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Who hasn't heard of a little show called American Idol? While Carrie Underwood has definitely achieved major stardom since the first season, how could we forget the now-iconic show that launched her career?
Lauren "LC" Conrad
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Remember Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County? It's been seven years since Laguna Beach changed the face of reality TV (for better or worse) for good. Lauren Conrad, better known as "LC," was one of the show's original stars.
Although the series ended in 2006, Conrad's career took off. She has since worked for Teen Vogue, written three books, and starred in her own Laguna Beach spin-off, The Hills, which detailed her personal and professional life in L.A.
Giada de Laurentiis
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Italian-American chef Giada de Laurentiis says she never wanted to follow in the footsteps of her Hollywood-focused family, but she did anyway. In addition to starring in Giada at Home and hosting Everyday Italian on the Food Network, de Laurentiis has been a mentor to contestants on The Next Food Network Star, as well as written numerous cookbooks and designed her own line of cookware.
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Although professional ballroom dancer Julianne Hough's first love was dancing, the two-time winner of Dancing with the Stars recently transitioned into singing and acting as well. Her new movie Footloose, a remake of the 1984 classic, was released in October 2011.
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Another star who got her start on American Idol, Katherine McPhee was the runner up on season 5 of AI. Since then she's sold more than 231,000 albums worldwide and tried to break into the acting world with roles in The House Bunny and Ugly Betty.
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Just-married Kim Kardashian showed off her rockin' bod on our June 2010 cover. Just one year later, older sister Kourtney Kardashian would make an appearance, too!
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Kelly Osbourne's rise to fame began on the 2002 MTV series The Osbournes, which chronicled daily life with her and her family, but it was her participation in Dancing with the Stars that really got people's attention.
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Love 'em or hate 'em, the Kardashians are the current reigning reality TV queens, and it doesn't look like they'll lose their top spot any time soon. Almost exactly one year after younger sister Kim Kardashian graced the cover of SHAPE in June 2010, Kourtney Kardashian showed off her post-baby body on the cover!
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Originally Heidi Montag's sidekick on MTV's The Hills, Audrina Patridge now has her own reality TV show on VH1, Audrina.
She was also selected to be one of the contestants on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars in 2010, though she and partner Tony Dovolani were the first couple eliminated.
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Author, jewelry designer, editor, and Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon graced our September 2011 cover. Although Bensimon has been known to publicly clash with her RHONY co-stars, she sat down with SHAPE to set the record straight and open up about what really went down on set.