher: We all remember Britney Spears emerging as a barely-dressed schoolgirl in the '90s video "Baby One More Time." But if her music career never took off, the pop star has said she would have taken on a different role in the school system: Last year, Spears told Popjustice.com she'd love to be a teacher, specializing in reading or history. (Let it be noted the pop princess never finished high school). 

    Photo: Getty Images / David Livingston
  • 2011 American Music Awards - Red Carpet

    Restaurateur: When the whole famous musician thing starts to get old, Joe Jonas has told AOL Music that he hopes to open his own restaurant. Apparently, he's a fairly talented cook, although we're fairly certain the chance to eat a meal prepared by a JoBro would incentive enough to lure certain diners. 

    Photo: Getty Images / Frazer Harrison/AMA2011
  • Redbook Celebrates First-Ever Family Issue With The Kardashians

    Wedding planner: Just kidding. (Sorry, we had to). 

    Photo: Getty Images / Toby Canham

We know: It’s difficult to imagine celebrities doing anything other than what they became famous for.

Jennifer Aniston forever will be remembered as Rachel Green in “Friends” and the name Justin Bieber will always call to mind a boyish pop wonder serenading lovestruck teenage girls.

But sometimes we can’t help but ask: What if the celebs we know today never became famous? How would they be earning a living?

From working at a fast food joint to entering the priesthood, we took the liberty of putting together a list of jobs certain stars may have pursued if fame never came calling.

Click through the gallery above to see our predictions, and let us know whether or not you agree.

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