The Celebrity's Fame That Over 36% Of People Don't Understand

Fame is an interesting thing nowadays. A few decades ago, we typically reserved fame for actors, musicians, and other big names in Hollywood. Now, thanks to the popularity of reality TV, YouTube, and social media apps like TikTok, it doesn't take much to become famous. Even something as simple as dancing, doing makeup, or vlogging can earn you millions of devoted fans — and plenty of people have capitalized on this notion.

Of course, just because someone is famous doesn't mean that people necessarily understand why or think they're deserving of fame. Take the Kardashians for example: they're one of the most famous families in the world and have individually built million — or billion — dollar empires. It's pretty obvious how they became famous — Keeping Up with the Kardashians was a sensational success — but as to why they're famous, many people still have questions.

As it turns out, people have questions about many popular celebrities today. We asked Nicki Swift readers which celebrity's fame they just don't understand — keep reading for the surprising results! 

Paris Hilton's fame still has people perplexed

While fame can mean different things to different people, our readers certainly have a pretty solid opinion about what it means to them! We asked Nicki Swift readers which celebrity's fame they don't understand, and they did not hold back. Coming in first place was Paris Hilton with just under 37% of the vote. In second place was YouTuber Logan Paul with nearly 18% of the vote, and then former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham with 13.28% of the vote. Trailing in a close fourth place was TikTok star Charli D'Amelio, who had 13.09%, and rounding out the list was Addison Rae with 8.79% of the vote. 10.16% of voters also chose "other," with an overwhelming majority commenting that the Kardashians were their top choice for celebrities whose fame they don't understand.

It's not surprising to see why Hilton topped the list. She's been in the public eye for nearly two decades, though she's remained somewhat of a contentious figure. She's known for her hotel heiress status, The Simple Life, and her many business ventures. Despite her successes, our readers seem to be a bit perplexed about just how Hilton amassed such immense fame in the first place — but considering her long-lasting career in the spotlight, something tells us that Hilton isn't too bothered by any questions or criticism!