An individuals status of celebrity is showcased through social media outlets, such as TMZ and Twitter. The constant access to these individuals of higher status brings to question whether nature or nurture influences their _____. “Nature is the inherent way a person is born, due to genetics. Nurture is the way a person is formed by outside sources in the world”, Nature Vs Nurture blog post. Genetically, these individuals are like you and I; skin, blood, two eyes, a nose, ears and a mouth. Basic genetics that should not give one person a higher status than another. So, why do we have celebrities? What makes them special or different? If we are all basically the same, why can't I be a celebrity? Is a star really born or created?
Pop artist Andy Warhol first famously coined, “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” (2) in a Time article that we can now reflect and agree with the statement. Reality TV and youtube opened new doors for waves of people ...view middle of the document...
These stars would not be famous if it wasn’t for the exposure of television. So that is one good way to become famous, audition.
Location, location, location! Hollywood, or Hollywoodland as it was called in the 1920’s, was and still holds the reputation as the city of sunlight, palm trees, dreams, stars, fast cars, and fast women. Movies brought to light the struggles of youths having close to nothing to their names and empty pockets to make it in Hollywood. The city of Angels still has people from out of state come here to finally be discovered. In fact, this is one of the most diverse cities in the world in which people give up everything to dine tables and go to castings on the daily in hopes that the next person they bump into is a Hollywood agent. Relocating is not natural because one is forcing themselves to move from one place, in which one grew up, and born into a completely different atmosphere.
You have to have the look, if you do not have it, buy it. Plastic surgery has never been more common than it is now. Nose jobs, breast implants, pectoral implants, jaw reconstructions, face lifts, nipped and tucked into the perfect symmetrical face & body that managers and producers say photographs and flatters on television. Like the slogan for Maybelline, "Maybe she's born with it; maybe it's Maybelline" but to a deeper extent of actually permanently changing your look to book more shows or be casted for a lead role.
Celebrities are not natural or regular people and that is why we put these extra pressures on image and reputation to uphold for our entertainment. They were created and molded to accommodate the mind of the viewer because that is where the money is at. Regular people do not get famous because to be honest, it takes too much work. Regular people are naturally doing what they are supposed to do; go to school, go to work, take care of the kids, cook, and clean. On the other hand, these so called stars are being created one stitch at a time. The status of celebrity is not something you are born with. Sure, one may have talent or look beautiful, but one still needs exposure and the proper management or consultants to get there. Someone can not be famous if the road is not already paved for them.