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Like Mother, Like Daughter?

Meet Alicia Douvall. She's a "glamour model" in England who's admitted to having more than 50 cosmetic surgery procedures. As it turns out, she's also the mother of a girl named Georgia, who's about to turn 13. And what does Georgia want for her birthday? Oh, you know, the usual teenagery things: an iPhone, Kate Moss' perfume, and a boob job.

Yes, you read that right. Georgia, whose career ambition is to become a lingerie model, is hoping for breast augmentation. Fortunately, Alicia is a sane mother, and she's said no to the boob job. Well, at least until Georgia turns 16, that is. "I think a 16-year-old with a nice, sexy figure will do really well as a model as long as she's managed well," she said. "That's why I'm happy for Georgia to have a boob job because it will give her a career. She's been at a modelling agency since she was about six. She'll be more famous than Britney!"

All of these outrageous statements seem like a pretty good ploy for media coverage, but it's still disturbing. When eight-year-old girls are getting bikini waxes, you have to wonder what kind of messages parents are sending to girls. And maybe Georgia puts it best: "I think my mum looks good," she remarked. "Because of her, I think it's normal to have surgery if something's not quite right." But is this new normal even remotely healthy for girls?


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mod16 mod16 9 years
"aww sweetie... since you can't do anything with your life, i'll get you boobs when you are 16 so at least you have something going for you." WHHHHHATTTTTTT?
Surferchic95 Surferchic95 9 years
Having been 13 once before (heehee lol) I find what the mother is doing is completely wrong! She's pretty to be 13 and seems to have a normal body...why in the hey would she need to have boob implants??? Someone said something about her mum pimping her out to Fredericks of Hollywood and I agree fully...Gross me!!! Her mum looks horrible and she will look like that (is her mum 50??) if she does wat her mum does...omfg her mum's 28!? WHAT a role model! (sarcastic p.s.)
CSConn126 CSConn126 9 years
A females body usuallye changed from 10-22. These are the most important times for nutrition as well do to growth and adjustments. Not until (if ever) probaby 25 should someone consider any work. Especially a boob job! ..very unnessecary to carry around extra weight.
juicylove juicylove 9 years
why would a 28 year old need 50 surgeries? thats way too young for like botox and all that which shes probably had. and promoting a boob job for a 16 year old is disgusting. why would you want creepy old men looking at your 16 year old in lingerie? and who even seriously discusses getting a boob job with a 12 year old? i would say at the very LEAST, the doctor should refuse to do this until shes 18.
Echidna-girl Echidna-girl 9 years
This child should be taken away from the mother immediately. I realize that good foster care is not always available but hopefully there are better, more responsible family members who could care for her. The mother needs some serious pyschological counseling and the child does as well. Her mind is already poisoned. Her self esteem issues will be enormous. Can you imagine what the poor thing will have to go through trying to have ANY kind of a healthy relationship with a partner?
dimples128 dimples128 9 years
I agree, this is disgusting. And I agree with the poster that said that at 8 there's nothing to wax! What happened to embracing the things that make you YOU? I can't believe there are people like this out there.
emalove emalove 9 years
This is terrible!
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
People need a license to drive but any idiot can have a child and screw it up! This story is just sickening! Instead of getting her daughter plastic surgery, how about making her feel good about herself, I don't know...THE WAY SHE IS!!! Stupid people should not breed!
missy-k missy-k 9 years
Alicia Douvall is known in the UK for bedding footballers and doing 'kiss & tells' with the tabloids. I remember reading a story about her earlier this year; she was arrested outside a London club (incidentally she was wearing a thigh-skimming dress with no knickers) after drunkenly hitting a passer by in the face for no apparent reason! So she is a poor role model to her daughter in more ways than one!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I'm glad that there are still so many people that find this revolting. I hope at least half of you want to reproduce so their generation has a chance. It seems that this is more & more prevalent today. I would be surprised if Georgia did anything great for the world.
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
8 year olds getting bikini waxes? Seriously, I don't know about you ladies, but I did NOT have anything to wax when I was 8. That little girl is gorgeous! Let her be a kid!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
*Vomits* I don't even know whether I should bother saying anything more about what's wrong with how females are growing up this society. And the mother's only 28? I guess that's why people say plastic surgery doesn't make you look younger. It just makes you look like you got plastic surgery. I hate when people screw up their appearance with plastic surgery and I hate that plastic surgeons don't say know to people who either look weirder and weirder when they get more surgery or are too young. A 16 year old doesn't need a boob job. A 13 year old even less and seeing that a 13 yr. old thinks it would be normal for her to get that disturbs me a lot.
zombielove zombielove 9 years
lingerie model as a career huh...mmm...aim high i guess
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
I'm not against plastic surgery.. altho I think ppl are using it as a crutch for something missing in their life... but come on 16 is still not old enough... I say the age of 24 or so at least when your breast stop developing and you have a little more life experience under your belt to know what you really want...
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
I'm sorry ... but NO unnecessary cosmetic surgery until a child has quit developing! Are parents THAT insane????? I don't mean corrective surgery for a birth defect or from an accident ... but boob jobs, etc? PLEASE!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I saw this on Jezebel. ENOUGH. ALREADY. Let them be CHILDREN, D*MMIT!!!! Sorry, I just don't have the heart to analyze this anymore. It's horrible.
FoxyJo FoxyJo 9 years
You're kidding...right?? Please, tell me this is not true!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
mamato2 mamato2 9 years
It's no wonder there are so many women with terrible body images/self esteem. It all starts with how you were raised. It's sad to see that girls at 13 (or even younger) are so obsessed with their body image that they are totally missing out on the innocence of youth. I wonder how many surgeries the daughter will have to correct what's "not quite right".
bealotus bealotus 9 years
I hope you were being sarcastic when you referred to her as a ''sane mother''....
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
All those surgeries have aged the mother. She looks pretty haggard for 28. Her facial features are way too strong. Pencil thin eyebrows w/ a....what kinda nose is that and she paid for it?...and the lips...she could suck a trailer hitch off a truck w/ those puppies. The daughter should take a good look at mom and use that as a template of what not to aspire to. And, I concur w/ the other posters she has NO business entertaining breast implants until she is over 21. The mother is doing a smash up job creating body image issues for her tween daughter. Poor thing probably isn't menstruating yet and mom is ready to pimp her out to Fredericks of Hollywood. Nasty.
ehadams ehadams 9 years
The girl is pretty, but the mom really shows that she has had a lot of unnatural work on herself. Gross gross gross.
cyrizzle cyrizzle 9 years
models, huh??
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
This is just sad. Georgia is so pretty...It's too bad her mother has basically convinced her otherwise.
oh-cecilia-baby oh-cecilia-baby 9 years
for Georgia**
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