I know. I keep an air-brushed picture around in case I ever go missing and they have to splash my face across the news. My husband says, "This looks nothing like you. How will people recognize you?" But that's not the point. The point is I'm going to look good on the 10:00 o'clock news.
You know what's a crack up? Authors who use a photo that looks nothing like them -- they're twenty years younger and forty pounds lighter. I have those pictures, too, but hel-lo? I saw an author for the first time recently and after seeing her picture a hundred times, I would NEVER have known it was her.
I understand that. I'm planning on using a picture of Ashley Judd if I ever get published. I'd make her hair red - so people wouldn't recognize her.
What was I thinking? I could have looked like Cameron Diaz! Think of all the guys who would be blogging with us now.
You guys are a hoot! It is comforting to see that those,"oh so glamorous" stars look just like the rest of us without their makeup artists and photoshop isn't it?
Do you remember on "Friends" when Chandler's mom was Morgan Fairchild and she was a romance writer? Thank you for perpetuating that stereotype! (I used a lot of big words without spell-check. Yikes) Cheryl did look a little like Morgan when she had the long, blond hair...
LOL. Don't forget the curly reddish hair. In that day people said I looked like Tanya Tucker.
ROFL! You guys crack me up. But you know, I have met several authors in person that I never would have recognized from their photo.
Sherri & Cheryl, you made me guffaw & snort!!Betsy, ditto. That's what I like about Sandra Bullock, Debra Winger & Julia Roberts; they have acted in parts where their true appearance shows, not just how glamourous make up & air brushing shows them. Did you notice how they blotted out the little bulge over Faith's top? I'd like that! Glasses in candid shots can be misleading-I was having a GREAT time white water rafting, but I look dismayed :( My LifeTouch school photo is actually pretty good if I turn up missing! will inform family! LOLCheryl, I , too, have photo that no one would recognize-college grad pic with shoulder-length red hair when I have always been a brunette, now salt & pepper; NOT a dye job; just a one-time phenomena, wearing a pink blouse, no less.