How to Become Famous: Top Tips + Helpful & Priceless Information
Everyone wants to be famous right?..... wrong! I wouldn't want fame for all the money in the world. I'll be keeping my privacy. In fact, thinking about it, most people I believe don't want fame, but if you are one of the many people that do, then here's some help to get you on your way. Becoming famous can be possible for anyone including you.
Become Famous - Reality & Talent Shows
One of the easiest ways these days to become famous is by entering a reality show. We all know someone who's famous just for appearing on one. It's hard to turn on the TV without seeing one of those show and you don't even need to win to be successful. Just appearing, being seen is all it takes to be noticed.
Susan Boyle became an overnight worldwide sensation after her very first appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions. She came 2nd but still went on to achieve international success. Harry Styles, originally from the boy band 'One Direction' appeared on the UK version of 'X Factor' came third yet became an overnight sensation. Stay-at-home mum Nadiya Hussain rose to fame after winning 'The Great British Bake Off'. She now appears on every show with the word 'celebrity' in it. She has her own book and food range. All these people were no-bodies prior to entering a reality show!
'Justin Bieber' came from a very small town. He started singing in his bedroom, then uploaded his songs to YouTube before eventually being signed up.
Find something you're good at and share it with the world. No matter where you live if you have a computer, Internet connection and that something special, there's no excuse to become famous and without ever leaving your bedroom!
Contestants who were extremely awful or very funny singers have also become famous for their "lack" of skills.
Video: Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent
Become Famous - Being You - Natural Raw Talent
Are you good looking? Become a model like one of the worlds richest supermodel 'Gisele Bundchen' or 'Miranda Kerr'. Very easy and without any skills other than just looking beautiful. Some people may think they're unattractive, yet will have that something special or quirkiness about them and be very photographic like 'Kate Moss' and other famous models who don't look like much, but take their photo and you'll see something very special so entering beauty pageants and completions could help you. You don't need to win to be noticed by a model scout; you just need to be seen.
Not keen on modelling? Every band and group has at least one member who cannot sing, but looks the part! Is this you?
If you can win a local beauty competition, you can become Miss England then even Miss World. Just being a part of the completions can open doors for you to meet new people, contacts, to give you a better chance of doing what you really want to do in life because maybe, your real passion and desire in life is not to just to look good!
Become famous by being a "freak of nature." If you have an abnormal large or small body or facial features. Or an extraordinary disease or condition which shocks anyone that sees you. Perhaps you are covered from head to foot in tattoos or body piercings.Or your entire body is covered with hair like the famous wolf-boys.
Freaks of Nature - Extraordinary Human Body Records
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Sports can be another route to fame and success if you're naturally athletic or the fastest or strongest. Anyone can run! Be famous In seconds by breaking the current world record holder 'Usain Bolt's' 9.58 seconds. Even running 200 metres, a mile, or a marathon faster than anyone will give you instant fame and you'll create a legacy.
Be an Olympian or world champion. If you can kick, throw, or even hit a ball with a piece of wood, then do something you excel at like football, baseball, Ice hockey or cricket as well as the many other professional athletic sports you can choose from.
Body-building; big muscular guys are a necessity in the film and entertainment industry, so get pumping, especially if you already have a great structure and look good.
Train hard, keep your body in excellent condition and join your local teams and any clubs dedicated to that sport. If you train hard and are dedicated, with so many sports and athletic events to choose from, it's never been easier.
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Writing on paper; If you have great writing skills and imagination, you could be the next big author like 'Jackie Collins' or 'J.K. Rowling'. If this is your chosen path, get a writing education and high school degree helps. If paintings your thing, who knows, you could be the next Van Gogh, Andy Warhol or Banksy.
Are you inventive or creative? If so, inventing something is a sure way to become famous. Just like 'Erno Rubik', the inventor of the 'Rubik's cube'. Sometimes, inventions have been created purely by accident, so keep experimenting with anything and everything. If you can't invent anything new, innovating an existing invention is the next best thing.
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You don't even need the talent to become famous or achieve Internet stardom if you're naturally funny without even trying? Many film stars and presenters were once comedians. Having said that, the "comedy" business is no joke especially surviving the heckles and boos from a disgruntled harsh audience. Thick skin and being resilient is key.
Many have found fame by making cosmetic tutorials and reviewing video-games and films online. Even cooking tutorials can get you fame. Upload videos of yourself doing entertaining, educating, crazy, weird and ridiculous things online and you will get the attention if you're good, and when you're generating millions of subscribers and views, TV, radio, magazine and media companies will want a piece of you.
An easier way to becoming famous is to marry, date, or be a relative of someone famous. Any female who marries a famous footballer will automatically become famous and rich. Just having a friend who knows someone famous can help get your foot in the door.
Be a celebrity look-alike You may not think you look like anyone famous, but there are many celebrities around the world you're unaware of that may look exactly like you! www.celebslike.me.
Maybe you imitate famous people's voices? If so, become an impressionist or voice-over work for radio or TV.
Video: When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls
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Do you have the 'X' factor? Luckily for some, they're born with it. Most people have to acquire it.
It doesn't matter how fat, thin, tall or short you are. What you look like, or your disabilities, there are roles for everyone in soaps, stage-shows, comedies, documentaries and films.
Whether you're young or old, the experience is key. Take part school plays. Apply, or talk to your local theatres and acting groups. Offer your services at local pubs, clubs, cruise ships and hotels to showcase your talent. It will give you the experience while building up your confidence. Take lessons. Singing, acting and dance classes will help you gain experience and be seen. All music videos, films, TV shows, etc, need extras and walk-on part roles. This is great for experience, feedback and the potential of being spotted.
It's not just training, its who you are as a person. Everyone's taught the same moves, but we all do them in different ways because your personality comes across. That's what makes someone special.
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Gain experience in acting, performing arts and drama will help. You don't even need the X Factor! Just having the qualifications or suitability for a role is enough! Remember, the more skills you have, be-it dancing, singing, skate-boarding or martial arts, the better chance of being employed. Woody Allen once said, "Eighty per cent of success is showing up.”
Fresh-meat, new talent is always required for everything, be it actors, singers, band-mates and presenting roles for children and adults. Even presenters on shopping, channels, casinos and create and craft channels are paid well, and they're on TV every day.
Try something different. You may discover you have a hidden talent because most big stars started at the bottom as extras and worked their way up. Casting calls/auditions are looking for a certain type of character or look for a role in a film or screenplay. It might just be you they're looking for. Professional gymnasts and dancers have been hired before a trained actor because they can already do back-flips and somersaults needed in action films so don't always think big.
Even famous actors have to audition for roles in films and they don't always get the one's they want!
Video: Fame by Irene Cara
Your Likeability - Personality - Talent - Factor
If you're one of the thousands of people who have talent, but lack the likeability (personality) factor, it may cause problems as you'll need to work with many people who may not want to work with you. Like most things in life, it's not 'what' you do, it's 'how' you do it. And it's not 'what' you say, it's 'how' you say it that's key. If this is the case, you'll need to change your ways. Personality, reliability and punctuality traits must be included with your talent.
Getting along with people is very important in gaining success. If you can't, you'll have to work harder, unless you're super-uber talented then it doesn't matter... as much! You may 'not' have any talent at all, but you're always surrounded by people who praise you, give you positive feedback when you showcase your (so-called talent). Those people may think you're talented because they lack judging skills or are just tone-deaf. Maybe they don't want to hurt your feelings. Giving a friend, family member or even a stranger honest feedback is hard, but honesty is the best policy.
Do you sound good? Try recording yourself and play it back. Play your songs to friends and family (without telling them it's you) and see what their reaction is. Does practice make perfect? No, practice makes better because nothing is perfect - everything can be improved.
Uploading videos of your talent to Viewastar, Instagram or YouTube is a great way of promoting yourself as well as receiving some honest and sometimes very brutal feedback, so you'll need thick skin.
Video: Bros - When Will I Be Famous
Being famous is one thing, but being famous and successful is another
If you really have what it takes, don't let anyone or anything stop you. Never give up on your dreams because nature will/may eventfully take its course. Work hard and your talent/gift will be recognised and rewarded. Don't let your passion become an obsession. It can take a matter of moments or years to become famous so patience and resilience is key.
You can work alongside famous people by becoming a cameraman or stunts person. Or be a famous quizzer, magician, cook, politician, film director, clothes designer or even a gardener, including many other trades that will need talent and in some cases, an education so really think about your future because as time goes by your personality will evolve and change and what you like today, you may not like tomorrow. What you liked or were passionate about one year, may have changed within the next.
Whether your dream is to be a local celebrity in your town or country or to have worldwide fame, the road trip and journey will lead you down many avenues and crossroads. You'll over-come hard-ships which you'll have to contend with. There is no specific or direct route to achieving fame. Some people are just luckier than others.
Take a look at famous peoples Wikipedia pages and read their 'early life' and 'career' to see how they made it. Especially those obscure jobs like being a stuntman, body-guard to the stars, news reader or a weather person. Their roads to success are not always so straight forward and direct.
Remember, no matter how unique you are, you're certainly not alone. Try not to be too eager or desperate. Believe in yourself and persevere. With, or without the help and support of your family and friends, anything is possible. In the meantime, don't quit your day job or your studies as you may need something to fall back on, just in case you don't succeed. To succeed, you need either talent, to work hard or luck, or a combination of all three.
“Don’t aim for success if you want it. Just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” David Frost.
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