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Botox me until I look like the teen I am.

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18 year old singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her upcoming role in Glee by getting Botox and Thermage, an anti-aging, skin-tightening procedure. [Source]

If you’re wondering why a teenager would need to look younger in order to play a teenager, Pempengco has an answer for you, and it’s all about competing with other women on the field of beauty: “All people will be anticipating how will Charice look? Is she good enough to pit against Rachel Berry? So of course there is tremendous pressure.” Not a great answer, is it? But you can certainly look around our society and see where she came up with it.

Frequently I find myself wondering when we as a society will realize we’ve gone too far. Obviously today is not that day, and tomorrow isn’t looking so great either.


Written by tldegray

July 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Feminism

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