Many of us have anecdotes of bumping into celebrities or knowing celebrity relatives, but what about forming true connections with celebrities? Such connections could be a way of helping you achieve fame and fortune, or at the very least some form of success. Going out of your way to meet celebrities isn’t easy. Obviously, you don’t want to be stalking celebrities. Instead, getting on speaking terms might require a more careful and controlled approach. Here are just some ways to meet famous people.
Be more than just a fan
Celebrities are constantly being approached by strangers who want their autograph. If you want to create a meaningful connection, you need to be more than a fan. There needs to be something interesting that you can offer celebrities. You may carry some influence yourself such as running a successful blog or having a strong social media following. You may even be able to offer a service that appeals to them such as selling a luxury product or offering professional photography. Being able to offer something unique is more likely to make that connection.
Get hold of VIP tickets to events and venues
Meeting these celebrities may require having VIP access to certain events and venues. Getting VIP tickets can often be expensive, although there may be ways to do it on the cheap. You may be able to find places to sign up to these celebrity guestlists online such as this Mahiki Kensington guestlist. Alternatively, you could write for a blog or magazine that has access to free VIP tickets. Working in certain luxury trades might also give you this free VIP access.
Interact with celebrities on social media
You may be able to make a name for yourself on social media that allows you to form connections with celebrities. Providing you’re not harassing a celebrity, you might be able to get into conversation on Twitter, although this can sometimes be a case of luck. Some celebrities are more active on social media and enjoy talking to average people – this list at Social News Daily shows examples of some celebrities. This won’t make you ‘friends’ – but it could be the beginning of an affiliation if they choose to then follow you on social media.
Get in contact with celebrities through their agents
If you’d like to organise an interview with a celebrity or an endorsement, it’s possible you may be able to arrange something through their agent. Such contact details can often be found online. Convincing an agent that you’re more than simply a fan may require showing some proof that you’re a professional such as contacting them through a PR company or giving evidence of your own personal value.
Become friends with PR reps and celebrity associates
Becoming friends with people associate with celebrities could be a way of getting your foot in the door. These people are likely to be more approachable and could have some prestige themselves that could be of advantage when trying to chase your own dreams of success. In fact, often it’s these people around the celebrities – the stylists, the agents and the journalists – that have the most influence.