Everything is in the juxtaposition. Staten Island’s golden boy, Pete Davidson, is the subject of one of our most mysterious celebrity crushes. Tall, gangly, goofy and hilarious, Davidson has dated some of the most beautiful, powerful, and united women in Hollywood. The question is: how?!?!
Lainey Lui and Chloe Wilde took a deep dive into Davidson’s seemingly inexplicable attractiveness this week on Etalk‘s Off The Record podcast, discovering the secrets of Saturday Night Live star charm and incredible ability to attract celebrities and civilians.
The most recent episode of Off The Record started with a confession from Chloe: Pete Davidson’s name is on her list (you know “the list” – the one you and your SO have that names your celebrity loyalty exceptions). Of course, Chloe is not alone. Numerous SNL fans fell in love with Pete – far fewer could pinpoint precisely Why.
Yes, Pete is goofy and funny in a way that evokes high school memories (the fact that he dresses like a teenager with an endless collection of hoodies only intensifies the nostalgia) but there has to be. have more than that, right? Lainey and Chloe have several intertwined theories about Pete’s popularity, but one of the most intriguing is the idea that the root of our collective crush lies in the famous women he’s dated – from Arianna Grande and Kaia Gerber to Margaret Qualley and Phoebe Dynevor. As if they or they everyone sees something in Pete, it must be there, right?
The theory has led to a discussion of how Davidson’s love life has been good for his public image and media exposure, when often the same kind of coverage of a female celebrity is often critical and damaging (see: Taylor Swift ). The media’s obsession with dated Swift A-listers has hurt the attention his work has received. With Davidson, however, this seems to have served only as a positive platform for his plans.
Of course, there’s more to Pete’s past relationships. Davidson definitely has a deep personal appeal on many levels. For example, the comedian has been both generous and sincere in talking about issues like mental health and addiction, candidly discussing his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and depression in the media.
Earlier this year, he appeared to encourage those who were struggling to ask for help. “I was diagnosed with BPD a few years ago, and I was still so confused all the time, and I just thought something was wrong and I didn’t know how to deal with it,” a- he told Glenn Close during a conversation for Varietyfrom the series “Actors on Actors”. “When someone finally tells you, the weight of the world feels lifted off your shoulders. You feel so much better.
This kind of openness to the closed world of celebrity culture is appealing in and of itself. And then there’s the fact that he’s actually photogenic AF…
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