Ariana Grande Is Actually A Slytherin, & 7 Other Celebrities Whose Sorting Would Surprise You
If you were awake in the wee hours of Friday morning, you might have noticed the amazingly wonderful, Harry Potter–loving actor Tom Felton reaching out to a surprising person via Twitter. Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the film adaptation, is also the biggest Harry Potter fanboy. From posting Instagram photos of Felton at King's Cross (and Platform 9 and 3/4) to calling Daniel Radcliffe up to say, "Hello, Potter," it comes as no surprise that the actor is still gleefully discussing the series even now that he's long since moved on into other media. During an interview with the Huffington Post, Felton was asked to Sort celebrities into Hogwarts houses and he placed Ariana Grande in Gryffindor. However, according to the pop star herself, Pottermore actually put her in Slytherin. Whoops.
Of course, it's an easy mistake to make. After all, Grande came into her own as Cat Valentine on Victorious and the character was famous for her bright red hair and love of the color pink. Gryffindors are all about that red. It makes sense. However, when you think about it, Grande being sorted into Slytherin makes sense as well. This is the girl who took a role on a Nickelodeon show and somehow magicked it into a singing career that should make Mariah Carey very nervous. That's ambition. That's Slytherin. (Those diva rumors about Grande help with the Sorting as well.)
So what other celebrities seem like they'd be in one House, but would really probably be in another? Well, here are seven.
1. Taylor Swift
Obvious House: Hufflepuff. Swift is the personification of goodness, grace, feminism, and teenage romantic angst. Plus, as her 500 best friends can tell you, she is super loyal — just like any good Hufflepuff.
Actual House: Slytherin. In just a single year, Swift transformed herself from the kind of entertainer everyone loves to make fun of to the kind of entertainer everyone is in love with. She handles her career, she handles her business, and she has her eyes on the prize. All that ambition make her a great fit for Slytherin.
2. Miley Cyrus
Obvious House: Slytherin. Aside from looking so good in green, Miley Cyrus is another entertainer who completely transformed her career into something more beneficial to herself and who she is. She definitely knows what she's doing, and she does it with the kind of intelligent foresight that will carry her far in the business.
Actual House: Gryffindor. Any pop star that will Instagram a photo of herself peeing in the woods is completely fearless.
Obvious House: Gryffindor. Beyoncé is practically a national hero, and everybody knows that all heroes get Sorted into Gryffindor. Well, almost all heroes. (Right, Luna Lovegood?)
Actual House: Ravenclaw. Surely I can't be the only one who has noticed that Beyoncé's last album, BEYONCÉ, was part dance music and part sociopolitical lesson? Be honest. Do you or do you not now know the dictionary definition of the word feminist by heart thanks to "Flawless"?
4. Nicki Minaj
Obvious House: Gryffindor. Minaj is another obvious choice for Gryffindor, given how she's a flawless, fearless BO$$, who looks after herself and looks after her career with all the bravery you need to succeed as a woman in a male-dominated field. Minaj bows to no one. She is the queen.
Actual House: Slytherin. I mean, Minaj did just get her heart broken and use it as fodder for The Pinkprint, a.k.a. her greatest album yet. Sounds pretty Slytherin to me.
5. Lady Gaga
Obvious House: Ravenclaw. Mainly because I imagine that if Luna Lovegood was a real person, then she'd be Lady Gaga.
Actual House: Hufflepuff. Lady Gaga is both hard-working and fearless (book fans will remember that, after Gryffindor, it was Hufflepuff that contributed the most students to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts), both of which are reflected in her music and stage performances.
Obvious House: Hufflepuff. She's sweet, she's hard-working, and she's been kind of out of focus for the past couple of years. Sounds like a Hufflepuff to me.
Actual House: Gryffindor. If there was anyone in any house who was going to fight to get back to their music career after experiencing trouble with their voice, then it would be a Gryffindor. They never get up, even and especially when they should.
Obvious House: Gryffindor. If there's one word you can use to describe Rihanna, it's fearless. She fears nothing and no one, not Instagram, not TV networks, not her fans — no one. Rihanna does whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Fall back, son.
Actual House: Slytherin. Do I even need to explain why Bad Girl RhiRhi is #FreeingTheNipple all over Slytherin House?
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