Thursday, May 21, 2009

Really Famous Person Leaves Me Wondering

I wrote the following blog last year on another site. Hope you enjoy.

I am a people watcher. I watch people everywhere I go. I always have. I was in IKEA this weekend, and I was checking out this older couple. They were probably in their 80's. Holding hands and walking the entire store. They were so happy. I watched young couples, store employees and everyone else. This brings me to the reason for this link.
A VERY famous person was there. I will not tell her name, because I don't want to embarrass her. I will tell you this much. She is very famous, mostly in Utah. If you held up her photo there would be 90 out of 100 Utahn's that would know her, and thousands of others around the world. She was walking with three other people. One woman, and two men. One of the men was most likely her husband and the other two were a couple also.
The problem, she was almost naked. There was less material on her top and her bottom than on a dish towel. I promise you that there are a lot of people that would wear more clothing at a beach than she was wearing.
She knew people were staring, and she was proud of it. I watched as people would look at her. Some women hit their husbands, some women shook their heads. I am sure most knew who she was. My wife pointed her out also.
Don't get me wrong, she is amazingly beautiful. BUT, here is the problem. I don't need to see her that way, and no one else does either. The things I know her for, and what and who she represents, would absolutely die if they knew she dressed like that, and I am sure she would lose a lot of people from ever buying a product she sells, sees a movie she is in, or listens to her on the radio, etc.
Like I said, I am not telling who she is, so the last sentence may not be one of the things she is famous for.
So, famous person at IKEA, show some respect for yourself, your husband, and the people you represent and put some clothes on.


David J. West said...

All you have done is make me incredibly curious because I can't picture anyone that comes to mind as a Utah celebrity doing that.

There was a Playmate from South Jordan about ten years ago but I doubt 1 in a 100 average Utahn's would recognize her. I wouldn't.

Th. said...


What's the point of keeping her a secret if she doesn't? (serious question; I can imagine some answers but I don't know yours)

Doug Johnston said...

I promised when I wrote the blog post that I would not say who it is. But it was someone that is VERY well known in Utah.