Before Photoshop she is still beautiful but with darker skin, a much larger physique, with uneven skin color, lumpy and bumpy thighs.
Yes, this is a real pic of Kim Kardashian! She was quoted before saying, "Yeah, I have cellulite and so what!" But she and her clients still have it Photoshopped because perfection sells and cellulite doesn’t. Her weight constantly yo yo's up and down. Regardless, she is still beautiful at any size.
I returned to Kuwait from vacation yesterday and received the tragic news that my childhood friend had died this past Saturday. I haven’t seen her in years but we kept in touch thanks to the Internet. We were planning a girl’s beach weekend for our reunion and now that will never happen. Our mutual friends informed me that she had died from complications following liposuction surgery. Apparently she had a serious infection from the operation and they were unable to save her.
We are the same age and were born just a few days apart. She was way too young and beautiful to die from an unnecessary surgery. Her sweet smile, amazing sense of humor and never ending love for her family and friends will be forever missed.
The first thing that came to my mind is why? Why would such a beautiful girl like my friend want this procedure when she was already very attractive and happily married? Well, it doesn’t surprise me when women are constantly fed lies about the current standard of beauty. Many of us look to celebrities and models for our inspiration yet forget they have tailored designer clothes, Spanx, makeup artists / hair stylists on call 24/7 and most important of all the best photographers and Photoshop. Basically it takes a small village to give them that perfect appearance that many women seem to strive for at any cost. Their standard of beauty isn’t real but it sells billions in products and plastic surgery.
I’m thankful that I grew up with a Mother who is strong and doesn’t let her incredible beauty define her. She taught me that personality, faith, sense of humor, education, charity and manners are what really matters. That the outer surface beauty will always fade in time. She has never had plastic surgery or any other treatments like Botox or fillers. She credits sleep, healthy living, happiness and lots of water but I know it is also genetic.
I do not think there is anything wrong with women having plastic surgery or anti-aging treatments because it is their choice and right. However, I do have a problem with how some magazines flat out lie to us about what celebrities look like. It’s a warped standard of beauty that doesn’t exist and can sometimes contribute to an unnecessary death.
If you do decide to have a cosmetic procedure it is important that you know the risk involved and do your homework. Pick a board certified surgeon with years of experience who keeps updated on the latest techniques and trends. The doctor should work in a state of the art facility and will most likely charge more than the others. If you go bargain shopping for a plastic surgeon you are risking your appearance and possibly your life.
Here are some pictures I found on the internet [Google images] that no words are needed because they speak for themselves.
Madonna still looks amazing for her age but she doesn't look this amazing.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jessica Alba ~ look at her hips and thighs in the real pic to the left. Still gorgeous but not perfect.