How to Meet Celebrities

Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes
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Everyone awes to meet dignitaries since such individuals have achieved something in life and this has resulted in high respect, in a common man’s eyes.

Every common man wants to know his secrets or take a picture with him or just sit and watch him.

Alas, once these individuals reach the title of being a celebrity, they hire bodyguards around them, which make it extremely difficult to meet them. This has resulted in disappointment in many hearts since their desires have not been fulfilled.

I have a few tips on how to meet these VIP’s, and if worked upon them with poise; your dream could come true.

Some of the tips are:

  • Chalk down your list of celebrities that you want to meet.

  • Follow them on Twitter.

  • Search on the Internet for the city they live in.

  • Try to focus on celebrities who live in the same city. This will help you meet them all in one visit.

  • Once in the city. You could also check out the celebrity house. Just in case, they are spotted there.

  • Check out their twitter status or the latest celebrity news via a newspaper or tabloids, and find what is happening in their lives.

Once you know where they are about to make an appearance:

  • Read about the celebrity fashion and try to adapt some of her/his tips on you. That could also be a conversation initiator.

  • Arrive early to the venue.

  • Remain casual and have a couple of sentences memorized when given a chance to meet your celebrity. You don’t want to barf at that time and lose the moment of exchanging a few dialogues with him/her.

  • Wait for your turn and do not create a scene by pushing people around.

  • The celebrity could be attracted to you seeing a similar style in your dressing or by your attitude, which consists of composure and poise and yet the urge to meet him/her.

The moment has arrived. You actually are face to face with your celebrity.

A Word of Caution: Do not go Overboard.

What to do?

Once the moment arrives. Smile calmly and start an intelligent conversation. Omit introducing yourself since they hardly remember the names unless they can associate you with something. So, come straight to the talk. Talk about the event they are there for.

A few examples could be:

  • If it is a charity event. Appreciate what they are doing for humanity.

  • If it is a Film set. Do your homework and read as much as you can about the film and try to initiate a talk related to part the celebrity is playing. Associate it with some another influential personality.

  • If it is a concert. Praise a song in particular and talk how it influences your life.

  • If it is an award show. Praise the celebrity for the roles he/she has been nominated for. If you meet the celebrity after the award show. Praise and congratulate him/her for the award and why it deserved the award in FEW lines.

Chances are that the celebrity will ask for your name since, you initiated an intelligent conversation.

Utter your name with confidence and give a tag line about you (be honest), while extending your hand towards your celebrity for a handshake and you could even request your celebrity if it is okay for a picture with you.

Example: I am Richard, a writer for HubPages.

Your Celebrity will remember this!

Chances are he/she will ask you some questions. If not, do not take it personally. They are a public figure.

Bid Adiós to your celebrity and start walking away.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sixty-four years and I have never met a celebrity. I think my odds are diminishing daily. :) Good luck on your search for the next celebrity sighting.


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

This is an interesting hub, Ruchira. I especially liked the part about not going overboard. It reminds me of the time that I met the ballet dancer: Mikhail Baryshnikov. He was signing autographs at a store promoting his new perfume. My daughters went first-young, excited and speechless with awe. When it was my turn I smiled, told him how much I enjoyed watching him dance and offered my hand. He shook my hand and smiled his gorgeous smile and thanked me. As I left the table and walked towards my daughters they stood there holding onto each other and saying "Oh my gosh, Mom...you talked to him and shook his hand!" I just casually said to them, "girls, he is a person just like any of us...he just happens to be more well known then most of us are." Keeping it in that perspective helped to keep me calm when I met him. :)

Up/U/I and sharing.


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MelChi 3 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

I think I'd have a hard time getting any words out if I ever had to meet a celebrity today! I worked at a frozen yoghurt place and we had a few local celebrities come in over the holidays. It was tough trying to remain casual! Great post Ruchira, original and fun to read :)


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

An engaging hub with helpful points! I have just seen some celebrities in my home-city. Your hub comes in handy for big movie fans. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up & shared on Facebook


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Natashalh 3 years ago from Hawaii

I used to play kickball with Bill Murray's younger kids. And by that I mean we used to play kickball and they irritated their dad by avoiding their private baseball coach to come play with us! After we offered Papa Murray some PBR, he started hanging out with us while his kids played. He just really wanted to be treated like a normal guy. From my understanding, he's unpleasant to people who gush and fawn over him. We made it clear to his kids we didn't care who they were, we were in charge of the kickball game and gave him cheap beer. They kept coming back to hang out until the weekend we got kicked out for having music and beer at a park!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

interesting hub.. fun too...I met Jack Klugman at a local University a few years back and Im glad I did he passed away this past year.. he was one of my favorite character actors..:)


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

So Ruchira - what you are saying is if I should ever get the opportunity to meet Norman Reedus or Mark Wahlberg, rapidly peeing my pants and crying while falling over from fainting probably won't do the trick!

Seriously, some great advise. I do hope I get to use it one day.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Cool topic, dear - i love a unique and fun hub..(altho - it's hard to tell based on what i've been writing lately...sigh...)..

I've never been a celebrity chaser - figure it's too much energy expended for nothing cause the folks who are more motivated will obviously beat me to it..lol..

On the other hand - i've been nose to non-nose with michael jackson, watched jean claude van damme's 'dam' fine ass walk down a street, and had charo whisper in my ear..

it's all about location, location, location...LOL..

very much enjoyed this - voting up and sharing forward..


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA

Howdy Leslie - This may sound a lot like someone's fingernails scraping on the blackboard, but my own belief about "celebrities" is that most of them are "not." My own idea of a celebrity is a person who has done something useful and not within the so-called entertainment fields other than musicians and a few vocalists - like the many astronaut candidates I once worked with, the physicians I have known, and all of the "little people" who make our interesting world more interesting and a better place in which to be. Other than that, if one of the "celebrities" commonly thought of as that - the movie folks, the TV actors, etc., want to meet me, they can make an appointment with me to find out when I will not be too busy to mess with them. :-)

Gus :-)))

p.s.: enjoyed your well written article.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Wonderful tips Ruchira..however I would be so tongue tied, and very shy if ever I met someone famous.

Thanks for this enlightening hub.

Sunnie


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ruchira......Are you planning on becoming a papparazzi and leaving us?? LOL! Just kidding. Everyone gets excited to meet a famous person, celebrity, sport's figure. It's a big honor and especially if you're able to get an autograph.

I've met numerous celebrities.....Phil Donahue, Gil Eagles, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Vincent Bugliosi, Deepak Chopra, the Dali Llama, Sinbad, William Hirt, Elizabeth Taylor, Perry Como, Englebert Humperdink, Connie Francis and I HATE to admit this, but also O.J. Simpson.....I know I'm forgetting some. They were all very nice people in person and honestly, they are just like you and me.

I LOVE your hub, Ruchira. These tips are excellent. Next time I am somewhere there maybe celebrities...you know I'll be thinking of you and this hub!!...UP+++


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Now a useful lesson on the protocols to observe when meeting someone famous. Often, it's the difficulty in reacting! Thanks for sharing, Ruchira!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Great tips Ruchira, but i know without a shadow of doubt, i would grab on to George Clooney and never turn loose.Hee..UP*******


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

When I lived in LA and worked in the entertainment industry years ago, I would run into celebrities, regularly, and unexpectedly. There was an unspoken code that you NEVER fawned over one or made a fuss…treat them like everyone else. What was funny is that people would often go out of their way not to notice them. “Don’t look…don’t look.” Oddly enough, you get used to after a while. I thought I was immune to it all until I ran into Sidney Poitier...I froze like a nincompoop. Cool hub, Ruchira. :-)


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I have met a few celebrities over time, I'm sure they would not remember from any one else; but, it was a fun experience. I live in an area where many reside during the winter months, but have yet to see any.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Simple but very affective ways to meet those celebs. I have met a few over the years, I live in a town where they tend to do lots of filming, so its interesting to see how to approach them, voted up! nell


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Very valuable tips and interesting as well especially the tip on not going overboard which most fans tend to.

Thanks for sharing, Voted up.

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