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Paris Hilton: Why Is She Famous?

I don't wanna knock Paris Hilton and I have nothing against her but why is so she famous? Is it because of her looks? Her talent? Because she's rich? Because she's sexy? Brilliant?

If it's her looks, is she better looking than a host of other female beauties like Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stafanie, Angelina Jollie, etc., etc.?

If it's her talent, what talent? Can she really act, sing, dance, produce or direct?

Is she brilliant?

Someone may say it's because she's sexy, but is she more sexy than Pamela Anderson, Jenna Jamison, Selma Hayek, Nicole kidman, Christina Ricci, Halle Berry, or a slew of other attractive female celebrities who don't receive nearly the attention she does?

Is it because she's rich? Now we can all agree that she damn sure is rich. That's the thing that initially got her the media spotlight.

But there's another factor we're overlooking in our quest for the answer to why she so famous: her infamous sex tape. That tape really helped put her on the media map, didn't it? A timely sex tape can really grab the public's attention and light up one's career just ask Pamela Anderson, Rob Lowe etc.

One talent Paris Hilton does seem to have is the ability to work the media and keep her image in the center of the public and media spotlight. (The Media never met a celebrity it didn't like.) And she certainly knows how to keep the guys attention doesn't she, fellas? (As we can see from the photo above.)

But the real reason Paris is so famous is.....You guessed it.....Us! We never met a celebrity we didn't like either. For all of Paris' sexiness, beauty, "talent" and wealth, if we, the public, weren't so fascinated with the rich and famous would we even know who she is?

Some of us live vicariously through the lives of the rich and famous, wishing that we could live the lives they live and do the things they do. Some of us fantasize about being involved with them. Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but they're the center of our attention. These factors are all part of the reason for Paris Hilton's celebrity and why she so famous.

But isn't it a sad commentary on us and our culture that someone can become a media star and a pop culture icon just because they're rich? Not because of the kind of person they are, or what they've done for society, but just because they're rich?


Submitted by:

El Veasey

El Veasey holds Ph.Ds in counseling, political critiques and psycho-social commentary from the University Of Hardknocks Ghetto Town, USA. Copyright 2005 El-Veasey Publishing Inc.



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