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Old 02-14-2020, 08:16 AM
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Nope. I guess I'm officially old now
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:27 AM
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Where I failed was the ‘in their twenties’ part. If presented with a list of celebrities, I couldn’t peg their ages within 10 years without some thought, and I’d probably be wrong.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:38 AM
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How do I know who's in their 20s without taking the 2 seconds to google them?
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:08 AM
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Kylie Jenner immediately came to mind. And that's only because Yahoo news is constantly telling me how hot she is.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:25 AM
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I couldn't in two seconds.

Most of the pretty young girls I could think of are known for being singers or actresses.

First name I could come up with, while writing this, is some instagram model I keep seeing in Reddit named Sabrina Lynn. But then again, I have a thing for redheads.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:55 AM
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Does thinking of "Whoever the youngest Kardashian kid is" count?
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:05 PM
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Does thinking of "Whoever the youngest Kardashian kid is" count?
Just got this on my yahoo feed today:

Kylie Jenner Wears Sexy Curve-Hugging Red Outfit for Valentine's Day Party
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:32 PM
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Kate Upton - just checked, she's 27, so I picked yes. Mainly known as a swimsuit model, and her few acting roles are primarily of the "hot chick" variety.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:48 PM
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Heh, I thought of Kim Kardashian and Chris Hemsworth, then looked them up to find they are both nearly 40.

At least I didn't say Mary Pickford.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:03 PM
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I went with the Hadid sisters (Bella and Gigi). Since their only celebrity is for modeling I think they count.
That's a good call.

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Nope. Billie Eilish immediately sprang to mind, but she doesn't meet the criteria. Ariana Grande came to me next, but not within the time limit.
Billie Eilish isn't in her twenties, though, and is definitely not known for being good-looking or sexy. I mean, she's not ugly or anything, but she's known for her music, not for being sexy. Ariana Grande is definitely known for her looks, but not "largely."
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Justin Bieber. Not my cuppa tea, but a lot of people think he's sexy.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:10 AM
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Kate Upton - just checked, she's 27, so I picked yes. Mainly known as a swimsuit model, and her few acting roles are primarily of the "hot chick" variety.
Yeah, that’s the one I immediately thought of, but I just couldn’t conjure up her name in the two second time limit.

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Old 02-15-2020, 03:48 AM
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Justin Bieber. Not my cuppa tea, but a lot of people think he's sexy.
That was the one I came up with, though it took me 4 seconds. I thought he was known for singing more than sexy ... but I couldn't name any of his songs.

BTW, the SPOILER box does NOT prevent the "hidden" text from appearing during mouse-over on the index page. Thus, I actually used slightly more than 4 seconds.

I wish I'd thought of Kate Upton! Though she's been famous so long I'd have figured her for her 30's by now. Did she start modeling when she was 16 or something?
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At least I didn't say Mary Pickford.
Or Lillian Gish? Gloria Swanson? Greta Garbo? Forever young!

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I thought "Girls from Spring Breakers," but only one of them is still in her 20s.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:54 AM
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Emma Watson, and she just about squeaks in there because she'll turn 30 this year. Not especially known for being sexy, but definitely known for her looks.
Margot Robbie for me. Also just under the wire at 29. She turns 30 in July. Ditto for Jennifer Lawrence, who turns 30 in August.

EDIT: Reading through the thread, the Hadid sisters, or the various Kardashian-linked spawn, would have been better choices. Weirdly, I thought Kate Upton was over 30.

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Marilyn Monroe was actually a really good actress especially in comic roles.
She was also good in dramatic roles. The first film I ever saw her in was Don't Bother to Knock. Soooooo creepy. I was still a kid-- 11 or so, didn't really know who she was, and identified most with the child in the film. Never really could think of her as sexy after that, until I saw photos of her in the Norma Jeane Baker days.
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I was able to sputter out Selena Gomez's name in just under 2 seconds. Now my wife's giving me the side eye.
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:24 PM
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I answered no, but honestly even if you’d simply asked my name I reckon I’d have wasted more than two seconds wondering if it was a trick question ...
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Lizzo!


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After reading the question in the spoiler, you have 2 seconds to answer. I don't need to know your answer (although you may share if you wish), I would just like to know if you were able to do it.


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Name a celebrity in their twenties that is largely known for his or hers good looks or sexiness.
I blanked out. I thought of some names, but I got hung up because I couldn't guess their ages. I'm turning 65 in April, and cheerfully admit that my interest in pop culture has evaporated; I'm content with my legacy dinosaur music and movies.

But I mentioned "Lizzo" because in recent years, I notice that showbiz celebrities leap from obscurity to Internet trash-tabloid and social-media fame overnight.

Suddenly this year, Lizzo! Lizzo wore a dress slit to the thigh at the Grammies; Lizzo threw shade on somebody; Lizzo gave a talk about diversity at some school.

Not knocking Lizzo, who is only a name and a series of sensational blurbs to me. I know she's not the first "It Girl", and she won't be the last-- even if the terminology changes.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:27 AM
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Couldn't do it either


It took me at lest two seconds just to digest the question. So definitely a "nope" on my part. While I can think of some good-looking people, I can't always be sure that they are in the right age bracket, and then there is the little question of "known most for their good looks." OK, I'll try some models, but I suspect that many of the famous ones are already over the age limit. All the names that I came up with, after quite a bit of thought, were people who are easy on the eye but seem to be good at acting, or singing, or whatever.

And Taylor Swift is 30? Jeez, time flies.
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Old 02-18-2020, 06:48 AM
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I marked Yes then searched for that person, only to find that she is 35! And I can’t change my answer to No, can I?
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:06 AM
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No. In my defense, I'm not sure I can come up with anyone's name in two seconds or less anymore.
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Old 02-18-2020, 09:08 AM
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I said 'Taylor Swift', but I was wrong.


Missed it by two months.
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Old 02-18-2020, 03:49 PM
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it's a trick question


Seriously.
At my age, anyone in their 20's are my kids age. That's not sexy, its........icky.
The mind automatically does an abhorrence pull back. That age group is more likely to induce an urge to change their diaper, at this point.
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Harry Styles former member of One Direction.
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I blanked out. I thought of some names, but I got hung up because I couldn't guess their ages. I'm turning 65 in April, and cheerfully admit that my interest in pop culture has evaporated; I'm content with my legacy dinosaur music and movies.

But I mentioned "Lizzo" because in recent years, I notice that showbiz celebrities leap from obscurity to Internet trash-tabloid and social-media fame overnight.

Suddenly this year, Lizzo! Lizzo wore a dress slit to the thigh at the Grammies; Lizzo threw shade on somebody; Lizzo gave a talk about diversity at some school.

Not knocking Lizzo, who is only a name and a series of sensational blurbs to me. I know she's not the first "It Girl", and she won't be the last-- even if the terminology changes.
Sorry. Lizzo is 31.
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I visualized several faces, but it took a lot longer than 2 seconds to match any names to them. Jennifer Lawrence was the only one who is under 30, and I could not remember her name until other posters in this thread mentioned her.
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Yes. Immediately thought of Zendaya. She’s 23.
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Kylie Jenner, age 22, came to mind. She is a model so I think fits the requirements, although she is also a business leader and reality TV figure.

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Re: Liam Hemsworth

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Nope, just checked: he's 30.
My first thought was “He’s got to be a lot older than that! He’s been Thor forever.”

So I really suck at this.
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Harry Styles instantly popped to mind, but I can’t judge how much his music Plays into his fame.

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