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Lunchtime Poll 11/16

Here’s a lunchtime poll that will make me feel old.  Who was your first celebrity crush, if you had one?  Mine was Ricky Schroder.  I had his BOP! pictures taped all over my walls.  In my defense, little Ricky grew up to be really hot, so I might have been on to something.

By Ophelia Payne

Editor in Chief of Persephone Magazine, Ophelia spends most of her time in front of a monitor. She writes long, rambling emails in her free time.

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Davy Jones of the Monkees, but I was five. My first adolescent celebrity crush was Robby Benson because of the films, The Death of Ritchie, and Ode to Billie Joe. Then within a few months Shaun Cassidy the Hardy Boy hit the scene in 1977. I vowed undying love, covered my walls in his posters, bought every issue of Tiger Beat and Tiger Beat Star for two years. Was the first in my class to buy his LPs. My first rock concert was Shaun’s. He wore satin red pants and baseball jacket (remember that fad?) and Virgin was the opening act. Shaun always wore a pinkie signet ring which had his initials. It was inspired by his dad’s, Jack, ring. Yeah I can still recite Shaun trivia. Was sad when he married his first wife, a former Playboy playmate.

The earliest one I remember was having a crush on a cardboard cut-out at my local Hollywood Video/Blockbuster — It was Surf Ninjas (1993), and I think I liked Ernie Reyes, Jr? But I’m not even sure now.

*shudder* I hope I wasn’t sweet on Rob Schneider. I met him in person when he was on a USO tour and he is 1. short and 2. creeeeeeeepy.

My other, much more developed crush was on Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

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