Los Angeles- AKA the City of Angeles, the sunshine city, where people come to "make it" and where traffic is to blame for everything. Whatever you know it as, there is no denying that there is some sort of stereotype that comes with this city. Why don't the residents defend themselves? The answer is simple- Ain't nobody got time for that. But we are going to rack up on some brownie points and let you in on 6 little secrets!
1. HOLLYWOOD IS WHERE THE CELEBRITIES ARE AT
Myth: Celebrities are rarely spotted in Hollywood, unless it's for an event at a private venue. Who can blame them, the streets are practically filled with bums and hot dog stands for those late night munchies. There is honestly nothing glam about Hollywood. It is filled with "historic" venues that was once the creme de la creme. Besides, the "Big Six" film studios know better than to place themselves in the heart of Sunset Blvd, where tourists are taking selfies with Britney Spears look-a-likes.
2. PEOPLE DON'T EAT, THEY JUST JUICE
Myth: Sure, they go on their #cleaneating #detoxday #ijustcamebackfromvegas seshes, but they don't just consume solids like a hamster and rely on these juices 24/7. LA is known for having incredible restaurants and chefs, all for what- stock photos? Besides, food is needed to sustain the alchy. Nobody wants to be the girl who passes out like bitch. Not cute.
3. EVERYBODY IS SNOBY AND RUDE
Myth: It's called the resting bitch face. Some people are born with it, like that is literally their face. Everybody just has places to go and people to see. Besides, they practically invented the tipping system, so there is some sort of compassion under all that botox.
4. EVERYBODY IS TAN BECAUSE NOBODY HAS A DAY JOB
Myth: I'm sorry, but do you see a sign that says "Los Angeles- closed Monday-Wednesday". Nope- you know why? Because that latte you got at Starbucks required a barista, that sweater you got on Melrose required a cashier, and that billboard you saw for Ride Along 2 required an advertising agency, all of which operate during the day. The truth is, a couple of tanning salon seshes will go a long way.
5. EVERYBODY IS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Myth: While LA is known for its entertainment scene, not everybody is an model, actor, or mactor (yes- we call them mactors if they are trying to do both). DTLA houses some of the biggest investment firms, while Westwood/UCLA is known for its top medical facilities. Do we even need to talk about the culinary industry here?
6. THE RICH AND FAMOUS SHOP ON RODEO DRIVE
Myth: You will spot a random European or Asian dude before you find any celebrities on Rodeo. Even the natives avoid this area. If someone from the 90120 is there, it is most likely because YSL charges a hefty shipping fee for any exchanges or returns. More importantly, the rich and famous either have personal stylists, or have the outfit made from the designers themselves.