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Fame- something many want, but few are actually able to attain. Most famous individuals are praised and admired for working from the ground up, coming from nothing, and making a name for themselves. Nowadays new public figures are popping up with ties already bound to the world of fame and fortune- nepotism babies.

Nepotism children are those who have famous parents, such as Zoe Kravitz, daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Kravitz has become an icon amongst the current generation with her overall aesthetic and blossoming acting career, appearing in the HBO series Big Little Lies and set to play Catwoman in The Batman coming out in 2022.

Bella and Gigi Hadid are another example of nepotism children that are amongst some of the most famous and popular celebrities in the world today. Born to a ‘Rich Housewives of Beverly Hills’ mother and a luxury real-estate father, they both appeared on national television when they were just in their early teens. We can’t deny that they are absolutely worth obsessing over, scrolling through Instagram is basically impossible without stumbling upon a single image or high-fashion advertisement including either of the Hadids.

However, I think I speak for a lot of people when I ask, “Did these people really work hard enough to become famous?” I mean, being born to famous parents means that your whole life will be examined under the public eye the moment you are born. They had already made a name for themselves the minute their parents’ famous last name was attached to their own.

Yet, it seems as if we can’t get enough of them. They have the lifestyles that everyone wants- traveling by private planes to different destinations nearly every week and they barely had to do any work for it. The flaunting on social media is enticing to get just a glimpse of what living like this would be. Even I can admit that I wish I was born a nepotism baby.

It is fair to wonder if they truly deserve everything they have accomplished. Some may say they had it easier than others, born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Are nepotism children taking away opportunities from those who worked harder than they did? It is difficult to say, but it is not hard to see the impact they are having on cultural society as a whole. I mean, does anyone NOT know someone completely obsessed with Lily-rose Depp? They are becoming our modern-day legends.

Nepotism children are truly taking over the world in a sense. While their journeys into the limelight are a little bit controversial and questionable, it is impossible to ignore how iconic they truly are.

Ameera Ozzie is currently a junior attending the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Public Relations major who enjoys learning about all things social media-related and keeping up with entertainment news. With dreams and aspirations of working with high-fashion companies on their Public Relations teams, Ameera hopes to make an impact on the world no matter what she is doing.
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