How Jennifer Aniston’s Pre-‘Friends’ Survival Job Predicted the Future

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Long before there was “The Rachel,” there was “The Aniston.”

Jennifer Aniston, who of course shot to worldwide fame on “Friends,” will forever be linked to the 1990s hair sensation that saw the masses clamoring to copy her character Rachel’s signature ‘do.

But as it turns out, the Emmy winner’s coif connections go way further back. In fact, they go all the way back to her high school days.

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It turns out she was creating iconic hairstyles before sporting them: “I cut hair in the ninth grade and made $10 a haircut,” Aniston shared during a recent visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

DeGeneres, too, matched Aniston in surprising pre-fame gigs, admitting that at one point, she sold vacuum cleaners.

So the next time you’re feeling down about your survival job, just remember that it will make for great fodder during your eventual talk show appearance while promoting that huge movie you’re starring in.


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