Losers Who Turned Into Winners

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    Elisabeth Hasselbeck

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck finished fourth on "Survivor: The Australian Outback." While no one knows what any of the winners or losers from that show are up to these days, Elisabeth has found fame as one of the hosts of "The View."
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    Carrie Prejean

    Carrie Prejean, AKA Miss California, may have lost the Miss America pageant, but is anyone talking about the winner? Exactly!
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    Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson came in seventh on the third season of "American Idol." This powerhouse singer went on to win an Oscar for her sensational performance in "Dreamgirls" and a grammy for her self-titled debut album!
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    Jessica Simpson

    Jessica Simpson didn't make the cut for the "Mickey Mouse Club," but unlike many stars of the show (excluding Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, and Christina Aguilera, of course), she went on to achieve fame and fortune. Not too shabby.
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    Tiffany Pollard

    "New York" AKA Tiffany Pollard, failed to win Flavor Flav's heart on "Flavor if Love" not once but twice! The outrageous diva went on to get her own show and is the only contestant from the show than anyone even sort of cares about.
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    Beck was a struggling singer hoping to catch a break and catch one he did when the song "Loser" exploded on the radio. The song became a sensation and led to a bidding war between record labels over who would get to sign this former "Loser."
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    Chris Daughtry

    Chris Daughtry went on to find massive success with his band "Daughtry" after coming in fourth on season five of "American Idol." His band's self-titled debut album sold more than 1 million copies after just 5 weeks of release, becoming the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history.
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    Donald Trump

    In the early 1990's, most of the talk about Donald Trump regarded his much plublicized financial troubles, creditor-led bailout, and personal troubles. In the late 90's, things turned around for the Donald as his fame and finances were restored and became stronger than ever.
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    Vanessa Williams

    Vanessa Williams was the first ever African American Miss America - a victory that was shortlived as nude photos of her soon surfaced, costing her the crown. While the runner up went on to take the crown, Vanessa went on to become a successful singer and actress and is still probably the most well-known Miss America in the history of the pageant.
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    Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth

    Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth may have heard the dreaded words "You're Fired" on "The Apprentice," but there's no denying that this controvertial gal went on to find more fame than any other contestant, which is precisely what she wanted.
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