Monday, December 1, 2008
Celebrity alter egos.
With the recent unveiling of Sasha Fierce, Beyonce's alter ego, I wanted to revisit some other famous folks who reinvented themselves by taking on another persona.
Garth Brooks- Chris Gaines
Garth Brooks, in an attempt to go back to his rock and roll roots, unveiled his alter ego Chris Gaines. Apparently no one was interested. The album was a flop.
David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie was one of the first to adopt an alter ego. Flamboyant and androgynous, the character ushered in the glam movement of the early 1970's.
Eminem- Slim Shady
Eminem allegedly came up with this alter ego on the toilet. Nasty!
Mariah Carey- Mimi
Mariah Carey claims that Mimi is a very personal nickname used only by close friends and family. Not anymore. Carey's multi-platinum album "The Emancipation of Mimi" made sure of that.
Miley Cyrus- Hannah Montana
There is not much difference between the two besides a blonde wig and a hopped up Disney-created persona. She is the first alter ego star to have her own 3D movie.