Snakkle Celebrates “California Gurl” Katy Perry’s Molten-Hot Career
It took seven years for Katy Perry to become an “overnight sensation” when “I Kissed a Girl” hit in 2007. Racking up five number-one songs from her album Teenage Dream, Katy’s now an undisputed pop-chart megahit-maker and she’s still under 30. Snakkle looks at how Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson became the Katy Perry depicted in her new movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me. By Tara Bennett
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Katy Perry (Katheryn Hudson), Freshman Year at Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, California (2000)
Born to conservative Christian pastors, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson sang and listened exclusively to gospel music until her teen years. She passed her GED during her freshman year of high school so she could pursue a gospel music career.