Cher, the 64-year-old award winning pop singer, famous since the early 60’s, is still looking great. Cher at the VMAs, dressed in a black leather motorcycle jacket and a black sheer and rhinestone bodysuit, presented the Video of the Year award to Lady Gaga. The outfit that Cher wore was reminiscent of what she wore in her 40’s in her 1989 video If I Could Turn Back Time.
All eyes not on Gaga
If there is a specific age when a woman should be put out to pasture, Cher proves that it’s not at 64. Cher at the VMAs stepped onto the stage with a body that is just as fit as a 20-year-old pop star. If society considers her past her prime, why do we listen? When 64-year-old Cher stood next to 24-year-old Lady Gaga, with all the enthusiasm she has shown in her earlier years, all eyes should have been on Gaga in her meat dress, but they weren’t. Even the meat dress didn’t shock as much as the youthful looking Cher.
Plenty of plastic surgery?
The appearance of the famous diva at the VMAs was a perfect tribute to not only the past, but to older women everywhere. But has Cher had plastic surgery?. Of course. She’s admitted that she’s the “plastic surgery poster girl.” The question is, is plastic surgery something to celebrate?
What does “aging gracefully” mean and who decides what it means? Is getting the lines removed under your eyes, or your tummy tucked or Botox in your forehead a good thing? Or should women simply allow their bodies to take their course? No matter what a woman chooses, should she be criticized for her decision?
When Heidi Montag was asked why she had so many plastic surgeries, she answered, “Think about the industry I’m trying to go into. My ultimate dream is to be a pop star. I’m competing against the Britney Spearses of the world-and when she was in her prime, it was her sex appeal that sold. Obviously, looks matter; it’s a superficial industry.” This “superficial industry” dictates how a woman is to look depending on what she wants to do. No one would congratulate Cher if she had looked more like her age in that sheer bodysuit. Can we blame her if she wants to continue to look the sexy part she’s always played?
MTV Video Music Awards 2010
Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time (YouTube Video)
Jennifer Garcia, Heidi Montag Obsessed with Being “Perfect”, People
Half-Naked Cher Turns Back Time, The Fab Life