Where are they now? MTV VJs
Then: Hosted MTV programs “MTV Jamz” and “MTV Beach House.” Was working as a standup comedian and appeared on a popular HBO comedy show.
Now: Hosted a reality comedy show competition, appeared in an Oliver Stone film and guest-starred on NBC’s “Castle.”
When: Late 1980s
Then: The Welsh and Jamaican beauty got her start hosting English music shows and is known for an odd catchphrase from her days as the host of “Club MTV.”
Now: She posed nude in 1998, later did voice work for an animated series and sought help for her dog on this popular show.
Then: The hunky host of “MTV Sports” started at the music network as an assistant after playing football at this southern state college.
Now: In the 1990s, he had a guest spot on NBC’s most successful sitcom and was a regular cast member on Kirstie Alley’s sitcom. He is the current host of a game show on another music channel.
Then: Curry moved to a European country when he was 7 years old and started working as a Dutch VJ when he was 19 before he hosted “Headbangers Ball” and “Top 20 Countdown.”
Now: He was sued by MTV in 1993 and has since been an Internet entrepreneur. He currently hosts his own podcast
Then: The “TRL” host was also DJ for a southern California radio station and famously dated a “Party of Five” actress.
Now: He has been the host of “Last Call with Carson Daly” since 2002 and is currently the host of a new NBC show. He became a dad in 2009
Then: The host of “Yo! MTV Raps” teamed up with fellow VJ Ed Lover and starred in a movie in 1993. In 1986, Brown released the single “Can You Feel It” with Original Concept through Def Jam Records.
Now: Brown returned to MTV for the 20th anniversary of “Yo! MTV Raps.” He hosted a morning radio show on a New York hip-hop channel with Lover before getting fired in 2003.
When: Early 1990s
Then: The former model attended a Rocky Mountain state university and earned a bachelor’s degree before joining MTV, where she was known by her nickname.
Now: She was diagnosed in 1995 with a rare and incurable disease and wrote an autobiography in 2000 about her battle. She’s currently the host of “House of Tiny Terrors” on TLC
Then: The rapper was a member of early hip-hop group No Face before hosting “Yo! MTV Raps,” where he created the Ed Lover Dance.
Now: He was fired as host of the morning radio show on New York hip-hop channel Power 105.1 last year. He hosts a Web series called “C’mon Son” that pokes fun at celebrities.
Then: The host of “Singled Out” got her start after catching the eye of a certain musician who helped her with a failed singing career. She was cast on “Baywatch” and posed several times for a racy mag.
Now: She divorced her rocker husband in 2007 after starring on a reality show about their marriage, she has appeared in several movies and is currently featured in a new song by a troubled actor .
Then: The weekend host of “Yo! MTV Raps” was a New York rapper and graffiti artist with the group The Fabulous Five.
Now: He was recently seen in an Anne Hathaway movie and with Denzel Washington in a crime drama
Then: The Cuban-American model started out on “MTV International” before she crossed over to MTV and hosted “Top 20 Countdown.” She also had a role in a soap opera.
Now: She is an exercise guru and released a workout video for the Wii in 2009. She also has her own clothing line at a major department store.
Then: He worked as a journalist in the ‘70s, wrote for Circus magazine and was editor for another popular rock magazine before joining MTV as host of “The Week in Rock.”
Now: The MTV veteran is still the host of “MTV News.” He’s known for breaking the news on the suicide of a famous rocker.
Then: The host of “Alternative Nation” was working at a popular Los Angeles radio station, where she was known as “The Virgin Kennedy,” before joining MTV.
Now: She hosted a game show for two and a half seasons on the Game Show Network and can be seen as a panelist in VH1’s popular weekly show.
Then: He competed on the first season of MTV’s “Wanna Be a VJ?”. Despite not winning, MTV hired him and he hosted this popular show for two years.
Now: In 2002, he came out as a gay man for this magazine, and he recently joined the “It Gets Better Project”. He can also be seen hosting this game show on the TV Guide Channel.
Then: The “Singled Out” host gained national fame when she was given the highest honor from a men’s magazine in 1993.
Now: She has become an activist for a growing disorder and wrote a book about her son’s struggle. She split from her longtime funnyman boyfriend last year.
Then: The former “TRL” host was born on an Air Force base in this country and named 1998 Miss Teen USA.
Now: Her wedding plans to a former boy band member have been hot news. She also has been a guest star on a crime show, on a popular CBS comedy and recently on a hit NBC spoof comedy.
Then: The longtime correspondent for “MTV News” graduated from New York University and was rumored to have been laid off by MTV.
Now: He is still listed as a correspondent on MTV’s website, and in 2009 he participated in a tribute to a musician. He also has been reporting for an online music website.
Then: The comedian started out doing standup in his hometown. Shore grew up around comedy; his parents founded a popular Los Angeles comedy club. His MTV claim to fame was “Totally Pauly” and host of spring break parties.
Now: His star faded after several semi-successful movies like “Encino Man”. He played himself on a hit HBO show and in 2003 tried to launch a comeback with this film.In 2010 he released “Adopted,” a mockumentary about a trip to adopt a child.
Then: The former standup comedian started doing comedy at this New York club before hosting “The Jon Stewart Show” for two years on MTV.
Now: He has become an influential political satirist with his Comedy Central show, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He’s currently debating with FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly over a rapper’s visit to the White House.