After high school, Alba won roles in increasingly successful feature films - 1999's Never Been Kissed, and 2000's Idle Hands, but it was her starring role in the TV series Dark Angel that propelled her to stardom.
But years before the hunky actor made women swoon as he bared his chest in Thelma and Louise, he was just a regular small town boy who wore a variety of different hairstyles and trends as he slowly climbed the ladder into stardom.
Some cast members who only have experience with Real World Road Rules Challenge have found stardom and are no longer considered "Fresh Meat" even though they never once appeared on episodes of The Real World or Road Rules.
In the series finale of New York Goes to Hollywood, Pollard was presented with a choice: continue working towards becoming an actor and give up her reality TV stardom, or give up her dream of acting and stick with VH1.
Although she had been working since she was a child, the success of the television show Heroes catapulted her to instant stardom and sent her around the various science fiction/fantasy conventions where she was mobbed.