Katie Cazorla has had a few brief brushes with fame. In 2002, she was in a sports-based competition reality show on ESPN called Beg Borrow & Deal. Though a charismatic personality on the show, her team sadly did not win the grand prize. Then she was part of a pilot project called The Weekly Real with Josh Gates of the Syfy series Destination Truth. Again, an awesome concept, but never picked up as a series. After years of trying to cultivate her interests into a career, it’s clear she’s finally found her niche in the worlds of professional business and show business.
Katie came to Los Angeles and created a successful business called The Painted Nail, which is an established oasis of comfort and beauty for not only celebrities, but every day clients who enjoy the affordable yet lavish services with custom TPN brand polishes. As if this accomplishment was not enough, Katie was approached by the TV Guide Network in early 2011 to create her own reality show centered around her business and her fast-pace life.
Her series Nail Files was quickly a fan favorite and is currently airing Season Two on Sunday nights. There is no doubt that fans not only enjoy her antics and the drama around her workplace, but the featured celebrity visitors also draw in some interest.
Katie herself comes through as a lover of pop culture and during on-camera interviews after the celebrity encounters expresses her excitement when certain celebrities pop into her business. During Season One, she seemed most excited when singer Debbie Gibson came in (“Hello?! I was a child of the 80′s…Debbie Gibson looks hot!” Katie stated in the episode) and often took the opportunity to have her VIP clients name her animal cruelty-free custom polishes, with Debbie naming one of her products “Electric Blue”.
It is clear Katie‘s career has finally hit a comfortable stride at her rise to the top, and the very creative PR behind her TV show is helping to include fans. She has toured the country multiple times in the past year in her Nail Files van giving free manicures to viewers of the show. My opinion? If you want to watch a show about a strong woman with a big personality who has truly obtained her dreams through her love of pop culture and mani/pedis, make an “appointment” with Nail Files ASAP. Check your local listings.
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I have met him [singer Dwight Yoakum] one time very briefly at a restaurant in Los Angeles and I just did my best, I was introduced to him, and I did my best to keep my cool, and shake his hand, and get out of there. Not reveal that I was an enormous Dwight Yoakum nerd…I was in a diner once wearing a Dwight Yoakum shirt in that he came into, and I felt humiliated and sort of like, crouched down beneath the booth I was in.
-Josh Gates, DT (Destination Truth) Fan Radio, July 9th 2012
The winning ticket and the prize. Photo from Amanda Rosenblatt
Linda, a cancer survivor and single mom from Illinois, did what hundreds, maybe even thousands, of C2E2 convention attendees did. She filled out a blue raffle ticket at the Profiles in History booth to win a giveaway, dropped it in the clear plastic case and walked away. She completely forgot about it until she found out she had won.
“I am pretty overwhelmed right now,” the smiling fan stated as she stood near her prize. “This is the best case scenario,” General Manager of Profiles Fong Sam said of the situation. “We were a little concerned the fan wouldn’t show up and that we’d have to ship the item, but this is so much better!”
You can see video of Linda opening up her prize, the mock first issue comic of Captain America from the film “Captain America” starring Chris Evans, along with the Fong Sam interview, plus footage of Josh Gates of “Destination Truth” and Joe Maddalena of Profiles/“Hollywood Treasure”. Two more photos from the event after the page break.
”Someone said to me once, ‘When you see fans with Gaga tattoos, does it make you worry they’ll regret it one day?’” pop star Lady Gaga reminisced in this video while on-stage at one of her Spring 2011 shows. “And I said ‘No, I’m gonna bust my [expletive] the rest of my life to make sure you never regret it.”
Waldo, an avid Gaga fan and the subject of her conversation in the video, was ecstatic ”Right after the show when I went to see her, she actually signed my arm, which I got tattooed,” the young fan stated, showing off the fresh addition to his “Little Monster” adornment.
Tattoos immortalizing fandoms have been prevalent in pop culture for quite a few decades, but the Gaga fan community in particular is a current example of a fan’s object of affection directly encouraging ink (among a long list of examples, Exhibit B: the artist kissing a fan’s tattoo HERE and Exhibit C: fan Stephanie getting national recognition for her Gaga ink and fandom HERE). Heck, Gaga herself has a “Little Monsters” tattoo dedicated to her loyal fan community. However, there are some pop culture figures who wish those who idolized them maybe did not take their love to this extreme.
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