"Model, actress and Rock & Roll glamor girl Elleai D'Amore lands herself in hot water after a failed attempt to temporarily disassociate herself with her famous name catches up with her." - NYLON Magazine.
In light of rumors Elleai D'Amore is making her triumphant return to the Hollywood Spotlight, a tale of her lonely and desperate attempt to make "regular" friends has emerged, shedding more insight on the down to earth star.
In an attempt to disassociate herself with her famous history, Elleai D'Amore has landed herself in some hot water with a close group of friends due to her conveniently 'forgetful' memory in terms of her famous notoriety.
Nineteen year old D'Amore shot to fame in late 2004 when she was booked by a string of international designers to front their various Winter, Spring and Fall lines alongside prestigiously managed top name models and catwalk queens.
After moving from Spain to the United States, Elleai begun to make a name for herself in the European and American markets as a face for major brands GUESS, Louis Vuitton and EKO despite her typically "small" height for a fashion model.
After her rave success in the fashion market, Elleai unexpectedly chose to forgo furthering her modeling career, at the dismay of her fans, suspected to be in relation to her increasing substance abuse (although these suspicions were never confirmed) and romances with "bad boy" male models and surfers.
A 5 foot 6, resident Princess of the Rock and Roll World, Elleai D'Amore, who before her successful campaigns with labels Old Navy, Louie Verdad and Calvin Klein, had only been on television once before (in the audience of MTV's TRL the previous year) had always maintained that she wanted to "return" to the industry at some point, but never specified her direction. After finishing her final year of school, Elleai chose to 'take some time for herself' and focus on her plans for the future.
"Although her popularity never decreased dramatically, the spotlight was off her for long enough that the hype eventually died down, and people began to focus on celebrities that were constantly making headlines," confirms a source. "Elleai was thankful for this opportunity to 'disappear', it was the break she needed."
But for the highly recognizable Elleai, making friends and maintaining a 'regular' lifestyle was seemingly difficult, particularly in her localities of New York City and Los Angeles where she remained a celebrity.
Six months after her final campaign with swim wear brand TigerLily, and after a bold family move to move to Australia (to be closer to a Specialist for her Father's health), Elleai says she attempted to form relationships with people on the basis of her newfound 'regularity.'
"In Australia she wasn't as popular because all of her work was based in America, Europe, South America... She wasn't huge in Australia. A fair few people recognized her face, die hard fans of the fashion world you could call them, but making friends here without mentioning the "F" factor [fame] seemed like a possible accomplishment," Confirms a source.
And for some time, Elleai's plan seemed to roll out glitch free, until her personal MySpace page gained rave attention, accumulating over 1 million comments in an 8 month period from devoted fans worldwide creating suspicions among her new Australian friends as to her true identity.
Websites dedicated to "busting fakes" [MySpace account holders who are accused of identity theft after uploading another users images as their own] such as fakersbusted.com name Elleai D'Amore (alongside Kristin Cavallari, Jessica Alba, Mary-Kate Olsen and President George Bush) as one of the most faked celebrities/personalities online, particularly via the MySpace online community.
In Elleai's case, this overwhelming statistic also worked against her as she suddenly became caught in the middle of accusations from her Australian friends that she was posing as another person after accounts begun to emerge using Elleai's pictures, information and even similar MySpace URL's.
"Her friends were starting to come across accounts that had pictures of her [her MySpace "fakes"] or pictures of her body with someone else's face photoshopped on top, pictures of her face on someone else's body, distorted pictures of herself, pictures of Elleai that had been edited so they didn't look like the original, all kinds of weird appropriations of her pictures. Her friends became distrusting towards her and some even treated her like a black sheep, believing that whatever MySpace account they had found with an edited picture of her was possibly the 'real' girl from the picture [suggesting Elleai had tried to adopt the identity of someone else]," Says a friend, "It was a hard time for Elleai. She lost some people she truly cared about because they lost faith in her honesty."
Another friends says, "...some people started to catch on, searching her name on google to see what came up and then would suddenly find themselves overwhelmed with her name appearing on Fashion Model directories, fansites dedicated to her, blogzines talking about her, pictures, biographies about her, facts, and even gossip," says a friend, "people were starting to think, "what the hell, Elleai's famous?" and became annoyed that she hadn't told them about it. It set her relationships with people back a huge step, she even lost a friend because of it."
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