Everyone is after their fifteen minutes of fame and sometimes, they will go to desperate measures to get it. The glitz and glamour of Hollywood drags people in towards its shiny lights, promising that they too can be a big star.
Who wouldn’t want the money, notoriety and luxurious lifestyle? Some are willing to give up just about anything to have a slice of the action.
For every person who wants to be famous, there are thousands more right behind them. So the best way to break a deal is to really stand out from the crowd. For those who are naturally talented, this isn’t such a hard problem. However, for those who aren’t so gifted. they will need to either make a big splash in the publicity pool or find other ways to advance themselves.
When it comes to these next ten big stars, whether it’s an enemy selling out their secrets, or they have confessed to the act – they have all been named as someone who slept their way to the top.
10. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is best known for her sultry appeal and bright red lips but she also gave herself a name as the woman who slept her way through the industry in 2014. Her second album, Ultraviolence,features a track called “F***ed My Way Up To The Top” and when she was questioned by press about the lyrics, she admitted it was a “commentary” on her own life.
Desperate to hit the big time as a singer, she slept with a lot of big names in the industry in hope that they would cut her a record deal. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. She told Complex magazine, “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying”.
Well, it didn’t work out initially for the “Summertime Sadness” singer then but her, um, hard work eventually paid off. Her debut album Born To Die was the fifth best selling album of 2012 in the U.S
9. Rita Ora
Poison singer Rita Ora supposedly slept with “20 dudes” in a bid to kick start her career, according to her one-time boyfriend, Rob Kardashian. When the pair broke up in 2012, Rob went on a crazed Twitter rant all about how he had been cheated on just so his girlfriend could boost her own career. He tweeted: “She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together. I wonder how many she will sleep with now we’re apart?” Then in a separate tweet: “I’m actually disgusted a woman could give up her body to more than 20 dudes in less than a year’s time trying to start a career”.
It was his older sister, Khloe Kardashian, who managed to calm him down when she tweeted: “Rob, be nice kid”. The undignified messages were soon taken down and replaced with a less scandalous rant where he preached “loyalty” and “self-respect”. Ora since went on to have a relationship with Calvin Harris for a year and has now landed a judge’s seat on the UK’s X Factor.