The old adage, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is so true. When it comes to the entertainment industry, looking good is paramount when it comes to the success of their careers. At least that is the mentality of the majority of celebrities and the powers that be.
Does it even matter how “natural” or “synthetic” beauty is these days? In general, the public doesn’t seem care how their favorite celebrity got to look the way they do. Does anyone really give a flip that Tom Cruise has a much better nose than he had when his career started? Did anyone even notice that Enrique Iglesias burned off that massive mole from his face? Ultimately, it shouldn’t matter because at the end of the day talent and skills will prevail most of the time. Sometimes you just can’t stop lady luck. Some people are destined for stardom (however that is defined) no matter what lack of talent they possess thanks to their good looks and/or the situation they are born into (Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, etc.).
In recent entertainment news some popular celebrities have gone public with their radical plastic surgeries. Ashley Tisdale from High School Musical fame got rid of her trademark nose causing a major uproar from her hardcore fans who appreciated her unusual beauty. That reminds me of another celebrity who made the decision not to change her big schnauze and still enjoyed decades of success, Barbara Streisand. Another singer that upset her devoted fans by replacing her large nose was Ashley Simpson. Here are some before and after shots of both singers (Tisdale then Simpson).
Is that a plank in your eye?
Before we start feeling holier than thou and condemn anyone (celebrity or otherwise) for selecting cosmetic surgery, we need to look in the mirror ourselves. How far do WE go in order to look our best? After all, we all want to put our best face forward. Doesn’t EVERY woman wear make-up? Where is this preverbial line that is crossed when it comes to looking our best? Is it the line cut by a scalple? I don’t know.
If you don’t think make-up makes much of a difference when it comes to beauty, then take a look at these images. On a personal level, we all know about the magic of make-up, right fella’s? 🙂
I think most of us are more forgiving of the use of make-up because it’s something everyone uses and not expensive like plastic surgery.
In the end, it’s up to each individual to decide what true beauty means and what is real or synthetic. Personally, I am fine with anything someone does to enhance their appearance as long as it doesn’t go to extremes like Michael Jackson! The only thing that bothers me is when someone’s appearance is “enhanced” digitally with photo editors like in these movie clips.