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Holly Madison Says Living In The Playboy Mansion Made Her Crazy Insecure

Of all the bunnies in the Playboy mansion, Holly Madison reigned supreme through most of the 2000s. Everyone’s favorite “Girl Next Door” and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant was Hugh Hefner’s primary girlfriend for six years, and many speculate that she broke his heart when they broke up, she moved out and then started dating Criss Angel soon after. But in the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, Holly reveals that she was always insecure about her looks—and that her insecurities shot to a whole new level when she started dating Hef. Hence, that was when she opted for plastic surgery. She says she was sensitive about her smallish chest (“I always stuffed my bra. In fact, I had a boyfriend for years, and we moved so slowly. We didn’t have sex for a long time because I had to gradually bring down my bra size so he wouldn’t find out”), but didn’t decide to get implants until after she moved into the mansion in 2001. In 2003, she had her nose done because “it photographed really big in front of my face. If I wanted to do anything in the entertainment industry, I needed to get it fixed.”

This quote really sticks out to me: “Living with Hef brought down my self-esteem a lot. I was comparing myself to the other girls…You have to look a certain way at the mansion.” [Life & Style via NY Daily News] Keep reading »

“Youth Knows No Pain” Explores Our Obsession With Staying Young Forever


Last night I finally got around to watching “Youth Knows No Pain,” a new HBO documentary which aired on Monday night. The film is directed by Mitch McCabe, the daughter of a plastic surgeon, who has been obsessed with anti-aging treatments and products since she was little. Through interviews with various cosmetic surgery and beauty addicts, she explores our country’s obsession with never growing old. She puts her own weaknesses bravely on display and gets some seriously juicy and fascinating perspectives out of her incredible cast of “characters.” These include “lifecasters” Julia Allison and Mary Rambin, who are fond of fillers and Botox and come off as bratty and vapid; Allure Editor-In-Chief Linda Wells, who admits that her magazine pushes beauty products that don’t necessarily work but still make people “feel good”; Norman Deesing, who has spent more than 50K trying to look like Jack Nicholson; Erica Rose, a former contestant on “The Bachelor,” who is also the daughter of a plastic surgeon; and Sherry McCabe, featured in the clip above, who used to be obese. After she got gastric bypass and dropped a ton of pounds, Sherry got her whole face, tummy, and boobs done in an effort to look young and hot. She is pure sad amazingness. Check out the clip above and watch the full documentary, which is both eye-opening and entertaining, on HBO. [HBO: Youth Knows No Pain] Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Demi Moore Says Plastic Surgery Rumors Are False

“It’s completely false – I’ve never had it done. I would never judge those who have – if it’s the best thing for them then I don’t see a problem. But I don’t like the idea of having an operation to hold up the aging process – it’s a way to combat your neurosis. The scalpel won’t make you happy.”

— Demi Moore dispels rumors in the French edition of Marie Claire that she’s spent a fortune on plastic surgery. [via Radar Online] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Here Kitty, Kitty

Cat Man Dennis Avner is the world’s most modified man. In his quest to look more like a tiger, he’s split his upper lip, undergone surgical pointing of the ears, plumped his face full of silicone implants, filed his teeth to points, and gotten plenty of ink and piercings (he attaches whiskers to the ones around his mouth). Wonder if he’s ever met cat lady Joceyln Wildenstein? They’d be so purr-fect together. (So sorry.) [NYC, 8/312/09]
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Odd Look-A-Like Plastic Surgery: Woman Pays Way Too Much to Look Like Queen Nefertiti

What do you do when you have visions of yourself as Queen Nefertiti in a former life? You spend a quarter of a million dollars on 51 plastic surgeries so that you can look like her, of course. That’s exactly what a 49-year-old mother of three, Nileen Namita, has done. She has spent more than 20 years attempting to turn herself into the ancient Egyptian Queen. She’s gotten eight nose jobs, three chin implants, three facelifts, two lip surgeries, five eye surgeries and many other minor tweaks. And after all that, I just look at her face and see … no resemblance whatsoever. [Daily Mail]

Namita has been to therapy to try to get over these fantastical visions of herself as Nefertiti. All I have to say is that this clearly is an addiction, and any doctor participating in it is the equivalent of a pusher man. After the jump, other people who have taken the plastic surgery look-a-like thing waaay too far. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Miss Universe Pageant And Plastic Surgery

  • How many of last night’s Miss Universe contestants aren’t exactly natural beauties? One long-time pageant judge estimated that 30 percent of Miss Universe wannabes have had work done prior to the competition. The most ick-worthy quote from Fox’s article: “A source close to the Donald Trump-owned Miss Universe Organization [says] that not only is elective [plastic] surgery allowed, but it is quietly encouraged.” [Fox News] — Somewhere, beauty queen Carrie Prejean, whose boobs were bought and paid for by the Miss California Organization, is smiling.
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    Would You Date—Or Marry—A Plastic Surgeon?

    Imagine you’re getting dressed in front of your boyfriend and you ask the cliché question: “Do I look fat?” (We hope not, but just for the sake of argument here…) And his response is, “Well actually, do you want to do something about that?”

    What would it be like to date a plastic surgeon—someone who spends his life producing and considering the “ideal” in female beauty? The New York Times‘s T style magazine investigates this question in its latest issue. The answers, surprisingly, are a mixed bag. There’s what you might expect—women who are cosmetic surgery fans ask their partners to help them out (and they do so willingly). One celeb surgeon, Dr. Raj Kanodia (Jen Aniston‘s nose man) has been known to dole out freebies to the ladies. “With previous girlfriends,” he says, “I’ve always done something—a little injection, a little Botox, and several of them I’ve done noses either during the relationship or after we broke up.” Keep reading »

    Sharon Stone Topless On The Cover Of Paris Match

    There’s been plenty of talk of airbrushing in the news this week, and we have no doubt that 51-year-old Sharon Stone‘s bod was given the same treatment for this Paris Match cover. They certainly didn’t skimp on the body oil, that’s for damn sure. In spite of all of Stone’s cuckoo banana antics (or maybe because of them), we still kind of love her, and agree that in general, despite the Botox, boob jobs and who knows what else, she looks pretty smokin’. That said, do you find it to be totally effed that being “body confident at age 50!” basically has to involve plastic surgery — you know, in the celebrity magazine world, anyway? Maybe in addition to airbrushing labels, there should be plastic surgery warnings slapped on ads and glossy spreads, too.

    Uhrm yeah, I guess that’s all we really have to say here, except one also might add that if you’re gonna get a boob job, this seems like a fairly tasteful size, no? Keep reading »

    Is It Unethical Not To Disclose The Collagen In Your Lips?

    For better or worse, plastic surgery—both in its most extreme (Jocelyn Wildenstein) and subtler (Megan Fox) forms—is fully entrenched in modern day society. In fact, Botox gatherings have replaced Tupperware parties, celebrities flaunt face-lifts on the red carpet and it’s become downright acceptable in plenty of circles. But no matter how you feel about plastic surgery, a recent paper that appeared in the Journal of Evolution and Technology brings up an angle we hadn’t considered. Reports The New York Times today:

    …the doctoral candidate says plastic surgery throws a monkey wrench (sorry) into the Darwinian process of selecting the best genes to proliferate the species — since people who otherwise might not have been perceived as desirable mates for procreation allow themselves to be perceived as desirable enough to pass on their genes.

    Let’s take a closer look. Keep reading »

    Saudi Women Opting For More Plastic Surgery

    Being covered in robes and veils from head to toe is not stopping women in Saudi Arabia from getting plastic surgery. Surprisingly, liposuction, breast augmentations, and nose jobs are drawing females to the plastic surgeon’s at the same rate as in other parts of the world. It seems that self-consciousness can grow even when people can’t see your features. The only time Saudi women can show off their clothes and haircuts are for their husbands, at women’s parties, and when abroad. Whereas 10 years ago, a plastic surgeon was quite the rarity in the Arab nation, now 35 surgical treatment centers exist. But the religious values that govern the majority of Saudi lives are not being overlooked when it comes to these procedures. Three years ago clergymen and plastic surgeons met to create a consensus on tampering with God’s natural creations. The result was that “undergoing an unsafe procedure or changing the shape of a ‘perfect nose’ just to resemble a singer or actress” was haram, or forbidden, while “small breasts, fixing features that are causing a person grief, or reverse damage from an accident” is halal, or sanctioned. Keep reading »

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