Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don't You Just Want To Look Like This Woman?

That's Angela Bismarchi, 36. She's a Brazilian "model"/glorified stripper who's on a quest to set a world record for most plastic surgeries performed on a person. She's already had 41 over the past 15 years and is going for number 42! She's also been married to 2 plastic surgeons (golddigger!) Angela claims that getting plastic surgery makes her feel "sensual and sexy." I'm feeling stabby already and it's only 10 AM. This is not good.

Here's what I think about plastic surgery- it's ok in very minimal doses. You don't want to look like a completely different person (see Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Grey)! And how much do you want to bet that she'd be unrecognizable if you saw a "before" photograph. She was probably quite pretty to begin with but now she just looks like any over-the-hill soap opera star/ Rock of Love 2 contestant. I think the most awful procedures one can have done are cheek implants (they look freaky!) and lip enhancement. Not done with a light hand, the latter procedure looks particularly atrocious especially because natural lips have a Cupid's bow whereas the enhanced ones just look like a stuffed sausage. And that's not pretty.

Part of this over zealous plastic surgery comes from the porn aesthetic. Once porn became more mainstream, so did the images of these hyper-sexualized and siliconed women. And some women mistakenly believe that it's what all men find attractive. But if a guy is worth it, he'll know better than to fall for a pair of boobs on a stick. In my opinion, individuality, self-esteem, and a strong personality are attractive qualities and looking like a Barbie on steroids is not. I feel sorry for those that feel the need to radically change their appearence in order to be attractive because it's clearly the result of some deep-rooted psychological issues that surgery can't fix.

*Update: This ho has her own website!! Check it out: http://www.angelabismarchi.com.br

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