Thank you, Debbie of From Venting to Viggo fame, for bringing that to my attention. Debbie also left this comment on Thursday's post about Jennifer Aniston's hair extensions:
I feel so betrayed!!! I thought Jennifer's hair was all her own!!!I know there are more important issues in the world than whether or not Jen is pulling one over on us, but this really does have implications surrounding the standards that average, garden variety women hold themselves to. I mean, come on! Jennifer Aniston is known for her gorgeous hair, and now we find out it's not even all hers? Who saw that coming?
This is just further proof that it's a safe bet that the actresses and models we see in celebrity magazines barely resemble their natural "baseline," if you will. Remember this video, put out by Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty? It's a reminder that even supermodels don't look like supermodels.
The picture I posted on Thursday of me in my robe with no makeup? That's my baseline, people, and I'm fifty-freakin'-four years old. And I bet you have pictures of your baseline self looking just as good, no--better.
I'm not saying we shouldn't do what we can--and want to do--to keep up our looks. Who doesn't want to look good? I wear makeup, color my hair, bleach my teeth... we just have to keep in mind what exactly the media is feeding us. I've ranted before about how everyone in Hollywood is supposed to be a size 0--that's crazy stuff--and that I've never met a man who'd prefer a bag of bones over a woman with curves.
The bottom line is, love who you are. Everyone else does.
Getting back to what men like, I have a hunch that it's women who find Jennifer Aniston so attractive, not men. Just for fun, guys, what do you think? Is Jen your type of gal?