12 Jobs Celebrities Had Before They Were Famous

20 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Before their rise to fame and fortune, many celebs came from humble beginnings and had to hustle like every one of us non-famous folks. From working in retail to scoring a job in F&B to being a dog walker, these stars prove that hard work is essential at every stage of your life.  


Living up to her badass Badgal Riri reputation, the singer-songwriter-actress-mogul (you get our drift) was an army cadet in a sub-military program who had fellow Barbadian singer Shontelle as a drill sergeant. They did push-ups, wore combat boots, fatigues and crawled through mud together. 

Miley Cyrus 

Before starring in Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus’ first (and last) non-Hollywood related job was at a place called Sparkles Cleaning Service, where she would clean houses. “I had one normal job and I actually liked it.” The songstress shared, “I was like 11… I can clean toilet bowls.” 

John Legend 

Prior to becoming the… Legend he is in the music industry, the ‘All of Me’ crooner worked as a consultant doing client management with Boston Consulting Group. According to ex-colleagues, John Stephen (as he was known back then) was “lovely and brilliant and built excel spreadsheets like there was no tomorrow”. You know who to hit up the next time you’re stuck in an Excel pinch! 


Perhaps Beyoncé’s secret to her perfect mane came from working at her mum, Tina Knowles’ hair salon to earn pocket money. If Queen Bey can earn her keep sweeping up customers’ hair, then know that there’s no job too little! 

Kanye West 

You may already know this one if you’ve heard his hit ‘Spaceship’ where he sang “Let’s go back, back to the Gap/Look at my check, wasn’t no scratch”, but Kanye did indeed work part-time at the Gap (ironically) and was responsible for their customer service. While his stint there didn’t end very well, Ye cites the chain retailer for inspiring his passion for style – which ultimately led to the craze-inducing YEEZY brand. 

Harry Styles


Harry Styles is raking in the dough now, but once upon a time, he was actually making it. Before his One Direction days, the Brit heartthrob spent his spare time working at a bakery in Cheshire. His job scope included serving customers in the shop and loads of cleaning; scrubbing the floor, tray washing, counter cleaning and mopping the floors. And according to glowing reviews from his former employer, Harry was very hardworking and didn’t complain about his work, and that he was the “most polite staff they ever had”. 

Kendall Jenner 

Stomping down the runway might be her main gig now, but Kendall Jenner’s first-ever job involved strutting down the streets – as a dog walker. She revealed this little known fact to Vogue’s 73 Questions video awhile back. 

Lady Gaga


It’s common for stars to have waitressing gigs on their resumes, but we’re sure none of them took to it like Lady Gaga did. “I was really good at it,” the star revealed, “I always got big tips.” And even though she wasn’t performing onstage just yet, Mother Monster found a way to perform – for her customers that is. “I always wore heels to work!” she shared in an interview, “I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic. It’s kind of like performing.” Other ex-waitresses include: Lana Del Rey, Elizabeth Banks and Naya Rivera. 

James Franco 

Fresh off his decision to drop out of UCLA back in the ’90s, James Franco was a struggling actor trying to realise his dreams – in the meantime, he sought a job at McDonald’s. Although it lasted only three months, the actor shared, “”All I know is that when I needed McDonald’s, McDonald’s was there for me. When no one else was.” He also revealed that he would take the opportunity to hone his craft, practicing fake accents, “Brooklynese, Italian, British, Irish, Russian, Southern” while he worked at the drive-thru. Another McDonald’s alum? Rachel McAdams. 

Jennifer Lawrence

Growing up, Jennifer Lawrence worked as an assistant nurse at a summer camp her mother managed, and had performances in local theatre on the side. And before she became the Hollywood A-lister we know and love, Jennifer had an actual five-year plan where she’d give up acting and head to nursing school if it didn’t work out. 

Emma Stone 

Before getting her big break, Emma Stone worked at the Three Dog Bakery, LA’s best bakery for dogs. And she fondly recalls her time there, sharing about the bakery’s top treats (Pop Tarts for dogs, Pupcakes and a dog Oreo made with carob and honey) and the time “a mum would come in and buy them for her kid because she thought dog Oreos were healthier.” 

Gal Gadot 

Serving for two years as an enlisted soldier in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat trainer when she was a mere 20 years old, Gal picked up many valuable lessons, including discipline and respect. And according to the real life Wonder Woman, she shared that her background had given her the advantage to win the role of Gisele in Fast and Furious because, “the director Justin Lin really liked that I was in the military, and he wanted to use my knowledge of weapons.” 

Bonus: Barack Obama

The 44th president of the United States has an impressively long resume, but it turns out that his first job – scooping ice cream at Baskin Robins – taught him plenty. “scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks,” he shared, “[It] wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons. Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family and school.” 

Do you share any of the same jobs on your resume? Tell us in the comment section!

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PSA: Fifth Harmony Is Returning To Singapore In 2018!

17 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Harmonizers, get ready to scream because Fifth Harmony is coming back to Singapore on 14 March next year! 

Returning to our sunny shores as part of Fifth Harmony’s latest PSA Tour, fans can expect to hear songs from the foursome’s upcoming eponymous album as well as hits from sophomore album 7/27, such as ‘Work From Home’, ‘All In My Head’ and ‘That’s My Girl’.  

Fifth Harmony Live in Singapore

Fifth Harmony PSA Tour
Date: 14 March 2018 (Wednesday)
Venue: [email protected] Singapore
Ticket price: Priority Entry + Mystery Gift: $168
Standard: $138 | Group Package: $128 (Min purchase of 3 tix) (Prices exclude SISTIC booking fee)
Public on-sale date: 23 November at 10am via SISTIC at www.sistic.com.sg 

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Hilarious Fan Reactions To Lee Minho And Suzy's Breakup

16 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Hallyu heavyweights Lee Minho and Bae Suzy have officially called it quits on their three-year relationship, and their fans have plenty to say.

 Shocking the world with the news of their relationship back in March 2015 after they were spotted together in London, these K-drama lovebirds definitely ranked as one of the top celebrity couples. And they’ve spoken openly (and extremely sweetly) about each other many times in past interviews, leading us to believe that their relationship was solid despite several breakup rumours prior to this. But with both Suzy and Minho’s agencies confirming the news shortly after, the world has no choice but to accept that #Hozy as we know it is over. 

Their fans basically had three main reactions: Happy (because Lee Minho is single again!), Sad (because romance is over) and Suspicious (because Suzy MUST be dating Lee Jong Suk). Take a look for yourselves!

Cheer up fam

Please don’t think about us *sweats bullets*


Very sincere fan! 

“Romance is dead” Lul we’re ded too. 

This self-aware fan

The fan that’s concerned. 

At least they’re happy??

The one with the conspiracy theory…

Lee Jong Suk is mentioned many many times.

This eerie prediction. Anyway, Minho and Suzy broke up over a month early – keep on guessing!

 How did you react to the news? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section!

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Ed Sheeran Totally Came Through For His Singapore Shows

14 Nov 2017 by Bryan Yeong

He came, we saw, he conquered. Ed Sheeran braved an arm fracture recovery to delight his Singapore fans across two nights of his sell-out Divide Tour. 

Sheerios in Singapore were left in nail-biting anticipation just weeks ago, upon news of his tour cancellation and postponement of several dates following a cycling accident that caused him to have both hands in casts. To our relief, Ed pulled through for his Singapore dates, marking the first Asian stops on his return to the road since the mini-hiatus, performing packed double shows at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last weekend to a total crowd of 20,000 – four times more than the size he pulled the last time he played here in 2015.

Not having his hands functioning at 100% would certainly mark a significant setback for any of Ed’s live shows, considering a major aspect of his prowess lies in his guitar-strumming melodies. Equipped with just a loop pedal and video backdrops on symmetrical LED screens, the maestro commanded the stage with his solo presence through newer hits ‘Dive’ and ‘Galway Girl’, while also not neglecting earlier fan favourites like ‘Thinking Out Loud’ and ‘Bloodstream’. 


First show back x

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Ed kept to spontaneous moments of banter with the audience, encouraging everyone to stand up and dance however they’d like, and jokingly singled out dads and boyfriends who accompanied their female companions that might be bored. His cheeky British humour evidently shone through, and balanced out quieter, emotional tunes such as ‘Happier’ and ‘How Would You Feel’  –  both of which got the fervent crowd either in tears, hugging their partners, or swaying arms proudly in the air. It’s a testament to his penchant for producing romantic love songs that hits all the right spots, and coupled with his boy-next-door charm, prove to to be an irresistible combo.

It seems it’ll be a couple of years before he heads back for a concert following his next album, but if Saturday was any indication, there’s clearly no signs of stopping his propelling momentum as one of today’s biggest and brightest stars.

Featured & body images: AEG Presents

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8 Female Celebrities That Have Been Linked With G-Dragon

13 Nov 2017 by Johanna Teo

Another day, another dating rumour. No stranger to ‘dating scandals’ that follow his every interaction with the opposite sex, G-dragon’s love life has been a hot topic amongst fans and netizens alike since his debut. And between eagle-eyed netizens sleuthing their way through suspiciously similar social media posts to hackers leaking photos from GD’s private IG account, there’s no wonder his list of dating scandals is impressively long (and detailed) for an Korean celebrity. We break it down. 

Ahn So Hee 

Credits: WonderBangLove

HeeDragon erupted from the ‘WonderBang’ era back in 2007 when BIGBANG and Wonder Girls had frequent collaborations onstage starting with a ‘Lies’ and ‘Tell Me’ medley. While there were countless of ships including TOP x Yoobin and Sunye x Taeyang. While none of them gained much steam, HeeDragon became one of GD’s oldest dating rumours – with longtime VIPs swearing that their relationship was an “open secret” – thanks to matching outfits and accessories, as well as the time GD allegedly gave SoHee a pink laptop which was inscribed with his initials. 

Kiko Mizuhara


Rumours of #Jiko surfaced in 2010, and in the five or so years before the unofficial “ending” of their on-again, off-again relationship (we say unofficial because both parties strongly denied the rumours), G-dragon and model Kiko Mizuhara were spotted hanging out on many, many occasions and in many different countries. From going to amusement parks, to attending GD’s concert to holidaying together to partying with their friend groups to displaying skinship in public, it was impossible for fans to dismiss the possibility that they were dating. 

Nana Komatsu


Although they had met each other at a photoshoot back in early 2016, rumours of G-dragon and Japanese model Nana Kotmatsu only surfaced in May that year after his private Instagram was hacked, and photos of Nana and GD hanging out were leaked. Their “relationship” was short-lived however, as it was soon revealed that Nana was dating a Japanese actor. 


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Mostly based off Instagram activity and social media similarities, the Taeyeon x G-Dragon shipping has to be the most unrealistic of the lot (sorry TaeGon shippers!). Needless to say, both SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment have quickly debunked the rumours which started after Jiko’s demise, and Taeyeon x Baekhyun’s actual breakup back in 2015. 



Another far-fetched rumour that was quickly quelled, the Sulli and G-Dragon pairing started this year after fans spotted the two sporting similar jewellery and riding in first-class seats on the same airline. With regards to YG Entertainment’s clarification, they said, “We personally asked G-Dragon, and he said, as he laughed, that the rumors are false and make no sense.” 

Goo Hara


Goo Hara’s friendship with G-dragon was put under the microscope after photos of their group hangout at Lotte World amusement park, along with idols like Ga In and Sulli, surfaced. This came after she (and the same celebs mentioned earlier) were present at G-dragon’s PeaceMinusOne fashion exhibit in Paris. While Goo Hara quickly denied all rumours, we imagine their next interaction might have been a tad awkward… 


The latest celebrity to be linked with G-dragon, the pair’s unexpected friendship caused much stir online. Rumours first started circulating when a video of them using the Kwai app was accidentally posted up online – which led to netizens digging through and analysing similar social media posts, showing that GD and Jooyeon were indeed hanging out quite frequently at different locations. With that being said, Jooyeon has since stepped out to deny said rumours, and netizens have stated that Jooyeon was friends with GD’s manager, which explained their close friendship. 



Last but certainly not least, the Daragon ship is definitely the longest sailing one – since 2005 to be exact, even before Dara became a trainee at YGE. However, the ship was only solidified after GD’s Heartbreaker album after GD and Dara performed ‘Hello’. In the 12 years since, there have been countless “evidences” ranging from couple wear-like outfits, teasing social media interactions, suspicious song dedications and even a prank where GD seemingly “kissed” Dara’s head while escorting her to a waiting vehicle after a group dinner. More recently, the label-mates stirred up a frenzy when Dara was a guest at G-dragon’s Act III, M.O.T.T.E ‘Moment of Truth The End stop in Manila and Kuala Lumpur. While YGE and the artistes themselves have denied the rumours, this doesn’t stop applers from shipping Daragon nonetheless. 

Which of these ships are your favourite? Share the love in our comment section!

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