Cherilyn Sarkisian is an honorary Cheryl. Of course, I'm talking about no other than the one-name musical/acting/media sensation, Cher. Throughout grade school, I was the lone Cheryl in my school -- which was good if you wanted to stand out, but bad if you desperately wanted to be invisible -- like I did.
You see, by the end of grade school, I was just shy of my current height of 6'-1/2" (yes, that's six foot and a half inch tall). Although Cher was/is only 5'7", she seemed like a giantess icon to me because she towered over her then-husband, Sonny Bono. She just seemed to have this glamour factor that was unattainable for me.
|Glamour, thy name is Cher|
But if Cheryl isn't sexy, Sissy isn't much better. When I made it to junior high and high school, there were a couple of other Cheryls, but -- in my mind -- it still wasn't one of those names that invoked steamy sexiness. However, pin-up gals Cheryl Tiegs and Cheryl Ladd helped change that. But they were more the good-girl-next-door types and I just didn't relate. Despite my quiet nature, I was a rock & roll gal on the inside -- just like Cher.
|The Name is Cher -- not Share|