Deborah Ann “Debbie” Gibson is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, and former reality television competitor.
In 1988 she was pronounced the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song “Foolish Beat“. In tandem with the second album, she created a perfume called Electric Youth that was distributed by Revlon, and other makeup essentials for young girls that were distributed nationwide through Natural Wonder Cosmetics, another of her sponsors at the time, among the first of artists to do so.
Debbie’s trademark was her hats, usually black bowlers. She also made tight, rolled-up jeans and wearing vests over your T-shirt, friendship bracelets, and two Swatch watches. The March 2005 issue of Playboy featured a nude pictorial of Gibson, coinciding with the release of her single, “Naked”. She has said that the magazine had asked her five times to pose for them since she turned 18.
Deborah Gibson debuted on Broadway in 1992, playing Eponine in Les Misérables. She then went to London and starred as Sandy in Grease. In mid-2003, Gibson was a judge on the American Idol spin-off American Juniors which lasted one season.