If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be?

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Virginia Zuloaga Profile

I just remembered today about this great movie "Being John Malkovich" and I just wondered... Who would I be?  Who would you be?

Being John Malkovich

Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

I know it might sound a bit weird but I think I'd really like to be a celebrity that's suffered some sort of public breakdown.

These days it seems like there are so many of them to choose from, but I think it would be a lot of fun to just live their lifestyle and understand what's going on in their heads without having to deal with the fallout, repercussions or suspended jail terms.

So who are these celebs I'd like to be? Worryingly, most of them seem to be women:

Britney Spears

Lindsay Lohan

Amanda Bynes

But if I had to pick a guy, I'd probably skip Charlie Sheen, The Hoff, and K-Fed and go for the only person I know that's had a sex tape leaked, a son convicted of a felony, and his own reality TV show.

That's right, I'd be my childhood hero, and minor celebrity Hulk Hogan:

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Virginia Zuloaga
Virginia Zuloaga commented
Well, that's a pretty long list of... ladies. Are we getting crazier than men - partying? It looks like. Though I believe girls (especially "girls" as they're still too young to be considered women) are much more selling material for paparazzi so that's why we keep seeing more and more of them on the news.

Anyway, I agree with you that it would be interesting to find out what is exactly going through their minds. One would think that being a celebrity is all fun and happiness, lots of money and cool cars and parties but the truth is it is a complicated profesion, with too much pressure and competitiveness and not all of us are strong enough to put up with all this.

Great closing! Hulk Hogan? Oh my! What a life! :-[
Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

Here come the rose-tinted specs....

I'd rather like to be one of those pioneers in the 18th and 19th centuries who were responsible for extending the reach and power of the British Empire - Rhodes, Clive, Cook. Creating (what they believed to be) a better world order and a stable and united world.

Of course, they all had personality defects and the "Greatest Empire" the world has ever seen was over and done with in 150 years, leaving a real mess in it's wake.

Next time, we'll get it right...

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Yo Kass
Yo Kass commented
I wonder whether the next wave of exploration and conquest will be extra-terrestrial.

This answer also reminded me of my love for Roman history - is it too late to change my answer to Augustus Caesar? Is he even considered a celebrity??

I'd love to have witnessed an emperor and his army returning from battle, leading a victory parade into the Roman forum with exotic spoils of war and prisoners in tow.
Virginia Zuloaga
Virginia Zuloaga commented
Hi Ray!

Well, not only would it be interesting to be inside those heads but also it would be amazing to see how life was back then, for real. They would surely teach us some good lessons and help us understand so many things from our present, and recent past.

@Kass, it's never too late to add people to your list or reconsider. Augustus Caesar sounds like quite an experience!
Ray Dart
Ray Dart commented
I guess I stretched "Celebrity quite a bit in my answer so I'm sure Kass is allowed Augustus Caesar (or Brain Blessed in "I Claudius" as he is better known ;) )

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