Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Price of Fame.


Hello my lovelies!
It's Monday again, I know, tch!
But I hope you all had an amazing weekend
I hope I can read all about it!
I wanted to show you this huge wallet which my sister gave me
It's the prettiest only thing my sister has ever given me lolol
But really! it's so pretty and huge!


It's has a very cute design, I specially adore the bears!
It's also covered in some kind of transparent sequence
making it all smooth and shiny. 



It has three folds plenty of space for stuff
But sheesh! I don't have a lot of cards lol
When I was in high school, I used to keep my wallet big and bulky
not with money but with photos and notes from friends lol


I was really grateful since it was unnaturally so very sweet of her
But then I asked, "What am I going to do with an 'empty' wallet?!" 
Little sister, next time you give me a wallet, make sure it has a little something for me!


So I guess everyone here knows who Michelle Phan is right?
I myself, enjoyed watching her videos although I haven't seen her most recent ones yet
But her previous tutorials were fantastic!
And then I saw this.


The photo above as Michelle said, was her sketch.


And then someone managed to find her photo reference
AND....


managed to create a gif file while overlaying the two images.
Thus, making it seem like Michelle P. is some kind of fake.
I came across this article while I was stalking a very pretty girl's tumblr page.
This is the website, http://michellephail.tumblr.com/
You be the judge.

 

I don't really know how long this has been going but it shocked me, really.
Cause Michelle seemed like a girl with Disney Princess qualities lol, you know. 
True to herself, sweet, modest, she talks about dreams and ambitions
and how girls can do it, she's quite the role model. 


Well I guess things can change, now that she's high profile and still climbing up the social ladder.
Gaining a few haters and an attitude problem to match is nothing new.
But it's weird cause it's Michelle Phan, she had that goody goody image.
And to see people hating her came as quite a shock.
Haters calling her show off, unoriginal, flirt, fake and just.. not everything as she claimed herself to be..
With photographs and her own blog entries and posts as proof, nightmare! 
Do you think she deserves all the hate she's getting right now?


I'm asking cause Michelle Phan pretty much started off like.. well like this!
She was just a blogger who became really famous, I do believe that she is a nice person.
And who knows you could be the next blog celebrity!
I guess once you decide to put yourself out there, you have to be well aware that it's almost like
presenting yourself up for critique, and critiques are hardly ever good.
So once you decide that you want to be famous through a medium of self-expression,
 be prepared and double check your archives.

I want your opinions dearies.
If you were given a choice.. Are you willing to advertise your blog? 
(With all the sponsors and endorsements you can make a living out of blogging)
Or would you rather keep your posts to yourself and just a few others?
(And keep everything nice and quiet)

I'm sorry it's too long and there's not much pictures ._.
I'll do better next time!
Til next post!



38 comments:

Yapo Nightroad said...

Ive been reading that tumblog too!! And it seems to be a little clear to me why Michelle has an increasing number of haters...

I use to like her but not anymore >.<
I really dont like that she gave up her life principles in exchange of FAME and all.

Since she is a blogger before, she should know that being a genuine person is what made her to the top.


Being famous isn't my cup of tea, and I enjoy blogging to socialize myself with people around the globe. But who doesn't want to make money over things they enjoy doing?

so um yeah, this is pretty much my opinion about this post! :3

PS, We have same size of wallet hehe! yours is cute ^_^ When mine was still new, it was kinda hard to use it cuz it's long and bulky and super fat haha! but of course im used to it now ^_^

Dolly said...

I've never been a fan of Michelle Phan but never hated her either. After reading some of the things posted on the link you put up, my image of her changed. Even if the artworks are original, she could've been more mature about the whole situation. I think she can use an attitude check.

For me, I rather just have a small modest blog. Opening myself up to immense critique ALL THE TIME would just be too hard to handle like with all the things Xiaxue has to deal with. x_x

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I heard Michelle had over 1 million members in her youtube acct now~ WOW!
It's still Sunday where I am...hope my Monday won't be so blue!!
;)

☪ | Berry Quiñones said...

advertizing would be fun i think...and i have no job so any kind of income sounds great XD XD
that wallet is so kawaii! i love see-thru sequins :D

elizabeth said...

You look so pretty in the photo! i love the wallet and about the advertising, it all depends on what you're into :)

i wouldn't do it.

Hello Naka said...

i lvoe the wakket i need one ^6 they looks sophsicated and lovely ^^ and everyone gets haters, they r jeaslous or have simple misunderstood someones blog entry or blog in general. I would like to have sponsors, since lets face it free stuff it gd, but I wouldn't want my blog to be taken over my advertisements :(

Coco said...

awwww :')
how nice of your sister!
it made me want to buy something for my sister as well >_<


about michelle phan,
i've always been a fan of hers, but sometimessssssssssssss i do feel as if i 'want' to agree with the haters about how 'dead' she has become in her vdo's. all of her vdo's seem to be scripted & i just miss how she used to be just 'ricebunny' on xanga :( but i'm still one of her supporters! i still do watch her vdo's & try her amazing tutorials.

oh my.
my comment was long! :S
- Coco

★Mel said...

your new wallet us so cute n_n!

I didnt knew anything about MP haters after reading some of the comments posted on the Disney princesses video.

And yeah, i was a little bit shocked too, because i do enjoy all her tutorials.

Btw, i think fame comes in a huge package with all good and bad stuff together, and it looks like she's really enjoying to be famous, i doubt she care about what haters are coming along.


kisses n_n <3

Tashrin said...

Wow I loved her videos. Why would people do these things to her. She did seem like a genuinely nice person.

On a completely unrelated note, I love your wallet, it is really cute.

Look forward to hearing from you

Love

Tashrin from Canada

ms. curiousity said...

hahaha! i was about to do an entry about haters! hahaha how weird and adorable is that? well, anyway, i saw this really hateful page on facebook about Filipinos. anyway you can check it out and maybe post your picture there so they'll realize that there's one pretty Filipina. just don't tell them about you being half this and that. hahaha! i miss you! power hug!

Tasja said...

To be completely hones.. I never liked Michelle.
I liked her looks.. but that's it.

I always found her "fake-ish".. I don't know it was just a feeling, because I watched a few tutorials of her and it was all.. acting ~.~
I mean: I get that you need to be a little interesting/entertaining for your watchers.. but she was taking it way to far.
Something that really bothered me and that is the reason why I don't watch her (other than the 3 movies I saw).
Also a reason for that was: I felt that other guru's "thought" you more how to achieve looks/learn techniques etc and she as more "showing off".
Also something that I didn't like.

Havin said all of that.. I think that I haven't watched a youtube tutorial in more than a year of her/anybody else xD And I never was a watcher too.

I'm more a reader of books about make-up :)

Oh and your wallet is cute! I have clutch that is kinda similar! With a cute print and those transparent sequins on top :)

♔K i M S said...

i like your new wallet ^^

mycupofhotjava said...

well first of all, i like the cutesy wallet :)

as for Michelle Phan, it's possibly just some haters but no one's perfect. and once you get more attention, the more that everything about you gets scrutinized under a miscroscope. i still like her tutorial videos :)

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aki! said...

What a nice heavy duty wallet! I love those.

As for Michelle Phan... I never really looked at her reviews, I don't really think she's a role model... She has enough people supporting her and enough people hating her. I'm not interested in joining either side.

Pop Champagne said...

I read that on Michelle Phan, hmm. I dunno. The more famous you are the more haters. "REAL" famous people don't have time to respond to all the haters like lady gaga and britney spears... so I really don't think Michelle Phan is all that lol.

Sarah said...

I used to like Michelle but I think her tutorials are too rushed and "out there," almost as if she's running out of originality and ideas. That's a very cute wallet your sister gave you!

Diana said...

Wow, I have never seen that blog until now. I don't know how I feel about her. I was a follower back then until she got all famous. I guess she's just trying to be more ambitious with everything? Even if that means telling lies or whatnot.

But anyway, I meant to comment first on how cute that wallet is! The sequins add a really nice touch to the detailing.

I'm glad you're interested in my 365 pictures. You can see them here: www.flickr.com/dianasitu

Van said...

First of all, love that wallet- adorable!

Second: I'm trying to monetize my blog right now, so yes, I would accept ads. I would never call someone a sell out for having ads on their blog. It does not devalue the medium. Instead, it allows people who love to blog to do what they love for a living and provide better content as a result.

On Michelle Phan: I still watch her videos and like her blog despite all the recent hater mess she's been getting. Sure, she's not perfect- but who is? She's not a sell-out for taking obvious opportunities.

I could counteract a lot of the hate she gets but I won't bother here. I'll just say, people shouldn't talk big online and write/say things about anyone they wouldn't say to that person to their face.

SMASH said...

Oh gosh I feel so out of the loop, I have no idea who Michelle Phan is (maybe she isn't that famous afterall...) BUT regarding your question about advertising--I wouldn't completely rule it out. Although, if I was approached by companies I would only want to partner with companies that I already like and admire. If you're gonna sell out at least have SOME principles ;)

xx
MILK TEETHS

sugar sugar said...

I neither like nor dislike Michelle but I find some of her tutorials helpful.

I think some people are being too hard on her so she's finally snapping back at them. It takes a lot of work to become famous, but I also believe that fame has a price
that people need to pay for. Somehow many people lose their ways once they reach the top, which is quite sad...

People always have their reasons for acting the way they do and I would rather give them the benefit of the doubt.

There is nothing wrong with getting sponsors, etc... as long as you remain true to who you are and don't lie to your followers for a big company.

On a lighter note, the wallet is so cute! :)

Delirium said...

Very cute wallet! And somehow I had no idea who Michelle Phan was... I'm so out of the loop.

I don't think I would ever advertise my blog or do sponsors! I'm not sure my blog would ever be good enough for that, but even if it was, I don't think so.

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog!

♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

agreed. To be honest, I really liked her old videos more.. Now, she is letting some of the fame get to her. Despite that, I think its definitely an accomplishment to becoming famous after just a blog.

By the way where did you get your wallet???I really love the design.

MizArWeN said...

I love wen ppl reading my post rather den amaze on d effect of html of d blog. So i gv all my heart and evrytin i kud to d blog...i duno if ppl see my effort o not. Bt so lucky i hev loyal fellow readers who love to spend tym reading my post. Of coz i lyk to advertise my blog..kekek!~

moon said...

You're wallet is so cutee ^^!

Err, Michelle Phan...
I know the tumblr and I used to like her, but now not anymore.
She has become a materialistic fame slut, who chooses fame above morals.

I'm not denying she doesn't have some skills, because she obviously has, but she has become really fake and unoriginal. She used to be such an sweet and innocent girl and now she's acting all high and mighty because she's famous. But maybe the sweet and innocent girl was an act too -_-

anyway, I feel cheated lor. It's not like every famous person has to be nice all the time. Xiaxue, anyone? She can be damn bitchy at times but at least she's being herself.

Ok, so MP is a pretty liar, but either way, she's still making money from her videos and haters won't stop her from doing so.

I enjoy blogging and it doesn't matter if I'm famous or not. Ofcourse it would be awesome if a lot of people read your blog, but I would comment back on their blogs once in a while too, not just answering them on my own blog -_-

Hello Naka said...

thank you for the birthday wish :)
sometimes i wonder if i would change myself for fame, I wouldn't want to but i guess i won't know XD

also i hope you get a chance to join my giveaway aswell :D http://nakasnet.blogspot.com/2011/01/mini-giveaway.html

gingerSnap said...

The wallet is nice. You are so lucky to have a thoughtful sister. About Michelle Phan I have watched her video before. But I think it's normal when you are in the peak of success then haters are coming to destroy your image. Never mind!
Why not grab the chance right?

Tasja said...

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I thought that you deserved a blog award haha so I nominated you :)!

LIZ_THARDY said...

Im not a fan of her but i don't hate her xD And her videos are cool xD

I love your wallet its so pretty n.n

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C'est moi, Cecilia ♥ said...

thanks love! hope 2011 has treated you well so far :) cite wallet! and you're looking gorgeous as always

xo

☆モモ☆ said...

Waiiii... what a cute wallet! OMG! It's such a nice design. I love it.
Btw. I will tag you in my next post.
xoxo
Momo

Dolce♥Bunny said...

Great post! Enjoyed reading this entry!
Firstly, that is so sweet of your sister to give you a wallet! its really cute with bunnies all over it and the sequins is just adorable.

Secondly abt MP, its such a difficult world we live in. The moment you get famous no matter how, you're gonna get haters. Especially on the web, there are alot of trolls out there to just bring someone down just for fun. But I admire MP that no matter what she is going through, she still stands tall and do what she needs to do.

Personally, since my blog is just for a hobby, I don't let any sponsers or anything enter my blog and just spread through word, and I like it that way :)

ooooo dear... this is long D:

MizArWeN said...

I love wen ppl reading my post rather den amaze on d effect of html of d blog. So i gv all my heart and evrytin i kud to d blog...i duno if ppl see my effort o not. Bt so lucky i hev loyal fellow readers who love to spend tym reading my post. Of coz i lyk to advertise my blog..kekek!~

♥Mishi à la mode♥ said...

agreed. To be honest, I really liked her old videos more.. Now, she is letting some of the fame get to her. Despite that, I think its definitely an accomplishment to becoming famous after just a blog.

By the way where did you get your wallet???I really love the design.

mycupofhotjava said...

well first of all, i like the cutesy wallet :)

as for Michelle Phan, it's possibly just some haters but no one's perfect. and once you get more attention, the more that everything about you gets scrutinized under a miscroscope. i still like her tutorial videos :)

ms. curiousity said...

hahaha! i was about to do an entry about haters! hahaha how weird and adorable is that? well, anyway, i saw this really hateful page on facebook about Filipinos. anyway you can check it out and maybe post your picture there so they'll realize that there's one pretty Filipina. just don't tell them about you being half this and that. hahaha! i miss you! power hug!

Yapo Nightroad said...

Ive been reading that tumblog too!! And it seems to be a little clear to me why Michelle has an increasing number of haters...

I use to like her but not anymore >.<
I really dont like that she gave up her life principles in exchange of FAME and all.

Since she is a blogger before, she should know that being a genuine person is what made her to the top.


Being famous isn't my cup of tea, and I enjoy blogging to socialize myself with people around the globe. But who doesn't want to make money over things they enjoy doing?

so um yeah, this is pretty much my opinion about this post! :3

PS, We have same size of wallet hehe! yours is cute ^_^ When mine was still new, it was kinda hard to use it cuz it's long and bulky and super fat haha! but of course im used to it now ^_^