Joseph Pope of The East Carolinian profiled the fan base of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and those that more identify with the “anti-Britney”, such as Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. The glamorous girls certainly have their fan base, some because of fashion sense. “I like the fashionable pop stars because I’m into fashion and style,” said senior communication major Heather Jervis. “I’m just not into the grungy look.” Unicity Dittmer, senior communication major said, “I don’t like Britney, but I like her music. I just don’t think she’s a good role model.” As for the girl rockers, they have their fans too. “I prefer the more rocker type because the others are mostly based on looks,” said senior information technology major Sara Poole. “I mean, Christina can sing, but the other girls are more talented.”
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