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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Who you gonna believe, me or your lyin' eyes?

I never found Renee Zellweger attractive in the first place, but at least she had a distinctive look back when she played Bridget Jones. Now she looks like half the wives in Fairfield County. One of the unfortunate side effects of the plastic surgery revolution is that there are an increasing number of women who look like each other.

It's not dissimilar to the way cars all started looking like each other in the 80's and 90's. Back in the 60's, you could tell a Mercedes from a GTO from a Mustang from a Jag at a distance of 150 yards. Nowadays, even standing right next to the car, you can't tell what it is. You have to look at the emblem half the time.

The people who saw Zellweger at that gathering must have felt the same.

For some reason Faye Dunaway seems to have been chosen as the ideal of perfection they all strive for:

At least when Faye goes in for a little work these days, she doesn't have to hold up a photo and say, "Make me look like her." All she has to do is ask to be made younger-looking.


Steven said...

She was attractive when she was young. Then as she aged, she got more puffy cheeked and squinty eyed and started looking a bit odd.

Touching on the marriage topic as well, a man in China sued his wife because she got plastic surgery and never told him and the baby was ugly (it actually looked like she had before). I guess it was some kind of false advertising. The guy actually won! He sued his wife for being ugly and won lol.

John Craig said...

Steven --
I remember that story about the Chinese guy. That would never happen in the US, not that he doesn't have a point.

Steven said...

He might have a point but imagine finding out your dad sued your mum because you were ugly! You've got to be a little bit heartless to do that shit, right? People are meant to love their kids, even if they fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

Anonymous said...

That's it, many women have a distinctive look that gets lost (oftentimes) after they've had plastic surgery. There are women who are beautiful in their own right and for whatever reason, they choose to have plastic surgery (ies), causing their faces to look so different than their former selves (e.g. Priscilla Presley, Linda Evans, etc.). Isn't it possible to age gracefully without messing up your looks?


John Craig said...

Steven --
I agree, it was absolutely heartless.

John Craig said...

Birdie --
Yes, well said. I think the real problem is with people who become addicted to plastic surgeries, like Michael Jackson or that Catwoman. Jackson actually looked good after his first surgery or two, back when he was on the cover of Thriller. But he continued, and gradually turned himself into a monster.

Personally, I'm more attracted to a woman with a couple wrinkles who's still in shape than one who's had a lot of work done.