The most talented superstars on the planet were once just like you – a normal person, living and just doing what they love, until that one fateful and not to mention strange encounter changed their lives forever. Here are some of the strangest ways celebrities were discovered to become who they are now:
Justin Bieber and Youtube
Youtube, the video sharing platform was just in its early years when the 12-year old Justin Bieber was discovered. It was in 2007 when produced Scooter Braun accidentally clicked on Bieber’s video, with the then child Youtuber singing Chris Brown’s famous hit, With You. Braun was able to track the young singer and the next awesome thing happened – Bieber got the chance to perform for the multi-awarded singer/songwriter/producer Usher. Fast forward, Justin Bieber has sold over 15 million albums and has a net worth of $200 million.
Natalie Portman and a pizza place
After a dance class, 10-year old Natalie Portman and her mom decided to drop by a pizza place and just talk about how the day went – but fate decided that it was where her life will change for good. While casually enjoying her slice of pizza, a representative from a modeling agency approached her and offered her a job. However, Portman didn’t like the idea of people judging her by her physical looks so she instead, asked for the team’s acting agency contacts. Today, Natalie Portman is one of the top celebrities in the world, with an estimated net worth of $54 million.
Charlize Theron and the bank “drama”
Imagine being discovered as a dramatic actress for just being a literal drama queen? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Charlize Theron. While at a bank, an agent at the end of the queue noticed this South African beauty in the middle of her outrage towards a bank representative. Coupled with Theron’s animated movements and vocal prowess, in the eyes of the agent, she was a superstar – and she indeed became one. Today, she has a staggering net worth of $110 million, starring in billion-dollar box office worldwide.