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Famous for being famous is a pejorative term for someone who attains celebrity status for no particular identifiable reason and appears to generate their own fame, or someone who achieves fame through a family or relationship association with an existing celebrity.

Famous for being famous is a pejorative term for someone who attains celebrity status for no particular identifiable reason (as opposed to fame based on achievements, skill or talent) and appears to generate their own fame, or someone who achieves fame through a family or relationship association with an existing celebrity.

People who have been described as "famous for being famous" include Angelyne, Paris Hilton, Katie Price and the Kardashian family.