Florida Teens Reveal the Depths of Their Celebrity Obsession

Aired on 04/10/2006 | CC
Is it wrong for girls to play dumb to raise their social status and attract boys? The pop star Pink skewered what she saw as a growing trend of women downplaying their intelligence in her hit song "Stupid Girls" and the subsequent music video. In the latter, many popular female celebrities of the period, including Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson, are lampooned.

In 2006, Oprah tracked down four Florida teens who admit to idolizing celebrities like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, stars of the reality show The Simple Life, who use the epithet "bitch" as a term of endearment. Here, the teens explain why they don't mind being thought of as "stupid girls" because it comes with plenty of benefits.