With a penchant for attention and widespread name recognition, celebrities have a unique advantage in politics, where simply getting noticed is the first step toward winning a political campaign.
Former reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump isn't the first celebrity to enter the world of politics. Justin Trudeau, Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, Sheyene Gerardi, Nancy Reagan, Barack Obama, Arianna Huffington, Mario Vargas Llosa, Michelle Obama, John F. Kennedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger are among those celebrities who made a name for themselves from the screen to politics.
Source: List of actor-politicians
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