I was sitting munching on a slice of toast this morning, half sleeping, half watching the television when apparently it is newsworthy that a celebrity is now super slim just months post baby. How the public cheer to see such a sight.
What always bemused me is how these celebrities insist they didn’t go to the gym for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week and live on one raisin a day to achieve the figure of an 18-year-old. ‘Oh this new body?, I just walked around my kitchen for a few weeks, did I tell you I live on chips and hamburgers?’ Um…Yeah, right. Thanks for that advice. Does anyone actually believe these lies? Who are these women trying to fool? Call me crazy but it takes quite a few months for the womb to slip back into the body again. Tummy tucks post C-sections seem ridiculous but likely in the distorted world where image is everything.
Then there are the celebrities who acquire large breasts. Large, supple, full breasts after three babies. Hmmm I am a mother, I live in the real world. Breasts take a hell of a battering. Some women are exceptionally lucky and have beautiful breasts post babies but most women of the human variety have some war wounds, some sagging, some marks from rapid growth. And so you should, you have produced another person. I say be proud of the changes in your clever and wonderful body.
What I would like to know is why do these celebrities constantly deny their Botox, their boob jobs, their tummy tucks and their chemical peels? Wouldn’t it be cooler if they would just drop all the pretence and say,’ Hey I have the dosh, it’s my body and my career, so yeah I did suck all the fat out of my lady lumps, you would too if you could!’ Or how about, ‘Yes I get Botox, can’t you tell? I can hardly smile!’ But instead they deny and refuse to acknowledge their changed appearance. We then doubt ourselves and think we are imaging things.
Anyone with half a brain can figure out that no one at 45 naturally looks like 21. It’s took a lot of time, money and pain. I wonder why we seek to achieve this unrealistic look? Some of us have the natural beauty for a small window in our life, sadly few of us realise until the time has passed us by. Why is youth seen as so vital, so important? It’s a battle we can never win. Have you ever seen a wrinkle free 80-year-old?
We all get older. Life changes. As we go through life our body will experience new situations that will change us forever. It is interesting that some women wish to erase all evidence of life, all evidence of their unique experiences.
What do you think? Do you wish some celebrities would just be honest with us? They want us to support them and love them but they refuse to be honest. I’m not averse to some cosmetic help, I’d probably do the same if I had the world staring at my every wrinkle through a camera. These people despite all their money and social power are still people with all the vulnerabilities that we face.
But still what is going on? Why the desire to be youthful and to erase your years of life experience? If people are so preoccupied with the exterior it makes you wonder how healthy their minds truly are?