Kim's reality (show) is rocked by skin spots. What could they be?
Runners-up, Celeb Psoriasis Sufferer: Octavia Spencer, "The Help"The Golden Globe winner shows dark, scaly elbow plaques... ...the classic appearance of treated psoriasis.
Runner-up, State Secret: Whatever is Under Santana’s HatsLong before J-Lo began hiding her thighs, fellow Latin artist Carlos Santana starting wearing hats constantly in public. The last image showing the top of the Rock Icon’s head was likely when Disco balls were considered cool, not cliché (that would be in the 1970’s, young folk). Why the cover up?
In an effort to insure best prevention, in 2006 the US FDA approved the vaccination for girls (and now boys) as young as 9 years old. Presumably some parents are concerned that early vaccination might cause teens to participate in risky sexual behavior. In late 2011, a study showed the opposite, that vaccinated girls were less likely to undergo unprotected sex, instead “always” using a condom.
Runner-up, Political Football: MedicareFor yet another year, Congress can’t figure a way to consistently fund the program on which millions of American seniors rely. If it is substantially cut in 2012, it is unclear how much Botox would be needed to reduce the epidemic frowns and grimaces.
Runner-up, Lifetime Achievement Award: The Facial ScarIn this year’s tightest Skinnies matchup, the Hollywood facial scar scored a just a cut below the beauty mark. Since scars can ID both bad guys as well as heroes (a certain Muggle loving wizard for example), we expect big things for The Scar next year.
Runner-up, Villainous Virus: Epidemic Flu in "Contagion"Sure, it killed Gwyneth Paltrow, but no skin rash? Puh-leese!
Runners-up: Champion with the Most Body ArtDwayne Johnson from “Fast Five.” Ed Helms from “The Hangover Part II”
In reality, extensive plastic surgery cannot be achieved without significant scarring. Recently, new breakthroughs have occurred. Not just modifying an existing face, but transplanting a face from one person to another. A handful of face transplants have been performed in the recent past on individuals whose faces had undergone deforming trauma. These people have to remain on medicines that suppress the immune system’s tendency to reject the foreign tissue. While it is better to be face-full rather than face- less, both for cosmetic and functional reasons, the results in our universe (as opposed to the movie-verse) look like this:
Runner-up, Hollywood Fantasy Treatment: Those masks in the "Mission Impossible" moviesCool concept and one that could make dermatologists obsolete. Bad complexion today? Just crank out a new instant face mask. Caveat: They don't exist, with or without a multi-million dollar blockbuster budget.
In the MI flicks, there is always some dude... ...who looks nothing like Tom Cruise... ...who actually turns out to be Tom Cruise.