Woman Crush Wednesday: Katy Perry

Above: Katy Perry
Above: Katy Perry

Name: Katy Perry

Birthdate: October 25, 1984

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California

Claim to fame: Being one of the most well-known and successful artists in the music industry today. Also, most recently, she became the highest-earning female entertainer on the planet. 

Interesting fact: Perry’s original name is actually Katheryn Hudson but she changed it to Katy Perry (her mother’s maiden name) to avoid confusion with actress, Kate Hudson.

Best quotes: “I can’t be the candy queen forever”

“I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease.”

Why we love her: Katy Perry is an absolute power of pop in the music industry. The numbers are in: she’s officially the highest-earning female entertainer on the entire planet in 2015, according to Forbes. With annual earnings of more than $135 million, she’s comes in at third overall, behind only Mayweather and Pacquiao (Who are only even on that list because of that one under-whelming but over-paying fight). 

Perry has made a name for herself as one of the biggest pop acts in music history with her fun-loving lyrics and dynamite pop hooks, as well as her colourful and elaborate, food-inspired costumes and set designs. A Katy Perry concert is like one giant mushroom trip into candy land, with her as the chameleon performer at the forefront, changing hair colours more often than someone with multiple personality disorder.

This is all crazy to think, considering Perry grew up in a hardcore Christian household. She wasn’t allowed to listen to pop music or eat ‘Lucky Charms’ growing up because her parents thought the word “lucky” was too closely associated with ‘Lucifer’. So Perry started off as a gospel singer, but eventually broke through into pop music with her hit and controversial single, “I Kissed a Girl”. Lets just say, Perry has come a long way since singing in her local church choir.

Now up in the ranks as one of the most successful and highest-earning artists of all time, Perry has one of the biggest and most successful concert tours on the market. It’s big, loud, colourful, and something that will surely impress those who aren’t even fans.

Katy Perry is a powerful and independent woman, who seems to do exactly whatever the hell she wants and has a blast doing it. That’s why she’s impossible to ignore and impossible not to love.

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Jamie Rea

Jamie Rea is a writer and web-entrepreneur based in Toronto. He specializes in writing about dating, relationships, lifestyle, entertainment, and culture. On top of his own blog creations The Brolog and Thoughts4Men, he also also heads up the writing team for the web-based Toronto company, Park Bench, as well as contributes regularly to the Thought Catalog based out of New York. His work has been published in various places such as vancitybuzz.com and theurbandater.com. You can follow along with his blogs – www.thebrolog.com and www.thoughts4men.com to read his stuff on a weekly basis.

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