Sunday, March 24, 2013

Extreme Plastic Surgery

It's no secret that I'm a little bit obsessed with Jocelyn Wildenstein (or as Matt calls her, Jocelyn Wildebeast). She's reportedly spent 4 mil on plastic surgery and quite honestly, she looks like she's been run over by 5 tanker trucks. Here is what she used to look like


before she married Alec Wildenstein, who allegedly "loved big cats," and asked her surgeon to make her look feline. And here, ladies and gentlemen, is what she looks like now:




Fascinating, right, that she has chosen to look like this?! I would love to sit down and have dinner with her, mostly to try and figure out what's going on in that psychology of hers. Can you imagine? 

Matt and I were talking about her on our drive back from Tahoe, and it got me thinking about other celebs who've indulged in mass amounts of plastic surgery. It's gotta be like some strange addiction, right? Pretty soon this shit's gonna be in the DSM V.

Of course, there's the most famous case:


He's hardly recognizable. By the end, he looked extraterrestrial. Or something. Can you imagine being the doctor who did all these procedures? Now that's an ethical dilemma.

And then there's America's most surgically-altered ginger, Carrot Top:


Those brows might appear in my nightmares. Seriously, WTF! I'll give it to him: he still has awesome hair. But other than his locks, I don't even know what to make of that permanently surprised-looking face. 

Another one that never fails to freak me out is Sylvester Stallone's mom, Jackie Stallone. I've often imagined myself as Mama Stallone, getting ready for some gala or ceremony and putting lipstick on in the mirror. What must that be like when you look like this?




Just give it a few years & Heidi Montag will be on this list. She's totally next.

What do you think about this phenomenon? Is it the result of a super distorted self-image, is it some sort of psychological addiction, or is it something else? These fools have me so curious.

(all pics from google image search)

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23 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I think it's totally hideous. I wonder if they see something different when they look in the mirror. I hope so, because what I see when I look at them freaks me out.

Kathy said...

WOW. i was wondering why carrottop looked so weird these days.

i really think people who go overboard with cosmetic surgery have some serious issues going on otherwise they wouldn't do such drastic things.

and shame on those doctors capitalizing on their patients' delicate psychological state -- if i were a plastic surgeon and any one of those people walked into my office, i would refer them immediately to a psychiatrist to have them evaluated before going under the knife!

Helene said...

ahhhhH!!!!! this all scares me so much.

Angelina Medina said...

So that's what happened to "people who live under the stairs" ! Don't these people have friends?! I mean really?!

Meghan said...

These are all just so sad. It amazes me what people will do to change their appearance. :(

Allison said...

I don't understand how someone could look at themselves and think that amount of plastic surgery is appealing in any way. I don't know if they just have severe body dysmorphic disorder, or what it is, but it's so horrifying. Especially since a lot of these women and men didn't look like a banshee to begin with, it makes me wonder what went wrong in their lives to make them think that this kind of enhancement was necessary.
Excellent and thought provoking post, girl! Though all these pictures are going to haunt my dreams tonight, so thanks a LOT ;)

Megan said...

The latest crew getting work done is the Jersey Shore kids. My husband, for some ridiculous reason, loves to watch "Snooki and JWOW." All I do is freak out at how all of them are making themselves look OLDER with plastic surgery and veneers. Try looking at google pictures of them. JWOW and Deena especially.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

All I can say is: What is wrong with these people???? Rather than spending all this money on clearly ridiculous and unnecessary procedures (really, come on!!) they should have invested the money in something else...or given it to me. ;) I mean, I don't mind plastic surgery if it's needed, but to change something that clearly doesn't need to be altered just ruins the person and the image they are trying to establish. MJ kinda had it going (sorta, I felt bad for him as a wanna-be white) but the cat lady??? WTF???!!!
I just wanna scream. ;)

Happy Monday.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

I TOTALLY expected to see Heidi on this list already. Although these pictures are completely terrifying, it is a fascinating phenomenon.

Meg O. said...

This TOTALLY grosses me out!!! Why do people do this to themselves?!?!?!

undomestic mama said...

So I totally want a boob job, but I'm not sure I could do anything to my face. I think Carrot Top looks more feminine and Jocelyn Wildebeast has always scared me (as do the live Barbie & Ken.) how owuld you put lipstick on those lips?! She must go through a tube each time.

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Not gonna lie, this post freaked me out haha, those pictures are SCARYYYY! I will never for the life of me understand why people choose to do stuff like that to themselves!

Also, I saw you mention Tahoe, that's where I live! Small world! I just went and looked at your last post and my husband and I live about 5 minutes away from the lifts on the Nevada side of Heavenly! We have season passes (because if you live in Tahoe all winter, there is not much else to do but ski!) but the day passes are definitely steep! Glad you enjoyed your trip here, now that ski season is almost done I'm itching to take a weekend trip to SF!

So glad I found another West Coast blogger via the link-up!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I worked for a company that maintained web sites for plastic surgeons and we had to stay on top of all of these crazy stories.

The available surgeries are crazy. The one that grossed me out the most was vein removal from hands. So gross!!

Thanks for linking up :)

Miranda said...

i shudder when i see these pictures! i actually have a series 'what did they do to you?' that visits these celebrities who do this! if i had my hands on 4 million i would hope i had the sense to spend it in a better way!

Jane Droll said...

hideous!!! i will take my wrinkles (and flab) over these freakish looks!

p.s. vanity fair had two absolutely fantastic articles on wildenstein way back when:

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/archive/1998/03/wildenstein199803

http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/1998/03/jocelyn-wildenstein-199803

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I for real can barely look at these pictures. And honestly, these people would look SO MUCH better had they simply chosen to age gracefully.

We all get older. It's something that every human has in common. I'd rather do it gracefully and with what I was born with (okay, minus what taken away from my breast reduction).

Lacey in the City said...

Every one of them looked so much better pre-surgery!! It takes so much lack in self-confidence to feel you need to go this route. And you're right - there's got to be an ethical dilemma there for those surgeons!

Recently Roached said...

Those pictures make me cringe. I wish we didn't live in a looks-obsessed world where people feel obligated to do that to themselves :(

Matthew Snope said...

Funny and well-written post, C. I enjoyed.

Leesh said...

Good god, as funny as this post was, I may just have nightmares tonight.

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

omg!!! hahaha this is crazy!! I can't believe people do this crazy crap...rich people are weird!!

Christina said...

I kind of have a stomachache. I've never seen Jackie Stallone before!! It has to be mental. Yikes.

Faiza said...

yikes! perhaps i shouldn't have read this over lunch.

i honestly don't have an issue with plastic surgery as i have seen how it has helped folks post surgery or with physicaly deformities that cripple their self esteem.

extreme plastic surgery makes me think about the mental health of those indulging in it. what pain are they in that makes them want bodies that are so radically different than what they have been given? i just feel sad about it. and shame on the medical professionals who are profitting!