Ashley Graham may be very successful now, but she had a difficult time growing up and had to work very hard to reach the success she has today. She was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was while she was growing up that Ashley was diagnosed with ADD and dyslexia, but this didn’t stop Ashley from becoming such a successful and well-known model.
In 2000, when Ashley was just 13 years old, she was discovered by the I & I agency while shopping at Oak View Mall in Omaha, Nebraska. During the Corona quarantine, Ashley returned to her roots, surrounded by the golden grasslands of her childhood home in Nebraska.
Gwen Stefani - California
Gwen is known for her fantastic voice, combined that with her and style and platinum blonde locks, it was only a matter of time before Gwen became famous. She was born in Fullerton, California, and raised nearby in Anaheim, California. Since her rise to stardom, Gwen has lived all over; she even spent time in London while she was married to Gavin Rossdale.
After their divorce, she met Blake Shelton, and their connection was undeniable. They began dating in 2015, and since then, Blake and Gwen have spent their time at the country singer's ranch in Oklahoma. Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton reportedly bought their first home together in Los Angeles.
Jessica Biel - Minnesota
Jessica was born in Ely, Minnesota, although her family often moved during her childhood. They lived in Texas, Connecticut, and Woodstock, Illinois, before finally settling in Boulder, Colorado. While growing up, Jessica was very active and trained as a level six gymnast. She attended Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
The first appearance that propelled her to fame was her role as the wholesome preacher's daughter on the W.B. television show 7th Heaven then gained more considerable notoriety when she wanted to get herself kicked off the show, so she posed for a risqué photo spread in the men's magazine Gear.
Julianne Hough - Utah
The famous dancer, actress, singer, and celebrity judge we've all come to love is Julianne Hough, of course! She was first introduced to the big screen when she starred as the lead role in the 2011 film 'Footloose.' Born in Orem, Utah, Julianne moved around a bit and even lived in London for a few years only to return to the U.S., where she became famous thanks to her stellar performances on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
At 15, Julianne became the youngest dancer, and only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival. 'America's Got Talent' judge Julianne Hough was born in Orem, Utah, the youngest of five children in a Latter-Day Saint family.
Dolly Parton - Tennessee
As one of the most beloved country music artists of the last century, Dolly Parton has risen from relative poverty, only to succeed as an incredibly prolific business and entertainment mogul. There are still some things people don't know about Dolly, but it's her humble beginnings that is the most surprising, as she has reportedly described her family as "dirt poor."
The singer was initially born in a hard-working Southern family in Sevierville, Tennessee. Dolly is one of 12 children, and coming from a low-income family, they all lived in a tiny one-room cabin. When Dolly graduated from Sevier County High School in 1964, she didn't waste a single day and drove off to Nashville, Tennessee, the following night.