Real Housewives of Beirut? Filmmaker says plastic surgery an ‘epidemic’ in Lebanon
Forget the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” When it comes to plastic surgery, Beirut, Lebanon may be ground zero when it comes to nips, tucks and everything in between.
Cynthia Ghazali recently spent a summer in Beirut making the short documentary “Copy. Cut. Paste” about what she says is Lebanese women’s unhealthy attraction to plastic surgery.
“I was inspired to make this movie by my personal experience as well as my observations of Lebanese women every time I went back to visit my family,” Ghazali told FOX411′s Pop Tarts column. “I am Lebanese-American and moved to New Jersey at a young age. I never felt uncomfortable with myself and was happy about my personal appearance, but every time I would visit Beirut, I would feel different.”
Ghazali said that people – including her friends and family – consistently commented on the size of her thighs and the state of her eyebrows when she visited her home country, prompting her to notice that the “polished” women in Beirut all looked the same, from their tattooed brows and thin bodies with large chests, to their wrinkle-free skin and small noses.
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