WEB DESK: It is not necessary to be the next of kin to some mega star when you wish to be a great artist, sometimes it all depends on luck. Some of the most famous celebrities were just some ordinary folks back in the day. They just happened to be on the right place at the right time.
Here are eight celebrities who became famous by pure luck.
1. Will Smith
Will Smith was lost in a parking lot and was asking for directions from a person who happened to be a Vice President at Warner Bros.
2. Natalie Portman
Portman was 11 year old when she went to a pizza place after her dance class. A modelling agent noticed her and asked her to pursue her career in modelling.
3. Jason Statham
Jason Statham sold fake jewellery on the streets of London when he was spotted by an agent who offered him a FCUK ad campaign.
4. Chris Pratt
Pratt was a waiter and served a woman who was an agent, looking for new faces.
5. Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas was just 6 years old when he was noticed by a woman while he was singing as he waited for his mother. She later called the talent agency.
6. Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes was helping out a neighbor with a portfolio. A modelling agency noticed her pictures.
7. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton decided to try his luck when a friend suggested that he should enter a modelling competition. He ended up winning the whole thing.
8. Marylin Monroe
Monroe was spraying down planes with fire retardant when she was photographed by a military photographer for a military magazine.