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What makes someone famous?

There are many different types of Celebrities.

In the book ” The Power Elite”, C. Wright Mills discusses celebrities alongside their reason for fame.

“Rather then being celebrated because they occupy positions of prestige, they occupy positions of prestige because they are celebrated.” – C. Wright Mills

Celebrities become famous by:

  • association
  • talent
  • social class and lifestyle.

and every celebrity has their own rise of fame.

Paris Hilton for example is famous by association and lifestyle. She is the heiress of  the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. Referencing back to C. Wright Mills, she would be celebrated because she occupies a position of prestige.In other words she is distinguished as a celebrity because she was born under the Hilton name.

 

 

Taylor Swift on the other hand is famous for her talent. She is a celebrity that occupies a position of prestige and is celebrated for it. People enjoy her talents which makes her famous. She chooses to be famous because of her popularity.

 

 

Two different celebrities both well known but famous for different  reasons.

 

 

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About sargrabar

I'm Sarah. Currently studying at St. John Fisher College for a bachelors in Communications and a minor in Management. I lived in Spain for 5 months and traveling is one of my passions.

2 responses to “What makes someone famous?

  1. You can’t forget about Paris’s sextape. If there is one thing that people will remember her for it is having that sextape. Now we see other celebrities becoming famous like Kim Kardashian and Montana becoming famous because of their sextape too. Many would argue that Paris started this trend.

  2. kylefreinson ⋅

    There was a sextape?

    Corey does bring up a good point. But at some level these celebrities can find any publicity to be good publicity. Nice job using the Mills reading to blog, Sarah.

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