Will the caterpillar that is infamous Alaskan baby daddy Levi Johnston be able to transform into a butterfly? That’s the plan anyway, and his agent has even created a sophisticated alter-ego named Ricky Hollywood to help Levi get his acting and modeling off the ground.
According to his press agent:
“Johnston’s interest in a show business represents one of the few viable careers open to him, Jones adds. A high-school dropout passionate about hunting and hockey, Johnston, 19, “is going to go and take the test and finish school and enroll in some college courses,” his manager says. “[But] it’s not like he can go and get a normal job now. Because of all the publicity. The whole interviewing thing, and red carpet and paparazzi – he still hasn’t gotten comfortable with it, but what else does he have? Can he go work at McDonald’s? … He wants to take care of his son financially.”
Jones, an Anchorage private investigator and press rep, is counseling his oft-rumpled young charge to think about a more glamorous look and has urged him to assume a playful new identity – a.k.a “Ricky Hollywood” – when it comes to style and attitude. “We came up with an alter ego,” explains Jones. “As in, ‘Ricky Hollywood would iron his shirt.’ ”
Personally, I’m not really buying into the whole “Ricky Hollywood” idea. Hope it works out for him, but I think he’s a lot better suited to host a hunting and fishing show on the Outdoor Channel.