Sometimes even a road-tested, time-proven doyenne like Barbra Streisand can finally see her own beauty only in a rear view mirror. Despite whatever your may feel about Ms. Streisand’s visage, at age 68, the self-admitted insecure-about-her-looks star has finally come to see herself as “quite beautiful as a young woman.” The only critic’s voice that counts.
The star of “Funny Girl” warred with her own insecurities about her unconventional looks growing up (when blondes (and “blonde” obsession) not only ruled, but were The Rule, no matter how coloring mismatched and horrible it actually made them look) in a time when the standard of beauty was even narrower than today.
Babs told Britain’s OK! magazine, “Recently, doing DVDs, I’ve had to look at myself in old movies or on album covers… I thought, I really looked good there. Why didn’t I know that then?
“But I do have a strange face. It changes so much from angle to angle. Sometimes I think I really did look quite beautiful and a lot of times I looked really bad. It’s a shame. But I’m not going to cry over it. I’m trying to be in the moment, I’m enjoying my life.”
So if you feel like an outcast, too fat or flat, too short or tall, too 2-D or big nosed, wrong hair-textured, or…otherwise not neatly slipping inside the skinny bitch lines of today’s beauty standard, take heed in the wisdom of TIME and space exemplified by a successful, actually beau coup talented, real life Diva like Barbra Streisand. Don’t waste time!, realize now that you — in all your weird, gawky and terrible beauty — are today as beautiful as you ever were and were meant to be. Get over it to share it, flaunt it and take a saucy smelling bubble bath in it, darlin’. YOU ARE GORGEOUS. — PopSmartsZen
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