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Title: The Justin's
Post by: hairaplenty on August 16, 2012, 09:44 AM
Who appeals to teens now-a-days?  Justine Timberlake?  I think Justin Bieber is too young for a fifteen/sixteen year old?  Right?  WHo else is considered hot to the young set?      :bewildered:
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: AdamV on August 16, 2012, 09:50 AM
The One Direction guys? They don't know they're beautiful--that's what makes them beautiful.  :groan

Is there a certain genre your character would like?
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Raynbow Gignilliat on August 16, 2012, 10:08 AM
But two years from now, the earliest a book that sold today would be out, who knows who will be popular. I think it also dates a book to put that kind of thing in there, unless it's sure to last. And, there aren't that many people/things that do. Just my opinion, though.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Artemesia on August 16, 2012, 10:13 AM
Actually, I think the Biebs is like 18 now? For a 15/16 year old girl, in their heads that could mean he could totally be their "Boyfriend"...but (depending on what you're writing) this could date the story. You might want to make up a fictional pop star.

(oh, I just noticed Raynbow said the same thing...)
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: MysteryRobin on August 16, 2012, 10:55 AM
Yeah, I'd make someone up so as not to date the book...
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: andracill on August 16, 2012, 11:59 AM
Ditto what Robbie said -- much better to make up your own icon (which will be timeless).
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: hairaplenty on August 16, 2012, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I know all that.  Been down this road before.  Really, anyone know of singers/actors in the news today, that teens are interested in?  Please.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Artemesia on August 16, 2012, 02:55 PM
Well then, I'd definitely agree with Adam about One Direction.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Artemesia on August 16, 2012, 02:58 PM
Oh, and if you're looking for actors as well, Robert Pattinson just got even more attractive as girls all over the world want to comfort him over his break up with Kristen Stewart. (the Twilight couple)
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: ChristinefromCorona on August 16, 2012, 03:20 PM
Eminem is still popular with the high school crowd.

Do you have access to teen magazines?  The hottest celebs are on the covers.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: hairaplenty on August 16, 2012, 04:22 PM
Thanks!  Forgot about ol'Rob.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: AmyD on August 16, 2012, 04:40 PM
Actually, I was kind of surprised at how absolutely thrilled some of those Olympic athletes were that Justin Bieber was tweeting them and making videos to encourage them during the games. Missy Franklin is 17 and she was swooning. The gymnasts, too. So maybe he does appeal to a certain type of teen?
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Artemesia on August 16, 2012, 04:53 PM
lol, millions of screaming teen girls can't be wrong. The Biebs is hot right now.
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: AnnH on August 16, 2012, 05:06 PM
One advantage of making up a teen idol is that the made-up one won't be arrested or caught in some major scandal in the next couple of years. Just a thought.  :)
Title: Re: The Justin's
Post by: Artemesia on August 16, 2012, 06:49 PM
I *just* got a new follower on Twitter that recommends where to buy Bieber merch...coincidence? I think not.  :eh2