The Sacrifices Stars Make For Their Craft That No One Tells You About
Celebrities lead glamorous lives. However, behind all that fame and glory is hard work—and it’s not always pretty. In fact, it requires a huge amount of physical and mental endurance to accomplish such great feats. Here are 5 examples of stars who pushed themselves to the limit to reach success.
Practice Makes Perfect
Before starting the NBA, Michael Jordan was kicked off his school’s basketball team. When he started playing professionally, his jumps couldn’t compare to the other pros. But that didn’t stop him. Michael practiced for hours, shooting hundreds of shots every day to become the NBA star we all loved.
Suffering Through Songwriting
Performer and songwriter Lady Gaga struggles with fibromyalgia, a chronic and painful disease that can impede daily life. She even injures her fingers when writing new songs and suffers from fractures during live performances. Although she sometimes has to pause her tour or cancel shows, Lady Gaga is committed to giving her fans the performances they deserve.
Beauty Is Pain
Aleksandra Bilgic is a ballet and belly dancer. However, her beauty on stage often translates to pain offstage. Ballet dancers like Aleksandra commonly engage in special training to help strengthen the muscles and joints in their feet. But all the exercises in the world can’t prevent sores and the incredible foot pain dancers experience to bring their beauty to the stage.
Earning That Oscar
Leonardo DiCaprio’s onscreen performances always shine. Off-screen, things get ugly. He even went as far as eating raw buffalo meat and pulling himself out of freezing cold waters during a nine-month shoot to accurately portray Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Talk about really getting to the core of the role. Oscar well earned, Leo.
“Unfit” For TV
At age 22, Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news reporter. Her boss told her she was “too emotional” for television. Did Oprah let that get her down? Absolutely not. The star has gone on to host her own show, chair her own television network, and star in countless films. She’s a prime example of the hard work it takes to make it to the top.
More in OMG!
Incredible Cosplay Outfits That Turn Fantasy Into A Reality
Cosplay is the performance art of dressing up as your favorite characters, usually in a science fiction-type niche, and parading around...December 13, 2018
5 Photos With Endearing Backstories That’ll Put A Smile On Your Face
Sometimes, you see a photo on social media and it instantly makes you smile. It could brighten your whole day. That’s...December 12, 2018
Family Opens Mysterious Hatch In Backyard, Finds Hidden Marvel Buried For Decades
When couple Ken Zwick and Carol Hollar-Zwick relocated their family to a small town in Wisconsin, they never paid much attention...December 12, 2018
This Russian Makeup Artist Who Transforms Herself Into Popular Character Has Us Staring In Utter Disbelief
All in all, makeup gurus are some of the most celebrated people on the internet. Their ability to create stunning looks...December 10, 2018
Man Buys Storage Unit For $500 And Finds $7.5 Million Inside
Imagine you bought an attractive storage bin at the Container Store for your spices, you bring it home, and find the...December 10, 2018
You Can Now Stare 1,030 Feet Down Through The Glass Floor Atop Thailand’s Tallest Building
If you’re afraid of heights, this newest attraction atop the Mahanakhon Skywalk isn’t for you. The glass floor installed in King Power...December 9, 2018
This Talent Rescue Dog Is Rocking The Internet With Her Best Trick – Playing Piano
Dogs are better listeners than humans. With their sensitive hears, they detect higher frequency sounds, easily recognize certain noises, and can...December 5, 2018
The Moment This Boy Found Out He Was Being Adopted Will Leave You In Tears
Children who grow up without a family know that there is no better day than when they are finally adopted by parents...December 5, 2018
These Light-Up Christmas Ornaments For Your Beard Are Sure To Make The Holidays Brighter
Is your beard looking a little on the dull side? Lacking that sparkle or je ne sais quas? Listen. The holidays...December 4, 2018