Getty ImagesMaddie, age 14, is head over heels for Justin Bieber. The 17-year-old pop sensation is ranked third on Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful celebrities, and is as famous for his cotton candy voice as his awe-shucks smile and floppy hairstyles. Maddie finds him "extremely good-looking" and wants to tell him that they should hang out "because, you know, that would be awesome." Millions of girls agree.
So does her mom.
Marlys, age 48, borrows Maddie's iPod to listen to Justin Bieber on the treadmill. She loves "Overboard," admires Justin's devotion to his family and enjoys dancing to his music.
She is not alone. Readers: Meet the Bieber Boomers.
According to an informal survey from Popeater, a widely read pop culture site, more than three-quarters of Bieber fans fell into two categories: under 17 and over 40. A full 21 percent were over 40.
Grace, age 54, first listened to Justin Bieber when she purchased his CD for her 8-year-old granddaughter. "I'm hooked," sheRead More »from Bieber Boomers: The Scientific Reason Older Women (and Tweens) Find Justin Bieber Attractive