Are tech celebrities replacing entertainment celebs?
There was an article recently in Vanity Fair that really made me laugh *the YT video is here: http://youtu.be/14_QHZb_ZvU. A collision of two different worlds: LA celebrity meets Silicon Valley celebrity. Keira Knightley vs Sergey Brin. Weinstein vs Zuckerberg.
Since I’m a native to Los Angeles, and grew up with the literal “silicon” boobs, lip injections and so forth, it’s safe to say that movie stars were the celebrities of my youth. The high heeled, no wrinkles, big hair, fancy-pants dressed celebrities who waddled down the red carpets. The ones where the interviewers drooled over their every word and talked about their “talent” with fascination and admiration. That was my vision of “celebrity” as a child.
Now that I’ve been in northern California for a few years, I see they’ve accumulated their own local celebs. This time, tech oriented. This time, not focused on fashion and looks. This time, brains not braun. And mostly male celebs!
Perhaps there’s a general shift that is happening? Maybe in the future there will be more of a mix between tech moguls and entertainment celebs?
Movie stars and entertainment celebs will continue to shine, while tech moguls will continue to grow in size and numbers too. What does that mean for these two worlds? How does one LA world based on the freshest face, best dressed, shiny hair, and general eye candy, compete with the Silicon Valley world who cares nothing of your looks? The Silicon Valley I know focuses on your most recent acquisition, metrics, numbers and size of success, giving little thought to whether or not your crocs match the t-shirt.
I have to say that hearing first hand from a movie celeb like Keira Knightley really clarifies the differences between the two places and even though we share the same ocean, we really are worlds apart.
Then again your only as good as your last startup… er movie.