Fame comes in all shapes and sizes and people gain their fame in any number of ways. The athlete who performs well, the Hollywood star who catches the attention of the audience and the rock star who puts out platinum albums, these are all examples of people who developed their fame thanks to skills and hard work. Of course, non-entertainers can become famous as well. Politicians, royalty and religious figures like the Pope are famous because of the roles they undertake and the tasks they perform. In this sense, famous people become famous as a result of standing out from the crowd, usually in a positive way. It isn’t always like this however.
Then there are those people who are handed their fame or work very hard to become famous for doing nothing. Think a little and you can likely come up with more than a few people who always seem to be in the spotlight but you’re not really sure why. Maybe their parents were famous and the label has stuck? Perhaps the person is so hell-bent on getting into the limelight they are willing to put in the time, effort and money to be associated with Hollywood A and B-listers. Maybe they slept and married their way to the top or, as may people seem to be doing, ‘accidentally’ releasing sex tapes. Whatever the reason, these people have become famous for either nothing they did or for all the wrong reasons entirely.
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