When you think of your favorite celebrities, you think of all the glam, but you don’t necessarily consider the odd jobs they worked while they were on their way to fame and fortune.
Beyonce, for example, swept floors at Mama Knowles’ hair salon. Nicki Minaj openly admits to working plenty of dead end jobs before she made it big as a YMCMB artist in the music industry, and even Drake says he started from the bottom, now he’s here (even though what he means by “the bottom” remains unclear to us).
Today, fast food workers have gone on strike in an effort to raise their wages, because Lord knows those Mickey D and Burger King workers have crappy pay checks. We definitely support the movement – work is work and everyone should be paid fairly.
Check out some celebs who worked at fast food chains below. First up is D.L. Hughley (above) and he worked at McDonald’s.
Jay Leno worked at McDonald’s before he started hosting “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Surprise, surprise – Singer Pink was also flipping burgers at Mickey D’s before the fame.
The very talented Macy Gray – yes, she too got her start at McDonald’s.
The legendary Queen Latifah used to work at Burger King.
No way! Eva Longoria was a Wendy’s worker before the world fell in love with her.
Heartthrob James Franco worked at McDonald’s.
Keenan Wayans also worked at the popular fast food chain Mickey D’s.
Yes, Yes, Yes! Star Jones started at McDonald’s, now she’s here.
Who would’ve guessed Seal was a McDonald’s employee? Not us.
T-Pain nearly got drafted for McDonald’s – he confessed to having the application in his hand.
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