There was once a time where celebrities weren’t celebrities. It seems strange to think that someone like Jennifer Lawrence lived a normal life, but it’s true. In fact, some of the people you see on TV and in movies today used to “only” be on the sidelines, cheering other people to pass the finish line. Below, you’ll see 50+ celebrities that you probably didn’t know used to be cheerleaders before becoming some of the most influential people in the world.
Back before the blonde actress took Hollywood by storm, Cameron Diaz was busy cheering Long Beach Polytechnic High School’s football team on. It was apparent even then that the sophomore was passionate, talented, and had the beauty that most supermodels could only dream of having.
As soon as Cameron turned 16, she got her first big break by posing for Levi’s and Calvin Klein. Fast-forward to 1994, and she made her debut appearance on the big screen alongside the legendary Jim Carrey in The Mask. Her acting career pretty much skyrocketed after that. Since then, she’s captivated the audience with those stunning pearly whites of her.