In preparation for the her debut appearance on Glee, Charice Pempengco decided to alter her looks by getting a Botox and an anti-aging procedure – even before she was set to start her voice and acting lessons.
It’s one thing to get a facial to rejuvenate the skin and it’s another to get a cosmetic procedure. What the fuck was she thinking?? First of all, the procedures are usually done on 20-30 year olds Americans mainly because their skin age much faster, I am told. But for the skin-tightening procedure to be done on an Asian 18 year old kids is just bizarre!
Second, was she required by the producers of Glee to undergo the procedures? I don’t think so. So who ever pushed her into this (mom? publicist? manager?) must have made a big mistake. Charice, hija, we don’t care that much about how you’ll look on tv. We have make-up artists and hair stylists for that. We’re only concerned about your performance as an artist.
And lastly, so much for the idea of her being “natural” because this totally ruins it. It sends the message that it doesn’t matter how talented or how hard working you are because you won’t make it big if you don’t look pretty — which I don’t think she wasn’t.
So to Charice and Vicky Belo: hooray! Hooray for further propagating the Pinoy insecurity and low self-esteem. As if it wasn’t bad enough that women of all ages are consuming skin whitening products like softdrinks and jumping from one diet fad to another, you two just had to take it to another level.
EDIT: Here’s a simple yet direct write-up