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Twi-Hard to Marry Robert Pattinson Cardboard Cutout in Vegas

by Lindsay Mannering on December 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM

edward cullenSorry, ladies. Bad news for you out there who had dreams of marrying Robert Pattinson. He's now officially off the market thanks to a young girl named Lauren Adkins -- she and RPattz will get married in January in a private ceremony in Vegas. In case you're wondering what Kristen Stewart thinks of the whole thing, well, she's probably cool with it, seeing as Lauren isn't marrying the real Robert Pattinson, but a cardboard cutout of him as Edward Cullen from Twilight.

And you thought you were obsessed. Girlfriend, please.

Lauren insists that she's an artist and that this performance piece is the culmination (Cullenation?) of her Masters in Fine Arts Degree. She was able to raise over $1,200 for the fake wedding to a fake person and has promised her supporters that the nuptials, while privately held in a chapel, will be broadcast on the Internet for everyone to enjoy.

So ... what's her point?

This work focuses on the female escapist fantasy in its most popular forms-- primarily finding "true love"-- and the extent to which it seeps into our real lives ... Because of personal attachment to and experience with this fantasy or quest, which took a particularly strong hold of me when I discovered the intensely popular Twilight Saga, my thesis is going to touch on romantic expectation primarily through the main love interest, Edward Cullen.

Well, then. A little bit obsessive, a little bit real, and a little bit avant garde, Lauren's art piece sure sounds like an interesting excuse to throw herself a wedding and get married to her fantasy.

And the fact that she was able to raise as much money as she did signifies that there are probably a lot of people out there who identify with her fairytale dream wedding ... I mean, thesis.

If Lauren's point was to blend true life and make-believe into one weird-ass exhibit in which she marries a piece of cardboard, then I'd like to go ahead and deem this a rip-roaring success because, honestly, I have no idea what's real anymore.

And I don't know who's crazier for it. Lauren, her donators, me, or poor paper Robert.

What do you think of this "art exhibit"?


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Filed Under: twilight, robert pattinson


  • ruby_...


    December 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Wow. This is distrurbing and incredibly sad. 

  • Tiffani
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    December 4, 2012 at 3:03 PM
    Wow. I get that he's gorgeous, but a cardboard cut out? That's more than a little obsessive...and creepy.
  • gardina
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    December 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM
    ok so she just like that lady who married the Eiffel wonder what name she will go with Mrs Edward Cullen for her make believe fantasy wedding or Mrs Robert pattinson.... lol she better not leave "Edward" out in the ppl really need to get their obsession with movie stars under control...this is ridiculous
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    Karin Sessions

    December 4, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Well its no different then that one lady who married the Liberty Bell, a bunch of different guys around the world, ect (in case your wondering, she was on an episode of Cake Boss where she had Buddy and his team make her a cake for her final wedding.) So I say, you only have one life you might as well live it the way you want to, even if its just for a school project.

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    Nicole Shetka

    December 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM
    And thus is what I am talking about for the love of god what is with the obsession? All these poor girls and women need to come back to reality now.
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    Cassandra Johnsey

    December 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM
    Wow thats just strait crazy. people need to get a grip on reality, a cardboard cutout r u serious. I think u need some help, its neither funny or cute its just sick....
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    Lori Fowlkes

    December 4, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    I know that there are some crazy people out there but honestly I think she is just doing it for attention. Maybe she thinks she will be that over the top fan who Rob will wanna meet just because she is over the top.


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    Jean Netteena Quartey

    December 4, 2012 at 8:01 PM
    Wow and to say I work in the mental health field here would be an understatement. I can't stop laughing. Come get your meds....I mean thesis.
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    Regina Danielle Simpson

    December 4, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    I just wanna say nt all of us Twihards are not that crazy. I like Robert. I'm a big fan but I would never do this or anything like this that would make a fool out of myself. I just watch the movies, buy posters, read the books and play trivia games.
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    Joyce Whitt

    December 5, 2012 at 6:29 AM

    This is no big deal.  We had the same cut out at our The End Party.  He was our special guest.  As you know getting the real thing is impossible.  He's pretty untouchable.  This joke I guess is better than the made up stories.  But this is a no story, story.

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