Is Hollywood Obsessed with Looking Young?
Many celebrities have been candid about receiving cosmetic enhancements to look younger — is Hollywood obsessed with the appearance of youth?
Kim Kardashian, 29, received Botox on her TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” while singer and “Glee” actress Charice also reportedly received the treatment — at only age 18. Meanwhile, reality show celeb Heidi Montag reportedly received 10 plastic surgery treatments in one day at age 23.
On Thursday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” several stars gathered to discuss aging in Hollywood. Actress Teri Hatcher, 45, shared candid video of what she looks like before she is made up by the “Desperate Housewives” beauty professionals, admitting that makeup and good lighting can go a long way. Last month, Teri posted photos of herself wrinkling her forehead on Facebook, sharing that she was not currently undergoing any plastic surgery or Botox.
“I figured that I’d be okay up until 40 years old,” 60-year-old Cybill Shepherd told Oprah, admitting that in her 50s, “I stopped looking at myself in the mirror because I could see that I was aging.”
Cybill said that she feared aging, worrying that growing older makes you “disposable in this disposable culture.”
“Learning to love ourselves as we age is one of the most challenging things we can do,” Cybill said, stressing that people should laugh and cry as much as possible as they age.
Former “Dynasty” star Linda Evans, 67, told Oprah, “I’m happier [now] because I don’t define myself by the way people think.”
She said of her own plastic surgery experience, “I had surgery done after ‘Dynasty’ because I was in love with [musician Yanni], a man 12 years younger than me … And hey, I’m not sorry that I did it. I wanted to look a certain way so that I could feel better about that 12-year difference.”
Linda said the goal should be “[looking] in the mirror and … [loving] yourself no matter what you see.”
“Getting older, you get wiser, that’s the great thing about aging,” Linda added.
“What is more beautiful than recognizing this peace in your life?” Teri pondered.
-Posted on ETonline.com
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