Tara Reid on her horrible Playboy cover: “this is what I look like”


ARGH! My eyes! Jesus, this is Tara Reid. Remember her? American Pie, The Big Lebowski, then Carson Daly, wilderness years, Taradise and plastic surgery, and endless sketchiness. Tara decided to pose for Playboy for the January/February double issue, but she does not go full-on naked inside. You know why? Because she’s classy.

I may be wrong, but I think this might Tara Reid’s attempt at a comeback. Sad, yes? That this is what a Tara Reid comeback looks like. You know what? The breast implants, the lip injections and the full-body plastic surgery are pretty sketchy, but I find Tara’s Lindsay Lohan-esque dirty face/fake tan and trashy blonde extensions even more disturbing. Because, ultimately, that’s what she could have controlled. Yes, she could have gone to better surgeons, and yes, she could have controlled how much work she’s had done, but just on a superficial level, why go for a dirty orange skin hue and straw-like extensions?

Oh, Tara’s been giving interviews too. Nothing special, just “I’m not screwed up anymore, give me work” sort of stuff:

Tara Reid, star of “American Pie,” has quite a reputation of a former hellraiser. Once the best friend of socialite Paris Hilton, Reid spent most part of her 20s in clubs, rehabs or, from what pictures tell us, sitting on the sidewalk, trying to stand upright. She also had a go at plastic surgery and thus ruined what many considered a perfect body. Now a reformed girl, Tara is saying in a recent interview she has also fixed her body.

The actress is to grace the pages of Playboy magazine come December 18, in what is meant to be a testimony that she solved every little thing that was wrong with her body. The spread is not meant to be regarded as a “in your face” type of thing, but rather as a silent statement from Tara that she realized she had done wrong in the past and took the necessary action to fix everything.

In the recent interview, Miss Reid also speaks about her movie career, which is again seeing progress. She has two films, a comedy and a drama, out in theaters soon, so it only felt like the next logical step for her was to show people that she had also fixed her body, so that people would stop insisting on the matter. As fans must know, Tara was the victim of much abuse and criticism in the media for ruining her body with plastic surgery, her breasts and abdomen in particular.

Speaking of which, Tara compares the experience to having an arm broken. “It wasn’t a good surgery, it happens sometimes. I got it fixed and now I’m OK, and I want people to know that I’m OK. I’ve been OK now for the last five or six years but people only show old pictures which is so unfair and that’s part of the reason why I did the Playboy shoot – to show the world this is me and this is what I look like,” Reid says in the interview.

“I’m in my 30s now and I feel I’m at the best age in my life – mentally, physically and spiritually – and I’m proud of it,” the actress goes on to explain. The spread should be illustrative of that and of the new stage in her life.

[From Softpedia]

Meh. I’ll give her a break because I’m feeling a little generous. She didn’t kill anyone, she just mangled her face and body. And she partied a lot too. I can’t make up my mind if Tara is a victim of something, or if she’s just some screwed up party girl who ran out of money. In either case, my advice to Tara is simple: keep your head down, act like a consummate professional on whatever job you get, stop fake tanning, shower every day, stop doing drugs, and don’t go under the knife ever again. There… that about covers it. Happy hunting, Tara!

Playboy cover courtesy of Huffington Post. Additional photos of Tara outside the MTV studios on December 10, 2009. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Firestarter says:

    So, there was no one else they could put on a double issue besides Tara Reid? Playboy must be losing it’s touch.

    Of course, these are the same people who made Jayde *wonk eyed* Nicole Playmate of the year, so I guess it shouldn’t surprise me.

  2. Len says:

    I would go for screwed up party girl. And she is quite brainless. I once watched an episode of that wild-show-thingy on E!. She’s very very dumb.

  3. Green is Good says:

    Along with her career, even photo-shop has quit this b*tch.

    And obviously rehab has, too.

  4. Green is Good says:

    It looks like she has a pair of ass cheeks stapled to her chest. Need a roll of toilet paper, Tara?

    I give Playboy 2 more issues before the magazine folds. I also predict the last 2 will be Blowhan and Parisite Hilton.

  5. lilred says:

    She won’t go naked…well everyone has see her naked anyway, so It’s not like it would sell more magazines.

  6. Eileen Yover says:

    Yikes! You know when photoshop can’t fix you there’s a problem.

  7. Jill says:

    I laughed when I read that she posed so she could show us her real body. There hasn’t been an untouched photo in Playboy since forever! So only the photo session workers know what her real body looks like – we’ll only know if she gets naked and shot by the paps.

  8. diva says:

    A few months ago she was on the cover of Life & Style saying she went to rehab and had got sober and how great it was. Then about a month later the tabloids had pictures of her drinking in nightclubs again. She is too old, to be a “party girl” when she should be auditioning for even Lifetime movies.

  9. snowball says:

    Green is Good, is she back doing drugs and drinking like a sailor again? I thought she was mostly done with that.

    Something must be wrong because I’m defending everyone today. 🙂 I like Tara, as dumb as she is. She was just fine, if a little ditzy when she was with Carson Daly, but when he dumped her, she went on a downward spiral.

    Her smiles look happy lately, not the manic drunk/high joker smiles like she used to have. I wouldn’t judge how she looks by that Playboy cover. Not even Posh can be that orange.

  10. Neelyo says:

    How sad that her comeback strategy consists of ‘See? I got better plastic surgery this time so you can’t laugh at me anymore!’

    Instead of all that time and money invested in plastic surgery, maybe she could have taken a few acting classes.

  11. Ana says:

    I never thought she was pretty and she had a horrible smoker’s voice. Her boobs are too big for her body and her belly still looks messed up.

    She was Paris Hilton’s best friend? I didn’t think she was THAT famous. Ugh.

  12. Erin says:

    She looks pretty good in the pictures of her outside MTV, although I agree about the hair color, but I don’t like that platinum look on anyone–not even Gwen Stefani. I’m mostly blaming that terrible styling and cover photo on Playboy. That fake, god awful, plastic surgeried look is what they go for nowadays.

  13. Whitey Fisk says:

    Kaiser: “….just on a superficial level, why go for a dirty orange skin hue and straw-like extensions?”

    Great point. I agree!

    P.S. Look at this old photo of her. She looks healthy, and darn near wholesome!


  14. juiceinla says:

    If her expression isn’t a cry for help, then Michael Jackson is still alive, Hasselhoff has a 90 day chip, and Lindsay is getting real work.

    It makes me feel sad for this girl. Oh, and Firestarter- yea it does seem like Playboy has lost its touch…for about 6 months now.

  15. Essie says:

    I thought Tara was engaged to some rich foreign guy and was wearing a huge diamond ring!!! Did I miss the breakup?

    Playboy has been up for sale for a long time (about a year) because nobody is buying it or subscribing to it. No takers, so far. So, yeah, I guess they don’t have a ton of money to pay for a real star for the cover.

  16. gg says:

    Sorry but those puffy jackets make people look like flippin street bums from chavetteville.

  17. NicoleAM says:

    Her boobs are too big for her body.

  18. Max says:

    On the picture she has a really really good push up bra ‘cuz her breast ( that are too big for her body) don’t hold that high… unless she had surgery again.

  19. ! says:

    I saw her on Wendy Williams yesterday while I was on the elliptical (don’t laugh, I was mid-workout and wasn’t about to step off ’cause Tara was on the screen) and she seemed…medicated. Very lethargic and quiet. No spark whatsoever. I guess whatever they gave her to make her behave payed off.

    I don’t mind her so much. She got caught up in the Hollywood bs and got bad surgery–self indulgent and annoying but not the worst thing in the world.

  20. lisa says:

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