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Chinese woman going under the knife to look like Jessica Alba


A Chinese woman is undergoing extensive plastic surgery to resemble the Hollywood star Jessica Alba. 


The 21 year old, known only as Xiaoqing says that she's doing this to win back her boyfriend whom she broke up with, because of his obsession with Alba. Now she wants him back. 


"When I broke up with my boyfriend, I was very sad," Xiaoqing said, "My friends...kept consoling me but it did not work, so they suggested I do plastic surgery to look like her [Alba]"




Jiang Shan, a representative from Shanghai Time Plastic Surgery Hospital said that he has spoken to Xiaoqing and advised her to think seriously about what she is doing. 


"If she wants to look much better than she does now, for example, if she wants her skin to look smoother and her overall facial facade to look more beautiful, I think we are able to help fulfil her wishes," Jiang said.


"But if she wants to totally look like Jessica Alba, I would think she is still not confident of herself and that she needs to solve this problem psychologically."


Speaking about her ex boyfriend, Xiaoging said, "I have never been able to let him go. If in the end he still does not accept me after I undergo the plastic surgeries. I will give up. I will then choose to let go, start afresh and live life by myself."


Xiaoqing told reporters that she would also speak to her mother while visiting home during the annual new year holiday before she makes her final decision.


"I'm not only doing it for my ex-boyfriend but more myself," she said. "I am a psychologically weak person. I want to do something to challenge myself and build a strong personality through it."


It has also been revealed that doctors at the Shanghai Time Plastic Surgery Hospital have made the offer to do the transformation for free in order to showcase their skills with the surgical knife.


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I'm not really quite sure what my opinion of this is. I agree that it's we have the right to do whatever we want to our body, as it belongs to us, but this seems to take that to a whole new level. She can't be *that* desperate for a good doppelganger to put on Facebook, can she?!



Also, the fact that she is getting this procedure for free, I think, is a bad idea. Her having the knowledge that she will be saving thousands of dollars is more than likely just encouraging her to go ahead with it when she may regret it in the future. 


At the end of the day though, if these are the lengths someone has to go to in order to get a boyfriend back, I don't think he's really worth having! If he wants a girlfriend that looks like Jessica Alba, he might as well go and buy a blow up doll and stick a photo of Jessica on it's head. 


Thoughts? 




9 comments:

Five Foot Nothing said...

That's so sad! She looked adorable before the surgery.

She shouldn't be getting surgery for free. She needs counsellor, good friends and family to back her up.

Adele said...

I am all for doing what is right for you, but this isn't right for her - it is right for her boyfriend.

What she really needs in this situation is some therapy and help to get her to a mental state in which she has some self-respect and confidence. So very sad.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

i only have a problem with plastic surgery when people do it for someone else. its just sad how insecure people must be.

to get all this surgery for free is just irresponsible. the poor girl is never going to be happy

and wtf, if my boyfriend broke up with me bc i didnt look like jessica alba then good fucking riddance!

Kez said...

I think it's so sad that her self esteem must be so low.

When will women (wherever in the world they are) start to realise they can be whole people with or without a man? Sure, this girl is going to the extreme, but how many of us have changed ourselves to keep a man not worthy of us at some time or other?

:(

Miss Peregrin said...

I agree with everything the ladies above have said. This poor girl. She really does need counselling and support, not free surgery so that the surgeons can show off.

Anonymous said...

Just a small issue...

How do you feel you're going to make a good journalist, when your blog is full of articles that have been clearly copied and pasted from actual news outlets (this article has been seen on websites such as smh.com.au)?

Aren't journalists meant to research facts and then go ahead and write their own story using these facts, not stealing the work of other authors?

Poor form.

No stars.

Alex. said...

Anonymous,

I always like to face my critics and take in their point of view. We are all entitled to our own opinions after all, hence the reason why I published your comment. I could have easily rejected it for no one to see. Everyone has the right to a fair trial, so here is my case that I am pleading.



Your point about me allegedly copying and pasting articles; Not true. If I post about something I've seen in the news, the only sections of text that I take word for word are direct quotes. I never just "copy and paste" stories and claim them as my own. If I do just post an article- I always credit the source.



Yes- journalists are meant to research facts and write their own stories. I try to do this as best I can. I'm not a journalist, nor have I started my journalism degree. The only way I can research stories is by first reading them online or after I hear about them via television or radio. I can't be expected to go running to a story when it breaks out and even if I did, I wouldn't be taken seriously because I don't have a news outlet behind me. 



Seeing as how you commented on the story about Xiaoqing- I'll use that as an example. I originally saw this story about 1 or 2 weeks before I published the blog post. I can't recall the exact publication I read about it at, it *may* have been The Sun or News Of The World (I'll try and find the original article I read). 
Once I saw it published on smh.com.au this is when I decided to run it as a blog post on here. As it were, the smh.com.au article was almost identical to the other one I had read. When I was writing this blog, I think I gathered information and quotes from at least 5 different news articles about the same story. I also obtained quotes from a news item on YouTube. Yes, I don't credit a source in this blog post. This is most likely because the majority of the article is direct quotes and the rest is basically just information I've gathered in my mind from reading numerous articles of this topic.



I understand your point though. My blog posts probably are similar to some other ones found online. I know that I do not plagarise word for word. It can be difficult obtaining information that hasn't already been published because, as I said before, I'm not a journalist- I can't just turn up at stories as they're breaking so that my blog is 100% different to what's been posted on smh.com.au.



Now that it has been brought to my attention, I'll try and make more of a point of not having the same stories as other news outlets but sometimes it's just not that easy. For everyone's benefit, I went through the archive of my blog and I could not find one blog post where I did not credit the source of a story. There is every chance that I've overlooked one accidently so kudos to anyone who can find a post on here where I have not credited the original source. In all seriousness though, if you do find one, please let me know and I can fix it immediately. Either comment on the story or send me an email at stockingsneededmending@live.com 



For future reference, Anonymous, stop hiding behind your computer screen. Stand by your claim and post your identity. Otherwise, you just look like such a softcock.

Poor form.

No stars, idiot.

Katie said...

This bothers me. So sad!

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