Gabrielle Union, Angie Harmon Naked: bad role models for women?

NancyM on 26 Jan 2009 at 2:13pm

With the news that liposuction and breast augmenation were the top plastic surgery procedures performed last year, it's worth considering the influence naked celebrities are having on the demand for body contouring surgery.

Case in point, the Look Better Naked issue of Allure magazine came out last May, with Hillary Duff nude on the cover.

Duff was joined by Angie Harmon, Gabrielle Union, Jill Scott, Zoe McLellan and Ana Ortiz, all appearing nude in the magazine.

Angie Harmon called her decision to go nude "about showing the female body in a positive, beautiful way."

Plus-size singer Jill Scott said "here I am, naked in a magazine at size 16 ... We are all beautiful, each and every one of us."

While taking off clothing is a sure-fire way for an actress to get media attention, going nude has detractors and risks setting an expectation for fans that this is what "normal" looks like.  What you don't see are the thousands of hours of personal training and relentless portion control that dictates celebrity lives. The celebrity lifestyle is not all glam and wealth.  Lot's of sweat (some plastic surgery), and plenty of makeup!

Comments (4)

I also noticed the camouflage of Angie's eyes in early Law and Order spisodes. Her face is a bit too sharp for my taste, kinda hard. And you can bet she's had that eye fixed, nose refined, plus other procedures. These 'celebs' need to realize that the public, especially those over 35, are hip to their surgeries. We know people age, period, no exceptions. If they look very tight in the face and far younger than they should, surgery has been involved in 99% of cases. As for posing nude, she has made herself cheap and classless like all the other women who think this trick is going to make them a big star or ramp up a faded career. Apparently it worked for Angie who now has a series on TV that will be a one-season flop, mark my words.
it's 3 years later and her show is still on. your words have been marked. marked with a big fat WRONG!
Ms Harmon looks as airbrushed as I have ever seen, anywhere. After three kids, c'mon, not a flaw on her? Photoshop works wonders. Also, she has a very skinny upper body but is kinda wide down below. I am tired of these women posing for these faked-up skin shots. She's also had her nose done and her left eye fixed so it's opened up now. It was alot smaller than her right eye. I remember her on early episodes of Law and Order and the had to angle the camera just right to avoid exposing her uneven eyes. Now she's pushing 40 and posing naked, photoshopped to the max. Is there a point? Needs the $$$$.
If I had it like that, I just may pose naked too- for art's sake!!!