‘Dancing With the Stars’ Career Bump: 12 Contestants Who Got Biggest Boost (Photos)

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From Kim Kardashian to Alfonso Ribeiro, TheWrap takes a look at the celebrities who have gone on to bigger and better things after “Dancing With the Stars”

Julianne Hough/Derek Hough

“Dancing With the Stars'” most successful alums weren’t even stars before they were on the show. Brother-sister duo Derek and Julianne Hough entered the show as professional dancers, but have since branched out into their own acting careers. Julianne also took on the role of judge on the show beginning with Season 19.

Mark Cuban

After his stint on Season 5 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Cuban went from regular billionaire to famous billionaire when he became one of the investors on ABC’s hit “Shark Tank.”


Kim Kardashian

When Kim Kardashian was on Season 7 of “Dancing With the Stars,” “Keeping up With the Kardashians” was just a year old, but it went on to become one of the most successful franchises in reality TV history.

Lisa Rinna

Daytime soap vet Lisa Rinna competed in the second season of “DWTS,” finishing in fourth place. Since then, she’s gone on to a fruitful reality TV career, including her role as one of the regulars on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

Candace Cameron Bure

“Full House” star took home the bronze in Season 18, then wrote a book about the experience, called “Dancing Through Life.” She also serves as a host on the ABC daytime talk show “The View” and will star in the Netflix sequel series “Fuller House.”


Kellie Pickler

“American Idol” vet Kellie Pickler put her reality TV experience to use on Season 16, this time walking away a winner. In 2015, Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs scored a CMT reality series called “I Love Kellie Pickler.”

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