Much like when Carrie Bradshaw chowed down on a free hot dog after her glamorous book launch party in series 5 of Sex & The City, in 2005 two times Oscar-winner Hilary Swank celebrated her second Academy Award win by heading to Los Angeles eatery Astro Burger where she and a group of friends tucked into vegetarian burgers, fries and milkshakes in full view of the regular customers, all while wearing her floor-length Guy Laroche gown and gazing at the gong, which remained beside her on the table for the duration of the meal.
While Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby actress Hilary, who was in fact a regular Astro Burger customer herself may have fled to the fast food haunt because she was bloomin' starving after all that sitting around during the ceremony, she unwillingly set a precedent that has seen many stars in after her celebrating their successes in the same way.
Forget the after parties and Champagne fountains, the A-listers are quite literally tasting victory and posting Instagram photos of their post-awards treats. This weekend, Miley Cyrus topped off her winning night at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with a juicy burger. The 21-year-old pop star was accompanied by her date, homeless hottie Jesse, who had accepted the Moonman on behalf of the '1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving and lost and scared for their lives,' and said he was one of them.
Justin Timberlake also shared a snap of himself posing with the staff of Mexican chain Taco Bell with the caption, 'What do we do after we win 3 PCAs?!?! Easy... Go to Taco Bell!! People's Champ, baby!!' While nachos and guacamole may have been enough to satisfy JT's People's Choice Award hunger, a heavily pregnant Drew Barrymore wanted pizza when she left the Golden Globes. But not just any slice, it had to be LA's Mulberry Pizza, as she revealed, 'Post Golden globes pregnant pizza after party !!!!! #waitedallnight #canteatfastenough #mulberrypizzarules'.
If you can't eat 'em, join 'em: Cara Delevingne as a hot dog [Instagram]
Here in the UK the current Queen of Fast Food is 21-year-old supermodel Cara Delevingne. Not only does she dress up as hot dogs and burgers, but the Saint Laurent campaign star loves to enjoy fast food with friends. After the GQ Awards last year she and Rita Ora paid a visit to McDonalds and she remained loyal to the chain during London Fashion Week with pal Jourdan Dunn. You'd think the night before the Victroria's Secret show the models would be on the salad, but Cara and her fellow Angel Candice Swanepoel opted for French fries - and plenty of them!
A Big Mac for Mr Big
So why are the stars ditching diets in favour of fast food gorging just at the moment when the paparazzi cameras are flashing? Perhaps after all those juice cleanses and personal training sessions to look their best in custom-made couture pieces on the red carpet, the big night of an awards show itself is when they can finally relax and say 'supersize me'.
Take a look at the celebrity fast food fans in the gallery above...