One example, lifted from real experience: Hello! Canada
threw a party for Canada's 50 Most Beautiful People
Thursday at Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel. A whole lot more than 50 turned up.
Let's pretend that Ryan Gosling
graciously shared his invite with a few dozen "norms," once again proving his beauty both inside and out.
Still, even among a crowd - and despite the distraction of burger sliders and mushroom tartlets and even more sliders - anyone can spot a Hello!
branded "Beautiful Canadian."
Out on the Shangri-La patio, with the bustle of University Avenue below, Cracked
star and "Hello! Beauty" David Sutcliffe
was catching up with Kris Holden Reid
in the early evening, while the rubbernecks at the bar began a debate. (Someone mistook Tudors
actor Reid for Coldplay's Chris Martin
. Fair mistake.) Dean Brody
, not content with being the most handsome country singer on Hello! Canada
's list, earned the honour of being the most handsome, or rather only, person in attendance wearing a cowboy hat.
Inside, Murdoch Mysteries
co-stars Jonny Harris
and Georgina Reilly
stayed close to Republic of Doyle
's Mark O'Brien
and friends Katie Boland
and Lara Jean Chorostecki
"The music's wicked," said Reilly, though the DJ probably didn't hear her over the blaring hip-hop. "It's nice to see something like this because it celebrates Canada," she said of the event, "and I think we need to do more of that."
Elsewhere, Sutcliffe and Dragons' Den
star David Chilton
were on the hunt for one of Hello
's Most Beautiful Canadians, Arctic Air
's Pascale Hutton
- who we found on the terrasse, just as the sun set on Toronto.
Earlier in the evening, Sutcliffe and Chilton admitted they've got friend-crushes on the B.C. actress. What's her secret for being on everyone's "Most Beautiful" list?
"Pay them," she joked.
How much? "Well, David Chilton is surprisingly cheap."
Who's on Hutton's own list of Canada's Most Beautiful People? Read more on that here
.Check out pictures from the event's red carpet:
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When planning a party, always prepare for more guests than are invited.