9 Celebs Who Knew They'd Be Famous From A Young Age

From a very young age, I knew I had a passion for music and words. I would always perform my little songs and read my stories to my family, fairly convinced that I would somehow be well on my way to becoming a star, in some capacity. Now, actually doing it is another story, and while some of us just love creating for ourselves, some famous people definitely had the dreams and drive that reached far beyond performing in their bedroom mirror. In fact, there are some celebs who predicted their future and knew they would be famous.

I always find it very inspiring when I read about how certain celebrities achieved the success they have today. While some people have gotten very lucky and emerged out of nowhere, many stars have been building their career from the ground up since they were very young. And well, sometimes life is weird and there are things that you just know. Using this philosophy, I pretty much know that I will one day live in Tahiti with Tom Hiddleston and bask in the crystal clear waters for the rest of my days. Jokes aside, here are nine celebs who just knew they would be famous one day and made all of their dreams come true.

1. Lady Gaga

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During the 2011 HBO special Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden , Gaga told the sold-out crowd, "I grew up 20 blocks from here. I watched every name go up on the marquee. I used to dream I'd see my name go up in lights."

2. Kim Kardashian

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To celebrate Kim's 34th birthday, Entertainment Tonight found old footage from 1994 of an eighth grade Kardashian telling the camera, "When I'm famous, I hope you remember me as this beautiful little girl." Well, the camera has loved her ever since.

3. Jennifer Lopez


Jenny From The Block was famously born in The Bronx and knew that she needed to work hard to make her dreams come true. She shared with V Magazine , “My mom and I butted heads. I didn’t want to go to college — I wanted to try dance full-time. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.'"

She also shared while visiting her childhood home,

I can remember dancing and singing in front of the mirror in my bedroom. I’ve always had dreams — the dreams have just gotten bigger.

4. Tobey Maguire

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Maguire told The Guardian that his humble family beginnings gave him his ambition to succeed. He said, "I like to be productive. I'm constantly reflecting on personal progress. And since I was around 15, I knew I'd be successful. Since I was 17 or 18, I always knew I wanted to live a great version of my life. And so I got those ideas, and they have been north stars to me."

5. Jennifer Lawrence

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In a 2014 interview with Vogue , Lawrence said she wanted to believe she would grow up to live in Kentucky to become a doctor, but her mind had other plans. She said,

But I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don’t know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker? It wasn’t a vision. But as it’s kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: Of course.

6. Niall Horan

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During his X-Factor audition way back in 2010, baby Horan confidently told the camera, "I want to sell out arenas and make an album and work with some of the best artists in the world." He's already done all that and more.

7. Taylor Swift

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Swift shared with The Project that her childhood insecurities led her to pursue and believe in her music:"I always used to think to myself, ‘If I could just write songs, if I could just get a record deal, if I could just put out an album, then I swear I would be happy and I wouldn't need anything else."

8. Nicki Minaj

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Minaj came from a rough upbringing and opened up to Cosmopolitan that she initially would "pray to God" to make her famous, so she could buy her mom a house. Of her future she told the magazine in 2011,

I’ll have hundreds of millions of dollars. I will have put out five albums and will have an Oscar and Grammys. And I will be getting married and, a couple of years after that, [I] will have a bun in the oven.

9. Jennifer Hudson

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After her shocking elimination from American Idol in 2004, Hudson told MTV about her being called a "diva,"

Long before American Idol people used to call me a diva. And I be like, “Hold on, are you calling me something else on the sly? You gonna call me a diva, call me a good diva.” So somebody made up the name “The Good Diva.” I’m a good person, I don’t have a lot of demands, so call me the Good Diva.

And well, that's what she became.

They always say you have to put your intentions out in the world to make things happen, and these celebs are proof that you should always follow your instincts to become who you were meant to be.