Flip through your Facebook or Twitter feed over the past 24 hours, and you’re likely inundated with Jennifer Lawrence love. The current ‘It’ girl is certainly having a moment this awards season, on top of an already incredible 2012. When she won her Best Actress Oscar Sunday night, if felt — like many Oscar fans predicted – that the Academy was crowning the next big movie star. But the interesting thing about JLaw is that she presents herself to be so different from the Hollywood golden girl of a decade or so ago. Julia Roberts in the ‘90s and Reese Witherspoon in the early ’00s certainly had their fans, but Lawrence’s charm is helping propel her to a new kind of celebrity. She’s rewriting the rules for how we view our superstars, perfectly adjusting to 2013’s demands.
She combines Everywoman likability (the big Oscar stumble!) with Hollywood glamour (the big recovery!), and, of course, Oscar-approved raw talent. All together, she’s gearing up to be a once-in-a-generation star, and she’s doing it by rewriting the starlet rulebook. Her goofy personality is transcending the typical stories that get written about young ingénues. Don’t believe me? Check out a becoming-a-superstar checklist that acts as a complete rundown for how Jennifer Lawrence has become the perfect 2013 celebrity.