In October Maxim Magazine published their choice for the “Unsexiest Woman Alive”, naming Sara Jessica Parker as their number one choice. Maxim‘s feeling was that she was “the least sexy woman in a group of very unsexy women.”
Those of you who have not read the article I’m sure are saying “What?!!” I agree with you. SJP beat out #5 Britney Spears; #4 Madonna; #3 Sandra Oh and #2 Amy Winehouse. I hardly call this picture taken of SJP soon after her son was born unsexy.
Last weekend reports came out that in an interview in Grazia magazine she had this to say:
“Do I have big fake boobs, Botox and big lips? No.”
“Do I fit some ideals and standards of some men writing in a men’s magazine? Maybe not.”
“Am I really the unsexiest women in the world? Wow! It’s kind of shocking… It’s so brutal in a way, so filled with rage and anger.”
“It upset [Matthew], because it has to do with his judgement too. It’s condemnation, it’s insane. What can I do?”
“I guess you can’t please all people.”
Fashion Icons have feelings too Maxim. What I find appealing about Sara Jessica Parker is that she isn’t always beautiful. There are times that she just looks average to me; like a real woman. To call her the unsexiest woman alive above Britney Spears is really perplexing to me. To place Britney Spears whose life is out of control, and physically unfit as compared to Ms. Parker is just absurd. Aside from physical beauty, doesn’t the fact that she actually has her life together and her wits about her play any part in the readers decision? This was a poll you see, of Maxim readers. What does that say about their readership?
I agree with you SJP, don’t get the plastic boobs; the frozen Botox Face or any of the other strange cosmetic procedures that actresses seem to see as necessary to have a career in Hollywood.
You may remember my post on Thursday’s Fashion Sensei Says… where I said “Don’t buy into it” when Charla Krup extolled the virtues of Botox and “injecting poly-L-lactic acid-a substance used to fill crows’ feet and other facial lines-into the balls of our feet.”
I remember watching the Barbara Walters Oscar Special and her interviewing Vanessa Williams and she said “I certainly do Botox”. She went on to say that most of her Hollywood friends also imbibe.
Look, I don’t have a problem if someone wants a nip here or a tuck there. To each her own. I just don’t want the message that in order to remain employed or to be considered sexy I need to have plastic surgery.
The atheists to cosmetic surgery, Jamie Lee Curtis is posing topless and is speaking out in AARP about her impending 50th birthday this year and how she feels about aging:
“I want to be older. I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when I was 20. I’m stronger, I’m smarter in every way, I’m so much less crazy than I was then.”
“Getting older means paring yourself down to an essential version of yourself.”
“My style is a distillation. I’ve etched out who I am through myriad haircut attempts, outfit attempts, beauty attempts, diet attempts. It’s been an evolution. I’ve let my hair go gray. I wear only black and white. Every year I buy three or four black dresses that I just keep in rotation. I own one pair of blue jeans. I’ve given away all my jewelry, because I don’t wear it.”
“I want to be as a human being. New. Different. Challenging the old. Function over frivolity. Clean living. Clean lines. If I can challenge old ideas about aging, I will feel more and more invigorated. I want to represent this new way. I want to be a new version of the 70-year-old woman. Vital, strong, very physical, very agile. I think that the older I get, the more yoga I’m going to do.”
I will say up front, that I am too vain to let myself go gray, and I can’t imagine only wearing three different colors. But I appreciate the simplicity that Ms. Curtis is adopting. Mind over materialism and vanity; it’s a goal to strive for.
What’s your view on this? Is Sara Jessica Sexy? Are you for cosmetic surgery or Botox? What about Jamie Lee Curtis’ views? Leave me a comment, let’s discuss.