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Would You Want a Famous Career?

When Ali Larter told Allure she once had to have her thighs duct-taped before a photo shoot to thin them out, my reaction was a sympathetic cringe. She acknowledges that it's all part of the job saying, “What I do for a living puts me in the spotlight. They pay me for it.”

Every job has its benefits and unfortunate downsides, but famous careers seem to run on both extremes. Me? I couldn't handle the scrupulous criticism. How about you?


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satoriv satoriv 9 years
I'm working on that. I want to be an actress. Wish me luck!!!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i could stand being singer-in-an-indie-band famous, but not lindsay lohan famous... as in, famous within a smaller circle, but you can get pretty much left alone on the street. still, i'd rather be rich. sigh.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I would want to be like Charlize Theron rich/famous. You hardly ever see her in any paparazzi photos. I think some of these ladies chose to go to places where the paps reside.
mbev1234 mbev1234 9 years
I wouldn't mind their paycheck and some of the perks like vacations and free stuff, however I have no desire at all to be famous. Just the thought of my weight discussed everywhere and my personal life on the pages of magazines....nope, no way.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I don't know...I'd love the money and power, but the scrutiny would kill me!
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 9 years
cosign with being just being RICH
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Nope. I would HATE it if paparazzi hounded me everywhere. Fortune only, please.
jasmint jasmint 9 years
I would never want to be "celebrity-status famous" with paparazzi and magazine covers and such, but I wouldn't mind being known and highly regarded within the industry in which I work.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that i woudln't mind it to be honest. if there was something that i did that could give me acclaim and everyone would know - then im ok with that. to be honest, i do have that little green monster in me and i get jealous when i can't afford simple things and i see that celebs are able to get whatever they want (almost at least)
groby groby 9 years
I'd take the fame even without the cash. Spent way too much of my life on-stage - it's a total rush. Once you've tasted it, you can never let go ;)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Can I just have the money. I would just rather have it.
stephley stephley 9 years
I love the people who come in, make a bundle and then go buy a farm or a winery or something. But I couldn't work up the energy or interest in fame even for that.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
No way. I don't even like getting my picture taken with friends, I can't imagine being under public scrutiny 24/7. But I agree, the money would be nice!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 9 years
I am with all of you - the scrutiny of being famous would be horrible! But the money....I'd take that cash anyday! ;-)
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I third that! I couldn't handle the constant scrutiny. Sometimes I just want to leave the house without makeup!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
LOL I agree ladies!!! :D
hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
me too, I have NEVER had any desire to be famous....Rich, yes
mlen mlen 9 years
i don't want ot be rich and famous.. just rich
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