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What the $@#%! Is Wrong With This Lady?

Remember the model whose daughter wants a boob job? She's got company. The Daily Mail reports on Ashley Hughes, a pushy stage mom who's spent $30,000 on salon treatments and pole-dancing lessons for her 15-year-old daughter, Emma — and of course there's a boob job in the works. (Emma's already a 34F.)

The goal is for Emma to look like glamour model Jordan. "Now I hold down as many jobs as I can to ensure she'll have all the beauty treatments, tanning sessions, and cosmetic surgery she needs to achieve her dream," Ashley says.

This seems like a sensationalized publicity stunt, but even if that's the case, it's hardly ace parenting. So, I ask you: Why do you think these mothers are encouraging their daughters to focus so much on their looks? Is it just about appearance, or is there a bigger cultural force that drives this behavior? And why do you think some teenage girls' aspirations focus on plastic surgery?

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mod16 mod16 9 years
there is no way that her daughter can look anything like jordan.
mlhitt mlhitt 9 years
What happened to aging gracefully??? If you don't look like a glamour model naturally (the features God gave you) then you shouldn't be a glamour model instead embrace your natural looks and make the best of it!!
smiley13tree smiley13tree 9 years
She's too desperate. -sigh-
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
WTF?! This girl is already a 34F! How much bigger does she want to get?! The mother is crazy if she let her 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER get a boob job... and the doctor is out of his/her mind. This girl is going to have sooo many physical (let's not even START on mental/emotional problems) when she's older, or even a few years down the road. The mom isn't that good-looking herself, so I guess she's trying to make her daughter the beautiful girl that she always wanted to be. I DO think that there is social pressure to look a certain way, but good parenting should discourage ridiculous changes like the ones that this mother made. Sure, a parent should try to help their child feel okay about themselves and if there's something reasonable that can be fixed about their appearance that would make them feel better(ie: getting invisible braces, contacts instead of glasses, waxing, some new clothes, a haircut) then by all means do so. But this mother has gone far and beyond what a sane parent would do. Someone seriously should call child protective services.
fbaby fbaby 9 years
That's just disgusting. It also seems like she's trying to live vicariously through her daughter, because no good mother would ignore the damage she could be doing to her child. Ugh
Jepa Jepa 9 years
yeesh.... it actually renders me quite speechless...
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
This is soo messed up! They are obviously nuts, that's all. So sad... I have a dream of my parents to cheer me in my goal at school, saving their money for me to go to the university and all but they don't. AND THAT WOMAN DOES IT ALL FOR UNNAPROPRIATE SHIT? WTH IS WRONG IN THIS WORLD? WHY GOD???????
piggles piggles 9 years
The girl is 15 and having pole-dancing lessons, and the dad says, "She's a beautiful girl who attracts a lot of attention from the boys. I give blokes dirty looks to warn them off." He is a weak, weak man. With a trashy wife, inside and out.
totestamron totestamron 9 years
awww. she reminds me SO much of MY mom! :P
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
First of all this girl is 15 so there is no way that she's going to be getting the right attention for being so large in the chest and blonde and tan. These are characteristics of porn actresses not models. I doubt she's going to get any work especially after all this press. This girl shouldn't be forced to live out her mother's dreams or whatever the Hell is going on here. The mom probably wants her daughter to be something but this is not the right kind of attention. Maybe it's because the mother is not attractive that she does everything to make her daughter look "attractive." I doubt any people find this kind of look on a 15 year old as attractive and those who do are perverts. She's a child. No child should have to go through this just to please their parents and make it in this beauty driven career. She's not an unnattractive girl but all the procedures in the world aren't going to get her a job. What is she going to model? She's not going to be a high fashion model, she isn't going to be able to fit her chest into any of the clothes. I just think it's completely sick. This mother is setting her daughter up for a lifetime of relying on her looks to get ahead. She's going to be insecure and shallow and will probably end up exploiting herself in order to make a buck. She's not going to love herself or be able to find someone who loves her for the right reasons. She's going to be totally screwed up and this will stay with her for the rest of her life. I don't think that anyone under 18(at the very youngest) should be allowed to have elective cosmetic surgery and especially not breast augmentation. This is something that this girl doesn't really have a choice over. Her Mom decided for her that she has to be the girl with the boobs for the rest of her life and that is totally gross and inappropriate for a mother to do.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 9 years
This is like sexual abuse. The most long-lasting problem with sexual abuse is that the children learn that sexual attractiveness is the source of their worth. That is false. It only makes a few people rich, and it usually fades with age, unlike things like education, character, and style, which really can give you a good life.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i bet you her momma is saving a little bit of the money to buy herself a six pack of budweiser every couple hours. :faint:
dukegirl dukegirl 9 years
34F - enuF
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
And one more thing: THROW MAMA FROM THE TRAIN! The funniest part is even post the tanning, cosmetic surgery and beauty treatments(?)---she still looks a H.A.M.= A HOT ASS MESS!!!!!!
Surferchic95 Surferchic95 9 years
*sigh* suzpuz ur r SO RITE! omg...a 34f?! How does she do crunches? situps??? she is not going to follow her dreams to become a "glamour model"...she is going to become a prostitute with a 34z chest!! THANK GAWD that my mum has raised me to be confident about my self-enough so that I don't believe that boob jobs or pole dancing will make me beautiful..I am a conservative girl NAWT a slutty w-h-o-r-e! LOVE U MUM!!!
Bebeshopper Bebeshopper 9 years
My personal opinion is that with so much reality tv and so many people famous just for being famous (Paris, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad, etc. . . ) this trashy-looking parent thinks her daughter will become rich and famous if she has the right look. So sad. Why not work your butt off to send your daughter to college?
lenepocket lenepocket 9 years
this poor girl is going to have deep rooted issues!!!!!!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Super Sad Story -- but just a sign of the times - this has been going on for years it's just more public now and everyone wants their own Britney and Paris. Thank goodness I'm raising a dog and bird. Most people should have to get a license before they screw. Pole dancing lessons and, yes, what doctors are performing these surgeries?
CSConn126 CSConn126 9 years
That is awful! Who's what any work done at 15? and bigger boobs.. she needs a reduction before her back gives out ..yikes!
cmill38 cmill38 9 years
This child is going to have major back problems if she goes any larger. Our frames can only handle so much. Not only is this type of parenting psychologically damamging but it's also physically damaging as well. I appreciate my parents teaching me about staying healthy and pushing me make right choices to keep my apperance. However, showing your daughter that she must change the way she looks completely to be beautiful will unfortunately only lead to image issues as an adult. I think parents should strive to provide for their children but these types of things are completely unnecessary and does this girl even want these things? This situation is totally driven by the mother, but yes I do believe our society puts an unattainable image infront of women. It's people like this that continue to make it worse.
Devilsfood Devilsfood 9 years
The funny thing is, the poor 15 year old already looks rode hard and put away wet, and it can only go downhill from there. How much could she really make? She'll probably end up with zero money anyway, since they probably know nothing about REAL investment and I have a sneaking suspicion the mom will use her as a piggy bank. By the time she's 25 she's going to be broke and have a mental breakdown from being treated like meat and assaulted by lecherous men non-stop, with nothing to show for it but skin damage and premature wrinkles (from the tanning), which she already has. If all you do is freckle, DON'T TAN! Plus a pair of ridiculous stretched out boobs, and her self esteem rooted entirely in what she sees in the mirror. She'll never have a real or healthy romantic relationship, and god help us if she has kids of her own.
menina101 menina101 9 years
I hope her daughter is ready to be thrown to the wolves. There is too much damage there already for that girl to turn back and try to be well adjusted. Her mother should have been sterilized. And to think, there are a lot of people out there, bothering their kids with things like self image, and not very healthy, I might add.
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 9 years
one word: scary
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
Child Protective Services needs to come take a family visit STAT and doctors should not be allowed to perform plastic surgery (for cosmetic reasons) on ppl under 18!
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