Word on the street is that 29-year-old Kaela Humphries, sister to New Jersey Nets star (and Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband) Kris Humphries, just signed a deal with Ford Models. Kaela has done some modeling work in the past, but signing with Ford is huge. In any event, it’s kind of safe to say that with her brother’s name out there (whether in a positive or negative way, it’s still out there), that probably helped her get her foot in the door with Ford. If so, Kaela wouldn’t be the first celebrity to use his/her sibling’s notoriety as a platform to get their own names out there, only to end up creating their own lane and doing their own thing. Janet Jackson just might be the poster child for gaining celebrity off a name, but creating her own massive following and success. But check these other folks out who attained similar success…and of course, those who didn’t.
Who could forget the Smart Guy? The younger brother of Tia and Tamera Mowry, you could catch Tahj stealing screen time from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on Full House way back in the day. And while his older sisters were busy taking over television with their show, Sister, Sister, he one-upped them by getting his own TV series, Smart Guy. The show only aired for two years, but in that short time, Mowry became pretty big (and pretty freaking adorable). That was 1999 though, and nowadays, he looks…not as adorable, but still decent. Last time I checked he was doing cameos on The Game with Tia, trying to get a music career off the ground, and this year, he’s allegedly supposed to be working on a film called, Baby Daddy…well, alrighty then.