19 July 2010

Charice gets "fixed"... cosmetically


AP reports:
Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco has had noninvasive cosmetic procedures in preparation for her debut in the second season of the hit TV show "Glee."
Ok look, I'm not exactly what you'd call a fan of Charice. Girl has the pipes, it's just that I don't generally follow anything considered mainstream or pop.

Maybe it's a byproduct of growing up in Chicago, where underground house was promoted nearly as much as the Top 40 stuff when I was growing up, I don't know. Could be I'm just not interested in being spoon fed what to like by the folks behind the scenes in big media these days. (And when your career starts because you got 'discovered' by the likes of Oprah and Ellen...right or wrong I'm tuning out.)

Plastic surgery* Botox at 18? Why, Miss Pempengco would that be necessary?
...to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.

Charice, in the same interview, said last week's face makeover was part of her big preparations "to look fresh on camera" for the Fox show "Glee."
Because apparently being who you are just isn't good enough.

It's (mostly) a free world. Some folks probably see botox the same way they see aspirin. That's their right. It's just sad to me that accepting who you are and being proud of it is only acceptable when we're talking to grade school kids. That stuff still applies as adults, folks.
"It's really a blessing," she said, adding she was "very proud to be an Asian, very proud to be Filipino."
Just not proud enough to look it.

* 20Jul2010 Update - I reread my original thoughts and during my first gut reaction I called out plastic surgery...which botox is not. Still, is that still necessary at 18?


Anonymous said...

hard to accept the reality that a person like her is little by little pulled by the negative influence of hollywood...egoism and narcissism..it is a temptation.

Gene said...

I don't know who's really pulling the strings here. Is it really her, or possibly one of her 'advisors' pushing her to act or think this way?

I have this feeling that since she's been put in the limelight, that there may be an untold number of people leaching off of her. Maybe that's what's happening, maybe it's not. Part of me hopes that in a year or two we're not writing something about Charice being the Filipina Lindsay Lohan.

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