Celebrity Appeal: The More Things Change …

Betty White, 90 years old and America's favorite celeb.
90-year-old Betty White, America’s most appealing celebrity for three years running.

In today’s world, it seems a new celebrity emerges every minute. But in surveys of ~1,100 Americans conducted weekly by E-Poll Market Research, the same old names keep popping up as the celebrities that are the most appealing.

And I do mean “the same old“:  For the third year in a row, E-Poll Market Research reports that the most appealing celebrity is … Betty White. She’s the nonagenarian who’s been gracing the TV screens of America ever since the 1960s.

Who are the other celebrities who top the list of “most admired?” Reading the list is like taking a trip down Memory Lane:

  • Sandra Bullock
  • Carol Burnett
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Tom Hanks
  • Robin Williams

You might wonder which celebrity is gaining most in appeal when compared to the previous year’s surveys. That would be Aziz Ansari, the Parks and Recreation star who has also had quite a successful run in stand-up comedy.

Several other “up and comers” include Andy Samberg, Aaron Rogers and Melissa McCarthy.  Clearly though, it’s the “old bulls” that maintain their sway over the American public.

The big takeaway from the research is this: However difficult it may be to accomplish, for those who do manage to break into the top ranks of celebrity appeal, it’s likely they’ll stay there for years to come.

One thought on “Celebrity Appeal: The More Things Change …

  1. With social media and video sharing websites like Facebook and YouTube, it’s becoming easier to find new talent and break out. A lot of television shows are hiring their own social media correspondents to promote the show, and manage people that discuss the shows on social media websites. Depending on how good you are at what you do, and your popularity with an audience, you can definitely be on top for a very long time.

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