When I was a kid, I used to look at beautiful women in magazines (clean ones, ffs) and believe that was exactly how they looked.
Little did I know Photoshop was a thing and more often than not these models were airbrushed so they’d look ‘perfect’. I also didn’t know they paid make-up artists a shit-ton of money to make them look the way they do.
Lil George was naïve. Older and wiser George is well aware that people look different in photos than they do in real life.
However, I don’t feel I am ever going to be fooled by make-up now I’m an adult, unlike this 30-year-old Arab man who divorced his wife after seeing her without make-up for the first time.
According to local media in the United Arab Emirates, the couple went swimming at the Al Mamzar beach in Sharjah when he saw her ‘features change’ when her make-up came off.
The man realised his 24-year-old bride had had cosmetic surgery, wore false eyelashes and coloured contacts and felt ‘tricked by her artificial beauty’.
Either this guy was seriously sheltered when he was brought up or he’s just an idiot.
A psychologist, Dr Abdul Aziz Asaf, who spoke to the distraught bride after the split, said: “The groom immediately divorced his bride and refused any attempt to reunite them again.”
Obviously the client couldn’t be named due to confidentiality.