Susan Gets a New Look

For all you Susan Boyle followers:

Scottish Singing Sensation Gets Dye Job, Makeover

LONDON – Say it ain’t so, Susan!

Singing sensation Susan Boyle — whose dowdy image contrasted so greatly with her angelic voice that she became an instant Internet celebrity — has gone in for a makeover.

Boyle, 47, had her graying, frizzy hair dyed chestnut brown and styled in what The Sun tabloid says was a 35-pound ($50) makeover. And instead of the old-fashioned dress she wore on the TV show “Britain’s Got Talent,” the Scottish singer was photographed wearing a stylish black leather jacket with what looked to be a Burberry scarf.

Asked if she would change her looks on CNN’s Larry King Live, Boyle replied “Why should I change?”

Judges of “Britain’s Got Talent” will decide whether Boyle gets through to the next round on May 23.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_en_tv/eu_britain_singing_sensation

wicked

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11 responses to “Susan Gets a New Look

  1. lilacluvr

    I watched the CBS Early Show this morning doing a virtual makeover of Susan Boyle by three beauty ‘experts’. They gave her Jane Fonda hair, Kate Winslet make-up and Helen Mirren’s clothes.

    By the time they were finished with her, she looked like something out of a Frankenstein movie.

    Isn’t it a sad commentary of our society that people learned how to look beyond outside appearances and see the true beauty of a person’s talent when she first sang but now they all seem to want to change her to fit their model of beauty?

    When will human beings learn to value the truly beautiful things in life.

  2. jammer5

    There was a study done years ago where kindergarten schoolers were separated into two groups. One with a not so good looking teacher who treated the kids very kindly, and the other with a very good looking teacher who treated them not so nicely. When polled as to which teacher they liked best, the good looking one won hands down.

    Sadly, I think beauty is ingrained into the human psych. No wonder the only things smiling at me are hungry dogs 🙂

  3. lilacluvr

    I wonder if this is somehow related to how nature weeds out the weakest? Is outside beauty somehow seen as stronger?

    It has been said Marilyn Monroe was the most beautiful woman. But she was a size 14 or 16 wasn’t she? She certainly had some curves. I wonder if someone like Marilyn could even make it in the competitive beauty world today?

  4. wicked

    I’d have thinned the catepillar eyebrows and left her alone. She has a beautiful face and smile, but those eyebrows are (oops! were) overpowering.

    I doubt she was forced into a makeover. She may have decided that now that her life had taken a turn, she wanted her looks to change too. Most of us aren’t born with a sense of style. That’s the reason for all those fashion magazines. They tell us how to dress, apply makeup, fix our hair, etc.. I’m not especially enamored with the current styles, but when I was young, I think I tried them all. 🙂 I even had a Beatle haircut for a while.

    • lilacluvr

      Beg to differ with you, but the major reason for those fashion magazines is to market and sell products. It has very little to with true beauty.

    • wicked

      Sorry, lilac. You’re right. I should have said: They tell us how to dress, apply makeup, fix our hair, etc. so we’ll buy their products. Of course it’s marketing! Everything we see and hear is marketing.

  5. lilacluvr

    wicked – I didn’t mean to bark at you.

    Our consumerism-driven society is a pet peeve of mine. Especially all the violence and sex used in television and marketing and then we wonder why we have crazy people doing crazy stuff???

  6. wicked

    Lilac,

    No harm done. I think my problem probably is that I don’t watch much TV. Two shows per week only. I don’t buy or subscribe to magazines either. The majority is nothing but ads, so why bother?

    I should have been thinking along the lines of advertising. I was reading a how-to type book last night that mentioned how we’re practically brainwashed into buying things. While I admit that I can be a big impulse buyer, it’s usually either something I need or I find things on the clearance rack. 🙂

    Which probably all makes me a boring person. LOL

  7. Bad Biker

    Dang, I don’t give a flip what Susan Boyle looks like – that woman can flat out sing!

    I don’t know if ya’ll have caught it, but check out the audio on YouTube of her doing Cocker’s “Cry Me A River.” It is even better than her BGT performance – and it is sexy and sultry as all get out.

    My question is simply: how the Hell was her talent overlooked, but Lindsay Lohan gets a recording contract?

  8. lilacluvr

    Remember the saying ‘that person has the face for radio’? Never mind that he/she has a better talent than the pretty face on television – the people want to see perfection (or what we perceive to be perfection?)

    We’re all content to settle for less just because it is wrapped in a prettier package?

  9. lilacluvr

    I just thought of an old Twilight Zone episode. – I’m showing my age now – It was the one about the beautiful girl in the hospital with bandages covering her head. All we heard were the voices of the doctor and nurses and their bodies were all wearing the white uniforms.

    It wasn’t until the last few minutes that the bandages came off and a beautiful young woman was revealed (I think she was played by Donna Douglas, Ellie May from Beverly Hillbillies). She shrieked in horror and began sobbing. Then it was revealed that someone would be coming to take her to be with ‘her kind’.

    She tried to escape and then it was revealed that the doctor and nurses were all pigs with hideous faces and snouts.

    The point of the story was that in their world, ugly was considered beautiful and the beautiful girl we saw was considered to be the ugly one.

    It’s all a matter of perception?