A digital star of their own creating....isn't that much of what comes from Holly"weird"???
Perhaps Justin Bieber is America's own "digital" creation....
When they run out of "candidates" to be elected into office, why not create some digital politicians??? Or other "world leaders"? Maybe they already have and we didn't know it...
Just a thought....
"Over rated and over hyped"....doesn't that apply to just about anyone that we see in our world as "famous"? Much ado about nothing is what I say in 99% of the "celebrities" we see and hear about almost daily.
I also refer to the "Flavor of the month" types. You hear about them constantly for a brief time and then you hear nothing about them or what they are "doing"...and then they are on the scene and you can't get away from it. I think about the cycles of fame for the celebs that are propped up during "award show seasons". Some you haven't heard about in years, and they are up for awards while there are some you've never heard about before and they are hyped. Then you don't hear about them after a while. Then some who have been slumbering for a time get pulled back up and propped back up, like Nicole Kidman, or Renee Zelwieger....once every so many years they throw them an award nomination bone....and you hear about them. And the ones promoted now, will fade for a time yet again.
There's one thing I can say: WTF? Sick parents, sick world, sick everything...
"Venus Angelic, 15-Years-Old, Is A Living Doll; See Her With And Without Makeup
A teenage girl has become an Internet cult sensation not because of her singing talents or her amazing dance moves, but because she resembles a living doll - complete with huge eyes, porcelain skin and white-blonde hair.
Venus Angelic, as she is known online, is a 15-year-old girl who is gaining enormous popularity on the Internet for her YouTube tutorials on how to look like a living doll. Venus Angelic, whose birth name is Venus Palermo, has 78 videos on her official YouTube page - ranging from makeup tutorials and nail art to dancing and cosplay.
The most popular videos are her makeup tutorials, in which she teaches viewers how to use cosmetics to transform into a doll.
"Some people were asking me, 'how do you do your makeup?' and I decided to put a tutorial on YouTube," Venus Angelic told the cast of RightThisMinute, a television show that puts a spotlight on the strangest clips circulating on the Internet.
Angelic has been dressing up like a doll for the past two years, according to The Huffington Post. She was inspired by Japanese anime culture after having lived in Japan for a couple of years. Angelic's look resembles that of a female Japanese anime character, with large eyes and flawless skin. She is not of Japanese descent.
"She's not Japanese," RightThisMinute producer Betsy Gessell told HuffPost Weird News. "But she spent some time there and it influenced her."
Her voice sounds quite babyish and it would make sense that it is part of Angelic's doll persona, but she insists her voice is real. "Yes, of course it's my real voice," Angelic told RightThisMinute. "I think [it sounds that way] because I speak five languages and all the accents mix together."
"She's not Asian. She's western," Gessell said. "Her mom had an almost German accent. I also think she really is a teenager, but, in some ways, she does seem wise beyond her years."
Certainly, Venus Angelic's façade has gained her popularity. Her YouTube videos have garnered over 5 million and over 18,000 subscribers. She even has her own Facebook fan club with over 5,000 fans.
"She has influenced a lot of people," Gessell told the Huffington Post. "[Dressing like a doll] is something a lot of people think about and she's making it safe."
Angelic speaks to her fans with kitschy, cossetting phrases like: rainbow coloured little sugarballs [sic], wonderful summer-sky blue sugary fairy crystal bonbons, my sweetie candy cane giraffes and naughty chubbie-puppies [sic].
Despite the fact that some might find her hobbies unusual, her mother approves. "She actually thinks it's cute to wear cute and frilly clothes," Angelic said. "I don't think that I will ever stop. I think I will grow in my style and just keep doing what I love."
Venus Angelic's Doll-Inspired Makeup Ritual
Venus Angelic doll-makeup regime is quite complex. To achieve a doll's smooth skin, she first she applies moisturizer, which is a common ritual for many women every day. However, her next step is anything but typical. Venus Angelic uses contact lenses with a full, opaque color to make here irises look extra large - like a doll's. Angelic then applies two coats of peach concealer to her face and then powder in her natural skin tone. "We want the difference between powder color and natural color to be seen as it creates a natural but doll-like skin," she said in a YouTube tutorial.
To achieve a doll's deep set eyes, Venus Angelic first applies light pink eyeshadow and then applies a light brown shadow to the outer corners of her eyelids. She next uses a lip liner to line the lower outer rim of her eyes. Next, she uses the liner to draw an arch on the top of her eyelid, which she blends in, to create the deep-set effect.
Layers of mascara are necessary for this look, she insists. Venus Angelic uses false eyelashes as well. She lines her lips with a brown lip liner and then blends in a cheery red color for a soft look. She tops this off with red lip gloss.
Finally she applies pink blush to the apples of her cheeks and to her temples followed by bronzer. "This time, bronzer is not used to tan us, but to create warm shadows," said Angelic. She brushes the bronzer along the sides of her cheeks and the sides of her nose, to give the illusion of a narrow nose "like most dolls usually have."[/B]
"15-year-old Living Doll is YouTube's Controversial New Star
At 15, Venus Palermo has grown into her doll obsession rather than out of it. Under the screen name Venus Angelic, the London based teenager posts beauty tutorials on YouTube for fans who want to look like her. But that's not why she's the latest viral video star. It's because she looks like a living doll.
According to Palermo, you too could be a ball-jointed doll (or BJD as she calls it) with the right over-sized pupil contacts, plastic-sheen-effect powder and pure white eye shadow. Based on her 5 million viewers and the legions of lookalike fans on her Facebook page, people are taking her advice.
The modern ball-jointed doll is widely popular in Japan, a country both she and her mother are obsessed with. "Mommy cooks Japanese, thinks Japanese, goes to Japan with me," writes Palermo on her blog. "Because we like it. Liking something, is soooooo GREAT!" Palermo is actually Austrian, Swiss and Hungarian but she's been studying Japanese along with several other languages. Her multilingual background is how she explains her accent, which sounds close to the Midwestern Harajuku-obsessed college kids satirized on Saturday Night Live.
Palermo's obsession, however, isn't taken as lightly. Her videos have been labeled "bizarre" and "disturbing" in the media. Her uncanny appearance is sounding off alarm bells for concerned critics. Modern Asian ball joint dolls have become increasingly more life-like, with a line of human-sized, physically mature dolls recently released for the kind of consumer you don't want anywhere near your teenager.
The perverse comments on the 15-year-old's videos is proof she's attracting some unsavory fans. So is the occasional grown man dappling the list of Palermo's Facebook fans. But the 15-year-old's mom doesn't appear to be intervening in her daughter's risky hobby. Mom serves as host of Q&A chats between teenager and fans. In one video posted last year, she sat by while the teenager had an uncomfortable conversation with a 24-year-old male caller who professed his love and then proceeded to belittle her.
In text under that video, posted to VenusAngelic's channel, Palermo refers to her fans as "lovers." The title of the video is "Insane Guy in Love."
"The case of Venus Angelic is uncomfortably exploitative, as there is clearly a sexual undertone to what she is doing," says Hilary Levey Friedman, PhD, a Harvard sociologist whose written extensively about child exploitation in media.
"In general, young girls on YouTube is a disturbing, growing trend," she says noting the recent trend of pre-teen girls asking viewers if they're pretty.
In many cases, parents are unaware of their child's webcam usage, until their uploads go viral. But in other instances, the parents are facilitators.
"Remember, Justin Bieber got his start on YouTube with the help of his mother," says Levey Friedman.
Levey Friedman wonders whether Palermo's mom has similar aspirations for her daughter. The YouTube stage parent is relatively new concept. Most kids have risen to viral fame for just being kids, and when a parent profits off of that they're immediately criticized. The rare performing prodigy, like Bieber, is an exception. But Palermo doesn't fall into either category. She may be bringing a Japanese trend to Western teenagers, but she's also attracting a largely unsavory fan-base.
The question then for a parent is whether it's better to support a child's passion or protect them from what could come of it. "I'd hate to rob a kid of her blissful ignorance but I guess the fact is, at 15 years old, innocence is a luxury teens can't really afford," argues The Stir's Jacqueline Burt after watching Palermo's videos. "I guess it's our job to tell our kids when something they're doing could be misinterpreted and why."
It's better coming from parent than an "insane guy in love."