Okay, so last night was installment #2 in Entertainment Tonight's "plastic surgery week". Their featured guest was Cindy Jackson, the woman who holds the world record for having had the most plastic surgery procedures (fifty of them, to be exact).
Ms. Jackson has been in the news for years now, chronicling her quest to look just like the impossibly-proportioned plastic play-thing, Barbie. The funny thing to me is that after all that surgery (with a price tag of well over $100,000) she looks strikingly like her before picture. And when the cameras zoomed in close, it was clear she looks every bit her age of 52. Or maybe it's just me.
The only obvious improvements I see are a more refined nose and lifted brows. Of course, she has also had plenty of "body work" (sounds like I'm talking about a car, doesn't it?), so I guess a slimmer body and larger breasts could also be considered improvements. But fifty surgeries? A hundred grand?
What I really want to know is this: Who is it that continues to operate on this woman? Is it all about the money? Is there no consideration of ethics?
Should a prospective surgeon assume that the dubious "honor" of her world record points to some sort of emotional disorder (and hence, refuse to operate)? Or is the sheer number of procedures not enough by itself to classify her as a plastic surgery addict? Is it possible to be emotionally healthy if so much of your life (and money) is devoted to surgically altering your appearance?
What do you think? Take my poll.
P.S. Tonight's ET episode promises to reveal which other famous sex symbol has inspired Ms. Jackson's latest surgical adventure. (My money is on Pam Anderson.)