Former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan, was a champion in everything he did. Starting out as a college football star at Eureka College, Reagan got comfortable in the world of sports and decided to stay as an announcer for the Chicago Cubs. The gig involved a lot of traveling, and on his trips through California, the charismatic Reagan landed some screen tests, eventually leading him to sign a contract with a movie studio.
Soon, Reagan would have bigger fish to fry when entered politics. Eventually, he would become the 40th president of the United States. His football days stuck with him for many years, especially when he portrayed George “The Gipper” Gipp in Knute Rockne. The nickname followed him throughout his career and all the way to the White House.
Hailey Baldwin, or as she is known as more recently, Hailey Bieber, has been getting increasingly famous. While she is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, her current celeb status may have something to do with her recent marriage to the mega-star Justin Beiber.
Before she was splashed all over our gossip mag cover pages, she was a trained ballerina, performing for top ballet companies like the Miami City Ballet. She also trained at the prestigious American Ballet Theater.
If you're a WWE fan, then there's no doubt you know Kevin Nash. The famed wrestler not only revolutionized the game with nWo and even had a brief stint in basketball during his college days, but he's also a rising movie star.
He appeared in films including “Magic Mike” and “John Wick” and was also the Super Shredder in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II." Get ready to see Nash pop up in more and more films.
At his hometown college, North Dakota’s Minot State University, Josh Duhamel played quarterback for the Beavers while dreaming of an NFL career. He loved playing football but settled for acting. The truth is, after realizing he wasn’t good enough for the pros, he considered dentistry, but luckily, as fate would have it, he landed a modeling career that led to his Hollywood breakout in TV and film.
Transformers just would not have been the same without drop-dead, gorgeous knockout Duhamel. He’s taken! Duhamel married the love of his life, Black Eyed Peas popstar Stacy Ferguson.
Phil Robertson is dead serious about duck hunting. He raked in a fortune-making duck call device he invented himself—the Duck Commander. He grew up a burly outdoorsman in the rugged backcountry of Louisiana, hunting and playing sports at school. He was a sharpshooter with a powerful arm. His quarterbacking skills earned him a football scholarship to Louisiana Tech University, where he played the first-string quarterback for the Bulldogs.
When the Redskins tried to draft him, he turned them down. He couldn’t rationalize getting pummeled by large, aggressive dudes all year for only $60,000 (and miss duck season on top of it). It wasn’t worth it. Professional hunting became far more lucrative, especially after starring in the popular Duck Dynasty television series.