Jawbone Ad Highlights 'Beauty' of Transgender Plastic Surgery


The freakish looking transgenger queen Amanda Lepore -- who had her first cosmetic surgery at age 15, decided to have a sex change in high school, led a failed suburban housewife life and then hit New York for fame and fortune -- appeared in a Jawbone ad in this week's New Yorker.

Having already fronted M.A.C., Armani, MTV, and Swatch campaigns, Lepore appears in one half of a spread. The other half features what appears to be a plastic surgeon with a somewhat dumbfounded look on his face, possibly in reaction to the overly "worked-on" Lepore.

One always aims to be a bit eye-catching in advertising. This ad certainly accomplishes that.

by Steve Hall    Aug-26-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Celebrity, Good, Magazine   

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Screams first semester ad student, except with better photography.

Did a planner create it?

Posted by: Lyle on August 26, 2008 8:13 PM

WTF? Sorry, but as hard as you try you aint no Jessica Rabbit. BEAT IT!

Posted by: dm on August 27, 2008 12:50 AM

I have such mixed feelings about Amanda. As a "transgender person" I support her right to her gender expression, and I think it's cool that she has no fear. But as someone who's interested in a normal life (though I'm not sure what's "normal" in 2008), and who works for GLBT civil rights, I feel squeamish about being in the same identity space. I wonder how most straight people with heteronormative gender expression feel on seeing that picture? Are they, like, a) I celebrate diverse lifestyles, b) this is one of those crazy cool fashionistas who's supposed to look outre, c) this is a sad train wreck and I can't stop looking, d) I'm disgusted by this fetishistic portrayal of femininity, or is it something I haven't even thought of? Of course, your post gives a clue with the adjective "freakish". What do you think most people associate with the picture you posted?

Posted by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss on August 27, 2008 10:19 AM

she IS Jessica Rabbit!

Posted by: a on August 27, 2008 2:51 PM