In last month’s inaugural edition of Shut Up Vogue, I pointed out that Vogue was using some random actress in a photoshoot instead of a model. Vogue – at least the American edition – has never had a problem with using actresses instead of models, but they usually choose ones you’ve heard of. I should have known something was up with the selection of Palmer, though. Until now, the only reason I had even slight awareness of her name is because she spent about five minutes as the face of Jurlique, a beauty brand based in her native Australia.
Since the issue of Vogue came out, Palmer has been promoting the hell out of her new movie, I Am Number Four. The lion’s share of the attention, though, is going to two of Palmer’s costars, Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron, who hooked up while shooting the movie and may or may not be engaged. Not to be outdone, Palmer made out with Zac Efron, and soon after a gossip item about it appeared on E Online. Even Palmer’s IMDB profile is trying to force me to like her, particularly the “Teresa completed high school at Mercedes College in 2003, where she was a popular student” line in her official bio.
Get it, everyone? Teresa Palmer is determined to be really famous, even if she has to play beard for a Disney actor in order to try and budge out of her third spot in line. You read it here – or, actually, in Vogue – first.