Debbie Gibson On Being A Teen Star
Marc Gordon - August 19, 2018

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

Debbie Gibson first entered our lives during the 80s with her hit song Only In My Dreams.  The single was released in 1986 and was signed right away. Her first album for recorded in a mere month, and made it’s way onto the Top 40 charts.

She became the youngest artist to both write, produce and perform a Billboard number-one single, for her song Foolish Beat.  Gibson was one of the biggest pop stars of her time, and she also became a style icon with her rolled up jeans and bowler hats.

To some people however, she was so much more. At the young age of 18, she was already a role model to girls across the globe, and was a special impact on a girl named Meghan.

Meghan got to meet Gibson as her Make A Wish trip. She wasn’t supposed to live more than 6 months, but Meghan survived and credits it to the healing power of music.  Meghan is still alive today, and is in touch with Debbie.

While Gibson loves keeping the connection with her fans today, she’s thankful that she didn’t have to have the constant contact that stars are expected to keep up with now. She reveals that all the constant feedback can be hard for people psychologically, and she’s grateful not have had that element as kid.

Back in the day when she was touring, cell phones didn’t even exist. She was on a bus living in a bubble by herself, and she wouldn’t have had it any other way.