I'd hazard a guess that Kerry Katona has made 10 times what Mark Wright has out of being a pro-celebrity. With Katie Price you could probaby multiply it by 20.
Men are very much the poorer partner when it comes to talentless celebrities. The reason I think for this is because women can appeal to both sexes, the men perve on them and buy the lads mags and the women read the womens mags and buy the merchandise. I doubt very many straight males have an interest in Mark Wright enough to buy a magazine with him in it or read his book (I'm sure he's got one somewhere).
I originally replied to the all too frequent accusation of misogyny (literally women-hating) that was directed at members of this board. I was pointing out why I think women appear more frequently in this thread and it is because when it comes to jobs where there are either a lot of candidates (news, weather) or jobs that require little talent (TV presenting) women will be more often picked for their looks. The men on the other hand will more often be picked because of personality, humour or distinguished career.
Look at the One show. The males that have presented the show have been known before the show: Chiles (Business, Football), Chris Evans, Jason Manford (comedian) and now Matt Baker (Blue Peter, Countryfile). Only Baker could be classed as being chose for anything other than personality.
Then look at the women that have been picked, Nadia Sawalha, Bleakley (largely regional TV), Alex Jones (largely regional Welsh TV), Myleene Klass. Only Sawalha really fits the category of being picked for her personality rather than looks.
It's the classic Big Breakfast line-up, funny male host with sexy female host. Men can be just as talentless and the reason I think there are less is because less are picked purely because they are good looking.
I didn't accuse you personally of misogyny. My comment was referring the the fact that almost twice as many women as men were deemed talentless when I posted. It was also posted with a question mark because it was the topic of the day on Radio 5live.
I pulled you up personally because you stated that there are no male equivalents. You made that statement, I didn't accuse you of anything.
You also seem to think Rylan isn't applicable because you don't watch big brother.
And again the above comment. Women are picked for looks and men are picked for talent.
So essentially a celebrity is someone you know. If it's a women, she got there because she's got looks and if it's a man he's more than likely been picked for his talent.
Do you have any other insightful evidence as to why women are more talentless than men?