Social media superstar Addison Rae is being blown out billed as a brand new type of celebrity for Instagram Age.
But in some ways she seems to be using the same old tricks as her old ancestors.
Rae, 20, has been in New York lately, and although she has certainly produced much of her own #content for her own social feeds, Side Six is told that – in a move straight from the introductory course at the Kardashian Institute of Advanced Fame Graspery – her team has also tipped the usual paparazzi about where she is.
And it seems to work. While we are told that she has stayed in a relatively off-the-beaten-track hotel – as in not a cardboard hangouts like Mercer at Greenwich – she has nevertheless been snatched all over town.
We are told that Rae seems particularly interested in making sure her style is well documented by the press.
Rae’s prehistoric ancestors – who had mastered the use of raw stone tools and BlackBerrys – were well known for exploiting the then booming cardboard industry by summoning their favorite pictures to Fred Segal in the fall of a Von Dutch cap.
Rae is known as a friend of the Kardashian clan, so maybe she’s got tips.
Reps did not return to us.