Throwback Thursday: The big personality of Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul not only went from NBA cheerleader, to chart topping musician, but also acclaimed television host. Since her youth, she loved dance, this passion was eventually awarded with becoming the choreographer of the NBA Lakers. Paula’s natural and almost seemingly effortless talent brought her to choreographing with mega pop stars like Janet Jackson and George Micheal.
Ready to take center stage, she released her first album Forever Your Girl; generating five American Top Three singles. Paula’s very successful music career resulted in selling over 30 million albums and multiple awards. In the mid-90s, Paula sought treatment for bulimia; and not only recovered, but became a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association.
More recently, Paula was on the widely popular show “American Idol”. She was instantly sympathetic and an encouraging judge, especially matched up to co-hosts Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell. Paula continues to guest judge on multiple shows including “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Rupaul’s Drag Race”.
Paula Abdul, Senior Year as May Day Queen, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, California, in 1980. She was known as a very good student who valued her grades and educational experience.
Wait, thats not Paula, no but thats Paula Abdul’s choreographed scene from Tom Hank’s infamous movie “Big”.
Inspired by a Tom and Jerry cartoon, Paula created an iconic video “Opposites Attract” of her dancing with a cartoon character named MC Skat Kat. Of course Paula also choreographed the cartoon’s dance moves to mimic her own.