Want a Personalized Greeting From a Celebrity? These 10 Dallas Celebrities Use Cameo

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

You can’t put a price on happiness — that is, unless your happiness is contingent on receiving a greeting from your favorite celebrity, in which case, somebody already beat you to the punch.

What's new? Tomi Lahren will say anything just to make a quick buck.
What's new? Tomi Lahren will say anything just to make a quick buck.
The View via YouTube

A website called Cameo.com allows users to receive video greetings from celebrities in exchange for a fee that varies by celebrity. Once selected through the website, the celebrity makes a personalized greeting for any occasion, from birthdays and bar mitzvahs to weddings and (we’re a few days late in telling you this) Valentine’s Day. As conventional understanding has it, celebrities will say any phrase of your choosing, as long as it’s not something that would attract ire like, “Hitler had some good ideas” or “Tool’s show at American Airlines Center sort of dragged on.”

Cameo has been rising in popularity, and if you are in the market for a celebrity greeting but also want to support the local industry, here are 10 of the biggest names in North Texas that you can find on Cameo. Along with their fees, of course.

J.J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks) – $75
The Dallas Mavericks point guard has only recently gotten back into the game after suffering a sprained ankle, and with the team busy all through February and March, we wouldn’t count on hearing from him immediately.

Cary Deuber (TV star, Real Housewives of Dallas) – $150
Cary Deuber may have been demoted as a friend this past season, but for the right coin, she can be promoted as your biggest celebrity encounter (that is, if you’ve never met any other celebrity before).

Chris Burney (Bowling for Soup) – $18
There’s a bar in Denton where the Bowling for Soup guitarist hangs out at on a near-daily basis. We’re not sharing that location since artists need as many revenue streams as possible.

Tomi Lahren (Vlogger, conservative political commentator) – $80
If you want to put the $80 to better use, go to Half Price Books and stockpile all the Bill Cosby stand-up cassette tapes. Or do literally anything else.

Burton Gilliam (Actor, Blazing Saddles) – $65
Depending on when you were born, you may remember this guy for his work in Gator. Depending on whether you have access to local TV, you may remember him for his Rodeo Ford commercials. Depending on whether you listen to local country radio stations, you may remember him for his “KHYI 95.3FM The Range” bumpers.

Lisa Loeb (Singer-songwriter, “Stay [I Missed You]”) – $100
People regard Lisa Loeb as a one-hit wonder, but in fairness, that one hit goes pretty hard. Plus, this is a Cameo listing that has cross-appeal to adults and children alike, so she’s clearly doing something right.

Dallas Lovato (Actress) – $35
As you can probably guess, this is Demi Lovato’s older sister.

Ben Ferguson (Radio host, The Ben Ferguson Show) – $30
Or you could call in to the show, lie to the screener and talk to Ben Ferguson on the air for free.

Danny White (Dallas Cowboys) – $100
If you weren’t old enough to vote between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale, this probably won’t stop you in your tracks.

Veronica Avluv (Porn star) – $69
The fee structure for this is just good branding.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.