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WTF? The new body dysmorphia: woman who looks perfectly normal (pretty, even) slags off her own appearance.....and prefers her dentally / surgically enhanced, fake tanned, micro mini skirt "new look"

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Greythorne Mon 27-Jun-11 09:16:17

And this from an apparently intelligent woman.
Vicky Ward
Is this just a case of writing any old women-hating drivel for the DM for a thousand quid fee or do women actually think like this?
Makes me want to gnash my teeth.

BlooCowWonders Mon 27-Jun-11 09:54:43

It made me so sad. Perfectly normal 'before' and Barbie doll 'after'.

Greythorne Mon 27-Jun-11 11:02:02

How on earth she could describe herself as "chubby" in the wedding picture is a mystery to me. She looks lovely in the wedding shot.
She looks dreadful and desperate in the "today" one.

I feel so sorry for our daughters who are exposed to this all the time.

TheCrackFox Mon 27-Jun-11 11:09:14

I actually thought she looked lovely in the previous photo, now she is just another "fem bot". She came across as very self obsessed, more like how a 15yr old girl rather than a 41yr old. Very sad article but, sadly, par for the course with the DM.

StyleandBooty Mon 27-Jun-11 11:19:37

I seem to remember her writing it all before for the Times.

Bramshott Mon 27-Jun-11 11:31:15

Sounds like the article is just an excuse to publish another picture of Pippa Middleton's arse hmm . . .

headfairy Mon 27-Jun-11 11:32:45

pathetic really because she's ruined any natural beauty she had to become some ridiculous identi-clone.

Riveninside Mon 27-Jun-11 11:39:49

Its all about what other people think
"But in my case – er, well, the reverse is true. Men pay me a great deal more attention now, when I'm 41, than they ever did when I was 25. I get stopped in the street, in restaurants, in shops."

superv1xen Mon 27-Jun-11 11:42:36

i thought she looked lovely in the wedding pic too

and agree with riven re what she said about men paying her more attention hmm

also did anyone notice the bit about where she said she was lucky as she still had a flat stomach due to her babies being born early? shock sad

AgonyBeetle Mon 27-Jun-11 11:43:43

She looks great in her wedding photo, what on earth is she talking about? hmm

wrongdecade Mon 27-Jun-11 11:58:54

No way was she chubby on her wedding day,she was quite slim. ' I think the blonde is the only improvment as its brightened her face everything else makes her look a tragic 41 year old trying to look like a teen.
Yeah I agree every DM artivcle seems to post a pippa middleton photo , whats the dig deal with PM??

TrilllianAstra Mon 27-Jun-11 12:01:23

<applauds use of istyosty>

LRDTheFeministNutcase Mon 27-Jun-11 12:19:29

grin Crikey, if she thinks that's a chubby wedding pic I feel like a fat cow - and I love my wedding pics.

She'll be getting attention because she thinks she looks great and is confident - which is lovely, but I wish someone had told her how to be confident without spending all that money (and on what sounds like some really shoddy/painful dentistry, too).

MrsFlittersnoop Mon 27-Jun-11 12:44:30

" get stopped in the street, in restaurants, in shops."

grin grin grin

OMG this is hilarious! What exactly is happening when she gets stopped? Is she being:

a) propositioned by a drunken tramp;

b) told her skirt is tucked into her pants;

c) asked if she has welcomed the Lord Jesus into her heart?

You can just see it, can't you. 'Only yesterday I was stopped by some lovely smiley people who offered me a free personality test. Lucky me! must be because of all the great dental work I've had done'.

LilBB Mon 27-Jun-11 12:56:33

She looked better before, now she looks like any number of 40 odd think they look 20 odd women that you see a lot of in American tv shows. What's wrong with getting older? Whats wrong with being yourself? Oh and comparing her Pippa Middleton, what's that about?

I think the fact that she didn't stop after 'fixing' one thing she just found more things to fix shows a real lack of self confidence.


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LilBB Mon 27-Jun-11 13:02:59

I've never heard of someone having that done to their gums. People seem a bit obsessed with teeth at the moment. I had a brace as a teen and that was painful enough. I can't imagine why lots of people have them filed down and fake one stucks over.

nickelbabe Mon 27-Jun-11 13:07:05

she was beautiful in that wedding picture.
how on earth could she think she was anything else?

Mamaz0n Mon 27-Jun-11 13:10:12

I think she looks awful "after"

Far prettier at her wedding.

CocktailQueen Mon 27-Jun-11 13:10:28

For heaven's sake. This woman looked FINE in her wedding photo - perfectly normal and slim. Pretty too. Are we looking at different photos? But now - she's like an Indentikit Barbie type alien woman. No, no, no. And how shallow!!! Really, who cares how self obsessed she is? Write about something meaningful instead.

caramelwaffle Mon 27-Jun-11 13:10:39

Am I missing something? Honestly. Apart from a change in hair colour (£7.49 from any High Street chemist) and a - ahem - cheapy looking dress...she looks exactly the same to me.

Ormirian Mon 27-Jun-11 13:12:47


Clockface Mon 27-Jun-11 13:14:07

I didn't read the whole thing (DM has that effect on me) so scrolling down, I thought that the portrait photo of her face 'before' was an 'after' shot, thinking 'wow, she's pretty, and what lovely hair.' Sorry to say, I wouldn't take the woman in the light blue body stocking all that seriously, really.

Yes, it is body dysmorphia. And just such a sad way of viewing oneself. If I were comparing myself on my wedding day (I got married at 23) to me now (aged 37, so similarish time frame) I'd be thinking along the lines of all the stuff dh and I have done together, the dc we have, the difficult times, the triumphs, the career paths we've had so far, the health probs we've dealt with....I don't think I'd even consider 'ooooh am I more attractive now?' Life is about way, way more than appearance!

Clockface Mon 27-Jun-11 13:18:10

Actualy, it's not a body stocking, is it? More like a negligee.

Sourdough Mon 27-Jun-11 13:44:57

I just love that she's a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. Otherwise can't see the point of this article at all (but then this is the same paper that subjects its readers to the navel-gazing bleatings and whingeing of Liz Jones every week).

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