Several months ago, I wrote about a woman from China who wanted to get plastic surgery to look like Jessica Alba in an attempt to win back her boyfriend. Of course, to everyone around the world who heard this story, it sounded like a nightmare waiting to unfold. Beyond the obvious psychological issues surrounding a woman who would radically alter her appearance to win back an estranged boyfriend, there is the other obvious issue – are there really any plastic surgeons out there talented enough to make an Asian girl look like a famous Caucasian bombshell? The potential for disfigurement was so strong, it is amazing that this woman did not recognize the risks herself. I guess love can make you blind.
Xiaoqing, the Chinese woman planning on undergoing extensive body contouring and facial plastic surgery procedures
to look just like Jessica Alba, had even found a doctor to perform the procedures. I’m sure there are plenty of ethical issues surrounding this surgeon’s decision to take on Xiaoqing as a patient, but that is most likely for another post.
Eventually, news of this fiasco traveled from Shanghai to the United States, and Jessica Alba became aware of the situation. Rather than shrugging this off as the actions of a crazy fan, Jessica Alba took action. She reached out to Xiaoqing and staged an intervention of sorts.
Several weeks ago, Xiaoqing received a phone call from Jessica urging her to call off the surgery. Jessica told the troubled, broken-hearted woman, “I think you should never have to change yourself like that. If somebody loves you, they’ll love you no matter what.”
These words had a tremendous impact on Xiaoqing, causing her to have a change of heart. Xiaoqing has called off the surgery thanks to Jessica Alba’s insight. I must applaud the actress for her depth and integrity regarding this matter. It would have been much easier for her to do nothing and simply laugh with the rest of us when the before and after photos were posted on the Internet.
Of course, Xiaoqing still has an assortment of psychological issues to deal with, including her obsession with an ex-boyfriend who most likely would not have returned to her once she jumped off a cliff, transforming herself into a replica of his favorite actress. But at least she can now sort out these issues looking like herself. In the long run, she will be much better off for this decision. I can’t imagine too many men would want to take the relationship plunge with her once she looked like Jessica Alba. The “psycho” red flag would be waving high in the sky.
If you are interested in plastic surgery, please contact an experienced plastic surgeon to schedule your confidential initial consultation. However, if you want to look like a celebrity to win back your boyfriend, you may want to visit a psychologist first.