When Sophie Monk became the resident blonde babe of five-piece pop group Bardot, many fans were blind to the struggles she went through as a young girl being thrust into the spotlight. These Days, excuse the reference, Sophie is opening up about how the experience affected her.
After becoming a celebrity overnight thanks to the 2000 TV series Popstars, Sophie told The Daily Telegraph she “wouldn’t be surprised” if she suffered from post traumatic stress disorder as a result. “It’s just not normal for everyone to know you all of the sudden,” she said.
And for anyone who lived and breathed the show, you’ll know just how hectic the Popstars craze was. “There was no other show like it, ever, it was before Australian Idol,” Sophie explained, mentioning that she thought it would be similar to an ABC doco. Not quite. (more…)