Celebrity is a word that implies popularity, glamour, distinction and attraction. It is basically a state of wide public interest and popular acclaim of an individual or a group due to the considerable attention paid to them by various media. These include television, cinema, the press, rock music and sports and name it, and you will find millions of people all around the world subscribing to celebrity gossip. The term celebrity came from the Greek word kerastos, which meant beautiful. So, when we speak of celebrities, we actually mean beautiful or handsome men.
There are many ways by which celebrities get popular, one of them being to indulge in extra-marital affairs. Some other ways are by becoming a superstar, attracting media attention, wearing different kinds of clothing, holding various exclusive parties and giving away extravagant gifts. But these are mere activities. The real face of celebrity is when they achieve celebrity status. And here, things get interesting.
In this technological era, almost everything is on the internet, and so it is with celebrity status too. A celebrity can gain popularity through the use of the internet. Now, the question arises, how can the celebrity manage his or her image and become popular? To illustrate this point, let us take an example of two celebrities who are a part of this discussion; Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton.
One of them, Kim Kardashian, has achieved almost instant fame because of her marriage to a much popular reality TV show host. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and has become one of the most popular celebrities on earth. Therefore, the public always find Kim at the top of their list of candidates for the most glamorous celebrity they want to see. And why not? Her hairstyles, her looks, her attire, everything about her is what makes her so fascinating to the public eye.
The other celebrity, Paris Hilton, has not made the same sort of impact as she was in the past. However, she has managed to keep a certain level of public interest, thanks to her multiple appearances on one of the most popular reality TV shows in the world, The Apprentice. This show has given her a chance to be an executive producer and has helped her reach the level of celebrity she is today. So how did she achieve all this? Well, as with any other person who wants to be a celebrity, she must keep in mind that she must keep up with the changing times – be it with technology or with people’s opinion of her.
Apart from attending various events, Kim must keep in touch with the latest Hollywood gossip. In fact, in this new millennium, it has become increasingly important for celebrities to get connected with the people who will help make them famous. Hence, Kim must also get involved in various networking events and visit various locations around the world. As a star who wants to become a celebrity at a certain level, she has to be able to make the most out of every opportunity that presents itself in this fast paced world – in this case, by participating in various events and by getting involved in post-production work.