What MAKES a celebrity? How is today’s society creating the buzz around a name? Nowadays, any medium can be viewed as a vehicle for creating a celebrity culture and apparently we start young. We have gathered today some recent examples that would support the … process of crafting and growing a celebrity!
Kids are exposed to the celebrity culture from the early years, as the media consumption offers them all the right (and sometimes wrong) models. Kitty Baker, age 5, proudly poses with a freshly creasted mosaic, as the Giant Lego Mosaic of 'Celebrity Best Friend' Taylor Swift is revealed at The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in England. (Mikael Buck/Legoland via Getty Images)
She appeared as the picture of health as she frolicked on the beach but these was to be the last photo shoot of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe before her tragic death. The candid images were taken by celebrity photographer and friend of Monroe's George Barris, on July 13, 1962. Three weeks later Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home, aged 36. Twenty-five years later the collection is now due to go under the hammer in London - with each picture expected to fetch around £1,000 (about $1,500) at Bloomsbury Auctions. Barris told the New York Daily News that the final image he ever took of Monroe was on this Santa Monica beach in California, when she was wrapped in a blanket after playing in the ocean: "She puckered up and said, `This is just for you, George,' and blew a kiss to me. That's the last picture I took of her," he told the newspaper. (Bloomsbury/Barris/via Splash News)
Eva Longoria got stepped on her dress by singer Kendji Girac, as they attend the Global Gift Gala at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. The moment was quicky saved by her natural charm and humour! (Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)