If you’ve seen the cover of Mega Magazine and Preview Magazine lately, then you’re probably saying what everyone else is saying: “Who the f*** is that?”
This has been the initial reaction of many readers who got to check out the covers with Jinkee Pacquiao and Charice Pempengco.
The two celebrities are seen (though you might not recognize them) on the covers of Mega and Preview Magazine and are barely recognizable. With a seemingly furious mix of plastic surgery and photoshop, Jinkee and Charice are made to look like supermodels.
It begs the question of what is too much. I mean we all know that magazines do add a little brushing up and extra make up and all, but where should we draw the line? Moreover, it also begs the question on whether or not we should indeed be adoring and idolizing women who themselves are not proud of what they look like and undergo an extensive amount of surgery and photoshopping.
Do we really want kids and teenagers to be looking at this and feeling insecure about themselves for not looking as fabulous, when these women actually looked just like them, or worse, before they got rich and started spending on excessive cosmetic surgery.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a girl going up a letter or two, or getting a little nose fix or mole removals, but to have people, whom you would not recognize at all from what they previously looked like, on the cover of magazines, that might be too much.
It reminds me of the Baz Luhrman song: “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen” and the line that goes: “Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly!”
But for now, we’ll sit back and glorify these extensively photoshopped beauties as they go forth and change the way young women will look at beauty and them selves. Girl power! Go on and shake what your doctor gave you!
What do you think of these covers?
UPDATE: MORE Charice and Pacquiao Women Plastic Surgery and Photoshop Scandals – http://bit.ly/t6PNNE
Jinkee Pacquiao vs Charice Pempengco: Photoshop Wars of Mega Magazine and Preview Magazine