People all over the world treat celebrities as though they are a cut above. What happens to our opinion of these famous faces when we realize that they are real people just like us? Society loves to take normal, everyday circumstances, however unpleasant that they may be, and make people feel punished for them. Rumors are spread, lies are publicized and the truth is twisted to fit the majority prejudice. Lice are a normal part of life. Having lice is not some embarrassing social blunder or indiscretion. It’s possible for anyone can catch lice in their lifetime. Yes, celebrities do, too! If they come into contact with someone that has lice, they will get lice. Don’t believe me? Ask these renowned ladies in Hollywood.
Heidi Klum is a German worldwide supermodel who has also developed a lengthy career in reality TV, has starred in several TV series, movies and commercials. She has been seen doing commercials for big names such as McDonald’s, Barbie and even Volkswagen. Above all else, Heidi is proud to be the mother of four beautiful children. As her children are all close together in age, it is no surprise to anyone that one of them contracted lice at school. Heidi confesses that this has not happened just once, but twice to her family. She is definitely not alone. In the United States every year 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 12 will be stricken with lice, according to the CDC. Heidi relates that she missed the head lice the first time it happened because she didn’t realize the minuscule size of an adult louse. They are no larger than a sesame seed. The general recommendation is to use a fine tooth comb to sift through the hair, or even a small magnifying glass to help you get a better look.
While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2014 Jennifer Garner admitted publicly that not only had her children been dealing with lice, but she and her husband, Ben Affleck, had caught lice as well because it was in their home. Jennifer goes into detail about receiving the dreaded phone call from the school nurse, dealing with at home treatments, and the embarrassment of letting her famous friends know what was going on. In her light-hearted interview, it is fun to consider human beings are all much more alike than we sometimes realize. Yes, she is a famous movie star worth millions of dollars. Despite that, at the end of the day life tosses us all difficulties and circumstances to overcome. Lice is not anything to be ashamed of.
A pop star icon of the 1990s, Britney Spears has been nicknamed the Princess of Pop. She became the best selling teenage artist of all time and is world renowned for her music and dancing skills. Ten years ago she came up against a lice problem that just would not go away. Friends closest to her suggest that after struggling to find a real solution to the problem Britney got fed up and simply shaved her head. No one can quite blame her, seeing as how being in the public eye can oftentimes be quite hard on young people especially. Media outlets went gaga publicizing her new look and pictures were all over the TV and internet. Luckily for Britney her beautiful locks grew back. As for the rest of us, we can clearly see that celebrities are not immune to the harsh realities of life.