As HooplaHa’s first Celebrity Ambassador, Debbie Gibson truly embodies the positive spirit of HooplaHa and shares our passion for spreading happiness and inspiration to others.
Gibson exploded on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only In My Dreams.” For the past 24 years, she has held the title in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a #1 hit song, “Foolish Beat.” To date, Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted The American Music Awards, produced by late friend and legend Dick Clark. After conquering the pop world, Debbie set her sights on the theater. Gibson took a star turn in the Broadway production of “Les Miserables” as Eponine. She broke box office records in the London West End production of “Grease” as Sandy. She then took the stage in the U.S. Broadway tours of “Grease” and “Funny Girl,” playing Rizzo and Fanny Brice. Gibson also wowed critics as Belle in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Gypsy Rose Lee in “Gypsy.” She recently appeared in Katy Perry’s hit music video for “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” and on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” raising more than $50,000 for Children International, and made a cameo in the film “Rock of Ages,” as part of Russell Brand’s character’s “Rocker Posse.” Currently, she’s recording a new U.S. album and releasing “Electric Youth Reloaded” in 3D an exclusive on The Jace Hall Show.
Gibson has always been passionate about giving back, and helping others through music. In addition to Children’s International and the Long Island Head Injury Association, she is dedicated to mentoring and fostering young performers through the “Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth”, a series of performing art and music boot camps that she created. She formed the “Gibson Girl Foundation”, a non-profit organization that awards scholarships and musical educational opportunities to underprivileged children who display talent and have a desire to participate in performing arts programs.