Penelope Cruz: ‘You Don’t Have to Be Thin to Be Pretty’

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Penelope Cruz has a little quote for you (via Wonderwall):

“I would close down all those teenage magazines that encourage young
girls to diet. Who says that to be pretty you have to be thin?

“Some people look better thin and some don’t. There is almost a standard being created where only thin is acceptable. The influence of those magazines on girls as young as 13 is horrific.”

… says Penelope.

Who agrees with her?

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This Beauty List Is Different!

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We just love beauty lists and all the repetitive Megans, Cheryls and Angelinas that come on top, but this top compiled by fashion expert Sally Allen is a bit different, meaning that 20-something girls are completely absent and 3 ladies out of 10 are from the “Fabulous over 60” category. Penelope Cruz is the top beauty queen and the following ladies are:

2. Caludia Schiffer, 39
3. Kristin Scott Thomas, 49
4. Queen Rania of Jordan, 39
5. Catherine Deneuve, 66
6. Dame Helen Mirren, 64
7. Charlize Theron, 34
8. Kate Beckinsale, 36
9. Natascha McElhone, 40
10. Sophia Lauren, 75

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Here’s how Sally justifies her choices:

“Our top ten women are often the subject of spontaneous and unexpected press exposure yet always manage, somehow, to look great. Sometimes they are caught without their make-up, on bad hair days, or in less than flattering poses, but their natural beauty always seems to shine through.

“There is no question in my mind that Penelope Cruz is a worthy winner. She was an undoubtedly pretty girl when she started her acting career at 16 but, 20 years later, she has matured into a particularly beautiful woman and a fine actress.”

“As someone once said, the difference between pretty and beautiful is that pretty is temporal, whereas beautiful is eternal.”

Spokesman Anthony Edwards said: “Women like Beyonce Knowles and Cheryl Cole are sexy and pretty but real beauty is something that comes from within and usually requires maturity. The days when women were considered past it at 40 are long gone.”

What do you guys think about this different list? Are you on board with their choices and do you agree with the “Beauty requires maturity” idea?

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