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Who’s your favorite celebrity?
Is it a musician like Harry Styles or Billie Eilish? Maybe an actor such as Danny DeVito or Timothée Chalamet? Or maybe your favorite celebrity is a modern-day marvel like Snooki or Tiffany “New York” Pollard?
No matter who you’re obsessed with, we’re almost certain there’s a celebrity prayer candle somewhere featuring your favorite icon’s face. Perfect for your shrine.
If you’ve never seen a celebrity prayer candle before, consider us shocked. These popular wax decorations have been making rounds all over the internet in the past couple of years as some of the best candles you can purchase online. Folks have dedicated entire Etsy shops to celebrity prayer candles, devoting their time and efforts to the craft.
But, why are celebrity prayer candles as popular as they are?
Why Celebrity Prayer Candles Might Exist
As per Public Religion Research Institute, the 2020 United States Census recorded that 23% of Americans categorize themselves as non-religious. This has steadily gone down since 2018 when the high point was up at 26%, but 23% is still a major chunk of the national population.
As for the younger generation of folks ages 18-29, one-third are religiously unaffiliated whatsoever, which is a massive number.
As America becomes more and more religiously unaffiliated, it’s possible that folks are simply taking religion less seriously than ever. And as the younger demographic is heavily doused in meme culture, celebrity prayer candles seem weirdly… correct.
In addition to meme culture having taken over the forefront of the internet, celebrity obsession has maximized. Sure, celebrities in earlier years have been highlighted and gushed over, but now, it seems that some folks will full throttle defend a celebrity until their last breath. Nobody will ever snooze over the life of Pete Davidson, Kim K (in addition to the rest of her family) has become a cultural phenomenon and BTS? Don’t even get us started.
Celebrity prayer candles may act as a sort of placeholder for folks who aren’t practicing religion. At the same time, celebrity prayer candles might just be a funny, over-the-top way to rep and love your favorite celebrity.
All in all, it’s just in good fun.
The Best Celebrity Prayer Candles
The best celebrity prayer candles are traditionally found through smaller mom-and-pop shops on Etsy. Each artist will design something different and there are hundreds upon hundreds of celebrities to choose from. That said, celebrity prayer candles make some of the best gifts to buy best friends, music lovers, coworkers and candle fanatics.
Curious to see which celebrities made the top of our prayer candle list? Check them all out below.
1. Betty White
May our queen truly Rest in Peace. Celebrate Betty White’s life the best way possible with this celebrity prayer candle, perfect for your Betty White shrine.
2. Kim Kardashian
We couldn’t do Kim right without presenting you this iconic moment in American history. Behold: Kim Kardashian crying.
Everyone’s favorite Certified Lover Boy (and Degrassi alum) can be yours on a candle forever.
4. Danny DeVito
Everyone’s favorite short, stout, balding, big-eyed glasses man? Danny DeVito. You can’t say we’re wrong.
It’s Rihanna’s world and we’re all just living it. Celebrate the new billionaire, fashion mogul and… music maker? We think? With this candle perfect for your desk.
6. Pete Davidson
At this point, Pete Davidson is already the man of the year. Might as well celebrate that with a celebrity prayer candle featuring nothing but Skete’s smug face.
Mama Ru on a celebrity prayer candle? Don’t act like we don’t already own 5.
8. Harry Styles
Of course, we worship Harry Styles, especially with his painted nails pictured below and all.
We figured we’d put BTS here because any lower might start a protest. And we don’t want that. We love you BTS.
You simply can’t have a celebrity prayer candle roundup without Beyoncé. That would simply be unjust.
11. Timothée Chalamet
This one you can put right next to your Timothée Chalamet voodoo doll. What? Just me?
12. Lana Del Rey
A Lana Del Rey prayer candle situated amongst a group of crystals? Tumblr 2011 is back, people.
13. Frank Ocean
Speaking of Tumblr 2011… Hey, Frank! Where’s the album!
14. Maddy Perez
Call yourself Euphoria obsessed? Well, so do we. So we can all agree we worship Maddy Perez, played by the iconic Alexa Demie, right?
15. Barry Wood
While he’s not necessarily a celebrity, he’s probably the biggest meme of all time and we can’t help but love him for it. RIP, king.
16. Nicki Minaj
This one is for the boys with the booming system. You know who you are.
17. Paul Rudd
A prayer for Paul Rudd is a prayer well deserved.
18. Snoop Dogg
The weed-loving rapper is nothing without…
19. Martha Stewart
…his best friend.
You know we couldn’t leave out this true Jersey icon.
21. Britney Spears
Britney is FREE you guys! It really is Britney, bitch!
22. Elon Musk
Maybe a prayer to this one will bring a little extra money to your life.
23. Tiffany “New York” Pollard
If you don’t know New York, leave.
24. Gordon Ramsay
25. Paris Hilton
And, of course, we can’t forget the woman who essentially began meme culture.