Usually I have no interest in the goings on of celebrities – I’ve got enough shit to deal with in my own life without worrying about Paris Hilton or Victoria Spice Girl or some other airhead – but today my sister and I got sucked into watching Celebrity Slimdowns on cable. I can only blame my raging fever.
The thing that struck us both was that, with the possible exception of Oprah Winfrey, every single one of them looked better before. They showed Jennifer Aniston early on in Friends. She was a good looking girl. Jennifer Aniston now – a bag of bones in a designer dress. Same with Geri Halliwell and the chick that plays Sammi on Days of our Lives.
I remember reading something that said the reason for the trend towards skinniness was because most fashion dictators are gay men. They are attracted to body shapes that resemble young boys. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but I’d say the fashion dictators today are more like necrophiliacs – they are attracted to cadavers. I watched the Corpse Bride the other night and she looked better than most of these stars.
Does anyone really find that look attractive? When you look at the woman in Hollywood with realistic bodies, stars like Kate Winslet and Rose McGowan, now they are really hot.