Paulina Porizkova takes on plastic surgery
Paulina Porizkova -- former supermodel, "Dancing with the Stars" alumna and rock star wife -- blogs. And, as it turns out, her brain droppings might just be worthy of our attention.
As we discussed in last week's Celebritology Live chat, we're nothing if not fascinated and/or perplexed by mainstream standards of beauty and the lengths to which some stars (mostly women) will go to attain what has become a generic aesthetic -- usually blond, busty, tanned and wrinkle-free. Everything from retouching to extreme plastic surgery have become as common as changing hair color and, we said, we're a little worried about the trickledown effect on the rest of us, not to mention young girls who may start to think it's the norm for a perfectly pretty California girl (Heidi Montag) to go under the knife transform herself into a ridiculously chesty robo-Barbie.
This week, Porizkova weighed in on plastic surgery and, specifically, Kate Hudson's supposed boob job. Sure, it may be easy for someone as genetically blessed as Porizkova to make critical comments, but read before you judge. The woman makes some sense. I mean, she had me when she described Montag as a "cheap plastic pool float," but read on for more of her refreshingly candid thoughts on our society's skewed take on beauty:
On Hudson's new rack:
"My issue here isn't with Kate. If big boobs make her happier, then more power to her. The issue here, this fixing something perfect to something else perfect, is so much a sign of our times, and one that truly saddens me."
"I used to use her as an example of the perfect beauty with a small chest. Now, with her new boobs, she just looks like any California blond actress. Instead of enhancing, she has diminished herself."
On 51-year-old Madonna:
"Madonna no longer looks like Madonna: what started as a sexy, well shaped, and somewhat hairy Italian girl has ended as a cool Nordic blonde. It's not that she doesn't look great, she does. But she is starting to sort of melt away into the stew of the famous women over-fifty-high-cheek-boned blondes-who-cannot-frown."
On her own body issues:
"In my opinion, I'm one hot example of a saddlebag/cellulite woman over forty. If I went and lipo-ed my thighs to the size of Gisele's, I still wouldn't look anything like her, and instead, I'd start looking like everyone else."
On plastic surgery in general:
"No one ages anymore, no one has imperfections of any kind anymore, all smiles are flawless and no one past 35 can express displeasure."
What do you think? Is Porizkova on the mark or merely using her platform to slag Madonna, Kate and Heidi? Share your thoughts below...
| April 22, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Celebrity Life Lessons | Tags: Heidi Montag, Kate Hudson, Madonna, Paulina Porizkova, plastic surgery
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