Some of us or probably most of us, had, at some point in our lives, dreamt of being a celebrity. Most of the people who wanted to and had dreamt of or are still dreaming about becoming a celebrity might include in their list of reasons why they want to, the money you can earn, the fame, the glamorous life, and so on. But what we have envisioned of the celebrity life as glamorous and flamboyant may sometimes not come true and probably most of the time may not even be real at all. Like all other things, there are still the downsides in being a celebrity.
One, money does not flow easily like a waterfall in the showbiz industry. One might think that most celebrities are rich but actually they are like most people who are also working their asses off. They also have to work hard in order to get the pay that they deserve. They also have to keep up with their busy schedules that there are even some celebrities who, most of the time, may not even get enough sleep at all.
Two, being under the limelight does not last forever. You may be famous now, but at some point the spotlight will change its direction and the light will be then pointed to some other people. Being a celebrity will also mean trying hard to maintain the popularity that you are in. If you are a singer, your song might be a hit of today, but tomorrow, it might change. Some people might remember you, some may not. You can probably stay under the limelight for a long period of time but you cannot stay there forever. Like most people say and like in the song of maroon 5, nothing lasts forever.
Three, you have to always look good. The camera is pointing at your direction again, you have to look good. You are going somewhere outside the comforts of your home, you have to look good. Because being a celebrity means being under a big limelight, people will always or most of the time will notice you. Some might critic you, judge you or they might also compliment and adore you. Either way, people will always have something to say about you. That is why you always have to be at your best. And sometimes, it can be pretty hard too.
And four, privacy. Most celebrities or probably all people under the limelight usually do not have any privacy anymore. One look at the right, cameras are clicking. Turn your head to the left and people are watching every move you make. It can be pretty hard to live a normal life if you are a celebrity.
When you wanted to be a celebrity one must always take into consideration not only the good side but also the downsides of being one. Just because you are famous does not mean that you will only reap good benefits. When entering the showbiz industry, one must be prepared for all the downsides of being a celebrity.