Before they were stars: Celebrities' past jobs

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, February 16, 2011

77 of 80: Southern California native Paula Abdul was always determined. The pop singer, 'X Factor' judge and choreographer told People magazine that she had to pay for her ballet classes on her own 'by cleaning up in the classrooms (at school).' At the mere age of 19 and out of a pool of 700 applicants, Abdul was chosen to be part of the Laker Girls. ( Photo / KABC/OTRC)