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Seems like the only one that doesn’t see your beauty 

Is the face in the mirror looking back at you.

Taylor Swift

QUESTIONS: I read an article where Hollywood was having a hard time finding actors in their fifties and even sixties, because of the Botox in their face; they were expressionless. I just hope we become a society where the talented get to act, regardless of imperfections on the face. Do you think Hollywood is facing this change?

ACTORS: When I first started filming TV commercials, a make-up artist stopped applying foundation to my face to tell me I should get rid of the mole on my cheek, if I wanted to work more? I was appalled, to say the least! What she saw as an imperfection, I saw as a beauty mark.

I’ve booked over 75 national commercials, with that mole on my cheek!

Lauren Hutton tried using morticians’ wax to cover the gap, cutting a line in the middle of it. Then she used a cap, which she would often swallow, laugh out, or misplace.

Revlon wanted me to use it all the time, and then the construction workers would yell at me in the street, “Hey, Lauren, why did you fill in your space? We don’t like you anymore!” So I would turn and give them a great big grin and they would cheer. 

She’s been touching lives for four decades and we know her because of that gap between her teeth!

When asked if she has had any plastic surgery, Lauren Hutton answers, No plastic surgery. No craving to shallow standards of perfection.

Why have we bought into a Belief System which is really a bunch of BS that as our age increases our beauty decreases? If we have an imperfection, we must perfect it? Well, if we don’t buy into IT, Hollywood can no longer be a victim to IT.

Increased age does not equal decreased beauty.

What baffles me is why everyone wants to look the same, when God worked so hard to create everyone so differently?

I see imperfections as God’s way of signing off on His masterpiece. So, to redo God’s work, never made sense to me? Paster Joel Osteen, humorously, shared this story.

A very rich woman in the hospital in intensive care dies for a few seconds. She sees herself leave her body in a near death experience and meets God in Heaven. “Is that it?” she asks Him, “Am I dead?”

“No,” says God, “you will live for many more years yet!”

She recovers in the hospital and is well again. She is so cheerful that she decides to improve herself. She gets plastic surgery done on her face, gets her hair restyled and dyed a different color, gets a new set of stylish clothes and looks terrific, once again.

A few days later she is hit by a bus and killed instantly.

When she meets God she complains, “I thought you said I’ll live for many years yet!”

He replies, “Sorry, I didn’t recognize you after the makeover!”

I am not opposed to plastic surgery, people go under the knife for medical reasons or personal preferences all the time; but before I made the choice, I would first ask, What am I really afraid of facing?

What ignorance has unconsciously accepted, wisdom questions, What will it take to see that which you’re really in fear of facing has nothing to do with your face?

The only time I looked long and hard at my face, pulling and tugging, was when I truly thought I had gained back the trust of this guy, who I knew back in high school, when out of the blue, he looked directly at my face, you have more wrinkles than me.

My ego was bruised and my past insecurities came rushing back to my face!

I didn’t see what he saw. Not that I was in denial, but I was looking beyond my face, to my soul that never wrinkles.

What you reflect out into the world doesn’t come from the appearance of our face, but what’s behind your face; your character. Dwight L Moody reminds us, Character is what you are in the dark. So, if you don’t like your character, put your character under the knife. That would be the best facelift Hollywood has ever seen!

We can change the exterior of our face as much as we like, but if we don’t face inner change, than no mirror will give you the beauty you are looking for, because what’s staring back at you isn’t your face, but your character you’ve yet to face.

IF we face change, Hollywood will have no other choice but to change face.

 Karen Ann Pavlick started her career as an NFL CHEERLEADER for the Raiders. This led to an acting career and her first film, Patch Adams, with the beloved Robin Williams, and directed by her favorite, Tom Shadyac. With over 75 national TV Commercials, appearances on The Bold & The Beautiful and General Hospital, reality show appearances, Show Host for the Home Shopping Network (HSN), Karen has experienced many sides of the industry. In addition, she was honored with the title “Distinguished Filmmaker,” by the Melbourne Independent Film Festival, after both her short films, under her production company Hollywood Ending Films, won “Best Film.” Karen feels blessed for the opportunities that continue to come her way and grow her.

Most recently, Karen wrote a self-help book to assist women of all ages in healing their childhood hearts. She looks forward to securing publishing and speaking engagements.