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Last weekend, a formerly-unknown jazz musician became a worldwide Twitter trend: Esperanza Spalding.
… I know.
I had never heard of her either prior to the Grammys. It was only after I'd caught up with all my celebrity gossip (university life can delay certain priorities) that I realized Justin Bieber, for once, actually got overthrown in the Twitterverse post-red carpet. Of course, there are quite a few 'Beliebers' running around saying some nasty things about Esperanza. Which makes me think: do underdogs ever truly win?
Remember the days of “Leo-mania,” when all the girls (myself excluded) lined up at the cinemas to watch Titanic for the fifth time, just to see their idol Leonardo “King of the World” DiCaprio romance Kate Winslet on the silver screen? Remember how females of all ages wanted their very own Lloyd Dobbler after a young John Cusack stole hearts with his infamous boombox scene in Say Anything?
Remember when Alec Baldwin was hailed as a sex symbol rather than the world’s worst father? (Never mind. Let’s not go there.)