Basking in Someone Else’s 15 Minutes

Once again, I don’t personally know anyone who made it into the latest round of Australian Idol. I didn’t know anyone in the previous series, either, or any of the Big Brothers. I’m not even closely personally familiar with anyone on Blue Heelers, or Home and Away, or Neighbours or any award-winning authors, or sportsmen or any member of a major symphony orchestra.
How long is it going to take before I can say that I know/knew someone famous? At the moment, my only claim to vicarious fame is that I used to sing with Toby and Andrew from Human Nature in high school. Pfeh.
Come on, people. Someone get famous so I can say that I knew you before you were famous.
Or I might just have to do it myself.