Just recently TV journalist Korina Sanchez bares new look as the newest endorser for a popular beauty clinic in the Philipines. The seasoned journalist who has always been admired to sport a beautiful face on TV is shown in a giant billboard in Manila with a new look—with toned shoulders and tanned skin.
The caption reads: “The news never looked this good.” The bottom portion of the ads shows it is promotion for Thermage, a treatment available at said clinics.
Some netizens love her new look but some say she is unrecognizable.
Some speculate obvious use of digital editing technology. You know, a lot can be done these days to alter and/or enhance one’s look. But lots of those who saw her in person said she looks exactly the way she was shown on said billboard.
In a press release, it was mentioned Korina exercised a lot to achieve her toned body–which for me is impressive.
I personally have no objection to her new look. Every woman is entitled to her own right to make her self feel and look better, regardless of whether other people like it or not.
Anybody who can afford technology (apparently making a large face look a bit smaller or countoured by tigthtening is the idea behind thermage) is considered an advantage in this modern age especially for people like her who always have to look her best on TV.
For a woman, to age gracefully is a challenge. Her transformation is remarkable. And indeed gorgeous!
Beauty is power but beauty of the face fades and changes.
In this digital and social media age of too much commercialism, it is a great challenge to teach our young girls (including my daughter) of self-identity and finding meaning. That instead of them looking for icons for make-up application, sexy bodies or fashionable outfits, they will appreciate role models who have strong and positive character.
One such icon is Audrey Hepburn who has advocated the focus on inner beauty over outer.
As Audrey puts it, “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
We do not need to look far to look for beauties around us. All of us, at any point in our lives, look up to some people—celebrities, friends, teachers, neighbors, colleagues and real life ordinary women or our own mother for beauty that never fades.
I believe that all women of all ages, races and sizes who have faith and passed the test of tough times, who have loved genuinely and who have stood for what they believe is right and just possess a lasting beauty.
something they pass on to others…something they will be remembered and loved for– long after they are gone.