Poor Pippa Middleton. Not only was she cursed with a perfect bottom, but she also fell victim to the classic “my sister married a prince and now all anyone wants to talk about is them” curse. Just like Jan Brady, she’s coming into her in the shadow of her more royal sister.
She’s currently promoting her new book Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Families and Friends and trying to come to terms with the fact that people may only buy it because they’re hoping to get more insight into Kate Middleton’s little sister. Or perhaps they’re thinking Pippa planted clues in the book as to when Kate Middleton will conceive her highly anticipated baby. Like a treasure map to the birth, they’re hoping that if they read between enough lines, they’ll get a little insight on the expected delivery date.
In an article for The Daily Mail about her book, she writes:
‘It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of thirty, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom.
One day, I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime, I think it’s fair to say that it has its upside and its downside. I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of, but in most ways I’m a typical girl in her twenties trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances.’
While I admire Pippa’s candor, I think calling herself another typical girl in her twenties might be a little misleading. In the same way it’s misleading when people act like Lena Dunham’s just another hapless soul wandering through her quarter-life crisis. The average twenty-something doesn’t steal headlines away from her sister on her wedding day because she looks so stunning in her dress.
She lucky enough to be blessed with a bottom that launched esteemed Facebook groups like “Pippa Middleton Ass Appreciation Society”
as well as a brother-in-law who can probably pull some major strings. So she should stop questioning that part of her life and just embrace the fact that she may sell a few books based on the fact that her bottom’s an international celebrity.
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