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Teenage singer Charice gets Botox for 'Glee' debut
AP ^ | 7/19/10 | AP

Posted on 07/19/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT by Callahan

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teenage singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her debut on the hit TV show "Glee" by getting Botox and an anti-aging procedure "to look fresh on camera."

The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres' and Oprah Winfrey's talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; botox; charice; cosmeticsurgery; debut; glee; hollywood; pempengco; plasticsurgery; singer; teen; teenage
Where is your sage advice now Oprah? Nothing like the combination of Hollowood and an over-achieving, perfectionsist Asian upbringing to turn an 18-year-old kid on to Botox. I guess she does notic like her very ethnic features. People will complain about "Western standards of beauty" and "looking white" but impossible standards of beauty exist in all cultures (see bound feet). This is the girl who got famous from YouTube videos displaying her amazing, Whitney Houston-style singing voice, which has always looked a little ridiculous coming from her body.
1 posted on 07/19/2010 6:32:47 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

I would figure that with most TV shows being broadcast in HD, more procedures like this will be needed simply because of the extra details now seen by the cameras and the viewers.


2 posted on 07/19/2010 6:37:29 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Callahan

I don’t see how Botox creates a leaner look. Normally it plumps up wrinkles. ?


3 posted on 07/19/2010 6:42:39 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

John Fraud Kerry with heavily photoshopped/botox freak look.

4 posted on 07/19/2010 6:49:00 AM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: sarasota

Actually, Botox works by paralyzing the muscles of the face that cause wrinkles, which is why over-use results in a “mask” type appearance(see Cher, Pelosi). Collagen is used and abused for plumping (of the lips for example—see Lisa Rinna) but the worst cases you may be thinking of are often the result of full cheek implants to stretch the skin (see Lisa Presley). I suspect in this case the Botox is used to paralyze her cheek muscles slightly so that her smile does not round out her face as much. It’s sick how much I know about cosmetic surgery as a guy but it all comes from reading one silly blog one day when I got interested in how Michael Jackson chopped up his face.


5 posted on 07/19/2010 6:56:08 AM PDT by Callahan
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I’m curious about the cheek implants. Are these the ones that are literally bolted onto the bones?


6 posted on 07/19/2010 7:00:05 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Callahan

Any 18 year old who thinks she needs Botox has serious self-loathing issues. She needs psychiatric help, not Botox.


7 posted on 07/19/2010 7:00:23 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: frogjerk

She looks a little bit like John Kerry in those picture.

Did you know John Kerry was in Vietnam?


8 posted on 07/19/2010 7:00:31 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Helter Skelter. The Revolution is Upon Us.)
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To: MEGoody

In her industry, she’s got about 10 years tops before she’s “too old”. So it goes.


9 posted on 07/19/2010 7:09:30 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Callahan

Botox works by paralyzing the muscles of the face that cause wrinkles,
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Which again raises the age old question..

Q. Why don’t you smile more?

A. It takes more muscles to frown than smile so how else am I going to get any exercise?...


10 posted on 07/19/2010 7:16:10 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: MEGoody

If she though she had “wrinkles” that would be really distorted, but the goal seems to be to narrow her round, flat face which is a common, less desirable feature with girls of her ethnicity. We can act all superior and enlightened, but we all know what men like.


11 posted on 07/19/2010 7:30:10 AM PDT by Callahan
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I wonder if Ellen or Orpah provided services in return for “services”?

Hollywierd takes care of their own kind.

12 posted on 07/19/2010 7:34:19 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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It’s called the “casting couch”.


13 posted on 07/19/2010 7:41:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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"All people will be anticipating how will Charice look? Is she good enough to pit against Rachel Berry? So of course there is tremendous pressure," Charice said.

we all know what men like

This has nothing to do with men or mate selection. This is women competing in a beauty contest among themselves. Women do not go to these extremes for men. Women like to blame men though for everything. It's passive-aggressive behavior.

14 posted on 07/19/2010 7:42:56 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Wolfie

The human voice reaches maturity around age 28, I was told many years ago when I took voice lessons.

It is ironic to think she might be “over” just when her voice is at it’s best.


15 posted on 07/19/2010 7:47:38 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Callahan

Females like her were s “dime-a-dozen” in Olongapo in the 1980s


16 posted on 07/19/2010 8:00:48 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Wolfie

In Hollyweird, 25 is the new “35”. Just ask Lindsey Lohan.


17 posted on 07/19/2010 8:11:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Callahan
We can act all superior and enlightened, but we all know what men like.

There are all kinds of men who like all kinds of different "stuff". She's 18 for crying out loud. If she already thinks she needs Botox, what is she going to be doing in another 10 years?

My opinion, if a "man" shuns me because of the shape of my face, he's not really a man.

18 posted on 07/19/2010 8:16:37 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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I once heard Joan Rivers claim that every woman over age 25 in Hollywood has had work done. I thought, “C’mon! 25? Who needs plastic surgery already at that age?” Now here’s an 18-year-old having Botox. Maybe Joan was right.


19 posted on 07/19/2010 9:19:03 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Callahan

She wants to look like jail bait.


20 posted on 07/19/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: US Navy Vet
Well, it was more like US$20 (negotiable + bar kick) for two(2), short-time,...but your basic gist is correct....;)

circa 1975 or so.
(and then there was BJ Alley - keep yr eyes closed)
21 posted on 07/19/2010 7:37:03 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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