Some wag once said: “A celebrity is someone who is famous for being famous.” The most famous such “celebrity” in today’s America has to be Kim Kardashian. Let there be no doubt, Ms. Kardashian is quite beautiful and quite sexy. But 100,000 to 1,000,000 American women are as desirable as she is, so why is she famous and they not? What did she do to become famous? Another perfect example of this kind of celebrity is Paris Hilton, great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, founder of an international hotel chain that bears his name. Ms. Hilton can barely be called pretty, much less beautiful. So what she did do to gain fame? She put herself in the way of paparazzi until they noticed her barely bizarre behavior. Kim Kardashian was smart enough to know who to latch onto. There is the reason for Kardashian’s celebrity, she was a hanger-on of another “celebrity.”
So, what do really famous people do? How do really famous people become famous? Easy, they do something! They achieve something (beyond looking good). Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, Michael Jordan, Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Muhammad Ali, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Barack Obama, even Donald Trump, they all did something and you all know what they did. And you all know that they put in thousands of hours preparing for their achievement before they began to attract even a small measure of fame. What did Kardashian do to get where she is? Nothing, really. She grabbed onto another celebrity’s coattails.