Alexa Ray Joel on bullying over her looks: ‘The media was a little rough on me’

Alexa Ray Joel

Over the weekend, I started reading Joe Hill’s 2009 debut novel, Heart-Shaped Box (yes, I am slightly behind the times), for which the author won the coveted Bram Stoker Award (and he won another for 20th Century Ghosts). For those who aren’t aware, Joe’s birthname is Joseph Hillstrom King (which means that he is indeed the son of Stephen King), and he chose his pen name specifically so that people would read his work and not immediately think of his father. That’s certainly one way to ward off nepotism (and Joe is an incredible writer in his own right), and I’ve always mulled over the supposedly charmed life of celebrity kids. On one hand, they receive a lot of exposure and opportunities (see Lily Collins’ career) that most people cannot hope for without a big break. On the other, they must ward off suspicion that they only succeed thanks to the influence of their rich and famous parents.

Such is the dilemma for Alexa Ray Joel, who is (of course) the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley. In these photos, Alexa is shown with mom Christie and half-siblings Jack and Sailor Cook, who are all celebrating Alexa’s Social Life Magazine cover (which hasn’t been released online yet). Alexa hasn’t had the easiest time of things, and although she benefited from her parental connections and secured a Prell endorsement, she’s also suffered in the media for not the crime of not being gorgeous enough for the daughter of a supermodel. Alexa possesses an unconventional sort of beauty, but certain members of the media still made jokes (discussed below) about her looks. In 2009, Alexa was hospitalized for a possible suicide attempt that arrived after a breakup with her first serious boyfriend, but I wouldn’t be surprised if media heckling had something to do with it. In this Social Life interview, Alexa talks more about her 2010 nose job (a possible mother-daughter surgery) and the crappy remarks that she’s taken for not being pretty enough:

Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel says in a candid new interview that she was bullied over her looks while growing up in the shadow of supermodel mom Christie Brinkley and rocker dad Billy Joel, and admits that she did have plastic surgery.

“The media was a little rough on me,” the singer tells Social Life Magazine. “They used to pick on my looks, and I used to care too much about how they perceived me.” Joel says that growing up on fancy Further Lane in the Hamptons, “I was painfully shy . . . I was terrified of going to events with [my parents] and getting my picture taken.”

But when she did come out of her shell as a teenager, she said her looks were unfairly scrutinized. “I’d throw on any dress,” she recalls. “And I was given a hard time for it.” She says gossip blogger “Perez Hilton labeled me a slut. I was 19 when he called me that, and it was hard . . . I know what it feels like to be bullied and to be bullied by the media on a very large scale.” As a result, “I didn’t perform my own music for a while.” Alexa Ray got into a war of words with Hilton in 2007 after he posted an unflattering picture with the caption, “It must suck when your mom’s a supermodel.”

Now 27, the self-described “Long Island girl” mentions her “public breakup” with a boyfriend that led to her hospitalization, and says of being picked on: “My father always said at the end of his shows, ‘Don’t take any [bleep] from anybody.’ I believe in expressing yourself and standing up for your beliefs.”

Joel adds, “I used to care too much what other people thought of me . . . now is a time when I’m starting over. It’s a rebirth. I no longer feel like I’m hiding in the shadows of my parents.”

The singer denies reports that her “rebirth” included extensive surgery. “I want to make it clear that this makeover is not a transformation out of plastic,” she says. “I am genuinely a late bloomer.” But she admits, “I did have my nose done, but that’s all, and that was a while ago. My beauty is very different from my mother’s. My music is very different from my father’s . . . I would just like people to have an open mind.”

[From Page Six]

Perez Hilton has been better about that tendency over the past few years, but the guy used to be seriously mean. In 2011, Alexa revealed that she had contracted HPV from her ex-boyfriend (who may or may not be the same guy she broke up with before the alleged suicide attempt), and of course, Perez — and I won’t link his post — rudely commented on the story under his “icky poo poo” category. I know it probably sounds ridiculous that Alexa should even care what Perez thought of her, but it was probably a cumulative effect after enduring yeas of whispers on how she doesn’t look like a carbon copy of her mother.

Here’s a few photos of Alexa at a New York Observer party in March. She’s gorgeous and definitely has her dad’s eyes.

Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel

Alexa Ray Joel

Photos courtesy of WENN

 

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  1. teehee says:

    She’s gorgeous. The media is rough on everyone- no matter what you do or dont look like or do, etc, like life, someone is always gonna be a demeaning snitch. But she has a lot going for her and a good amount of internal beauty shines through on her, so hopefully it doesnt take any toll on her.

  2. Rumorhasit says:

    This reminds me of another dark haired exotic looking girl, who didn’t resemble her blond haired blue eyed California girl mom – Cher, who certainly made the most of her unique but nonetheless less stunning looks….not sure what to make of Alexa though, this girl, while not looking like her mom is still 1000 times better looking than most of us ever will be. With more money, connections, and possibilities also. Still I wish her well.

  3. Jess says:

    She’s beautiful in a much more interesting way than her mother. Look at her compared to her mum and half-siblings in that picture. She stands out in a good way.

  4. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    She’s beautiful and her dad is Billy Joel! She is talented as well and that is way better than being a vapid waste of space like sooo many other celebrity kids!

  5. Remember The '80s says:

    Perez Hilton apparently got a wake up call in recent months and admitted he has been an obnoxious bully to celebrities. Fine, I get it that you’re in the public eye when you’re a celebrity, but the children of celebrities didn’t choose to be there. And when they’re young and vulnerable (and not trying to promote anything themselves) it is grossly unfair for anyone in the media to target them–particularly in the venal way Hilton did. I am glad Alexa found the strength and resilience to deflect Hilton’s hate campaign. Others, like Paris Jackson, are still struggling with it. Celebrity bloggers have a lot of power when it comes to shaping public perception about a person and whether people like Hilton (who is late to the party realizing it) they have a moral obligation not to abuse that power.

    • Hautie says:

      I can recall Perez H. getting that public punch to the mouth, as a wake up call. From one of the people from Will.i.am group of friends.

      He found out real quick, how being a hateful ass will never end well.

      And there has never been anything ugly about Alexa. She has always been a pretty girl. Who like so many teen girls, just could not see their own beauty.

  6. lambchops says:

    what’s wrong with our society? she is absolutely gorgeous. poor kids who have to go through the awkward years in front of cameras.

  7. Lucy2 says:

    I can’t imagine going through the awkward teenage years in the public eye. And I’d think having a supermodel for a mom would be difficult for any daughter.
    She looks beautiful here, and hopefully going through all that built her character and makes her more compassionate and kind- something a jerk like Hilton will never be.

  8. sasa says:

    I understand her insecurities but she makes it sound like being less beautiful than her mother (which I personally don’t agree with) is a bad thing. She could have gone more with: it’s just appearence, we can’t help how we are born sentiment or: beauty is in the eye of the beholder instead of: mine is a different kind of beauty. I don’t blame her but I also don’t blame P. Hilton. It takes two to tango.

    • minime says:

      I see your point, but I also think that our experience can shape very much our way of thinking. She was probably raised in an environment where a certain kind of typical hollywood-kind-of-beauty was valued. Then she was exposed to the scrutiny of strangers wondering how she doesn’t look blond and tall like her mother. It is very difficult to be self confident if this is her experience and who knows what support she had to deal with it. I think that people like Hilton should save their bitchy comments for people who are actual celebrities and who conscientiously choose to expose themselves. A celebrity’s kid didn’t make that choice and it’s just ill intentioned to judge them on the looks.

      And I also think she is really pretty in a very unique way.

      • sasa says:

        I agree with you, kids should be off limits. But she is trying to build a career as a singer/in the public eye, no?

        I don’t blame her for standing up for herself but the topic at hand (objectifying women) is so universal, she could have spoken from a broader perspective not just her own. Either she had some serious sheltering going on through her childhood which resuted in being unaware or she chose to be unaware by herself.

        I don’t use my level 10 judging on this, more like a 3, but I do judge.

      • bluhare says:

        sasa: We all judge. I don’t think it’s possible to be human and not judge. An opinion is a judgment, isn’t it? My opinion of Alexa is that she’s a beautiful woman and is a great mixture of her parents’ genes.

    • Violet says:

      Agreed. All he said was that she didn’t look like a supermodel, which happens to be true for 99.9% of us. I remember the hissy fit she pitched at the time, which was completely out of line. Like the Willis girls, she takes after her father, and has had quite a bit of plastic surgery to compensate.

      It would’ve been much better for her to just accept her looks — which were perfectly fine before she had all the work done — and focus on her personality instead of trying to completely redo her face and body. Moreover, she loses points in my eyes for denying the extensive work she’s had done.

      Despite all the tweaking and tinkering, Alexa still comes across as a shallow and insecure mess.

    • inthekitchen says:

      I agree. I also think (without any evidence) that her mother probably could have helped to nip the insecurities in the bud but she was too selfish and self-centered. Christie Brinkley seems like a straight up attention whore!! In every picture she is so: look at me, HUGE smile, me me ME, I’m a MODEL, don’t you know, and I’m 50 and still HOT. She grosses me out and seems like she’d be an exhausting person to be around.

      Anyway, I think poor parenting – a drunk dad and a narcissistic mother – should also get some blame…

  9. Lulu says:

    i think she is gorgeous,very distinctive and exotic. i too have big eyes like that and i used to get called all sorts of names. But really once an individual accepts their own beauty there is no need for anyone to make you feel bad.

  10. Nicole says:

    Penélope Cruz lookalike… hardly ugly!

  11. diane says:

    She is so beautiful and from what I’ve read about her and the interviews she’s given, she’s just as beautiful on the inside. I’d take her looks and talents over her mothers ALL day.

  12. Hubbahun says:

    She is gorgeous!! And unique, not some awful carbon copy of everyone else – beautiful lady!

  13. lisa says:

    i dont like the new nose, it’s very narrow in the bridge and looks fake to me

    if she hadnt been running around trying to make herself happen based on famous parents and not much else, no one would have known who she was to make fun of

    • Erinn says:

      And of course, there was the huge denial that she had had any work done. Her mom was all “Oh she bloomed late” and stupid shit like that.

      I think she’s probably a nice enough girl, but I just really don’t like how they handled that whole situation, complained about people saying she had work done even though she had.

  14. Mauibound says:

    Not crazy about the new nose, but I think she is very lovely all the same. Her siblings certainly take after Christie, but I love her exotic more unique look

  15. Sabrine says:

    She let Perez Hilton get to her. At one point he had sunk so low he was even ridiculing the parents of celebrities with cruel and unkind comments. But I’m glad Alexa is doing so well. With her big eyes, long nose, full lips, she is a stunning beauty.

  16. epiphany says:

    Alexa is a very pretty girl… but even if she wasn’t, so what? It’s ridiculous that the only yardstick we have for women is the way they look. What about intelligence, talent, sense of humor, strong ethics…how awful that this poor girl’s self esteem was ground down because she isn’t a carbon copy of her blond (and bland, IMO) model mother.

  17. Shelly says:

    She is a gorgeous girl and was so even pre-nose job. I remember how terrible the blogs were to her, just because she didn’t look like her Barbie mother. I never got why they were so mean, because I always thought she was unusually beautiful. She has a great face, albeit not a cookie-cutter one, but that’s what makes her so unique and gorgeous.

  18. Tessa says:

    I’ve always found her cute, and as she’s aging she has a real soft sophisticated beauty to her… like Winona Ryder. Her mom is an 80′s blonde bombshell. I would rather look like Alexa.

  19. marie says:

    I think she’s pretty, has always been IMO. there’s something about her that draws the eye in photos. she has beautiful eyes.

  20. Tig says:

    How odd to stick up for her by insulting her mother’s looks- “Barbie” looks? Christie knows her brand and by all accounts works hard. God knows that last marriage break-up was terrible. I know hubbie 3 was not the bio dad of Jack, so hope the two younger kids came through that breakup OK. Alexa sounds like she is now comfortable in her own skin- good for her.

  21. Wif says:

    Why do we need to comment on her beauty at all? She’s a talented musician and song writer, is that not enough?

  22. lady mary. says:

    she is incredibly beautiful,u dont have to be an exact xerox copy of ur mum or dad ,u get their feautres ,talents thats all and make the best out of it,if ppl are calling her ugly ,then srsly there is smthn wrong with this world and everyone needs their eye chkd for catarct

  23. Dhavynia says:

    I dont think any of CB look like her they all take after their fathers.

    Anyway, maybe im one of the few who never thought CB was a knockout. Alexa is beautiful and maybe in a few years she will be glad she never looked and acted like her mom

  24. Dedrie says:

    And your jealous-rude and over-critical mother helped create the crisis too..

  25. agatha says:

    Are you kidding,she looks like a goddes!Unfortunately she has more european type of look, not that tacky orange american blonde type of look,she would be worshiped here!It shows that you could be insecure, no mather what you look like,cause she’s perfect.

  26. Just Me says:

    1) Does anyone even read Perez Hilton anymore? I stopped reading years ago. The guy is a colossal jerk.

    2) While Alexa is beautiful as a brunette, it’s interesting to me that as a child, she was, in fact, blonde. As blonde as her mother, even, who has had help in that area in the form of bleach. It would appear Alexa dyes her hair darker.

    3) If we’re truly celebrating ALL beauty, particularly beauty from within, any argument for is sort of negated by underhanded remarks at blondes being bland or boring. This is not a step forward.

    • SamiHami says:

      Being blond as a child doesn’t necessarily translate to being blond as an adult. My brother had white-blond hair as a kid and it got darker through the years. As an adult his hair was dark brown (until it turned white!).

    • Agnetha says:

      I used to read Perez a bit back in the day, but now I hardly ever go to his blog. There are so many more interesting blogs out there that his can’t compare to. If you look at the comments he is lucky to get a couple dozen these days whereas he used to get a couple hundred easy.
      And, lots of blonde children grow up to have dark blonde or brown hair.

    • DeepFriedLies says:

      Offtopic, but I was shocked to learn PH adopted a baby….so wrong! Check his instagram, shocking.

    • Just Me says:

      Yes. Of course your hair darkens as you grow older. My hair was white blonde as a baby. As an adult, it’s now a dark/dirty blonde – unless I get in the sun, then it highlights like crazy. Alexa is dark brunette now. I’ve seen earlier (teenage) pics where it appeared her hair is dark/dirty blonde. Such as this:

      http://fashiondish.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/young-shot1.jpg

      I stand by my opinion that she’s likely coloring her hair darker. You can look at the roots in that photo and tell that’s untreated hair. Not so much in the photos of her with darker hair. If you google older photos of her Mom, you’ll see that this is likely her natural color, as well.

  27. RobN says:

    She’s had tons of work done. Don’t tell me that you used too care too much when you’re still having work done and don’t tell me that you were a late bloomer in your mid-20′s. Facial features don’t change at that age, breasts don’t change at that age.

    She’s disingenuous and that’s never an attractive quality at any age.

    • DEB says:

      Agree with all of it. That face is the result of at least two nose jobs, possible cheek implants, I’m sure of a chin implant,and under-eye surgery to remove “bags.” She looks more like her dad. Oh, and a boob job. They’re all liars in Hollywood, especially about their boobjobs.

      http://plasticsergeant.com/alexa-ray-joel-before-and-after

      I used to like Christine Brinkley but not so much now that she’s no more honest than Kim Kardashian. Do they think we’re blind?

      • SamiHami says:

        I followed your link and looked at the side by side pics. I would say definitely no cheek implants or chin work…those are clearly the ones she was born with. The eyes; I think she’s just gotten better at using make up to highlight her eyes. No surgery there. I think she’s telling the truth that she’s only had a nose job. As for the rest, she seems to have simply grown into her face as she has matured.

        I think we’ll see the same thing happen with Ireland Baldwin. She is an okay looking girl now, but I think in ten years or so after her face matures a bit she will be stunning. And of course everyone will claim it’s plastic surgery even if it isn’t.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yup, I think the only thing different is the nose.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        I agree. Only seeing nose job. I had chipmunk cheeks as a teen, and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve lost them and now you can see my cheekbones and chin…without implants. My skin is even nicer.

        I was totally a late bloomer looks wise, so I understand what she’s saying.

      • lisa says:

        her original nose was really something

        i would have had a nose job too.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      The nose job for sure, but I can see why people speculate about a chin implant. Her face looks longer in the second pic, but I also think she lost weight and that (and the angle of the pic) may be a factor.

    • Irishae says:

      She looks beautiful and it’s her right to do what she wants, but yes tons of work done (great work, too IMO). Over time I’ve noticed a nose job or two, cheek implants and/or injections, and a chin implant or genioplasty.

  28. booger says:

    I thought she was far more striking than her mother even before the plastic surgery. I have to wonder if people would have given her such a hard time about her looks if she was male.

  29. HappyMom says:

    Part of her issue may be that her mother is crazy.

  30. Micki says:

    I’m glad she found inner strenght and developped a backbone.
    There will be always people to find her ugly even if she makes a ton of plastic OPs. Better not to take any sh*t just like her father has said.
    Oh, yes and I guess Perez Hilton lives in a house without a single mirror.

  31. Jen34 says:

    I am shocked at how complementary everyone is being here! How come that kindness doesn’t extend to the Willis girls?

    I think being the child of a celeb would totally suck in a lot of ways. If my parents were famous, I would probably go the academic route or do something completely different. I would not want to compete with a famous parent. I find it amusing that so many kids of celebs think they have talent. (And i am not aiming that comment at Alexa since I am not familiar with her work.).

  32. TheOriginalKitten says:

    The only thing ugly about this chick is that horrendous dress she wore to the NY Observer party.

    Also, she’s above-average in the looks department-why anyone would critique her is beyond me.

  33. gg says:

    I’ve always thought she is stunning. Gaga and Dita both go to great lengths to look just like she does naturally.

  34. Cuchulain says:

    I call BULLSH*T! She had HER EYE’S DONE AS WELL…LAIR!

  35. Kim1 says:

    Enough with the Perez has changed BS he is still a nasty bully. I feel sorry for his son for having that jerk for a father

  36. Cinnamon Girl says:

    She’s gorgeous! And btw, how are Jack and Sailor all grown up? I remember when they were born, and these little toddlers…

  37. yeahright says:

    She is beyond stunning and I am not saying that because I feel sorry for her because she played the sympathy card. She’s the kind of beauty that makes you think “fk this Im going home” when you see her at a party. Haha.

  38. MissNostalgia says:

    ALL of the kids are beautiful; Alexa needs to leave this topic and move on with her life already!

  39. EscapedConvent says:

    I think she’s beautiful, & her face is delicate & distinctive. I would rather have one face like hers than twenty of Christie Brinkley’s blonde-blue-eyed-can’t-tell-them-apart kind of face.

  40. Lflips says:

    I’m sorry, but get over yourself. I wouldn’t call this woman “gorgeous” but by no means is she ugly. Either get some real problems or start enjoying the life you were blessed with.

  41. novaraen says:

    Always thought she was pretty even before she had her nose done. She’s prettier that her half sister and mom, I think…they both have squinty small blue eyes and she has these enormous almond shaped eyes that really pop. She shouldn’t worry one iota…except for the fact that brown and black together look horrid. ;-)

    Why on earth would she let a comment from Perez Hilton phase her?? Consider the source, I always say. He’s pathetic.

  42. moptop says:

    Alexa, just a word to the wise: slow your roll with the cosmetic surgery/procedures. You’re looking a little waxy and unnatural. Also, smudgy liner all the way around your eyes will make them look a little more deep-set. Spoken with love, truly.

  43. LeeBlaylock says:

    Alexa Ray is beautiful. Can’t understand why the media would mock her, just for not looking like a blue eyed blond girl next door? Brunette is just fine.

  44. Cam S says:

    She has the prettiest eyes I have ever seen. Christie’s son Jack, looks like Peter Cook even though he isn’t his real Father.

    I see shades of Jolie with Alexa.

  45. Denise says:

    She blows the half-sister away. No offence to Sailor who is lovely, but she’s not striking like Alexa. Her eyes which used to bring the criticism because they were so her dad’s, are now her most gorgeous feature. I totally believe she’s a late bloomer and I’m glad she got the nose job because it looks great, and she’s happy. I hope the dark days and well behind her.

  46. Beatriz says:

    It’s a shame she felt like this for so long, because she’s really pretty…whenever I read these articles I think jesus, thank god I’m not famous!

  47. Maggie says:

    Her step-brother is HOT!!

  48. RHONYC says:

    “Alexa is shown with mom Christie and half-siblings Jack and Sailor Cook”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    personally, i’ve always felt that when kids have the same mom, they’re ‘full’ siblings even with different dads and ‘half’ only applies when they have the same dad & different moms. (i think i said that right)

    i.e. Kylie & Kendall are Kim’s ‘sisters’ and any sibs from her dad are ‘half’ sibs.

    jussayin. :mrgreen:

  49. skuddles says:

    She’s very lovely but I remember when she was a kid – she had a pretty huge nose… her new nose is much cuter.

  50. Kelly says:

    Looks aren’t the only thing. Does she have an actual job? Maybe instead of fixating on looks and getting nose jobs she could do something more worthwhile.

  51. Turtle Dove says:

    I think that she’s gotten the last laugh because she has blossomed into a beautiful woman. In fact, I think that she is equally, if not more, attractive than her mother because hers is less apple pie/Americana and more exotic looking.

  52. neelyo says:

    I notice that she doesn’t say anything about the difficulty of being in her father’s shadow. That legacy is much bigger and all the nose jobs and dieting in the world ain’t gonna help you with that one. Unless of course she’s a late bloomer there too.

  53. LeeBlaylock says:

    She almost looks like Jerry Hall with dark hair.

  54. julianne says:

    Christie’s other daughter – the blonde in the photo – has undergone a major transformation herself. Surprised no one else noticed.

  55. taxi says:

    Glad she thinks she’s beautiful because nobody I know does. The new nose is certainly better but giant bug-eyes are hard to fix, like Seyfried’s & AnnE’s.

  56. poof says:

    Maybe its just me, but I happen t thinke that she’s gorgeous. Not everyone has to have blond hair and blue eyes to be beautiful.

  57. Dethammer says:

    She’s had a lot more work done than just a nose job. With enough money and connections, we could all look like exotic beauties!

  58. xoxokaligrl says:

    She looks better than she used to, obviously because of the tweaking she did on her face… But am I supposed to feel sorry for this girl who has lived an extremely privileged life because she was “bullied”. We are all bullied but we do not have the opportunities she does, nor the money to fix our face to become “beautiful”. She is alright, but she doesn’t have a face that would have been talked about with out her father, nor is she brilliant, or known for anything but.

    • Dethammer says:

      ^ +1000 Millions of people, especially girls, get mercilessly bullied because their looks and they don’t have famous/rich parents and resources to transform themselves into “exotic” pretties. Most suffer in silence for decades in a culture where even the famous people speaking out on body image have extensive work done on themselves. Alexa and her mother Christie had “mother and daughter” nose jobs so it’s safe to say they view plastic surgery as readily available remedy. It’s pretty clear that she’s riding her parents’ coattails into stardom; she just is doing it quieter than most famous offspring.

  59. Anne says:

    Alexa is by far the most attractive of Christy Brinkley’s 3 children, sired by 3 different fathers! It’s interesting how genetics work, all 3 children strongly resemble their respective fathers. The youngest girl, right of Christy, is by Peter Cook, who was the Ken doll to Christy’s Barbie.

  60. kct says:

    She was obviously made to feel very insecure growing up because she didn’t look like her mom.

    I think she looks very pretty in an exotic way. Her eyes are very striking. I hope she does well.

  61. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    In the second to last photo Alexa looks like Ashley Johnson from Fast Food Nation.

  62. emma says:

    I think Alexa is beautiful! Just different from her mother’s beauty. But really, gorgeous.

  63. junegorilla says:

    She is gorgeous! Joe Hill’s book sucked though. But I am sure that he looks just fine.

  64. zizi says:

    Her eyes and brows are to die for. My sister is a makeup artist and completely lost her mind when I showed her a pic of Alexa. Those EYES have some serious real estate.

  65. Norman says:

    I guess I can understand her frustration when her father is often referred to as a drunkard and her life has been under a microscope since her hospitalization. I think Alexa is very hot, her eyes stand out and she has a very nice body.

  66. Marianne says:

    She looks different. Like she’s had some plastic surgery.

  67. Misery says:

    It’s because of people calling beautiful girls like this ugly, that us beauty-challenged girls feel even worse about themselves.

    Seriously, if that’s what ugly looks like, I’m an effing minger.

    Ugly. People keep bandying around that word when talking about good-looking girls. I do not think it means what they think it means.

  68. Rhonda says:

    She is quite lovely. The whole family is. I’m not understanding the people who say how much prettier she is than everyone else and how horrible her mother is. Why must others be devalued to raise another. We cry out shame to bullies while being a bully.

  69. leslie says:

    Unconventional beauty!? She’s flat-out beautiful, so I don’t understand the backhanded compliment.

  70. Kosmos says:

    I think that even those children who are brought up to live a very privileged life can be victims of bullying. Always being compared to your American pie model mother must be a very difficult thing to grow up with. I think we need to be compassionate with this because we live in a world where women are being ruthlessly judged and compared with regard to their physical beauty all the time.

  71. KGG says:

    She is gorgeous (and she was equally gorgeous before the plastic surgery). Perez Hilton is a fat, ugly fame whore. His opinion means less than nothing. Best of luck to her in the future. I hope she’s toughened up a bit and learned not to let miserable people project their insecurities onto her.

  72. We live in a very superficial society. Nobody remembers that this girl is more than just looks. And again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

  73. Mia says:

    I think Alexa looks better now, but she used to really be f*cking unattractive. She really is a late bloomer. I still think it’s sad that she looks so much like her ugly, short father. That’s the risk beautiful women take when they have children with ugly trolls who happen to be rich. I think she’s making the best out of her ugly looks now, and along with plastic surgery she looks pretty. I still think Christie and her half siblings still objectively look better then Alexa. Sorry, Alexa had to work on her clothing and makeup and have plastic surgery to look remotely attractive. Her mother and siblings are just naturally good looking.