From Nobody to Notable
It only takes a moment to become famous, but most stars dubbed "overnight sensations" have been working for years to get to their breakthrough — people just hadn't heard of them before they hit the big time. The last decade has created many new celebrities who were working in obscurity 10 years or fewer before. Here are 23 people from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, and beyond who are household names now, but you wouldn't have known them a decade ago. For a closer look at what it looks like before fame blows up, check out 25 Celebs Whose First Job Was Worse Than Yours.