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Most people think being a celebrity is a piece of cake. You wake up, have breakfast, and suddenly you can spend the day as you like and wait for lunch and dinner. You go hangout with other celebrities, take pictures and put them on Instagram to be ogled at. Well, I hate to break it to you; it doesn’t happen as in Nickleback’s song “Rockstar.”
“'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's gonna wind up there
Every Playboy Bunny with her bleached blond hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary and today's who's who
They'll get you anything with that evil smile
Everybody's got a drug dealer on speed dial, well
Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar”
Now, everyone definitely wants to be a rock star, but do you think it is really all that easy? To want something and to fight to attain it are two different things. You can’t just dream of being something or someone and not work to make it come true. Your dreams and goals all go in vain if you don’t make them happen. Everyone starts somewhere in life. How do you think Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana begin her career? How did Britney rise to the heights of fame? How did Taylor Swift gain stardom? And most importantly how are they maintaining that fame? TalentRaters helps you climb the ladder, helps to reach your destiny.
People might think it is easy being a star, but the truth is, being monitored on a daily basis regarding everything you do, legal or illegal, is nothing close to easy. No one likes being scrutinized or being in the spotlight for too long. After a while, it’s all an itch. Imagine having a list of all your ex-boyfriends or girlfriends being leaked or your face being photoshoped with that of a pig or something else far more horrendous.
Everyone knows Miley Cyrus, the cute “teen idol”, the Disney star, the apple of everyone’s eye. She started off by starring in the television show Doc and then the film Big Fish in her childhood. Later on, she ended up as Hannah Montana. She wanted to be famous and started with patience, look at her today, the girl who was the cover girl of seventeen, today is on the cover of “Rolling Stones”. Fame doesn’t come easy or overnight. Albeit, her set of beliefs and the new version of her has been met by dissent and obviously offended people, including her fans and their parents because let’s be honest the transition was hard. Some would call it “just a phase” while others would call it “freedom of expression”. The question isn’t “What the hell is she doing?” The answer is, she’s doing fine. She was famous yesterday, she’s famous today. She’s not letting people forget her. As long as you are talking about her, magazines are writing about her, TV shows are discussing her, she’s famous.
Moving on to Britney, before people were crazy for Miley, they had Britney to cry for. Now, Britney rose to fame through several acting roles in stage productions as well as television shows as a child that led her to get signed with Jive Records in 1997. Her first and second studio albums, “Baby One More Time (1999)” and “Oops!... I Did It Again (2000)”, were both international successes, which became the best-selling album by a teen solo artist. Spears is viewed as a pop icon all over the world and accredited with prompting the revitalization of teen pop throughout the late 90s which earned her the title "Princess of Pop". She has earned copious awards and accolades, which include a Grammy Award, around 6 MTV Video Music Awards, 7 Billboard Music Awards including the Millennium Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she was ranked as the 8th overall Artist of the Decade by Billboard, and also acknowledged her as the best-selling female artist of the 2000s etc. Now the list of her success is pretty astonishingly long. One could rant about it on and on. Now, many of you must be thinking she never came across any problems or hurdles during her fame phase. Well, she did lose the custody of her child and that was hard on her, imagine having everything and not what you truly love. She stopped being the Britney we knew and became mentally ill. This woman despite the problems made a comeback to her career and look at her today.
Then we have Lindsay Lohan, the adorable child TV and Movie star who later became the troubled star as she matured into womanhood with her scandalous background on display for the entire world to see. Being that important to camera and screen can bring great amounts of depression. The depression no one understands and as a result people like Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, and Chester Bennington wind up kill themselves in an attempt to ease the pain. Lindsay began as a child fashion model, became an actress and today she appears to be converting to a new faith or at least trying to and wants to meet with President Trump and Vladimir Putin his friend. Many artists began as a child and became what they wanted such as Selena Gomez, Amanda Bynes, and Hillary Duff. If you’re still wondering what dreams are made of, pay attention to each and every word again, read it again. These artists worked hard, they suffered but achieved greatness as a result. They did not just give up or quit. They wavered, they cried, they bruised, were defamed, but that didn’t stop them from standing where they are today. This is what dreams are made of. If you have ever read Katy Perry’s story you would know how that brilliant woman became popular. The trick is merely to stay strong. The Lady Gaga that we know of was bullied in high school and there were other problems. Is she not an award winning singer? Who doesn’t know her? She must have been dismayed and heartbroken back then while she was bullied, but she’s at least something and someone today. We have Ed Sheeran, who constantly works hard for every album he sells. Despite much criticism we have Justin Bieber, who rose to stardom through hard work and nothing else. What about you? Are you struggling enough or just dreaming?
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