More than half of kids want to be famous when they grow up, according to a survey by experience day website Into The Blue.
More than 1,000 16-year-olds were asked ‘what would you like to be when you are older?’ Perhaps it isn’t surprising that 54% of them want to be famous. The most popular role model is Kate Moss, followed by Wayne Rooney and Lady Gaga.
Comparatively, only 9% said they wanted a legal career, 13% wanted a job in the media and 15% said they would like a career in medicine, such as nursing or becoming a GP.
Into The Blue has seen good sales for its Superstar Singer experience days and Dance Lessons. Despite the desire to find fame, 68% said they wouldn’t know how to go about becoming a celebrity. 21% said they would try to become nationally recognised through a reality TV show such as X-Factor or Britain’s Got Talent.
Of the 54% who wanted to be a celebrity in the future, only 19% felt they had enough talent to make them worthy of fame.
Into The Blue has compiled a list of the top ten role models.
- Kate Moss
- Wayne Rooney
- Lady Gaga
- Nicola T
- Richard Branson
- Davina McCall
- Simon Cowell
- Paris Hilton
- Hugh Grant
- Alex Reid
Rob Holmes of Into theblue.co.uk, said, “The fact that many of the young people don’t know how to go about becoming famous is a bit worrying.”
Perhaps most people would think the opposite, as less numpty wannabes is probably a good thing.