So many of the "beautiful" people in Hollywood were really not as steroetypically gorgeous as they seem--they appear to have had all sorts of procedures done. This is wrong on so many levels. First, many teens really admire and compare themselves to certain celebrities. But they're comparing themselves to impossible standards--these "role models" themselves have cheated or had work done to acheive their "perfect" beauty. Furthermore, check out the nose jobs of Selma Hayeck, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie and Beyonce Knowles. Notice--they've all made their noses "less ethnic" and "more white"--displaying a terrible need to fit into a certain ethnocentric definition of beauty. What sort of message is that sending to hispanic and black teens looking at these individuals as a standard for beauty? Oooooh, it makes me so mad!
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I think its a shame that the "celebrity" culture (as you could call it) believes they are more beautiful if they all look the same. Finer point..I think Beyonce suited her original nose better anyway.
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