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Hello Kitty first appeared on Japanese kids' stationery in the '70s, but she's pawed her way to fame among Hollywood celebs with a line that includes everything from pajamas to bubble gum! Get the goods on everyone's favorite kitten, Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty - The Man Behind the Cat

Sanrio is a Japanese company that's famous for its cute and adorable cartoon characters like Cinnamoroll and Keroppi - but Hello Kitty is the most popular and successful. She was created by designer Ikuko Shimizu in 1974, and named after one of Alice's cats in the book, Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll. Since British culture was popular with Japanese girls at the time of Hello Kitty's creation, she was made into an English cat!

Hello Kitty - Fun Facts

  • Hello Kitty's full name is Kitty White.
  • Hello Kitty is in the third grade, but she was introduced to the world on November 1, 1974 - that makes her 30 years old!
  • Hello Kitty lives in London, England.
  • Hello Kitty is as tall as five apples and weighs as much as three apples.
  • Hello Kitty has a twin sister, Mimmy, who is also her best friend. You can tell them apart cuz they wear ribbons on different ears.
  • Hello Kitty wants to be a poet or pianist when she grows up.
  • Hello Kitty's hobbies include listening to music, traveling, reading, eating yummy cookies and making new friends - as Hello Kitty says, you can never have too many friends!

Hello Kitty - The Kitty Collection

The cartoon character first appeared on wallets and stationery, but has clawed her way up to the top of the fashion world. From jewelry and purses to clothing and boy-short underwear, Hello Kitty has come a long way from her retro beginnings. And now, the cute cat can be found on cell phones! Gwen Stefani and Outkast's Big Boi were the first to scoop up the special edition Hello Kitty phone. Check it out at the Sanrio store!

Hello Kitty - Kitty Sightings

Hello Kitty isn't just popular with tweens, but also with celebs! Stars like Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child are into the Kitty craze. But Mariah Carey may be Hello Kitty's biggest fan - she owns the hair dryer, the toaster and the boom box!

  • Take a look at all the Hello Kitty merchandise at the official Sanrio website!
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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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KeepOnSmiling
KeepOnSmiling posted in Friends:
There is this guy at my school know my best friend likes, the problem is I like him as well and I think he may have been flirting with me. My friend says its okay but I don't think she's being honest. He's the first guy that I've liked that actually notices me. I like him but I don't want to lose my best friend. What do I do?
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Alexis7343
Alexis7343 posted in Friends:
Yes, both online and in person. It sucks when they say i did it its just they bullied me and I got back at them just 10x harder! I'm a nice person but I can be a real stuck up B!^** if you wanna mess with me. If I get back at you your gonna get it bad.
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GlimmeringSky16
Not really throughout my life but I guess since bullying is repeated teasing, once in fifth grade these kids made up the joke that my name(Su for those you that don't know) stood for StupidUgly, which I mean wasn't THAT bad but I was like what, 10 xD I mean I let it roll off but did end up crying in the shower once. My mom caught me and made me explain everything and made it better. So really, instead of hiding it I recommend talking to an adult about it if you're ever bullied, even tho keeping it a secret may seem like a good idea.  Ever since then I've never been bullied. I'm thankful fo that c;
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ha1l13
ha1l13 posted in Friends:
YEs I have been bullied. A lot. People who I think are my friends are back stabbers. They suddenly just like turn on me. I've had rumoursspread about me and I was so sad. I hated being bullied. But the best thing to do if you are being bullied is to hold your head high and not cry. Because if you show a single tear that is what the bully wants And it will take you as an easy target and will bully you more and more and more and more. And bullies won't stop until you stand up to them.
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