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Fame Costs

by | 16th, August 2004

‘CAN you catch fame?

Lesson No.1: Marry a famous husband

We ask this in light of the Mail’s story of 16-year-old Nikki Allen, who until Posh Spice decided to buy her family home for £750,000, lived next door to the international singing pencil.

The Mail has it that Posh was so taken with her singing neighbour Nikki that, instead of merely passing on tips over the fence between their adjoining properties or introducing her to music types, she bought her house.

And this means that Nikki is now free to follow her dream (surely, destiny).

Nikki’s father, a detective superintendent at Scotland Yard, explains further.

‘We have been incredibly happy here and, if finances allowed, we would love to stay,’ says dad.

‘But Nikki is a stunning girl who is doing fantastically well and we really believe she has the chance to make it as a singer, so sacrifices have to be made.’

And sacrifices cost. There’s the tip to America, where, like Posh, Nikki plans to make it big.

And, like Posh, there is the marketing campaign, in which dad Mick has to buy around 500 copies of his sensationally talented daughter’s first single to get her noticed.

And it’s all thanks to Posh – her generosity of spirit, her desire to buy up the Allen’s house (and thereby improve security at Beckingham Palace, her Hertfordshire pad) and her lesson to Nikki and millions of other girls with stardust in their eyes that, however talentless you might be, you can still make money as a popstar…’

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