So my new year's resolution was to not buy any more weekly glossy mags because they fill my brain with filth, deprive my wallet of funds and, besides, I can get a dose of celeb when I'm feeling out of the loop on Perez. But I did chance to flick through Famous this morning (whoops!), which has dedicated a page to Jordan's recent rhinoplasty...
Jordan's just the latest of a group of substantially-snozzed celebs having their noses reshaped. First there was Ashlee Simpson...
Then we found out Gossip Girl's Blake Lively had hers done in 2006...
Then High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale revealed to People that she had her procedure done to correct a deviated septum (yeah, sure it was your septum)...
As someone with a shapely and sizable snoz (and I'm not talking button shape – there's definite beak-like curvature) who endures well-meaning comments like "Are you Italian?" (um, no) and has been the butt of more than a few nose jokes (oh, ha, yes it does get in the way!), all this corrective surgery business is a little depressing. Why do all these girls want to look generic? And why is a small nose the only way to, um, goes?
While I've considered surgery, I just can't bear the thought of how vain and shallow having it done would make me look/feel, as well as the fact the 4000-odd dollars could probably be better spent on Jimmy Choo shoes (okay, on charitable donations). I also think God made my snoz as it is for a reason (oh, I'm sooo humble). Besides, it really only bothers me now when some insensitive soul makes reference to it when my self-esteem (and sense of humour) is on holiday. Plus, two of my family members have had their snoz size reduced but I'm not sure (actually, damn sure) it's not made them happier people.
I take comfort in my dad's self-esteem-boosting assertion that he would disown me if I changed my nose, as it's unique and regal (aw, thanks dad), as well as the fact that some well-known glamours have decided to keep it real...
Gisele, who says: "I don't have one of those plastic surgery noses. I have a German nose but so what? I have a big personality as well so that goes with it. I'm definitely not the most beautiful girl in the world."
ANTM host Jodhi Meares
Girl With a Satchel
P.S. Of course, as a woman, I reserve the right to change my mind on the surgery thing!
P.P.S. Rumour is ACP is gearing up to launch Grazia (which will totally ruin my ban-on-weeklies resolution) and current Harper's Bazaar editor Alison Veness-McGourty is linked to the launch title. Jamie Huckbody, current Harper's fashion features editor (Europe) will return to Australia in May to take over as editor, while AVM will remain as Editor in Chief.
P.P.P.S. You should most definitely read Mia Freedman's latest Sun-Herald column about Natalie Imbruglia and Daniel Johns. Very funny.