Updated: February 24, References. Becoming famous is a dream for many kids nowadays. Watching people get famous on social media and through TV shows and movies is inspiring, and might make you want to show off your own talent. Being famous is an uphill battle, but if you try hard, you can get closer to reaching your dreams. Tip: Edit your photos before posting them to enhance their quality.
Is it because of shows like "American Idol?" Does the obsession ever go away?
Orville Gilbert Brim, author of Look at Me! Brim pointed to several surveys that showed there are at least 4 million people in the United States who make becoming famous their chief goal in life, and these statistics were pulled from findings in And one would have to assume those numbers have swelled over the last four years, with even more signing competitions and reality shows being broadcast. Brim also differentiates the various ways people hope to become famous, from wanting to achieve celebrity through a great accomplishment, to wanting to be associated with someone who is already famous, like a prominent family or famous actress. Simply put, these folks just want the benefits of being in front of the camera and have no desire of being away from the camera to perfect a craft. These persons, which seem to be increasing in number, have done nothing that deserves to be publically praised as an achievement. In a separate study conducted by the Pew Research Center among to year-olds, researchers found that even getting rich is less important than becoming famous among some young people. Brim also points out some interesting figures about the number of people who will be sorely disappointed in their pursuit of fame. Daryl Nelson Contributing Writer. Baby on the way?
Before they could grasp quite what his newfound fame meant, Jonas had begun raking in serious cash. Jonas is just one of the many teens reaching unprecedented levels of fame via social media. Platforms like Musical. Ninety-four percent of teens access the internet using their phone daily and 71 percent use more than one social-media platform, according to a Pew study. The vlogger-to-riches story has become so prevalent in teen culture that, according to a survey by Variety , YouTube stars are more popular and influential than mainstream celebrities in the eyes of U. Parenting these young internet stars, however, is not easy. Parents can go years thinking their son or daughter is just an average teen on YouTube or Instagram until one day a marketing manager at a Fortune brand calls the house asking to collaborate, as happened to one mother I spoke to. John Rivera, the father of Brent Rivera, a former Vine star with 6.
The Canadian-born teen had recently moved from Toronto to Los Angeles with her family when, in the spring of her first year in LA, she attended the music festival Coachella with a few of her new mates. While at Coachella, Charlotte and her friend Josie changed outfits several times, taking a few pictures of themselves in bodysuits, bikini tops and jean shorts the typical Coachella nouveau-boho uniform and posted them on social media. So far so normal. But when the successful LA photographer Bryant Eslava took some photos of the girls and tagged them on his account, their images began to go viral. And given what happened to her life after that, it was an appropriate reaction.