So yes, yesterday on Keeping up with the Kardashians (yes, I watch it and am not embarrassed that I do), I was reminded that as we get older, our ears and our noses get bigger! Really? I was just hoping for a larger wallet!!
Since I was a young girl, my “aristocratic nose” has been one of my things. My nose became prominent at a young age, which is not surprising, given my parent’s noses. My parents would show me paintings of Indian Rajahs and Ranis with prominent noses to assure me that this was a gift and not a detriment, but it was never a very convincing argument.
I read all I could about how to use make up to make your nose look smaller, and when I got older, I considered and explored getting plastic surgery. And the only thing that held me back was Jennifer Grey. Yes Jennifer Grey – Baby in Dirty Dancing. She too had a prominent nose in Dirty Dancing, but that in no way took away from her appeal in Dirty Dancing and Patrick Swayze’s character falling in love with her. And you have to admit that she was super cute in Dirty Dancing and had her own appeal. That was quickly lost after the nose job. She became generic….not unique and I think that her lack of roles is a reflection of that loss of appeal.
And so I put the thoughts of plastic surgery on the back burner until Ashley Simpson…..yes I really do follow a lot of pop culture. Her rhinoplasty was brilliant. She still maintained her Ashley Simpson appeal…..she just looked better. And so the thoughts of plastic surgery briefly visited again, especially if I could guarantee Simpson like results.
But I have to say that notwithstanding that with age comes a bigger nose and ear lobes according to Kris Kardashian’s plastic surgeon, wisdom and acceptance also come forth as well. I was in my 20’s when I decided that if I felt that everyone was always staring at my nose, I might as well give them something to look at and I got my nose pierced. And as I grew older, I just became more comfortable with my nose.
In the age of selfies, I took more side profiles and I did not love all of them, but I grew to accept that this is me! And although it may not be my favourite feature, for now, it is a part of who I am, my look and my uniqueness. I wish sometimes it was Sophia Loren in size and attractiveness, but that’s not my destiny.
And perhaps if it starts to get bigger in the future, then I may explore plastic surgery. But for now, it is part and parcel of who I am and a part of my style and I’ll embrace it. But that’s just one Diva’s view.