No it’s not Katy Perry in the Wayfair commercial!
The girl ‘on the sofa’ part of it does look a bit like her I agree, and maybe the girl in the ad was chosen because she looked like Katy Perry - after all at the moment she is very hot property!
Global superstar, singer, songwriter, actress, sex-symbol, successful business woman - not forgetting social media phenomenon - this young women seems to be able to do no wrong.
Last week it was announced that Katy is to headline at the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February next year. Here she is announcing it in this promotional video.
Rumors had been going round that she could be the star picked to follow in the footsteps of The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen (to name but a few) but this savvy young lass said she didn’t want to ‘pay to perform’. Now, what happened? Did she give in? Or did the NFL decide that she’s the one star who would improve their falling ratings?
We know Katy is excited about it - here she is tweeting about it and recalling how she used to earn $20 a day and an avocado! (Who gave her the avocado?)
Katy Perry, born Miss Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in October 1984, has come a long way. But the daughter of pentecostal pastors who wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music or watch cable TV, hasn’t had it all that easy.
After completing her GED she went to LA and began to pursue her musical career with the help of producer Glen Ballard. But it was five long years of struggle with little money and and lots of disappointment.
Her first tour as an artist was in 2001 and here is a video of her from those very early days. I think you can see the promise in her even then!
Katy Perry Uncensored Raw Talent from Jim Standridge on Vimeo.
It wasn’t until 2007 that she got her first break with Capitol records and the following year released her hit single ‘I Kissed a Girl’
Since then the trajectory has been ‘up’ with more hit singles, albums, film parts, and successful business ventures.
On February 1st 2015 she’ll be there at the University of Phoenix on stage, half time at the Superbowl - she’s excited and rightly so. It’s estimated around 115 million people will watch the show in the US alone and many millions more worldwide.
In her own words, “Wow, life!”