The woman who calls herself Pops on recent gossip TV shows looks like a thinner Angelu de Leon with very big lips. The FHM cover girl made me think, "Dolly Carvajal, is dat chu?" No offense to Angelu and Dolly, who are both lovely women, but am I wrong to ask, why would a singer as cute as Pops want to alter her face in that way? We merely assume this from what we see on the FHM cover, of course, since Pops denies undergoing any procedures.
Indeed, this befuddles us ordinary folk: Why would someone already prettier than the rest of us sorry lot feel the need to enhance what Nature has so bountifully blessed them with? Dermatologist Aivee Aguilar-Teo, M.D., rumored to have a star-studded queue in her NU.U Asia Clinic, offers a simple explanation: "I would think the main reason my patients are doing these procedures is because they need to maintain and enhance their looks because that is what their job demands. In their industry, physical appearance is of utmost importance."
Ah, that is quite true. While actors and singers insist that they are where they are because of their talent, we all know it's actually their looks that put them on the star map. As the super hot Jessica Alba once told Elle magazine, "Contrary to how people may feel, I've never used my sexuality [to get roles]." Hmm.
While some celebrities seem to be in denial, most of them know that their stardom rests on their hotness and they can't help but devote a lot of time and money to keeping themselves hot. Cosmetic surgeon Angeles Morales-de Leon, M.D., explains, "Celebrities rely on their looks [so] they take extra effort to look better if they think they still need improvement or maintain as much as possible their youth."
Psychiatrist Genuina Ranoy, M.D., who delivered a lecture titled "The Psychiatric Issues in Aesthetic Surgery" in Beauty and Sex: Beyond the Physical, a post-graduate course in St. Luke's Medical Hospital, assures us there is nothing wrong with this. "Even though they are already beautiful, there are times when they can be more beautiful. Yun naman kasi ang kanilang puhunan–to look good all the time so they really have to invest in [their looks]. Okay
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