If you've got the money, there are some celebrities who have the time to make a personal video for you. And that includes a few Dallas Cowboys, cheerleaders and the cast of Real Housewives of Dallas.
The service, which began in 2017, is called Cameo; it offers what it calls "celebrity-centered-consumer-tailored video" or "personalized video shoutouts." It's a simple notion: If a greeting from you is good, wouldn't one from a celebrity be even better? According to a company representative, $40 is the average price, which is set by "the talent."
That talent includes a roster of faces and names that fans of pop culture know well, from "NSyncer" Lance Bass to "NFL Legend" Brett Favre. Ruth Buzzi?! Ruth. Buzzi. The motley crew also includes YouTube stars, social media influencers, authors and Instagram models.
And just like Dallasites are wont to be, they're all in the mix. Real Housewives of Dallas cast members are all in: LeeAnne Locken ($45); Brandi Redmond (temporarily unavailable); D'Andra Simmons ($45); Kameron Westcott ($30); and the relatively expensive in comparison Cary Deuber ($150).
Other Dallas participants include RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars queen Kennedy Davenport ($40); beauty blogger Chloe Wallace ($12); wide receiver Lance Lenoir ($25); Antwaun Woods ($50); and Little Women: Dallas stars Caylea Woodbury ($25) and Emily Fernandez ($25).
(Wesley Snipes says in his bio "Please NO PROMOS!" but will make a video for $500. Worth. It. And "Icon" Caitlyn Jenner will talk to you for $1,000.)
The ads read like come-ons: "Book Todrick Hall to tell your bestie she's incredible." It'll only cost you half a bill for the North Texas star to make a selfie video for one of your friends (or you, no judgment).
After making the choice, fill out a form with instructions on what you'd like for the celebrity to say. Check a box to keep the Cameo from prying eyes, otherwise, it plays on the site under a label that says "latest."
The product depends on how good the celebrity is with cellphone video. The quality ranges from dark and grainy to lit and fabulous. And some celebrities are just plain more personable than others. Caveat emptor.
The website reads "New Talent Every Day. Stay Woke." Do yourself a favor and watch the latest videos from the eccentric Andy Dick ($99). You'll be wide-eyed, indeed.