Britney Spears is a queen, and one of the most recognizable stars in the world!
But gurl wasn't born famous! In fact, Britney says her rise to fame was so surprising, she was NOT prepared for it at all! She says:
"It was kind of like a dream. I’m from a small town and I wasn’t expecting anything. When it happened, it was kind of surreal. I got so busy traveling that I was oblivious to it all. I didn’t even realize what was happening. It was like a dream that I never woke up from. It was pretty spectacular."
But not every aspect of fame was spectacular; some of it was horrifying! Britney says:
"This is the thing. I’m actually really shy. I don’t like having my picture taken. I don’t like the attention, but it’s something that comes with success. I’ve accepted the paparazzi are going to be there; I just try to wear the same thing every day so I become uninteresting."
Well, that's one way to deal with having your picture taken! Better than saying "cheese" 300 times a day! LOLz!
But for a shy, small town girl there must be bigger pitfalls than paparazzi! So how does Britney keep from going crazy? She says it's all about sticking to your roots. She says:
"It’s important to have a group of people around you who can keep you down to earth. It’s a mind-altering experience when you become a pop star at such a young age. Some people are made for it and some people aren’t. If you keep good friends around you and stay grounded, you’ll be ok."
Sounds like good advice to us! Just remember that before U become famous, boyz and gurls!