What is the fascination with celebrities and how come we develop these little celebrity crushes?
Well, I think it appeals to us the same way fantasizing or day-dreaming about anything else does. A fantasy can’t be tarnished. It is absolutely up to us as to what that consists of. And celebrities are an obvious choice for fantasy because we know the likelihood of ever meeting that person and ruining the ‘ideal’ is extremely minimal.
It’s safe to fantasize.
Our celebrity fantasy won’t hurt us. Won’t disappoint us. There’s really no risk of falling out of favour. And if you do, no-one gets hurt. It’s the safest relationship you’ll ever imagine.
My head is struggling today to organize thoughts, so that’s probably as much analytic thought as you’ll get out of me for now. So I’ll move on to reveal that I have a slight celebrity crush myself. I cannot watch a movie of hers without swooning. She’s a very talented actress.
And then there’s Twitter, which just fuels this desire or accessibility to crush on celebrities. I think there’s good and bad there.
But back to Sophia. If you follow Sophia’s Twitter, you’ll know she’s not only gorgeous, but also incredibly talented, funny, interesting, intelligent, and the list goes on. She’s a great actress too. Fantastic at her craft. Still, it’s unclear to me as to how we end up admiring a particular celebrity as opposed to any others. I’m not sure if they are necessarily the type of men or women we would be drawn to in reality. Perhaps though, they are a broad example of the ‘type’ of person you find appealing. Perhaps there’s something about how they conduct themselves or interact with others that speaks to your inner self.
Perhaps, it is just a case of too much television.
Who is your celebrity crush?