Manhattan-born singer and actress Adrienne Bailon had a drastically different future planned out before her career in show business took off. She attended a high school geared toward careers in health and human services, but when her girl group 3LW took off around 2001, the 18-year-old pursued her new profession with full force. The group eventually disbanded, but Bailon was already on to a new project, joining the band/movie/TV franchise the Cheetah Girls with Disney progeny Raven Symone. The group spawned several TV movies and released several albums together before disbanding in 2009. Bailon started to work on her solo career and made the rounds on reality shows for several years before landing a co-hosting gig on The Real in 2013.