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Pros & Cons Of Being Famous + Be Prepared For Fame!

Updated on August 4, 2017
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Justin Bieber being deliberately harassed by a paparazzi

Being Famous

You will always pay a price for becoming famous, and the more famous you become the higher the price you will have to pay especially for privacy security and so much more.

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While being famous can allow you to fulfil your dreams, travel the world, shop till you drop, and help your close family and friends financially, but there will be times you won't be able to leave your home. Your cars, homes and phones will be bugged. Tracking devices hidden in your vehicles. The paparazzi, Joe public, drones and helicopters following you.

Once you are famous, the celebrity lifestyle is awesome, rub shoulders with the rich and famous, designer cloths, flash cars, jewellery. Power beyond your wildest dreams. Yet most famous people would throw away their celebrity/famous lifestyle purely for a more peaceful and private life.

Famous people need those huge houses. They need to fit a cinema, bowling alley, Basket ball and Tennis courts. Even swimming pools because they're not able to visit public facility's in fear of obvious unwanted attention, and to protect family and friends from being pestered all the time when socialising. Then the more famous you became, the homes get even bigger, the walls get higher, and the more reclusive you'll have to be. Perhaps having to move abroad. Many famous people travel in disguise, or on mopeds. Perfect for keeping anonymous.

Justin Bieber On His Motorbike

Britney Spears shows her true feelings to the pappz.
Britney Spears shows her true feelings to the pappz.
Not all famous people ride around on flash bikes like the Bieber.  They secretly ride around on ordinary looking scooters. Probably driving past you now though you'd never know.
Not all famous people ride around on flash bikes like the Bieber. They secretly ride around on ordinary looking scooters. Probably driving past you now though you'd never know.

The need to relocate, perhaps with all your family to a more secure location

to avoid the paparazzi or other strangers who'll be right up-in-your-face, hiding behind bushes following and documenting your every move. Even going through your trash looking for anything the papers would like to publish. Others go through the trash hoping to find anything which has a famous persons DNA or hair on it. Or they're looking for private papers and hand written notes which could become very valuable on Ebay.

They will always be there to follow your rise and, sometimes, your fall from fame. They (the Pappz and stalkers) will be there until the day you die. Some will try to aggravate and annoy you to make you angry so you'll attack them. This would make a better story and of course, give the pappz the opportunity to earn hundreds and thousands of pounds just for a picture. Unfortunately, some celebs take the bait and do end up brawling with them as shown in some of the videos on this page, and trust me, when they take your picture they're not always looking for the most flattering shots.

Its not always so glamorous

Britney Spears Attacks Paparazzi with Umbrella: Britney Spears has had numerous problems with the paparazzi. They drove her to a nervous breakdown but she's not

Beyonce talks candidly to Piers Morgan about her pros and cons of being famous.

Hollyscoop news report about Katy Perry saying, she's tired of being famous.

What most celebrities would do to most of the paparazzi.

10 Celebrities Who Hate Being Famous

People may hate you for a character you may have played or portrayed.

They may despise you for whatever reason. While fans may love and adore you, some will stalk, and camp outside your home. They will continually pester you for your autograph or selfies, and you'll have to pretend you don't mind. You will be tailed day and night by strangers, fans, the paparazzi, aka stalk-arazzi. They will follow you throughout your entire life.

When you visit restaurants or order a take-out, will you really knows what the employees that dislike you will put in your food.

Once you're famous, all the secrets you thought were hidden in the closet will be revealed by those who know you. They will sell-you-out as everyone has a price and the press will pay for the truth. You could end up in magazines titled, "Celebrities Exposed", "Celebrities Without Make Up". Be careful who you trust. It's getting much harder for famous people to have any privacy these days especially with social media and being trolled. Almost everyone carries a mobile phone which can video recording and capture your every move and even stream them live via various video sharing apps. Haters trolling you on social media websites.

Finding people to trust is difficult. You'll soon know who your true friends are... at a price.

Once you are famous your celebrity status will rise and fall. Take a look at those who achieved the 'A' List before they fell to the 'Z' List. They're always trying tips and tricks to get back on the A List again. Others get there via sex and drug scandals, sex tapes leaked on the Internet, appearing on every reality show they can get on, or by fighting with other celebs or the paparazzi. Anything for the attention/press exposure all helps but being good at what you do is best.

Most famous people will have other skills, jobs or a business as another source of income because they know fame can last for just 15 minutes. When you're famous you never know what's around the corner: you may fall out with your manager, work, or band-mates, An injury could ruin acting or sports career. You could lose your voice or even your marbles. These are a few reasons why fame does not last, or pay for everyone. Think about what you really want to do. You can still be very rich and successful without the fame. Good luck.

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So, you still want to become famous? Comment below.

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      compu-smart 7 months ago from London UK

      Sylvia makes a very good point, plus, they don't come cheap!!

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      SylviaSky 7 months ago from USA

      Don't forget all the lawyers famous people must hire to protect their interests, to sue those who cheat them or pirate their work, fight slander and libel, and so on.

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      Alan R Lancaster 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      I think you could've made a bit more of this, Tony. There's probably a lot of mileage in it.

      When I first came down to Lunnon town I was amazed at the number of 'faces' I came across (some aren't around any more, like John Peel, Reggie Bosanquet and Alan Freeman), the character who used to advertise Barbican alcohol-free lager - and appeared in Zulu with Ivor Emmanuel - used to shop at a local supermarket in Camberwell. I saw Malcolm McDowell once in Soho... and so on. Where I live in East London now there aren't any 'faces'. I don't even miss them.

      I've 'penned' five books in my saga series (see profile) and gave talks at Battle Abbey last year, will again this year. In a way that makes me a minor 'celeb', and my mugshot is on here, but I don't court attention (haven't much time these days, what with working on book six, trawling daily through e-mails from Hub-pages, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. Is that a complaint you hear? Tosh! In a way it puts me in a sort of circle of associates. Super-stardom is just around the corner! (If I believed that I might as well be put in a padded room).

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      I-Spy 2 years ago

      Don't worry about photographers hiding in bushes, worry about the drones that hover above private properties.!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      There are certainly cons to being famous. I am a behind-the-scenes type of person because I really don't like a lot of attention. That would bother me more than anything I think.

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      jackx 3 years ago

      i don't want fame at all. just give me all the money and im outa here lol

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      gsurvivor 4 years ago

      Interesting article you wrote here, love how you used Nickelback tune as somewhat of an example. :)

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      Katrina 4 years ago

      I still want to be famous as I want to make a difference. And help others.would do anything to make a chang.

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      Sinclair Miller III 4 years ago from Florida

      The two ultimate things to be aware of when famous is be careful who you do business with as far as agents & other things are concerned and family. Because some family members can bring you down and pop up out of nowhere and want money from you.

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      Adrienne 5 years ago

      Fame is a great thing for people who can handle it and like to be adored. But if you think you can't handle it don't go down that road

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      Bailey 5 years ago

      Im dying to be become famous i wrote a song and might put it on youtube i take theater and choir in school meaning i would love if i was a singer\actress it was be amazing and now that i read this i totally unstand you wont have that much privacy but it's a price to pay and well i still wanna be famous!

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      jahnai 5 years ago

      i wanna still be famous and i will make it in life to by singing

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      Madalyn 5 years ago

      Sign me up...I have the fame bug

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      stephhicks68 5 years ago

      I would never want to be famous because I would hate feeling like I would somehow be punished for being myself. Steph

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      William F. Torpey 5 years ago

      I, too, would never want to be famous, but that is as a "celebrity." I would not object to being well known for something worthwhile.