• Sat, May 7 2011

Pippa Middleton Brings Out The Plastic In Kim Kardashian

Quick, look at these pictures next to each other and tell me what you think.

By any chance, was it, “wow, I am sick of looking at women who look like barbies; Pippa is a breath of fresh air!”

Just curious, because that’s what I thought.

Now, don’t get me wrong — Pippa Middleton is beautiful in her own right, and meets many of the standard requirements for American TV plastic beauty. The tan, the tiny waist, the shiny hair.

But Pippa retains something that the Kim Kardashians of the world have all but eradicated from the pop culture landscape. It’s a certain normalness, a certain naturalness, that Kim and her ilk inevitably, come 28 or 30, chip away at, one shot of Botox at a time.

There are a couple of sad things about this. One is that that Kim is a natural beauty, too, but now all I can see when I look at her is a face full of rat poison and tits pushed up to her chin and a layer of makeup so think you could probably drag a blade through it without puncturing the skin, and of course that unmistakable air of panic beginning to hover around her that says, oh god oh god oh god I’m getting OLD, and I’m in Hollywood.

The other sad thing is that I doubt I would have noticed all this if her picture hadn’t been juxtaposed with Pippa’s. At this point, similar images of similar plastic upon plastic upon shoved-into-dresses women are seared so permanently into my retinas that they barely register.

Thanks a lot, the media.

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  • No Brush

    The only thing that she retains (so far) and that you stupid brainwashed ppl don’t wanna understand is: NO-BRUSH! Look at Kim in the morning with your own eyes when she gets up and she’s a completely differently looking girl. WAKE UP!

  • holly

    your comment just confused me.

  • Dove

    Yeah I have no idea what that NOBRUSH comment is about, but as I was looking at this post my husband glanced over and made a “eugh” face and asked what Kim Kardashian has done to herself. So I think that, while you don’t need the juxtaposition with lovely Pippa, it certainly makes the surgery obvious.

  • Charley

    I think what No Brush is getting at is that there is no air-brushing going on with Pippa in the photo above? I’m not positive why they felt the need to refer to people as stupid, but…

    As far as the article, I don’t know that it’s fair to compare Pippa to any one of the Kardashians, or someone at a royal wedding to someone appearing on a red carpet. It’s not exactly oranges to oranges (though I do understand what Jessica is getting at). Also, the British seem to have a softer, more natural style about them in general (though not always). I would put Pippa in the same category as Ginnifer Goodwin, Keira Knightly and Carey Mulligan. Kim Kardashian belongs more in the Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham camp.

    • ye

      hmm