Saturday, January 12, 2008

Has anyone ever told you that you look just like...

While I was at my in-laws house for Christmas, I overheard my father-in-law, who was reading the Boston Globe, say to my brother-in-law Bob, "Don't you think Beth looks just like Chelsea Clinton?"

I almost fell off my chair when I heard this! Chelsea Clinton?! Was he crazy?? I got hopping mad! When Bob came into the room I questioned him.

"Dad's crazy," he assured me. "He doesn't know what he's talking about!" But Bob, sensing I did not consider looking like Chelsea Clinton to be a good thing, never officially confirmed or denied that my father-in-law was indeed talking about Chelsea Clinton.

My father-in-law went to bed a few minutes later and I grabbed the newspaper. I started scanning it for pictures of beautiful people, because surely he didn't say I looked like Chelsea Clinton. I don't want anyone to think I look like Chelsea Clinton !

Unfortunately the only picture I could find of a youngish woman was her. Egad! It must have been Chelsea Clinton! My father-in-law thinks I look like Chelsea Clinton!

So I did what any normal woman would do. I began to analyze her picture. After about 15 minutes with the magnifying glass (it was a small picture, what do you expect?) I confirmed my worst fears, Holy crap! I DO look like Chelsea Clinton!

I could see it. I could see why he thought I looked like Chelsea Clinton. I wanted to hide. I wanted to cry. I didn't want to look like Chelsea Clinton!

After I accepted the fact that I looked like Chelsea Clinton, I further analyzed the picture and then I thought Hey! She doesn't look quite as bad as I remember her looking. I guess it could be worse. He could have said I look like Hillary Clinton!

The fact that I looked like Chelsea Clinton was still bothering me though so when I got home I did a little research on my doppelganger and I discovered this picture online...



She has had plastic surgery! Check out those after pictures!

She actually looks pretty good now so I am going to take my father-in-law's statement that I look like Chelsea Clinton as a compliment. (I can not believe I just typed that!) After all, she has paid good money to look just like me!






















My father-in-law may not be crazy after all! Picture me with my hair professionally styled, my eyebrows professionally waxed, and my make-up professionally applied and we are practically sisters!

22 comments:

jennwa said...

Wow! Who knew ? And it is a good thing, now.
Maybe you could be her body double and when she is busy you can go around with Hillary? Would not that be fun?
I have a question, does Chelsea speak?

Mari said...

You are right - she obviously had plastic surgery. And she looks good after. I can see some resemblance - and that's a good thing!

Family O'Foxes said...

I didn't know she had plastic surgery. Wow, she does look good now.

I hear from my G'ma and others that I look like a young Caroline Kennedy. Too bad I can't be as skinny or as rich as her. hee hee!

~Amy

Mama Zen said...

I'm just missing it, I guess.

Grandma T said...

You don't look like Chelsea - you look like me! Only difference is the hair.

Don Mills Diva said...

You do look like her in those last few pictures but prettier and you didn't need the plastic surgery she did!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness ... you do look like her ! Those photos are amazingly similar ! I wouldn't have even recognized her in that last photo ... she doesn't look at all like what I think Chelsea Clinton looks like ! She must be a regular reader of your blog ... that's where she got the inspiration for her new look !! :)

Kellan said...

What a cute post! You do look a lot like Chelsea Clinton. She is beautiful and so are you! Take care. Kellan

Nancy said...

Wow, she looks alot like you but the before pics arent as flattering so you are right she looks like you but you are more attractive naturally, she needed a fix up job... HaHa

LindaSueBuhl said...

Long hair, slender face, nice eyes - similarities in appearance. I don't think you are like Chelsea Clinton in other ways - although what do we really know about her. Poor girl - we don't pick our family. You should definitely take it as a compliment that your FIL thinks you resemble a twentysomething who has millions of dolars to spend on herself. You look good without all that

suburbancorrespondent said...

Well, your hair is sort of the same color....

Maybe your father-in-law needs a vision appointment.

I'm AZ said...

That's hilarious! There is definitely a resemblance. I know Chelsea lost weight, but I didn't know she had plastic surgery....what'd she have done? Whatever she had done, its good!! LOL!

My Goodness said...

She really has come a long way from the time Bill first ran for office...it's really something.

I think you should take it as a compliment...She is really pretty...as long as she doesn't take after her mama!! :)

Pam said...

When I was college age, I was told on more than one occasion that I looked like a young Hillary Clinton. ACK! I think that those folks from MA meant it as a compliment.

I guess that makes me your mother...

Great post!

Family Adventure said...

Beth, this post made me giggle! :)

I don't think you look like her at all, but nevertheless, she does look a lot better nowadays. I always felt so sorry for her - being thrust into the spotlight in her awkward teenage years. I think she's managed remarkably well, and seems like a young woman with a good head on her shoulders.

But in terms of looks - well, I think you look way better. Although Chelsea certainly doesn't look bad at all anymore.

Heidi :)

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

I came here from Corey's blog and enjoyed this post. At least they don't think you like like Hillary!!!

Cheryl Ann Roberts said...

It's the smile. You both have the same smile.

Minnesota Matron said...

Of course. As I started reading your post and the anguished "I Look Like Chelsea Clinton," I thought: before or after the surger(ies)."

She is entirely different. And who wouldn't. She was a singularly unattractive woman in the very public eye. Now she's pretty.

You too!!

And in my younger days, I was (more than once) compared to Uma Thurman!!!

That's my badge of vanity honor.

Praise and Coffee said...

Wow, she has changed a lot.
You are way prettier though!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Blessings,
Sue

Karen MEG said...

She does look pretty now, but to be honest, I don't really see that much resemblance between the two of you. I personally think you're an awful lot prettier!
I'm sure your FIL meant the "after" Chelsea LOL!

Corey~living and loving said...

oooo she is looking good these days. :) you look fabulous as well. :)

Brittany said...

Whoa. You do. But she's really pretty, so it's not a bad thing, right?