The role or facade that one assumes or displays in public or society; one's public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.
While (genericnamehere) was only a 15 year old high-school nerd, his online persona was an 18 year old harley enthusiast, complete with leather jacket, doo-rag, chrome shades, and matching attitude.
by Mobius November 21, 2004
Persona: A social identity, which may be false or true, that anyone, but especially a public figure, celebrity, or entertainment figure, can adopt to attract attention, get a few laughs and have fun. As distinct from the inner self. Also, a film directed by Ingmar Bergman that highlights the brooding, predatory nature of the human psyche; featuring a big spider in a cameo role.
Examples of Celebrities with a larger than life Persona or even an Anti-Persona Persona: Marie Antoinette, Paris Hilton, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, P.T. Barnum
by Roberta Capelovitch - Robbey August 08, 2008