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Apr. 16 2010 - 10:26 am | 722 views | 1 recommendation | 8 comments

Forget Heidi, Ellen is the new face of real beauty

When a 52-year-old  tomboyish lesbian is the freshest face in the cosmetics industry, something is going very right. In a world of airbrushed Brittanys and surgically altered Heidis, Covergirl’s campaign featuring quirky, funny and folksy comedian Ellen DeGeneres is a welcome relief. Ellen looks undeniably fit and gorgeous in the ads, while staying true to her own style. Check out the video.

Wow, an ad for make-up with no skin, cleavage, flowing tresses, or sultry pouting! With her self-deprecating humor,glowing complexion and happy expression, Ellen is the perfect spokesman for the product she represents. As host of her own talk show and the newest American Idol judge, Ellen’s influence keeps growing. She was just voted Out Magazine’s most powerful gay.

Ellen wears success well. At 52, she has never looked better, which is an inspiration to women of all ages. How the hell does she do it? She’s even on the cover of this month’s Shape Magazine. Here’s an excerpt from her interview. It almost makes me want to give up sweets.

Ellen DeGeneres’ Energy Secret: ‘No Cake, No Cookies, No Candy’

With two major gigs–as host of her own talk show and as an American Idol judge–along with side jobs as a face of brands like CoverGirl and Vitaminwater Zero, it’s amazing that Ellen DeGeneres has the energy to eat dinner, much less keep her audience in stitches. So, what’s the slim 52-year-old comedian’s secret to staying energized and fit? “No cake, no cookies, no candy,” says the cover model, talking about her “sugar fast,” in this month’s issue of Shape.

A committed vegan, DeGeneres also says her regular regime includes “no animals, no dairy, nothing processed; a lot of soup, veggies, rice, beans, legumes.” And she views these dietary restrictions as a positive thing, saying, “I want to be on my toes; I want to have energy. And as much as the diet seems like a sacrifice, it’s helping me.” She’s also a devotee of daily sun salutations: “I first started doing power yoga in L.A., which really makes no sense,” she jokes. “Power yoga? It’s the opposite of what it should be. Yoga should calm you down!” And how does the star find time for exercise in her crazy, frenetic life? “It’s hard,” she says. “But you have to make time to take care of yourself.” – Marissa Patlingrao Cooley

via Ellen DeGeneres’ Energy Secret: ‘No Cake, No Cookies, No Candy’ – Style News – StyleWatch – People.com.


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    I much prefer Ellen as a role model than Heidi, Britney and others of their ilk. And you’re right, she does look great. Is that really just healthy living and not a bit of photoshopping? Even so, that whole no candy/cakes/sweets thing is just crazy talk. ;)

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    Hilary, like many women in their 40s & 50s, I think she’s just comfortable in her own skin.

    I’d be motivated to give up sweets, meat, alcohol and my first born son if someone would pay me millions to do it and let me sit near Simon Cowell every week. But as for now, I’ll toast Ellen’s success with a cupcake.

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    I’ve always thought she was really lovely (and a scream). Cupcake: affirmative.

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    It’s interesting to me that Cover Girl has chosen such opposite spokeswomen: Ellen DeGeneres and Drew Barrymore. But in both cases, neither are “classic beauties” in the traditional sense, but are indeed attractive people. So nice for the cosmetics industry to finally have a clue that women of all walks of life buy their products and feel positively intimidated by the likes of teenaged supermodels.

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    Thanks for pointing this out. Ellen de Generes is about as wonderful a person as God makes ‘em. Forget the cosmetics, the beauty secrets are a vegan diet, meditative exercise and good thoughts. Her humor is so incisive yet so harmless. Just a peach.

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    Queen Latifah is also a spokesperson for Cover Girl. Kudos to my former employer (Procter & Gamble) for choosing women with actual personalities to represent them.

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    It’s also smart advertising. These are women other women can relate to, with looks we might even achieve.

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