Click. Upload. Click. And there goes your ticket to the four-letter magic word-F-A-M-E. Celebrity status, like everything else, has entered the worldwide web scene. No need to go to long, tedious auditions. All you need is a lot of grit (never mind the talent, in most cases at least), your most trusted sidekick to hold the video camera, an internet connection, lots of followers, and voila! Welcome to the world of internet celebrities.
The craze over internet stardom had razed like wildfire all over the globe. With the fanatic increase in the number of video hosting sites, more and more people are clamoring for their share of fame. It seems like the goal is universal-to become “celebs”, nobodies turned somebodies based on the talented, and often ridiculous things they do in international web for everybody to see. It seems like everyone, regardless of age and nationality, wanted to share the 15-minute spotlight to fame. Well, most likely 15 seconds to tell you the truth. But who cares? 15 seconds could take you in leaps and bounds to Hollywood (hopefully), and be your ticket to dine with the most elite of all elite stars like Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Oprah. Look at the little Pinay singing sensation, Charice Pempengco. A little stint at YouTube.com and she is taken under the wings of Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah, none the less.
There are lots of other internet celebrities, some whose star had died down and others who continued to bask in the glory of good ‘ol celebrity status. However, there are still some who, instead of claiming the proverbial 15-minute fame, had gotten the 15-minute (and even longer) claim to shame. Videos, so dreadful that in one way or the other had been uploaded in popular video hosting sites. Need I mention some of them? Better not.
Well, whatever these people choose to do just to be famous, it sure is a lot of fun to watch them in the net. Just a friendly reminder though, stars don’t stay in the sky forever. Some stars fall, others just simply burn down. So, make the most of your time. No matter how long or short your stay is in the celebrity sky, be sure to shine the brightest!
Kimberly Jessy, Your Media Darling, Pink Carpet Celebrity Goddess, signing off!