Friday, September 28, 2007
With the exception of one set of photos, every photo I have ever seen of Heidi Klum, she always looks amazing. To me, a model should always look amazing. I submit Heidi, Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Naomi Campbell, Iman. They always look amazing even out grocery shopping. An actress doesn't have to look amazing. They just need to have a presence and talent and something that makes you go, "wow."
Now, if an actress doesn't have much talent and relies on her looks to get parts, then I think the model standard needs to apply.
Let's face it, Jessica Alba isn't going to win any Academy Awards unless they come up with some MTV type categories. So, she needs her looks. This photo is distressing, because (a) she's not that old, and (b) how is she going to look in 5 years? Make sure you click on the photo to get it super big so you can see what I'm talking about.
I get lots of e-mails from people about how celebrities look in person and I'm sure almost all of you who have met one have been disappointed.
I remember when I was much, much younger, I met Vanna White. She was on a book tour for some ghostwritten book she was trying to pass off as her own. Anyway, I remember the book signing was at a grocery store of all places. It was really close to my house so I went with a few friends because hey, this is Vanna White. Wheel was at the height of its popularity and Vanna was one of the reasons. When you saw her up close, she was a mess.
Even with makeup, she looked about 50 even though she was probably 20 years younger. She had bad breath and her hair looked funny. She was just so disappointing, and I was stunned as were my friends that this creature in front of us was the hottie from Wheel. Honestly, since that day, I have maybe watched Wheel twice.
I think when you meet a male celebrity it is a little easier and less shocking except for their height. Looks wise though they tend to look much more the same in person and on screen as compared to women.
So next time someone says they would rather be with Jessica Alba, just show them this photo.