First we should look at what are the meanings of the word.
From the top of MY head, I think it means, "classy, sophisticated, perfect people." So really, to be honest, I've never considered anyone to be an elite, or that are 'elite', like Tylerisbold referred to himself as, on Stardoll.
But then I ask random people what is THEIR definitions of the word. And even though I only asked them their idea of the definition of the word 'elite' it shows that obviously Stardoll has either influenced the way they look at the word or that Stardoll elites is the first thing they think of when it comes to elite.
Here are some of the replies:
MeiFAB says: The word 'Elite' here on Stardoll is just too strong! In real life we think of Elites as superstars and famous actresses, but here on Stardoll people who have a reputation. It doesn't matter if you're reputation is good or bad, and you can gain it very easily with scandals (if bad) and well a good reputation...a bit hard I guess. Also being an 'Elite' is having the right connections I guess. Stardoll has a clear 'Elite' list and well shouldn't we see some new people in it?
freeduck_ says: Me.
Dog_boy96 says: Elite, for me, is less or more just an excuse for stating someone as slightly better than one other. Although on Stardoll we do have a slightly different sight of the word Elite, we've made it a part of our beloved virtual community. I'd there define it as someone who's very controversial. But he/she isn't just a famous person, but also a big persona to the Stardoll media industry. As said, we've made our own definition on Stardoll, which makes the word mean something it doesn't really, as from the beginning, it was just another word of ace.
Brit-On-Me says: I think elite means someone that made something revolutionary or act like someone who really cares about important topics of life.
AislinVictory says: That's a two part answer. There is what elite should be and what it has actually become. To me the definition of what should be an elite is as follows: a term commonly used to describe one or more stardoll members who have achieved success in making a true and beneficial impact on Stardoll.
However that has all fallen to shit and the definition that emerged from that shut is as follows: a term now commonly described as a stardoll member who is recognized not for the positive impact they have made on Stardoll and other members, but for whatever meaningless tactic they used to weasel their way into a spot(elitism) which used to mean something in "Dollyworld". Elitism however means nothing due to the fact that the title is given to anyone who stole their five minutes of fame.
alexcendraburke says: A person who has worked, and used there effort a lot, and is maybe a Stardoll addict?
SaltyDan says: I think it used to mean more, now if somebody is an attention seeker or does things that make people talk about them, they and others think that means they are Elite. This MizzMiley person is being considered Elite now because he hacks and then freeduck_ is being called Elite and all he's done is be fake. I don't think there are any 'new elites' because a majority of those considered the new breed don't have the class or talent.
Wooldoor says: Idolized member recognized by their talent.So there are very noticeable effects caused from Stardoll from for the word. While Dictionary.com says elite is;
So we can see the word means, either a select group of people/objects or the best choice of something.
1. The choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.2. Persons of the highest class.3. A group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group.–adjective
5. Representing the most choice or select; best.
Now, I am not the smartest of the bunch but, do we select our 'elites'? The answer is confusing to me.. I mean really at first a person may say, 'no, we don't!' But actually, WE DO! I mean really, even though only certain people are popular and considered 'elite', WE are the ones who write, talk, gossip, love, hate, group as ELITE. But yes, I do say we do NOT pick them, rather, if they do something we find to be elite-like, they slide their way into our brains and are stuck like glue.
So before I continue with my statements, I check what I like to call 'the people's dictionary, UrbanDictionary.com. The top 2 definitions are as follows: