Entertainment TV See the Cast of 'Vanderpump Rules' Before They Were Stars Before they were slinging shots in Beverly Hills, the future reality stars were living relatively quiet lives By Michele Corriston Published on May 21, 2018 04:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 11 Stassi Schroeder Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive/Getty; MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock Schroeder was a reality TV vet by the time Vanderpump Rules premiered in 2013, competing on The Amazing Race in 2005 and appearing on the short-lived TV program Queen Bees before transitioning to modeling. 02 of 11 Scheana Marie Chris Pizzello/AP/REX/Shutterstock; Tony DiMaio/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock The California native worked at Villa Blanca before switching to SUR. She earned notoriety for her affair with then-married actor Eddie Cibrian in 2006 but also made a name for herself in show business, appearing on Greek, Jonas, 90210 and Victorious. 03 of 11 LaLa Kent Lala Kent/Instagram; Getty Kent joined the cast in season 4. The SUR hostess turned singer hails from conservative Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved to Los Angeles to model. 04 of 11 James Kennedy James Kennedy/Instagram; Getty The son of British music executive and American model, Kennedy grew up as the godchild of pop icon George Michael, though he's said he was bullied in school. 05 of 11 Brittany Cartwright Brittany Cartwright/Instagram; Getty Before she met boyfriend Jax Taylor in Las Vegas, the newest SUR-ver was just smalltown girl from a farm in Kentucky ... who worked at Hooters! 06 of 11 Ariana Madix Ariana Madix/Instagram; Getty Madix previously worked as a bartender at Villa Blanca, has won awards as an equestrian and boasts acting credits in CollegeHumor videos and an episode of Anger Management. 07 of 11 Tom Sandoval Tom Sandoval/Instagram; Getty A working musician and aspiring actor, Sandoval was homeless in New York City before moving to L.A. He met Jax Taylor during their Miami modeling days and even appeared on a billboard for Rock & Repiblic eyewear. 08 of 11 Tom Schwartz Getty; Tom Schwartz/Instagram The Minnesota native went to the Jax Taylor/Tom Sandoval school of modeling, learning from his friends — who he met after searching for roommates on Criaglist — when he moved to L.A. 09 of 11 Jax Taylor Getty (2) Before he became a model, Taylor went by his birth name, "Jason." He's landed campaigns for menswear brand Gemelli and Pere de Temps watches. 10 of 11 Katie Maloney Katie Maloney-Schwartz/Instagram; Getty Another Utah native, Maloney is a makeup enthusiast (she runs a beauty blog!) and has had a couple TV roles. In November 2006, she survived a freak accident after falling through a skylight and breaking her jaw. 11 of 11 Kristen Doute Youtube; Getty Doute moved to Hollywood from Minnesota with big acting dreams; she's starred in a handful of movies (sharing the screen with then-boyfriend Tom Sandoval in 2011's Behind Your Eyes) but has since re-focused her energies on her food blog.