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Heidi Montag, star of MTV’s The Hills but best known for an apparent starvation for attention, has confessed that she is addicted to plastic surgery. This is bad enough when we’re talking about aging starlets, but Heidi was a beautiful girl of 21 when she had her first surgeries, abreast augmentation to a C cup and rhinoplasty. Her recent surgeries, at the age of 23, included liposuction and buttocks augmentation, an “upgrade” for her “boob job,” a chin reduction, pinning back her ears. And yet she says, “I’m just starting,” she says. “Let’s just say there’s a lot of maintenance. Nobody ages perfectly, so I plan to keep using surgery to make me as perfect as I can be. Because, for me, the surgery is always so rewarding.”
I have been saying that Saturn in Libra will test our standards of beauty, but I couldn’t have anticipated this. In a society where teens are given cosmetic surgeries for graduation gifts, reality shows portray ordinary people receiving extreme makeovers, and an MTV show called “I Want a Famous Face” turns unique individuals into clones of their favorite movie star – Saturn arrives in Libra not a moment too soon.
But the question is, will teens look at Heidi’s makeover from beautiful girl to plastic sex toy and be horrified, or will they want to emulate her? In any case, the discussion over how far is too far has certainly begun.