The only thing I love more than celebrity babies are celebrity babies who openly troll the paparazzi. Therefore Stella Damon, daughter of Matt Damon and Luciana Damon, just jumped to the top of my favorite person list with this classic photo move. In fact, it’s a trolling move so classic that I’m sure it’s going to go down in history as the move that changed celebrity baby photos forever. Good luck getting your perfect first baby shot People, because times are changing.
Today it’s Stella, tomorrow it’s Honor Warren and next week it’s Duggar #45. That’s how fast trends travel in the toddler scene. (Slash, I think their nannies spread a lot of rumors.)
Sure at first you think she’s just strolling along with Dad, sitting in her seat and looking all precious. Maybe thinking about apple juice or her stock portfolio or the gender politics of her favorite doll.
Then she spots the paparazzi lurking behind every corner (or just one corner. I don’t know, I wasn’t there.) No more time to ponder who’s going to get the invite to her 2nd birthday party. Or whether she’ll serve gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting or flaxseed chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. It’s game time.
Or should I say, look right into the camera and make a face time. No one’s getting a photo of this baby looking all passive in her stroller. No way, no how. If they want a photo, they’ll get a photo. But they’ll be on Stella’s terms.
And there you have it. Stella Damon 1, paparazzi 0.
Well done baby, well done.