This photo was taken at a competition. The competition was
between nine women who had to have makeovers.
They had every possible beauty treatment available to them
over a period of time.
Look at the before and after photos. Conclusion: There are no
"ugly" women, only poor women. If we had the money....
Seriously, at this point I feel it is important to say that
"Ugliness" is usually on the inside, and has the face
of jealousy, malice, and not on the outside.
I was at the library yesterday and went ahead and picked up
this book. The book: Uglies Trilogy, (Uglies, Pretties,
Specials) and Extras by Scott Westerfeld.
I am not sure if I'll get through all of it, but I did read the first
chapter, and found the info eye-opening.
I liked the idea of this bizarre and yet quite likely utopia, so
I went reading, and I think the story got better as it developed.
I was especially interested in the main character's personal
development- from a cheeky but not very opinionated "ugly"
she became a liberated free-willed young woman.
The book is recommended for anyone who likes a good,
thoughtful read. xx
(Photo sent in an e-mail from a friend)