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Aug. 24 2011, Published 9:29 a.m. ET

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Rags-To-Riches Bikini Babes

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1. Country cutie Jewel may be a chart-topping and smoking hot star now, but for a brief period the southern belle lived in her car.

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Country cutie Jewel may be a chart-topping and smoking hot star now, but for

a brief period the southern belle lived in her car.

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2. Rihanna is living the good (and sexy!) life now, but the scorching hot star was born an island girl in Barbados.

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Rihanna is living the good (and sexy!) life now, but the scorching hot star

was born an island girl in Barbados.

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3. Christina Aguilera spent her early years on an air force base before she moved on to become an international superstar.

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Christina Aguilera spent her early years on an air force base before she

moved on to become an international superstar.

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4. Britney Spears lived in a trailer park in Kentwood, Louisiana before she joined the Mickey Mouse Club.

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Britney Spears lived in a trailer park in Kentwood, Louisiana before she

joined the Mickey Mouse Club.

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5. Charlize Theron lived the simple life in South Africa before she started modeling and acting.

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Charlize Theron lived the simple life in South Africa before she started

modeling and acting.

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6. Demi Moore had a rough childhood and moved numerous times before ending up in Hollywood during her teens.

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Demi Moore had a rough childhood and moved numerous times before ending up

in Hollywood during her teens.

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7. Hilary Swank lived in trailer park before finding success in Hollywood.

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Hilary Swank lived in trailer park before finding success in Hollywood.

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8. Kimora Lee Simmons was a Midwestern girl who got picked on for exotic looks before becoming an international model and marrying Russell Simmons.

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Kimora Lee Simmons was a Midwestern girl who got picked on for exotic looks

before becoming an international model and marrying Russell Simmons.

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9. Madonna, who hails from Rochester, Michigan, was not born a Material Girl!

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Madonna, who hails from Rochester, Michigan, was not born a Material Girl!

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10. Mariah Carey had a rough childhood in Long Island before she made it big.

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Mariah Carey had a rough childhood in Long Island before she made it big.

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11. Mary J. Blige was born in the Bronx, and was abandoned by her father when she was eight. The soulful singer went on to achieve Grammy gold.

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Mary J. Blige was born in the Bronx, and was abandoned by her father when

she was eight. The soulful singer went on to achieve Grammy gold.

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12. Naomi Watts’ father, who was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd, died of a heroin overdose when she was eight-years-old. After moving around England for several years, Watts landed in Australia at the age of fourteen, where she started acting.

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Naomi Watts’ father, who was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd, died of a

heroin overdose when she was eight-years-old. After moving around England

for several years, Watts landed in Australia at the age of fourteen, where

she started acting.

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13. Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t always wearing Manolo Blahnik heels! The Midwest-born beauty lived the simple life until she started acting in her teens.

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Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t always wearing Manolo Blahnik heels! The

Midwest-born beauty lived the simple life until she started acting in her

teens.

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14. Tyra Banks was raised in Inglewood, California before becoming a Top Model!

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Tyra Banks was raised in Inglewood, California before becoming a Top Model!

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15. Leighton Meester was not brought up in the upper-class world that her hit show is based on! The Gossip Girl star was actually born in prison.

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Leighton Meester was not brought up in the upper-class world that her hit

show is based on! The Gossip Girl star was actually born in prison.

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