Our crack research team (i.e., myself) has been crunching numbers and tracking down interesting data points (i.e., what genders are Kristian Laliberte, Jamee Gregory) and we have discovered something pretty weird, actually.
Recall my last post, wherein we learned that 17 of the 25 People Magazine Hottest Celebs were women. That is 68% of the list.
Of the top 50 Fame Game profiles as of November 20th, 2008, 34 were women. This is 69.39% of the total.
The numbers are almost the same, which raises a few observations:
First, a banal one: it may not be as surprising as it seems at first, since the lists come from the same time period (roughly) and purport to measure similar things. Note, however, that the actual individual celebrities in both lists are different, so it would seem we are seeing some sort of wide effect, and not simply repeated analyses of the same data.
Second, it’s interesting to think about the industries the two lists draw from. People is overwhelmingly movie and tv stars, while Fame Game looks more at socialites, fashion moguls, and politicians. It is a little counterintuitive that the proportion would be so similar between two different areas.
Third, of course, none of this is statistically solid–yet. I plan to get into the larger Fame Game database and perhaps find out some more solid trends.
And of course, look forward to some work on race and celebrity.