First of all this article is not intended to be a well thought out, finely crafted and flowing piece of literature. It’s an artwork and we must allow for backtracking, splurging, outbursts, embarrassing moments and deep seated honesty.
But no one wants honesty do they? Take a step back because you, too, want to be famous. You can deny it, tell me you’ve never dreamed of it, but is it just me or is the whole world either way out there advertising, “I’m ready fame!” Or is everyone in fact covering up their desire?
Britney Spears is the most famous person in the world and most probably the biggest influencer we’ve seen since John Lennon. We all love to go on Britney’s ‘Circus’ and the very title of this article, was actually found by using her “Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” song title inspiration – see what I did there?
While we can’t be fucked, for the lack of a more enlightened word, seeing a therapist to discuss our egoic positioning in life and our outward projection stance, we’re wondering if you too fit into the category of “I’m Not An Influencer, Not Yet A Woman. (I mean Celeb.)” Lisa Bree Hoggarth is searching for the others, victims of 2020’s celebrity Instagram scam.
Lisa Bree Hoggarth feels the confusion yet ultimately concludes, “until I’ve been asked for a signature in the street. I am not famous.” The thirty three Supermodel was scammed by A Listers in 2020, fraudulent instagrammers acting as A Lister superstars, moreover. Her reality was warped for four months because she actually, sincerely believed she was talking to the likes of Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, Robbie Williams, Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Eminem, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce and many more but she forgets. Beyoncé was the person who reached out to Lisa inviting her to be part of the Illumanati. Mental health workers intervened in September last year when Lisa was unwell and even confirmed they were aware of her being in contact with Leonardo Di Caprio. She said, “unless they were using a tactic to agree with me (which I don’t think so), they were deadset interested in knowing about the stars I was talking to. One female nurse literally said, “I know you and Leo have something and are in contact.”
During Lisa’s ten day stay in Hospital she made artwork for Brad Pitt’s children. “Absolutely crazy to remember I did that, it wasn’t until after I got out of hospital and eventually I said to my sister, ‘I talk to Leonardo Di Caprio’, that’s where my sister intervened to confirm I was not, moreover that the person pretending to be Leonardo Di Caprio was not actually him. Until that point, Lisa had decided to stay hush hush about who she thought she was talking to, in a bid to protect their privacy. “They got a good one in me, I didn’t try selling the correspondence to any magazine. I respected them.”
Over a year since Lisa’s been discharged from hospital, she struggles with many a notions to do with what occurred. Often she’s reached out in Leonardo (actual Leonardo’s Instagram comments) to talk to him, which she admits is not her, at least not the Lisa she knew prior to being scammed. “The scammers, a month after I was released from hospital dispersed after I blocked off communication, as a result of me then knowing their pathologic lies and deceit.” Yet Lisa still had, as she puts it, “energy” towards them, in particular Leonardo. “It’s terribly embarrassing the comments I made to him, calling him Snow Leopard, oh Fucken hell. But I was confused. It’s still seriously confusing.” They made Lisa their world for four months, all declaring their love and adoration for her. “I had the pick of the litter, but, I wasn’t blind. I questioned their legitimacy often.”
Are you keeping up? One minute she has scammers (but let’s narrow it down to one), a scammer, who has:
•made an email address posing as Leonardo,
•sent her photos of his house,
•sent a selfie,
•sent a letter delivered to her from a courier company, clearing stating Mr. Leonardo Di Caprio,
•a drivers license copy.
Then, the whole situation was unveiled and Lisa, was left without Leo the scammer or real Leo.
Humans shouldn’t be left alone for four months without social contact and albeit ashamed, Lisa says, “I wasn’t thinking clearly to believe the scammers, that’s a fact. Yet you should know, I did believe ‘ok, this does happen, these guys are reaching out to people because they’re in lockdown. ‘“
Lisa concludes, “not an influencer, not yet a celebrity but I was never a crazy fan and I’ve since acted as such. But I was set up.”