The Adrienne Bailon nude photo scandal sure generated a lot of buzz - so much, in fact, that one wonders if it was all intentional. In today's Face-Off, our writers debate ...
DID ADRIENNE BAILON LEAK HER NUDE PICS ON PURPOSE?
YES by Free Britney
Sunday morning: How many people were thinking about Adrienne Bailon? Maybe a few dozen 'tweens who really love the Disney Channel. Tops.
Monday afternoon: How many people were thinking about Adrienne Bailon nude? Hundreds of thousands of drooling celebrity gossip readers.
Coincidence? No way. This Cheetah Girl was well-versed in the nude photo game long before she showed her spots (and ample, bare a$$) to the world.
Consider that her boyfriend is none other than Rob Kardashian, brother of Kim, and that her employer is Disney, corporate pimp of one Vanessa Hudgens.
It was Vanessa Hudgens' nude photo scandal who paved the way for Bailon's. After her nude pics (supposedly intended for Drake Bell, on a side note, not Zac Efron) appeared online, many called for the High School Muscial star's firing.
Hudgens survived. And became a much bigger star because of it.
It appears Adrienne Bailon followed this formula to the letter, manufacturing some story about "laptop theft" and "personal" pictures meant "to surprise her boyfriend on their anniversary." This paints her as a victim, but still kind of sweet. Diabolical.
The photos themselves - she's still wearing her bra, and not showing any frontal nudity, only that fine booty - are just vanilla enough to ensure she keeps her job, but plenty titillating enough to earn a few million new fans online. Pure genius.