Social media users were left puzzled and curious regarding the transformation of Jennifer Lawrence’s facial features. Her recent appearance at the Christian Dior women’s fashion show displayed a significant change in her looks, including filled lips, plump cheeks, and a smoother forehead. Fans were quick to speculate whether it was even her in the pictures. While women have the right to do as they please with their bodies, it’s disheartening to see another celebrity transform from natural beauty to a manufactured look. While surgery and Hollywood have always been synonymous, the trend of adopting the shamelessly plastic-fantastic appearance of ageing stars such as Cher, Madonna, and Donatella Versace seems to be catching on with younger celebrities.
Twitter users were left wondering about Jennifer Lawrence’s appearance after she was photographed at the recent Christian Dior womenswear event. Many were curious about the sudden change in her facial features and voiced their questions online.
While I strongly believe in a woman’s right to do whatever she wants with her body, it’s disheartening to see so many young stars transform from natural beauty into something unrecognizable. As a woman in my mid-20s, I understand the pressure to maintain youthfulness. We’re constantly taught to fear turning 30, as if that’s the end of our prime. It seems like once we hit that milestone, we’re expected to immediately turn to surgery or injectables to preserve our looks. Recently, a friend asked me if I’d considered “baby botox,” which is injecting small amounts of the substance even if it’s not necessary. I have thought about it, and it’s worrying that women are considering these options at such young ages. This pressure can be attributed partly to social media and influencers like the Kardashians. But when we look at celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, who may have altered her appearance, it’s important to consider the industry pressures they face. Lawrence has talked about the pressure to lose weight and strip down for her roles, and it’s possible that this same pressure has led to her latest look. It’s unfair to criticize women for changing their appearance without acknowledging the societal norms and expectations that contribute to this decision.
Celebrities often face intense scrutiny and criticism for their appearance, with paparazzi constantly capturing their every move. Jennifer Lawrence has opened up about the pressures placed on actresses to strip off and lose weight. It’s possible that these industry pressures have contributed to her current look, but she’s not alone. Ariana Grande recently revealed that she had a lot of work done in her mid-twenties, including lip filler and Botox. Other celebrities may be less forthcoming about their cosmetic procedures, leaving fans to speculate about their altered appearances. Even Lady Gaga, known for her alternative style, seems to have embraced injectables, while Selena Gomez faced ridicule for her recent dental work. Despite this, aging is a natural process and can be beautiful, as Grande noted in her Vogue interview.
Ariana Grande, who celebrated her 30th birthday a few months back, has revealed that she underwent numerous cosmetic procedures in her mid-twenties. In an interview with Vogue, the singer confessed to getting lip fillers and Botox injections. However, she stopped receiving these treatments in 2018 and now wishes to embrace her natural aging process. Ariana also stated that she wants to keep her “well-earned cry lines” intact, acknowledging that aging can be a beautiful thing.
Lady Gaga, who is currently 38 years old and recognized for her unconventional appearance and carefree demeanor, appears to have succumbed to cosmetic enhancements. Her facial expression has become so unchanging that it resembles the unwavering facade seen in her hit song, Poker Face.
Selena Gomez recently received criticism on social media for her new set of veneers, which appear to be too large for her mouth. However, tampering with one’s natural good looks can lead to disaster, as evidenced by the writer’s experience with getting lip fillers. Growing up in an area where large lips were trendy, the writer got fillers every six months, exceeding the recommended two annual visits and leading to unsightly lumps on her face. Despite no practitioner warning of the dangers or irreversible changes to her face, they continued to take her money. After quitting fillers, the writer still feels lumps around her face and doubts they will ever be normal again. However, the writer did have a successful “mini” nose job, which required no repeat follow-ups.
Upon reaching the legal age, I opted for lip fillers. However, the process cost me a fortune of $200 every six months, which was difficult to afford on my meager earnings as a waitress. After some years, I decided to quit using fillers as the constant top-ups had made my lips look deformed like a duck. This is a common issue with tweakments, especially when one starts at a young age. A tiny amount of filler or baby botox may seem harmless, but it commits you to potential decades of regular top-ups. The outcome is a face that looks unnatural and distorted, even before one has outgrown bike training wheels. Although we are often told that these chemicals naturally leave our bodies after a few months, that is not true. The recent example of Kylie Jenner’s marbly, moonish visage should serve as a cautionary tale. According to a survey, an increasing number of patients under 30 are seeking facial treatments, with almost 27% of Botox patients in 2022 being aged 34 or younger. However, where does this trend end? We risk becoming a society of cardboard-cutout freak-show wax works like the Bride of Wildenstein. I have been clean for three years now, and whenever I get tempted to use fillers, I remind myself of Madonna’s latest Instagram posts flaunting the results of her shocking procedures. That is enough to dissuade anyone from going down that path.