Society's obsession with celebrity has officially hit full tilt, and with it, so have the minds of artists worldwide. We keep noticing more portraits of our favorite famous faces rendered in Cheetos, Jell-O and more.
Here's our explanation: You may never hang out with your favorite celebrity, but you might be lucky enough to see one hanging out -- on your wall. Or better yet, on your plate.
Click through the gallery below for some of our favorite food-inspired celebrity portraits.
Conan in Cheetos
Conan in Cheetos? The orange mural is oddly dead-on... must be the ruddy hair. The work was supposed to be unveiled on Conan's ill-fated NBC program, "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," but it was axed amid the ensuing late night wars. It still <a href="http://www.gazette.com/entertainment/cheesy-92837-conan-really.html" target="_hplink">lives on in internet glory</a>, though.
Rachael Ray in Pasta
Artist Jason Mecier is a mural artist who works in interesting mediums. Here's Food network star Rachael Ray rendered in pasta. See more of Mecier's wacky food-inspired work <a href="http://www.jasonmecier.com/food.html" target="_hplink">here</a>.
Justin Beiber in Pancake
Here's one way to encourage teen girls to eat breakfast: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/celebrity-pancake-portraits_n_1088520.html?ref=weird-news&ir=Weird News#s467559&title=Justin_Bieber" target="_hplink">Justin Bieber pancakes</a>! It's the work of artist Katherine Kalnes, who's also rendered celebs like Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa and Ellen Degeneres in pancake form.
Lady Gaga in Cheese Spread
Lady Gaga? More like Lady Gouda: UK food artist Faye Halliday's immortalizes pop star <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/justin-bieber-cheese-portrait_n_987405.html#s381019&title=Lady_Gouda_" target="_hplink">Lady Gaga in squeezy cheese</a>, a British soft cheese product in a tube. She's also squeezed out the likenesses of other stars, like Justin Bieber, Marilyn Monroe, President Obama and others.
Billy Cosby in Jell-O Shot
Artist Andrew Salamone decided to celebrate Bill Cosby's birthday in 2009 with, what else, a <a href="http://www.geekologie.com/2009/07/cosby-shots-bill-cosby-in-jell.php" target="_hplink">portrait of the comedian in Jell-O shots</a>! Considering Cosby was a Jell-O spokesman for more than 30 years, it seems fitting.
Obama and Lincoln in Cupcakes
What's most impressive about this installation? Is it the scale, the ephemerality, the deliciousness? Buffalo pastry artist traveled to D.C. in 2009 to <a href="http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/tastiest-obama-lincoln-comparison-ever/" target="_hplink">re-create the two presidents in 5,600 cupcakes</a> at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. <em>Photo by Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/outtacontext/3281592536/sizes/o/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">outtacontext</a>.</em>
Morgan Spurlock In Fast Food
Remember documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 2004 movie "Super Size Me"? Here's the poster, done in ketchup and French fries as a speed painting.
Simon Cowell in Marmite on Toast
Here's everyone's favorite grumpy judge, Simon Cowell, getting the old <a href="http://www.inspirefusion.com/celebrity-painting-on-toasts/" target="_hplink">toast n' Marmite treatment</a> by artist Welsh Nathan Wyburn, who created is as part of a campaign for the opening of a Costa Coffee oupost.
Obama in Cereal
Artists Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev created this image depicting President Obama, titled <a href="http://www.cerealart.com/shopexd.asp?id=506" target="_hplink">"Breakfast of Champion,"</a> entirely in cereal.
Will and Kate in Pizza
Ahead of their elaborate and much-hyped nuptials, Will and Kate were the <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/royal_slice_of_life_kate_middleton/236994" target="_hplink">subject of this pizza artwork</a> commissioned by Papa John's. Their faces are made with chunks of ham!