Tori Spelling really likes it when you compare her to Khloe Kardashian


Last week, Tori Spelling debuted her new look, which was apparently taken from the Khloe Kardashian plastic doll collection. At least one of you said they saw Jessica Simpson in this new version of Tori, and I can see that as well. What very few of us saw was Tori Spelling and her old face. Tori of course cares what is said about her and knows that she is being comparing to Khloe K. On Labor Day, she was at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off which is a big county fair with rides, carnival games, fried food, chain link fences, dirt and, of course, chili. As she was leaving, TMZ caught up with her and asked about the Khloe comparisons. Tori said she couldn’t be happier because Khloe is “gorgeous!”

Last week Tori Spelling posted a new picture of herself to Instagram, causing everybody to do an over-the-top cartoon double-take, rub their eyes until they squeaked, and double-check their coffee to make sure it wasn’t spiked with crazy juice. Cuz lady looked eerily similar to Khloe Kardashian. In fact, all of 48-year-old Tori’s latest photos are giving serious off Kardashian vibes. TMZ caught up with Khori at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off on Monday night (she was attending with her kids and estranged-ish husband Dean McDermott) and asked her what she thought of the comparisons to Khloe. Her response was to maniacally giggle and reply, “I’m honored! Of course, she’s gorgeous!”

TMZ went on to ask Tori if looking like Khloe was the goal, and she laughed again and said it wasn’t. Then she giggled a bunch more, avoided questions about Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin’s split, and let it slip that, even though she was at the chili cook-off, she didn’t eat any chili. Then Dean strolled up holding a bunch of giant stuffed animals that he won at the cook-off.

[From DListed via TMZ]

There is so much to unpack here. You can watch the video on either DListed or TMZ. Although Tori willingly answers all the paps questions and even engages her kids in the exchange, she refuses to turn towards the camera so you can’t fully make out her answers. I get that she makes her bones off these guys so she doesn’t want to dismiss them. But brush them off with two word answers so I don’t have to lean in to make out what she’s saying. I’m ticked about her wearing the baseball cap and sunglasses at night but only because I can’t tell if she still looks like Khloe or not. Of course, when making a comparison to Khloe’s face, I guess we have to specify which of Khloe’s faces we are comparing. As for Tori’s delight over being compared to Khloe, it’s a diplomatic answer and good for her her. She’s not denying she looks rabidly different and she’s not insulting anyone. Well done.

A few other things about this video strike me as odd. I’m not even going to get into how a chili cook-off is the antithesis of anything Malibu, but why would you go to a chili cookoff and not eat chili? Also, it’s weird the pap asked Tori about Scott Disick and Amelia Hamlin. Just because she stole Khloe’s face doesn’t give her insight on the inner workings of the Kardashians. But let’s talk about the biggest elephant in the room – Dean was there?! Winning toys and hopefully eating chili like a real person – when did this happen? I was so sure Tori’s look was a breakup look but maybe this is her new start look. Or, who knows, maybe Dean doesn’t recognize her and thinks he’s having an affair with his kids’ new nanny.



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  1. Merricat says:

    Why is “blow-up sex doll” the look that these women seem determined to achieve?

    • Seraphina says:

      Agreed and I think these women, who need to look like this, have some deep seated image issues.

    • L84Tea says:

      I’m mortified for her. She looks so ridiculous.

    • Amy Too says:

      I think there are questions to be asked about whether these women are doing *all this* to their face and bodies—the surgery and fillers and the fake hair and nails and the inch thick makeup and the uncomfortable clothes and shape wear and shoes—because they’re trying to appeal to A) the male gaze, B) what women *think* the male gaze is, or C) the female gaze. Do they do this because they get extra compliments and attention from men when they do all this? Do they do this because they think this is what men want to see (even if it’s not necessarily)? Or do they do this because it’s what other women want to see? And then, is it for men/what they think men want/women on social media or for men/what they think men want/women in person? Because those things are different and what looks good in pictures often doesn’t look good in person. Or is it a sort of combo where they’re doing all this so that other women will think that they’re attractive to men?

      I think it’s kind of that last one. It’s about the male gaze as filtered through other women. Women are doing all of this with their looks so that other women will think that men think that they look really good. And it’s not even necessarily what men want women to look like. And I think that on some level, most women know that this is not necessarily what men want women to look like. But it’s this sort of wink-wink sexual attractiveness performance that women put on for other women. As in “yeah ladies, I know, it’s a lot of look, but it’s what the men want.” They want other women to think that men think they’re sexy. Even though that definition of “what men find sexy” may not be accurate, and they probably know on some level that the “sexy to men” style they’re portraying is not necessarily sexy to men. So is this what they *want* men to find sexy? Or is this actually what other women find sexy in each other but they pretend that it’s what men find sexy? Or is it actually all about looking good to other women for reasons of status or making someone jealous or validation but they have to put a male spin on it (even if it’s a pretend and disingenuous male spin) because they’ve been taught for so long that the male gaze is the opinion that counts?

      • Bettyrose says:

        Amy Too – I think you’ve nailed it. At some point after dealing with crap from men women aren’t even looking for another man but definitely still want the validation from other women that they are desirable to men, which feels like a form of power.

        But since Tori and I are about the same age (I think she’s two years older than me based on I was 16 when 90210 started), I think it’s worthy of note that our generation grew up with women in their 50s as “golden girls.” Fierce but beyond their sexy years. And for kids today 50 looks like Tori Spelling. 🤣

      • Eurydice says:

        These are all super interesting questions. I think you’re right – it’s complex, but at heart it’s not about what men actually want – it’s puts distance from what men want. I think it’s about self-expression, about fashion (not just clothing, but face and body), part of the conversation about gender, there’s diva/drag/earth mother, also celebrity and being in charge of oneself as a commodity and a whole bunch of other things. There are downsides to all of this, of course. Some are true artists at using themselves as a canvas – I’m not a fan of Kim K, but I think she’s the artist in the family – and others, like Tori, are pretenders.

      • kif says:

        I totally agree with most of what you said @Eurydice about how appearances are complex and are about so many things – self-expression, etc. What I don’t agree with is Kim K being an artist. We should not ever elevate what these people let loose like pandora’s box. Because of them blackfishing became normal. They were posting all these pictures, became rich & famous because of it that is why there are lots of women copying them. More offensive is that they have brought to caricature proportions black women features – the wide hips, the ample breasts, wide lips. Features that black women were hurt, degraded & derided for and in the past were used to sexualise and abuse very young black girls. Yet when the Kardashians did it, it brought them fame & fortune! The irony is that society continues to pander to them. As long as they’re still earning from these images of beauty they project, other women will follow. That’s why I could never agree with those who say these Kardashian-Jenners are harmless. They actively feed into the system that oppresses black women.

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        We could discuss this into December to fully encompass the ideas of beautiful, desirable, aging, plastic surgery/injectables, relevance, social media and what various types of men think of all this. In all my years, (dating, college, yuppidom, raising three boys….) I’ve never met or heard a man appreciate and favor a woman covered in makeup. And the women looking like blowup dolls? We don’t need to delve deep to understand that. There’s not much more important to them than reigning in sexual desire and lust. Not love or a lasting relationship but fast, hard gotta-have-it-right-now type of fever. If their hearts are telling them differently, I hope someone somewhere is around to help them mature out such a destructive phase and notion about love. Unless of course fast and hard and next is what’s on the menu written in blood lol. Who am I to say that’ll never work lol.

      • Eurydice says:

        @kif – Oh, I don’t think artists are necessarily harmless, or good people or altruistic – in fact, I think they can be brutal and cruel and parasitic in the single-minded way they use other people’s experience as fodder for their art. But I do think there’s something about artists that is inspirational, whether for good or bad. I don’t admire Kim in any way other than to note that she can inspire, her sisters can only copy. If Kim didn’t exist, her sisters would be nothing. Having said that, there are major and minor artists – Kim’s art is limited to herself and is nowhere near the level of someone like Beyonce, who is multi-talented, transformative and uplifting.

      • Mina_Esq says:

        Sorry Amy, but WTF? The world doesn’t revolve around other people’s “ gaze” lol Some women feel insecure for a variety of reasons, and they get these extreme alterations in order to make themselves feel better. Whenever I feel down, I get my nails done, hair done, get a new outfit to boost my own self-confidence. It has nothing to do with me wanting others to gaze upon me. You sometimes just don’t feel pretty for whatever reason and look for ways to make yourself feel better. I’m sad for Tori because her insecurities are clearly very, very deep. If this makes her feel better, so be it.

    • Ariel says:

      I recall a story she told when she was young that she asked her mom if she was pretty, and instead of telling her little girl she was beautiful, Candy told her- well you’ll look better when you’ve had your nose done.
      I don’t recall the exact quote.
      But Tori’s issues are deep.

      And i am on Candy’s side in the- it is not Candy’s job to support Tori and her insane spending habits, she is a grown up, she should support herself.
      But, Tori’s issues started way back there, much like Khloe Kardashian and stuff her mom would say to her- she was chubby, and that was unacceptable.

    • Margot says:

      I always wonder what their unfortunate children think about this whole look!

    • JanetDR says:

      I’m old enough to recall Fredrick’s of Hollywood catalogs and that’s what they all look like to me. They mostly had drawings of models wearing the clothing, but every once in a while there would be a photo and you could recognize where the artist started from.

  2. Hell Nah! says:

    O ‘Lawd have MERCY!

    • josephine says:

      I could not imagine having a mom that makes clear that what you are born with is never good enough, and that one must look like a caricature of a “sexy” woman to be valid.

      I do think that everyone is entitled to look how they want, and that everyone should feel good about themselves, but we cannot ignore that there are entire industries devoted to making women feel “less than,” and that encouraging women to be hyper-focused on their looks makes us less powerful, gives us less time and money to focus on social justice issues that affect our life (like not getting paid equal wages for equal work, not have control of our own bodies, being severely underrepresented in positions of power, etc). We need to take back our own control about what we look like, and butchering our bodies repeatedly is not the way to do it.

  3. J ferber says:

    The natural progression of this is that Tori will try to hang out with Khloe and get into that world. I don’t know if Khloe wants to mix her low end brand with Tori’s, thinking, you know, that the Kardashians are too “classy” for Tori.

  4. Jezz says:

    Wow, that TMZ interviewer was something else! Was she drunk? Or is that how people talk now? The world is doomed.

    • Eurydice says:

      I figure the TMZ staff were having a drunken backyard barbecue when they got a call from Tori, telling them she’d be at the chili cook-off – “I’ll be the one who looks like Khloe.” So they sent out the intern with the least seniority.

  5. Wiglet Watcher says:

    If Aaron spelling and Jessica Simpson has a baby it would be this new face.

    And idgi. When you’re famous for being who you are why would you want to make yourself unrecognizable? To look like someone more famous than you? So many people are doing that.

  6. Calibration says:

    I feel so sorry for her to feel that bad about herself. But it’s her life.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree. To be so delighted with a face that isn’t your original one says a lot about her psyche. I mean she didn’t even try to attempt the standard celeb answer of “I’ve never had work done.” Instead she just owns the transformation. It’s weird and sad.

      • Bettyrose says:

        What’s her original face though? Maybe on Saved by the Bell? She was already tweaked by 90210.

      • L84Tea says:

        @Bettyrose, she had a small part in the movie “Troop Beverly Hills” when she was around 15 or so. I’m guessing that might have been her original face (and brown hair).

      • bettyrose says:

        I loved Troop Beverly Hills! I have no memory of Tori Spelling. Might need to watch it again.

  7. Sarah says:

    OMG he thinks he’s having an affair with the nanny – LOLZ!!!!!!

  8. Kkat says:

    I saw the raw photos without the Photoshop and filters, all I can say is Yikes 😬
    She looks nothing like Khloe, she looks like a Madam doll with really bad skin and huge pores. She has so much cheek filler it’s insane

  9. Anna says:

    She seems like a really unhappy, pitiful person.

  10. Noki says:

    These reality stars cant diss the Kardashians ,they are now the Queen Bees and dont fight fair on whoever goes ‘against’ them.

  11. girl_ninja says:

    I bet Khloe doesn’t like that Tori looks like her…

  12. KBeth says:

    This just seems pathetic, she looks absurd.

  13. rainbowkitty says:

    I mean, of course she likes it? Not a surprise. All of these women look the same. It’s gross. And I don’t mean plastic surgery or botox is gross, just the wanting to look like a sex doll or wanting to escape aging. I don’t care what anyone says, these women who alter themselves to the point of being unrecognizable to their previous selves have mental health issues. Any good doctor should be able to see this and maybe not always just do the surgeries for the money.

  14. MsIam says:

    Idk , I saw Khloe on that commercial she does for migraine meds and yikes! If I were Tori I wouldn’t take it as a compliment to be told you look like Khloe.

  15. Tom says:

    I love celeb gossip and I am not criticizing anyone here. This thought just suddenly came to me.

    What Tori wants is to be told she is beautiful. What Khloe wants is to be told she is beautiful. To that end, both have spent a lot of money, time, and suffering. This is very important to them.

    Let’s help them. Let’s just give them what they want. Let’s stop picking at their raw wounds. Let’s tell them they are beautiful. If enough of us say it enough times, maybe it can help them.

    I’m saying it, Tori and Khloe. Tom near Chicago is saying,” You are beautiful.”

    • kif says:

      No. If you look at their IGs they have more than enough fans saying that to them. I think, they should get off social media and realise that they don’t need validation from strangers. They have been getting money from them as it is. They are mothers of daughters and sons – they should show their children that their beauty and self-worth are not dependent on strangers saying that to them. Because if they do, it will never be enough.

      I’m saying it, Tori and Khloe, Kif is saying, “Get off social media and for once in your adult lives – live in the real world and truly focus on yourselves and your children’s well-being”.

    • Jules says:

      Big fat no to catering to celebs every whim.

  16. Size Does Matter says:

    What is this makeup look where there is dark shading down the sides of the nose and a white highlight down the front? So there’s almost a little glowing ball on the tip of the nose. Is that supposed to make ones nose look more narrow? Because I find it so odd, but I’m not into blending and shading and contouring. I can’t imagine what this makeup looks like in person.

  17. Miatagal says:

    She is 48 years old. She look beyond ridiculous in these get ups. What do these people actually see when they look in the mirror that we can’t?

  18. L4frimaire says:

    She really stole that woman’s face and hair extensions. Tori Spelling been getting nose jobs and changing her face since she was a teenager so what’s one more iteration. This is the most attention she’s gotten in years outside of her financial woes.

  19. psl says:

    ……and how sad is that?

  20. olliesmom says:

    Good lord. I’m wondering what her kids think.

  21. Shanaynay says:

    No matter what she does to her face she will always be Tori, and that ain’t a good thing. Sorry just the cards she was dealt with.

  22. Lizzie says:

    I don’t judge her. I am so over everyone telling women and girls how to look. If this is how she wants to look and she has the means to achieve it than I have no problem.

    • Jules says:

      Well they are the ones putting out the unrealistic photos of how women and girls should look. They are the problem, toxic to society.

  23. Grant says:

    I don’t think Tori looks like Jessica Simpson. Jessica Simpson is beautiful but she looks REAL in a way that Khloe and, now, Tori do NOT.

  24. KC says:

    I dunno, Tori looks like Kris trying to look like Kim trying to look like Kris trying to look like Khloe. In any event, it’s not a good look but honestly, the way all these women look now is closer to what Tori has looked like most of her life so she’s probably happy they’re considered attractive or noteworthy.

  25. Premadonna says:

    Did Tori get her nose job fixed? Or is it just photoshop? It’s always blown my mind that, considering that at one point Tori was from one of the richest families in Hollywood, that she would also have some of the WORST plastic surgery in Hollywood. Specifically her nose job, which had always looked severely botched to me (and for a while her boob job wasn’t doing her any favors either. I’m happy to see that she at least got that fixed)

  26. h-barista says:

    Paris Hilton characterized the look decades ago as “sexy without being sexual”