Who is the most recognizable person in your country?

@AmbiePam (86229)
United States
July 15, 2023 2:07pm CST
I was watching a sports show the other day, and the two guys talking were arguing over who was more recognizable: Lebron James or Lionel Messi. They both agreed Messi was more famous, because soccer (football to everyone but Americans) is the most popular sport in the world. However, one host said because of looks, NBA star Lebron James was going to be more noticeable in public than Messi, while the other insisted Messi would be more noticeable. Which brings me to ask, who is the most recognizable person in your country? Is it your country’s leader? If Lebron James and Joe Biden went out, alone, with no security, I still think more Americans would notice the basketball star over the President of the United States. So, what is your answer? If not your president/prime minister/king, is the most recognizable an actor, sports figure, or even criminal? Please, share your opinion.
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@snowy22315 (171773)
• United States
15 Jul
I am gonna go out on a limb and say Donald Trump...pardon me whilst I vomit...
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
Oh lord, how could I have forgotten about that scourge?
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@snowy22315 (171773)
• United States
15 Jul
@AmbiePam maybe you secretly like him...
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
@snowy22315 Ugh. You have no idea the crap I got from some people for NOT voting for him.
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@Deepizzaguy (95813)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Jul
I would say the most recognizable person today due to the release of his latest motion picture called "Mission Impossible Day Of Reckoning Part 1" is Tom Cruise since the only celebrity who has been successful in making a motion picture that has been a box office hit outside of playing a character in a hero franchise.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
Sometimes I think of his biggest years being behind him, but if the box office is to be believed, they really aren’t.
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@snowy22315 (171773)
• United States
15 Jul
TOm Cruise is really recognizable, but some people don't pay any attention to movies or celebrities.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
@snowy22315 I didn’t think so either, but then I also thought about the people who don’t pay attention to politicians. Americans know our own President, but I was watching a game show from last year, and the clue was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (which he was at the time). The two American contestants couldn’t name Boris Johnson! If Americans are like that, would citizens of other countries be that way with our President? America tends to make more news, but it made me wonder.
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@rebelann (111546)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul
I had to look up Lebron, I'd never heard of him before. I think Biden would be more noticeable because many people don't watch any kind of sports.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
@rebelann No, I didn’t say anything in the discussion, I mentioned them in my first response to you, but I put a space between paragraphs, so it would be easy to miss that part. I had asked if you were the person who really liked Golden Girls. I saw something I thought you’d like, but then I thought, oh, maybe it wasn’t her that liked them so much.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
Yeah, I was counting on commercials and movies to inform non sports fans. I'm glad to know you had to look him up, because that reinforces my belief Michael Jordan is more well known. Unless, you have heard of Jordan, right? This is going to sound weird, so pardon me, but are you the who told me that you were a huge Golden Girls fan? Or was that someone else?
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@rebelann (111546)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul
What did you ask about the Golden Girls? You didn't mention them in the discussion.
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@LadyDuck (461464)
• Switzerland
16 Jul
I would say the tennis player Roger Federer.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
I understand that. I don’t watch tennis, but I am very familiar with Roger Federer. Your country must be very proud of him.
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@LadyDuck (461464)
• Switzerland
16 Jul
@AmbiePam I also do not watch sports, but I know that he is very popular also outside Switzerland. Swiss is very proud of him.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
I have no clue what Roger Federer looks like. But I know who he is from listening to the radio.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
15 Jul
I don't watch any sports so wouldn't recognize a sports star. I might recognize Obama if I saw him in public but wouldn't recognize Biden. I've only seen him a couple of times. Unfortunately, I'm sure I'd recognize Trump, even if I wouldn't want to know it's him.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
You don't think you'd even recognize LeBron or Michael Jordan? I figured everyone has seen their commercials so much even non sports fans would know who they were.I'm frequently wrong though!
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
@DaddyEvil Good for you. That's a healthy thing.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
15 Jul
@AmbiePam I recognize the names because too many myLotters talk about sports and I read all the discussions here but luckily, not very many post pictures. I haven't watched a television in almost twenty years.
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@JudyEv (327650)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Jul
Some years ago, it might have been Crocodile Dundee or Steve Irwin. I'm not sure who it would be now.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
I absolutely loved him. I’m glad to see his wife and kids do so much even though he is no longer here.
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@JudyEv (327650)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Jul
@AmbiePam I think he was much more popular in the US than in Australia for quite some time.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
@JudyEv Oh, really? I had no idea, and never would have guessed.
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• Preston, England
15 Jul
Our King and Prime Minister are extremely recognisable
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
I had to look at your profile really quickly to see where you from.
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• Preston, England
15 Jul
@AmbiePam no problem - Biden is pretty recognisable too
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
Heh. But not to me.
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@RebeccasFarm (87022)
• United States
16 Jul
Why I am of course.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
17 Jul
You live on being famous!
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@AnneW21 (2138)
• Wisbech, England
17 Jul
Ocean, of course you are and tell me why wouldn't you be
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@AnneW21 (2138)
• Wisbech, England
17 Jul
@AmbiePam Who me or Ocean? No way do I want to be famous, isn't worth all that money
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@Juliaacv (48925)
• Canada
16 Jul
I am not sure. I would say that Anne Murray is a very recognizeable person from Canada as well as Shania Twain and Celine Dion. Michael J Fox and Wayne 'the great one' Gretzky come to mind as well as Alex Trebek. The name Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, was also a Canadian, he was from Brantford, which is about 90 minutes from where we live.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
You named some good ones! And boy, did my mom love Anne Murray. She thought Anne Murray and Karen Carpenter had the most beautiful voices God ever created.
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@Juliaacv (48925)
• Canada
16 Jul
@AmbiePam I tend to agree with your mother on this one.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
But I would not recognize any of them if I saw them in an airport.
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@RasmaSandra (74496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Jul
You know I don't even think I would recognize Biden I have not seen him very often but I sure would recognize Trump by a mile and then head the other way quickly
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
You would be wise to do so!
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
That is exactly what I would do.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jul
I think many more people would recognize the president. Not everyone is interested in sports but everyone knows the president.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
I was basing my assessment on the amount of commercials and movies sports figures are in. For instance, I don’t watch tennis, but I know who Serena Williams is. After having read a couple American Mylotters say they wouldn’t recognize Joe Biden’s face if they saw him, I can say I’m still not sure of the answer to my question.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
Agreed. Sadly, many would recognize Trump as well.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jul
@AmbiePam I’m surprised that everyone wouldn’t recognize their own President. They’d have to live on top of a mountain with no computer, TV Or communicating with the outside world.
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@aninditasen (15838)
• Raurkela, India
16 Jul
In India the common man recognizes an actor more easily than a politician. Of course now our Indian prime minister is recognizable more to the public for his strange policies.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
16 Jul
I would recognize Biden before I would recognize many sports stars. As snowy mentioned though, Donald Trump is VERY recognizable. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
Yes, absolutely.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
For better or worse. As others have said, I would recognize him and slowly move away. Else he might ask me to be his lawyer.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
16 Jul
@TheHorse That would be the last job I would ever want to take. I wonder if he pays his lawyers?
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@Starmaiden (9311)
• Canada
16 Jul
If not Prime Minister Trudeau then it must be Jordan Peterson.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
I had to go look up Jordan Peterson. The psychologist and media commentator?
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• Canada
16 Jul
@AmbiePam That's the one.
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@allknowing (130404)
• India
16 Jul
I cannot think of anyone in real life but on the Net it is our PM Modi
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
I was wondering who my Indian friends on Mylot would name from their country.
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@allknowing (130404)
• India
16 Jul
@AmbiePam He is all over the place on the Net. What with going on foreign trips
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
@AmbiePam I would have no idea who Indians would most quickly recognize. Perhaps a cricket star? Or Lata?
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@flapiz (22451)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul
Albeit infamous to the rest of the world it would be former president Rodrigo Duterte. As a Filipino I do support him.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
I'll have to look him up.
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@flapiz (22451)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul
@AmbiePam You probably won't like him as media paints him badly.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
@AmbiePam Me too.
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@cherigucchi (14876)
• Philippines
16 Jul
It really is our president since his father was also the president in the past.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
That truly is interesting.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
Michael Jordan is looking a little puffy with middle age. But he would have been one of the most recognizable humans in the US a few years ago. Donald Trump is a bad bad man, but I think many Americans would recognize him in an airport. Hmm. James McMurtry, my favorite living songwriter? No. Lebron is probably pretty tall. We tend to notice really tall people and give them a second look. I'd probably recognize him before some stumbling old guy, even if the stumbling old guy was our President. I think I recognized that famous (British?) soccer player in an airport. His wife (a Spice Girl?) smiled at me because I was playing my mandolin instead of reading. I'm trying to think of others. ..
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
16 Jul
If I could give a best response, it would probably be yours.
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@TheHorse (208076)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jul
@AmbiePam Best Response is my middle name.
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@AliCanary (3102)
15 Jul
It's kind of interesting, because I think people who follow politics and people who follow sports don't overlap to a GREAT extent. However, you can follow some kind of sport but not another. Any basketball fan would know Lebron for sure, and most Americans would know Lebron, but worldwide, Biden would be better-known; however, you're right--maybe just walking around, people wouldn't realize it was even him. Our MOST recognizable person would probably be an entertainer, like Tom Cruise or Beyonce.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
Why I think Lebron would be better recognized is because even if you don’t follow sports, you’ve probably seen a commercial with him in it. I’ve never seen a soccer game, and the sports shows I watch don’t cover soccer, but because of commercials and a few movies, I know who David Beckham and Lionel Messi are. But you mention Beyoncé, and that’s a great choice! Even if you know nothing about music, you might just know who she is! I thought perhaps as he aged Tom Cruise might be less recognized, but you are undoubtedly right about him too!
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
15 Jul
@AliCanary He looks handsome to me!
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@AliCanary (3102)
15 Jul
@AmbiePam yeah, he's aging pretty well, and still is very recognizable!
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@BabeSays (8576)
• Mauritius
24 Jul
In Mauritius, it would be our Prime Minister without any doubt.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
24 Jul
I’m going to go look him up.
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@AmbiePam (86229)
• United States
24 Jul
@BabeSays He looks like a dignified man. Do you approve of the job he has done?
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@BabeSays (8576)
• Mauritius
24 Jul
Credit to PM https://pmo.govmu.org/Pages/Prime_Minister.aspx
@AmbiePam Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius
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