I am not a Celebrity

People of LA, I am not a celebrity. I see you checking me out, across the restaurant, when I go to the farmer’s market, when I’m buying plants at home depot or just walking down the street. Look, I am not a celebrity. I am just a normal person. Can you just go about your day without paying me that much attention? Maybe I look like some reality TV person or a minor celebrity, but I’m sorry, you’ve got the wrong person, I am not a celebrity. Not even close.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Ever since I moved to LA, people are constantly staring at me with that almost recognized look in their eye. Today, the guy at Home Depot asked me if I was an actress, and I’m like, “no, I’m just a normal person.” I just chalk it up looking like someone on TV or something. I must be a doppelganger.

16 Replies to “I am not a Celebrity”

  1. That happens to everybody I know when they first move here. I moved here with a group of three other people and we all had the same experience for the first six months or year of living in LA.

  2. Absolutely! I am enjoying my latte at starbucks in Malibu with my hat and large sunglasses on and everybody is staring at me…But honestly, I must admit I sometimes check cool looking people out. Take it as a compliment.

  3. This happens to me all the time. Most of the time, when a person’s been staring at me for a long time and they approach me, they want to know if I went to high school with them.

  4. I never get this and I’ve been here all my life. Dammit!

    In all seriousness, I wonder if it’s also the fact that you’re female, hence guys using it as a flattering pickup line.

  5. Well, I’ve never had it used as a pick up line. In fact, I don’t get many pick up lines tried on me. But the home depot guy did try to start a conversation with me about implants! Imagine the horror.

  6. I’m often mistaken for Dennis Hopper, and many drivers wave at me while I travel the freeways, and not to hurt their feelings, I return the waves.

    While visiting Venice Beach some visitor’s from South Africa walked up and asked me if I was Dennis. And I said yes, but please don’t tell anyone.

  7. This happened to me all the time when I lived in LA, and it weirded me out until my friend said it happens to everyone. I’m used to NY, where people avoid making eye contact, even if they’re squashed up next to each other on the subway.

  8. Sometimes I want to just go up to people and ask them. What exactly are you looking at? Do you think you know me? Is there something weird on my face? Why are you looking at me? I’ve never been able to figure that out.

  9. Oh man, this happens to me all the time. I get asked if i’m in “the biz” all the time. Just last week on my way to the gym last week i had a lady in her mid 40’s walk up and ask if i was a famous musician. I also get ashton kutcher alot, people walk up to me and ask if i’m punking them, how weird.

  10. My sis got chased by the paparazzi the other week. She has a slight resemblance to Lindsay Lohan and drives a convertible…she thought it was cool for about a second before she started freaking out when the paparazzi started driving really aggressivly next to her.

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