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Heidi Montag before her recent, multiple surgeries.
The other day I was trolling the Internet and came to People.com and its recent cover story on the young Heidi Montag’s multiple surgeries (1o procedures in one day)– at age 23. She’s on the cover looking fabulous as any cover model would. The problem I have is that it glamorizes what she’s done. I’m afraid that when young girls and women see this they’ll think it’s what you have to do to be beautiful.
At least Montag’s “The Hill’s” co-star is standing up for girls everywhere. In an short article on People.com titled, “Costar: Heidi’s Surgeries Send Wrong Message,” Lo Bosworth says that Montag went too far:
“I hope that girls don’t read the article, look at the decisions that Heidi made, and think that’s normal,” Bosworth tells PEOPLE.”
I’m glad to that the magazine ran this front and center on its Web site to counter the, still front and center, current cover featuring Montag.
ABC’s JuJu Chang interviewed Montag about the article and all the controversy is has brought. In the piece Montag says her message is that beauty comes from within, but that’s far from the message she is sending. Later in the interview she says that she had plastic surgery because of the industry she is in, thus proving my point that when young girls see famous people do things like this they come to believe that it is necessary to succeed. It’s sad to think that she didn’t see her own beauty before she got these unnecessary procedures so early in life.
If Heidi Montag wants to get multiple plastic surgeries at age 23 I can’t stop that. I just hope that her teen worshipers don’t think this is what you have to do to be beautiful.
Robin Roberts points out that Montag’s new album is titled, “Superficial.” Nuf said.