The perils of a celebrity entourage
As a former personal assistant to celebrities, royalty, and billionaires, I've been in my fair share of celebrity entourages. While it may look like fun on the outside, it can be very stressful on the inside.
Celebrity entourages have backstabbing and backbiting
VIDEO: In this clip from The Bodyguard, close protection agent Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) meets superstar Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston). While Frank speaks to Rachel, her security, PA, accountant, personal manager, choreographer, personal trainer, stylist, and publicist all vie for attention.
The chaos in an entourage
As perfectly illustrated in the video, being in a celebrity's entourage can be very busy and chaotic. There are 101 things going on at the same time, so it's not for someone faint of heart. Being a personal assistant or lifestyle manager in these situations takes a lot of resilience and fortitude.
An entourage is like a modern-day king's court
In the video, you can see that members of the entourage are "jockeying for position" and trying to outshine each other. It's very competitive in the entourage of a celebrity or billionaire, so one can't mind the daggers being thrown at you. If you are considering being a personal assistant to an A-list celebrity, this is normally what you have to endure.
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