Act crazy to get noticed
Around March 2016, to get close to Zac Efron, fan Ahmed Ture did one of the craziest things we’ve heard of. He chased Efron’s car at the set of Baywatch – yup, actually chased his car! Ture was holding his phone and wanted to get a video of his favorite celebrity. His phone slipped, falling to the ground and smashing. However, this ended well for Ture when Efron actually stopped and asked: “Dude, did your phone just break?” He was so amazed at Ture’s sheer bravado that he invited Ture to the set of Baywatch. Not only that, Efron sponsored Ture’s new phone – a brilliant bonus! They eventually became friends on and off social media!
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Book or autograph signings are the perfect opportunity to meet your favorite celebrity
First things first, you need to know when and where your favorite celeb will be making an appearance. Book signings, autograph events, and meet-ups are all great options. Once you’ve got that down, it’s time to make the most of your moment in the spotlight. You only have a few seconds to make an impression, so get creative! Make them laugh, say something thought-provoking, or even suggest a charity fundraiser.
Take it from high-schooler Nicole Muxo, who asked basketball superstar Dwyane Wade to be her prom date at one of his book signings. To everyone’s surprise, Wade actually took her up on the offer and showed up as her date! Check out the video of their epic prom night here🤩🤩🤩
Support your idol’s cause
Celebrities go out of their way to support advocacies and charities, often taking a personal interest in them, and becoming well acquainted with people who advance their causes. Thus, another way you could befriend a celebrity is to support and take up their causes.
In 2014, this is exactly what Jesse Helt did as he became friends with Miley Cyrus. When Miley was on an outreach campaign in a Los Angeles shelter, Helt was there supporting Miley’s cause. Later on, Miley allowed Helt to be the one to accept her award at the MTV Video Music Awards. As he accepted the award, Helt also gave a really emotional speech, which drew tears from the crowd. From then on, Miley and Helt were good friends.
From these tips, you could see that it takes a combination of courage and creativity to become friends with a celebrity. Just keep in mind that celebrities are humans, too, and just like you, they do need friends.