Thanks so much for linking! I don't understand a word of it but her Japanese TV interviews are always the most fascinating to me~ there's usually a forum of people, and when they introduce Koots they always splash pics & videos from 2011-2013 on-screen, and everyone just looks at them and ignores the elephant in the room that the girl on screen very clearly looks nothing like the girl in front of them! Then they proceed to talk & laugh about other stuff, it's wild.
This most recent video has me questioning whether she's just trolling to be funny at this point~ her mouth is like a thin, permanently deflated frown! She looks like Droopy the dog. And then in contrast with her last still-visible upload on her channel, where her lips are like 3x the size and permanently puckered. Plus her eyes seem much larger, but circle lenses seem smaller in this most recent video? I can't quite place it, but whatever the change is makes her eyes look even more artificial, and make her look scared/permanently bulging her sockets. Does she just wake up every day & change what she decides she wants to look like on a whim??
On the positive side, I loooove the editing in her vlog~ the cuts are short and sweet and emphasize the highlights of the day, making you wanna keep watching. Plus the songs she uses in the background are super cool & calming, almost like watching a Coppola film or something. Also LA was the right move for her in pursuing acting, and since like 98% of the people out there are vegan/vegetarian there are a ton more options for her restaurant-wise.
On the negative side, her facial softening/blurring was painfully obvious the entire first half of the video/when they're in the car. Cringe-worthy, I was just like baby nooo what is you doin. She's pretty as is, she's just still afraid of looking her age, which is unfortunate. Also, how old is she at this point? 27/28? You'd think she'd know by now that no museum lets you take photos or record the actual work~ although it was pretty to see, I found it disrespectful, especially considering the older gentleman who told her she couldn't film in the very beginning.
Still unsure of her boyfriend (not that my opinion matters, lol, she seems happy)~ sometimes he seems caring and sweet, especially the way he concedes when she does things like ask him to squeal for the camera. Other times he seems super into himself (I.e. "Are you recording?" *proceeds to fix his hair and adjust his hat when she says yes*) Plus he was talking out of his ass in regards to the fireworks, I just spent 4th of July in Orange County & the fireworks were booming aplenty (the really huge, illegal sky ones too) As long as they are over by 10/11pm I think law enforcement lets it slide.
All in all I hope she keeps up the frequency of the videos, if for nothing else just to see how she's rebuilding her life after being gone so long.
I think it's meant to be said like, "Lee-Loo Vaws." It does sound rather cute and edgy, but it doesn't seem like she's altered anything else about her online persona~ new insta videos she's in, she's still squeaky and dancey and purposely awkward, and making strange faces and wearing all-white with that copper eye make up that makes her look sickly imo; speaking of her new persona has anyone seen her heroic return to YouTube? I tried to embed it here but I'm technologically inept
It's just more of the same, cutesy and quick jump-cut editing, white ruffley top, and more vegan recipes. She does get into it with people in the comments about bees and ethical sourcing and all that jazz which is funny to me. She says how she doesn't like to come off as one of those preachy, doing-it-for-the-trend vegans but her own comments/replies make her sound like exactly that.
Lol no wonder she disabled comments, she probably knew what a riot this caption would cause~ such a disgusting, self-pitying and victimizing sentiment. "When I started blogging at 17 it was to receive opportunities not available to me in rural Ohio" "you can afford to work elsewhere, I can't" What she's really saying is she can't get modeling gigs or magazine opportunities in rural Ohio (aka cannot find instant-fame in a small town) so she resorted to a misleading online presence & heavy photoshop to gain said relative 'fame.' Girl has obviously graduated high school, we saw she graduated college, she has enough people skills to have some friends/a bf, she's (presumably) intelligent enough to word full-length sentences & have political viewpoints, she can afford new outfits constantly~ why 'no job opportunities' in Ohio?? People who literally can't find work are usually homeless, cannot afford work attire, dont have reliable phones/vehicles, don't have any connections to help them, etc. this bitch is just desperate to seem like the odds are against her when almost every problem she speaks on was manifested by her own doing.
She shrinks her skull to half its size, darkens and thickens her brows, slims her nose & neck, widens her eyes further apart, eliminates her laughter lines completely, blurs out eyebags to look more aeygo sal-esque than aged, erases her naturally puffy cheeks (which I think make her look kinda youthful to begin with) severely dulls down her pointy chin, photoshops a more intense cupids bow, and white washes her entire skin tone to take away pores and give herself that one-tone-all-over mannequin skin. I'm obv not saying you're blind by any means, but I definitely think it's different than most average girls' selfies vs their candids.
^ those schoolgirl-photo-comparisons above really show how much she shrinks her head down. In the insta version, her arm looks sorta huge compared to her button-size head. In the real pics her face looks enormous and her arms look thin in comparison. If she's gonna PS her skull so tiny she should follow suit with her arms? Homegirl's lookin a little swoll there...
I've never stumbled upon this girl before today~ but holy hell looking at her before pictures, it definitely looks like she's had more than just a nose job and lip injections. I'd put money on it that she's had cheek fillers and a brow lift as well at the very least. Based on her blurry/badly edited before-photos posted above, my guess is earlier in her online presence she was using mostly apps/bad editing to switch up her face but now that she's gone the insta model route she's been able to slowly turn her face (via surgery) into the one she's always wanted...
So do we think she's begun editing/shooping the pics of herself that her boyfriend posts too? 'Cause I'm sorry, someone whose chin looks like this with their resting face
is not going to look like this when they smile super wide. She seems to like to cut her chin in half and delete any evidence of a double chin in her smile-shoops.
I mean my true conspiracy theory is that she edits some of his pics & even chooses his captions at times (I have girl friends irl who manage their bf's pages on top of their own, which is strange but hey) ...ok I'll take off my tinfoil hat now lol
Britney's been doing this for 25+yrs, since she was a child; I think people know to expect that she lip syncs and that her zest for the stage/fame isn't really there anymore. I actually thought her dancing (and body) was more impressive than I'd have expected, and the quality of stage production was gorgeous. Idk it looked like a concert I wouldn't necessarily be annoyed at seeing a second time. It was definitely a lot more interesting than Tay's typical vlogs~ idk, I could just be reading too much into it. But little moments like in the car when Micaela asked to be invited to Tay's wedding and she looked sort of hesitant & bothered before robotically saying just "yes." Or Micaela looking bored & disinterested in the backseat til she noticed Tay had pulled the camera out and suddenly she was leaning forward to the front and behaving quirkily and staring at herself in the viewfinder. (Not to mention when Tay was talking about her childhood/singing experiences while Micaela was fixing the bobby pins in her hair and doing the typical "Really?" "Wow!" of somebody who isn't listening to a single word being said lol) In any case, I'm definitely interested to see more interactions between the two of them.
And the fact she described it as Hawaii-inspired?? I was born in Honolulu, thus disgusted & personally offended lol~ not that you have to be from there to see that Tay's outfit was a total wreck, it was already clear as day. Sometimes idk how Elbow-San puts up with certain outfits she chooses to wear in front of... actual people with eyes. I'd be inspired to pull a Mariah Carey & go full "I don't know her." Regarding her rapport with the Michayla(sp?) girl, I get super awkward vibes from watching them together. Like neither of them are being their authentic selves but rather both trying to portray the quirky, random white girl-next-door. It's almost like watching them try to out-quirk each other. Such a cringe fest. Not to mention Michayla's line at the end of the vlog where she's all "Yeah, it was a good concert to see... once." I.e. she already saw it in Vegas & wished she hadn't wasted the time. Idk I get major Fake Friend vibes from the two of them hanging out.
At least since she left some color and shading on her face (and didn't over-brighten her eyes) this shoop actually comes across as very natural and realistic. Not that I'm defending Koots~ I still have no idea how her fans don't notice that her face literally changes every 3 months