by Shelt Garner
The Big Lie about showbiz is the that the people we come to accept as “famous” have some “It Factor” that makes them more interesting than anyone else and, as such, deserving of being famous instead of us.
To a limited extent, this is true.
There is the occasional starlet or actress that pops up out of the blue and becomes huge. But, I hate to break it to you, a solid 90% of people who make in showbiz are “nepotism babies.” When you look the up on Wikipedia, their family has a lot of blue links.
So, in reality, millions of people are talented, interesting and could very well be at the Met Gala talking to Emma Chamberlain….if they had some pre-existing connection to showbiz.
I don’t know if this should make you feel good or bad. It sucks to be poor, is all I can tell you at the moment.