Celebs Before They Were Famous

It wasn’t always bright lights and red carpets for some of our favorite stars — even they had to do the odd job or two before becoming famous.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of celebrities spent time working in the food industry to make ends meet, but there’s also a handful who took really strange work opportunities in their younger years.

Lady Gaga 2006-It’s like seeing Tom Riddle before he turned into Voldemort.

Russell Brand-At school, Brand sought attention through painful and gross stunts, including eating ants. One teacher described his behavior as “acting the fool” and called him a “waste of space.” He got kicked out of a boarding school for having girls in his room.