(From a confessional piece by Christina Kelly, former editor of Elle Girl, YM, Jane, and Sassy.)
"Why do we crave celebrities? Here's my theory. To be human is to feel inconsequential. So we worship celebrities and we seek to look like them. All the great things they have done we identify with in order to escape our own inconsequential lives. But it's so dumb.
With this stream of perfectly airbrushed, implanted, liposuctioned stars, you would have to be an absolute powerhouse of self-esteem already not to feel totally interior before them. So we worship them because we feel inconsequential, but doing it makes us feel even worse. We make them stars, but then there fame makes us feel insignificant. I am part of this whole process as an editor. No wonder I feel soiled at the end of the day."