botox: auto-tune for faces
Monday, July 19, 2010
Up until the time I gave up and quit watching Glee, I complained a lot about the hypocrisy of using auto-tune for performances that were supposed to represent the triumph of talented but shunned geeks … I didn’t understand why the producers didn’t trust their performers.
Now it turns out there is more than one way to auto-tune. From the Boston Herald:
Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco has had noninvasive cosmetic procedures in preparation for her debut in the second season of the hit TV show "Glee."
The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ and Oprah Winfrey’s shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage procedure, involving an anti-aging skin tightening device, and Botox treatment to make her "naturally round face" more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
Charice, in the same interview, said last week’s face makeover was part of her big preparations "to look fresh on camera" for the Fox show "Glee.”
We are now told that the procedure was to "relieve a jaw problem."
Posted by: Steven Rubio | Monday, July 19, 2010 at 02:21 PM
There is a widespread myth that BOTOX and similar injectable wrinkle relaxers may leave patients looking unnaturally stiff, artificial, or too tight. When administered by a skilled practitioner, BOTOX-induced improvements can have a remarkably undetectable appearance.
Posted by: Howard Katz | Friday, February 10, 2023 at 08:28 AM