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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Holy Crap!

What has Jennifer Lopez done to her face?

Normally, I don't talk about celebrities. Don't think about them much, don't really care. However, I saw this photo from her new video on Yahoo a little while ago and was horrified.

The reason why this one bothers me so much is because every time my half-Latina daughter says to me she wants to take her college fund money and get a nose job, I've always pointed out Jennifer Lopez's nose, how it's similar to hers, and how J.L.'s considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.


Now I guess I'll just have to say how sad that even with all her fame and fortune, she still didn't think she was good enough.

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11 comments:

  1. Celebrities seem to be melting into a common omni-face, a vision of 'the ideal' formed by the rigid minds of plastic surgeons and modeling agencies. Those features that convey charm and natural appeal are rapidly disappearing, leaving behind a shadowy parade of 'perfect,' yet wholly unremarkable faces.

    Tell your daughter to cherish all aspects of her individuality and hang onto them no matter what. Our future will most likely be in dire need of some real women.

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  2. Thanks, Avery. I agree with you that natural appeal seems to be disappearing. It's sad.

    I was watching a rerun of Bewitched the other night and thinking how Elizabeth Montgomery would have to have those "chicklet" teeth now to be on tv instead of the charmingly crooked smile she had then. It's one of the reasons I like Patricia Arquette - she hasn't given in to the veneer craze. She still looks real.

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  3. Sheesh...don't you wish we could give it to them? Those young girls need the knowledge that the beauty is within them. They can so easily exude it.

    I think Selma Hayek will be a much better role model for your daughter. It is her spunk, intelligence, tenacity and attitude that make her the woman she is.

    Any man that doesn't appreciate that in a woman is not deserving of that woman's attention.

    Of course, you couldn't have told me that either....I had to learn it the hard way!

    Keep at it, Kate. I'm sure you are a wonderful Mom!

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  4. I used to have the most amazing crush on Elizabeth Montgomery.

    You know, there is something about plastic women that is unappealing. I think one could find a manikin and indulge oneself without the emotional baggage.

    I'll have to post about beauty some time. When I was in college, I used to pal around with women who caused men to walk into walls and cry. It astonished me. THe women would complain about their looks and how they were treated. Occasionally someone would give me a fly and scratch me behind the ear.

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  5. Thanks, SUSAN. The only reason I chose JL is because the nose was similar and that's my daughter's hangup. Of course, with age comes wisdom (sometimes.) :) Like you, I had to learn the hard way.

    LOL, STEWART. Sadly, many beautiful women still think they're ugly. (And some men too)

    I'm just thinking about it, and it wasn't until I was in my mid-thirties that I really figured out that looks don't matter. Oh, I paid lip-service to the idea, but something happened then that made me realize my former hypocrisy and changed my point of view forever. Maybe I'll blog about it sometime.

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  6. Kate, I love to read that blog about how you figured out that looks don't matter.

    Isn't it weird how much Jennifer L's nose looks like Michael Jackson's? Eww.

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  7. How funny, Edie--that's what I told my daughter when she saw it and went on and on about how much "better" she looks now! It's scary.

    Did you ever watch that show "The Swan" where they did all that plastic surgery on women who always felt like they were ugly? What struck me about it is how they all had the same type of noses, chins, lips and teeth in the end. In fact, there was one episode where a woman didn't want to get a nose job because her nose was like her late father's and she wanted to keep that, and the panel of "experts" all gave her a hard time for it!

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  8. Yikes! In that second picture, she doesn't even look like she's from Earth! Why would someone want to look like that? She's absolutely stunning in that first picture, and it boggles my mind that she'd want to wreck that.

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  9. I never watched The Swan. It always seemed creepy to me.

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  10. I’m planning to get my nose straightened… I find this is good info for people who would try to know something about rhinoplasty

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