The definition of ‘young’ and ‘old’ is always fluid and often based more on comparison than anything else – for example, we often hear of the older generation being left behind, yet only 2x years ago America elected a 70-year-old president, whereas 10x years earlier a 47-year-old Barack Obama was elected. So we have gone with the cut-off point here of 35 years representing young. And what of celebrity? Let’s go nice and simple – a famous person, irrespective of background.
Celebrities are always linked with the latest fashion trends and crazes in popular culture – sometimes they lead and other times they follow. So it’s no surprise to see young celebrities, who have grown up in an online and ever digitalized world, embracing online gaming. Let’s take a close look at 4 of them!
Zac Efron rose to prominence in the 2000s with his leading role in High School Musical. He’s been a regular fixture in a variety of film genres ever since including New Year’s Eve (2011), The Paperboy (2012) and The Greatest Showman (2017). The 31-year-old Californian resident has also had relationships with other celebrities including actor Vanessa Hudgens and entrepreneur/model Sami Miro. Efron loves nothing more than settling down to play the shooter game ‘Halo’, so much so that he even hosted the Halo 3 Midnight Madness launch event in 2007. So if he’s not filming his latest musical to go on your big screen then there’s always a chance that he’s singing along whilst playing online in the same room as you, maybe even here at https://www.casumocasino.se .
Mila Kunis has been playing significant roles initially in TV before breaking through into the film industry ever since the age of 14. To add to her celebrity status she has had 2x remarkably high profile boyfriends, 1 who has subsequently become her husband. She began dating Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin in 2002 before marrying Ashton Kutcher in July 2015. But when it comes to online gaming, the 35-year-old Ukraine born beauty loves nothing else than playing World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. You can only imagine what date night with Macaulay Culkin would have looked like – a fantasy universe meeting swinging paint pots and blowtorches aimed at the head?
Europeans and Americans sometimes need to be reminded that there is a celebrity world out there, arguably bigger, on the other side of the world. Introducing the 23-year-old Myrtle Sarrosa from the Philippines who became a household name after winning the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 in 2012. Since then she has sung, written, acted and hosted so it’s fair to say that she’s a pretty big deal! After getting into gaming by playing Pokemon on the Gameboy, Sarrosa lists PUBG – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – as her online gaming genre of choice. She recently joined an international gaming competition in Bangkok and is proud to be the Philippines’ first celebrity representative in international e-sports and gaming.
So let’s finish with the most decorated Olympian of all time – ‘The Baltimore Bullet’, ‘Flying Fish’ aka Michael Phelps who hung up his trunks with a whopping 28 Olympic swimming medals. Incredibly, at the age of 33, Phelps is already on his second retirement yet still to us is a young celebrity with a love of the online gaming world. Now anyone who has that number of Olympic medals is clearly committed bordering on the obsessive, so it’s no surprise that that trait appears away from the pool as well. Call of Duty was his online game of choice, with him racking up over 30 hours a week in previous years – almost an hour a week for every medal.
Online gaming is for everyone, irrespective of background and whatever else you might have on your plate – fame certainly hasn’t got in the way for these young celebrities!