The importance of being Pippa
Roll call ... anyone who heard of Pippa Middleton before 2011, please raise your hand.
Then came THE DRESS, and the videos, and the ass-appreciation societies, the broken romance, the rumoured romances, the papparazzi, the lookalikes, the book deal ... is it any wonder she ended up on so many year-end lists?
In the annual lists of top Google searches, Pippa is right up there, That accounts for her ranking in the category "fastest rising" in Google year-end lists of top searches. In Canada, she was No. 2; in Ireland, No. 1; around the world, No. 3.
Becoming iconic, of course, has its price. There has been battles with Britain's Press Council, some embarrassing party photos and even more embarrassing attempts by others to cash in on her name. And, of course, some noble efforts to re-create her magic rear profile.
Remember the 15,000 crumpets used in a vast mosiac homage to Her Royal Hotness?