Do you really want my crush, celebrities? Let me know. Cuz if you really want my fangrrldom, I suggest you learn to manage temptation. Ain't got no respect for silly games, it ain't even worth a Like on Facebook.
Okay, okay, okay, so I completely destroyed Salt-N-Peppa's masterpiece...
The point remains -- I have a thing for celebrities who have character. Not a persona. Not a scripted state of being. I mean moral fiber. The sort of personal attributes that should be celebrated. Respected. Emulated.
Yes, yes, I'm aware my perception of them is mostly controlled by what third parties choose to report. Yes, I take it all with a bucket of salt. Yes, having someone like Tuck tell me of the respect Nathan Fillion shows for his fans means a lot more than a report from E! News.
Now that you know my criteria, here are my top 3 Celebrities with Character crushes:
1. Hugh Jackman -- He's a classic triple threat without being a Diva. He is a mighty fine piece of eye candy who doesn't take himself too seriously. More importantly, he's been married for 15 years, has two children, a dog, and respect for his family. You don't hear about him stepping out on his wife. You do see pics of him playing with his kids and the delight on their faces. His most recent charity effort is LaughingMan Coffee.
2. Trace Adkins -- I have a thing for dudes with deep voices and ponytails. He has a wicked sense of humor and is quick to call bullshit. Sure, he's tall, tall, glass of 100% hick. There is no denying the craycray that went along with his youth. What redeems him is he owns up to it. He stands accountable for his failures. He is devoted to his family and his country (I'm referring to the US Armed Forces). If you support our men and women on the front, even when you don't support the politics that sent them there, you have my respect.
3. Dolly Parton -- Oh yes. I have mad love for Dolly. It goes beyond her talents as a singer, songwriter, and actress. It's more than the fabulous wigs and devotion to rhinestones. I adore her self-deprecating humor. She can throw down a quip as easily as doll out a compliment -- and she's not stingy with either. She earned my undying devotion when she created steady employment for thousands of people in her community. She didn't just toss money at them and say "good luck with that." No, she's not out there locking down the roller coaster, but she still does shows there. She made a commitment to her community and she delivers.
So, my dear readers, which celebrity's personal character attracted you?