HOLLYWOOD—The holidays are always special to me. The shopping is now over, and there is no more stress, having anxiety attacks is never fun. It’s funny how the massed forces of the industries try to sell us gifts at Christmas, as they have, in a panic, expanded what they have to offer us besides (Made in China) gifts to include “Experiences.”
Hence, it’s time to treat yourself to a day spa, for a mani-pedi, for all those miles walked shopping for Christmas gifts. It seems that holiday gift giving has become a staple at many cosmetic surgery practices, with the Christmas season being the busiest time of year for many plastic surgeons, because people have time off to get the procedures and then recover. Over 15.1 million people had cosmetic procedures in the U.S. last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The stress might be over for the Average Joe; however, celebrities are planning ahead for the red carpet events; The Grammys and Oscars. The 57th annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while the 87th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 22, 2015. In about six to eight weeks, interviewers will ask, “What are you wearing?” but no one has the audacity to ask, “Did you get any work done?”
The celebrities just never tell, as only the few and brave admit to plastic surgery. They go to hideaway hotels, wear wigs, hide in tinted windows, wear sunglasses with hats pulled down and make sure that doctors sign nondisclosure agreements. Celebrities have been going under the scalpels and syringes since at least the 40s, when Marilyn Monroe tested for her breakout film, “The Asphalt Jungle” and got a cartilage chin implant.
So many celebrities have had work done, however, the most talked about plastic surgery was in 2009, when Heidi Montag had 10 procedures in one day, subjecting herself to potential risk. Cheek lifts, injections, Botox and laser treatments are some of the best kept secrets from the interviewers and fans during these special events. Journalists review cosmetic work done on celebrities, reviewing them like films and books. They even have websites on the worst cases of plastic surgery disasters, when surgery doesn’t go the way its supposed to go.
No need to bring embarrassment or name names: we can see the fresher look and glow, so enough of the denials. True, everyone wants to look better and when you are on film, the public wants to see perfection only to analyze and scrutinize later. People can be ruthless to A-list movie-stars, while glorifying them at the same time.
Celebrities are not the only ones that want to look good; soccer stars like Cristiano Ronaldo always makes headlines, whether its about his achievement in the sports, personal life or hairstyles. His hairstyles are always imitated and copied. Ronaldo is known for his simple spike, which looks very sylish with very minimum care and maintenance.
Just a few days ago he was presented with his own giant statue in bronze in his honor in Funchal, Madeira. Christmas came early for Ronaldo. The Portuguese island of Madeira, is also home to the “CR7 Museum,” which opened in December 2013. It houses more than 125 awards, including the two Ballon d’Or titles he won in 2008 and 2013 after being voted the world’s best player.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed a 2014 year to remember, having helped Madrid lift the European Champions League, European Super Cup and Spanish Copa del Rey, as well as the Club World Cup. Ronaldo is the favorite to land the 2014 Ballon d’Or ahead of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer, with the result being announced on January 12, 2015.
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Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas!