Stop Stalking Your Favourite Celebs And Just Dress Them
Today, over lunch, my work pals and I were talking about 'boys'. Not regular boys, famous ones. More specifically, famous boys we once loved and now wonder 'where are they now?'. But really, let's be clear - what we actually wanted to know is if they were still, like, total babes. As a matter of fact, this happens to be one of our favourite pastimes. How old are they now? Didn't they go to jail for a while? How long have they been married, do you think I can still break them up? Okay they still don't have kids, I'm in.
It's a slippery slope between fantasy and full on delusion but it gets us through the day. However, today our silliness got me thinking how difficult being a celebrity actually must be. We joke about making Chad Michael Murray fall in love with us but somewhere in the world, chances are there's some mentally unstable darling putting her plan into place. Obviously stalkers are at the extreme end of the scale, but paparazzi and fans are a relentless reality for the genetically blessed and talented humans who entertain us on the daily.
Seriously, I can barely pick an outfit to go grocery shopping when literally no one is looking or cares. So today while I sit here kicking myself for wearing this off-the-shoulder top I can barely move my arms in, I take a moment to be thankful for my regular ol' life. I may not be rich, I may not have a line of suitors at my door but I can go to Maccy Ds in my pyjamas on a hangover day without it being the top story on E! News the next day. And for that (amongst other things) I am grateful.
In saying this, just because I'm happy to be out of the spotlight, doesn't mean I don't dream of being Mary Kate (or Ashley) for a day just to play in their closet. Since that seems highly unlikely at this point, I guess we can do is continue to watch and learn.
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Words: Stephanie Dugan