(Pacific Coast News | Bauer Griffin | Getty Images; art by Zimbio)
The world of music, movies, and TV is littered with near misses and half-hearted attempts, but it's hitting a bullseye that can launch a career into A-list territory. (Or, if you're a real Olympian, onto the medal podium.)
Even people who have been living under a rock have heard Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" single, catapulting her into Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez territory. Adele proved a powerhouse voice can not only sweep the Grammys but sell more records than Lady Gaga. And Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," while grammatically incorrect, is the surprise hit of the year.
On the movie front, the hype surrounding the Hunger Games film was met thanks to a grounded, powerful performance by Jennifer Lawrence, and Joss Whedon's Avengers become the most successful superhero movie ever. And in TV land, many doubted Zooey Deschanel's move to the small screen, but with the critical and commercial success of New Girl, it's hard to argue against her decision.
All of these stars were right on target, but only one can take home the gold. Cast your vote now!
More ZimbioOlympics Events:
High Jump: Who Is the Best Breakout Star?
Tennis: Who Are Hollywood's Hottest Doubles Partners?
Equestrian: Which Star Has the Cutest Pet?
Diving: Which Nose Dive Was the Most Surprising?
Archery: Whose Pop Culture Bullseye Was Best?
Sailing: Who's Been Riding the Same Wave Way Too Long?
Marathon: Who Is the Most Awesome After All These Years?
Gymnastics: Who Is Hollywood's Most 'Flexible' Star?
Synchronized Swimming: Which Ensemble Cast Is Best?
Weightlifting: Who Has the Fittest Body?
Basketball: Who Had the Most Impressive Rebound?
Soccer: Who Is the Best at Kickin' It on Vacation?
Long Jump: Who Made the Biggest Leap in Public Perception?
Hurdles: Which Star Overcame Their Obstacles Best?
Field Hockey: Which Star is Best at Playing the Field?
Beach Volleyball: Who Looks Best in a Bikini?
Trampoline: Which Silly Pop Culture Phenomenon Is Best?
See more Carly Rae Jepsen pictures: