MTV VJs, Carson Daley, Damien Fahey, Vanessa Lachey

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With the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards coming up on Sunday and the news about Total Request Live making a comeback in October, MTV has been on our minds quite a bit lately.

In fact, we got to thinking about some of the things the network has gifted us throughout all these years: Real World, Cribs, Punk'd, Daria, Jackass, the craze behind famous family reality shows thanks to The Osbournes, the dramatization of being a teen mom thanks to 16 and Pregnant, Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari thanks to Laguna Beach, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi thanks to Jersey Shoreand SO. MUCH. MORE.

However, one gift we may have forgotten about over the years was the massive hype that surrounded MTV's coolest job: video jockeys.

Being a VJ in the late '90s and early '00s automatically catapulted people to a celebrity level of fame. In fact, the role of a VJ became so popular and so sought after, there were even competition series to become one (remember Wanna Be a VJ?).

Today, some of the people who started off as a VJ on MTV—like Carson Daly, La La Anthony, Tyrese and Vanessa Lachey—have become household names in the entertainment world. 

Thus, with TRL making its way back, we thought we'd take a walk down VJ memory lane and find out what they're all up to now...

MTV VJs, Carson Daly, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Ananda Lewis Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Dave Holmes, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Tyrese Gibson, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Bill Bellamy,Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Hilarie Burton, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Downtown Julie Brown, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Brian McFayden, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, La La Anthony, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Damien Fahey, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Kennedy, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Jesse Camp, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Serena Altschul, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Simon Rex, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Vanessa Lachey, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Quddus, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Matt Pinfield, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Pauly Shore, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, SuChin Pak, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Sway Calloway, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Kurt Loder, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Susie Castillo, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Gideon Yago, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Nick Zano, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, John Norris, Then and Now

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MTV VJs, Kim Stolz, Then and Now

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Which VJs do you remember the most? Sound off in the comments below!

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