Superstar Katy Perry grew up singing in church, knowing that she had a future in the music industry, but the road to success was paved with many bumps. Still, she never gave up on her dreams, and she never gave up on herself. Brought up by very strict Christian parents, Katy first tried to make it in the Christian music industry, but those efforts failed. Pressing forward, she finally got her big break with the controversial song "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, and fans have been blowing her kisses ever since. By the time she was twenty-six, she was happily married to Russell Brand, a star in his own right, and was living the star-studded dream that so many tried to squash along the way. Recognized for her stellar singing, songwriting, and guitar playing, as well as for her eclectic fashion sense, Katy is one "California Gurl" who has made it big!