21 Celebrities Who Tricked Us Into Thinking They Were Talented

It doesn’t take much to turn yourself into a celebrity these days. You need a talented PR team, someone to run your social media accounts, a stylist, and a personal trainer. Lately, it seems like having actual talent in your field isn’t actual a prerequisite for being successful. There are tons of singers that rely on auto-tune, and tons of actors that pick parts in movies based on how good they’re going to look onscreen. Here are a few celebs that totally tricked people into thinking they were actually talented.

1. Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is the epitome of a celebrity that’s famous just for being famous. She catapulted her whole family into the limelight with the “leak” of her sex tape with Ray J, and ever since then has traded on her notoriety in order to secure an income. She and her sisters will shill for anything, even bogus diet supplements, as long as they get a paycheck. Although she’s modeled and acted in the past, she’s been horrendous at both of those things, and should probably just stick to making money from club appearances.

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2. Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell had a great career as a stand-up comedian before she started acting. While she did have some success as an actor, it was really when she tried to make the transition to TV talk show host that people began to notice that she wasn’t actually very good at that. She appeared on her own talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, before transitioning to being a host on The View. People mostly enjoyed her on The View because it seemed like she always knew what to say to rattle co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

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3. Jaden Smith

Although it’s tempting to give him a free pass because he’s young, Jaden Smith has been in more movies than many seasoned actors in Hollywood, and still hasn’t improved at all. The reason why he continues to get cast is probably because his famous parents are able to influence movie studios to secure him work. His acting in After Earth was horrendous, and his appearance in the rebooted Karate Kid 2 cannot be any better.

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