Ali Lohan's Skinny New Look Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

Earlier this week, Lindsay's 17-year-old sister Ali Lohan was photographed in Beverly Hills, and as soon as the photos hit the Internet there was a collective gasp of horror over her drastically changed appearance. Gone are her freckles, her soft youthful facial features, her normal-sized human-shaped mouth, and, well, pretty much everything that made Ali look like the adorable counterpart to Lindsay's hard-livin' ways.

Basically, in less than two years she went from looking like this . . . to this.

The images are startling, for sure—but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense that she's trying to look this way.


First of all, this hasn't exactly been an overnight transformation. Although she clearly looks different than she did at the beginning of the year, she's been changing her appearance for quite a while now. (So long, natural eyebrows! Hello, Groucho Marx!)

The biggest change to my eyes is her weight loss, and when you combine that with whatever's happening with her face—I'm no expert, but her lips and cheekbones definitely look surgically enhanced—Ali Lohan has taken on the gaunt, ennui-stricken vibe of a fashion model. Considering she recently signed to a modeling agency, it's not much of a surprise that she now has that starved, vacant look that is de riguer in the industry. is reporting that Ali may have had Botox injections and injectable fillers, and that she's likely severely restricting calories to achieve that oh-so-desirable model's stick-thin figure. For her part, Lohan's rep is insisting Ali's new look is all-natural and perfectly healthy:

Aliana has never had any type of plastic surgery in her life, nor has she ever considered it. During the past two years, she has gone through a normal teenage growth spurt that has made her taller and slimmer. (Her growth) has also slightly changed the composure of her face, all of which is typical of what happens to kids in their mid to late teens.

Personally, I call bullshit on the claim she hasn't had a single cosmetic procedure, but it really doesn't even matter. Whether Ali looks this way from the natural process of getting older or from thousands of dollars in surgery, the bottom line is that she looks exactly how models are expected to look. She is no more shocking than the fashion industry in general. Until we all stop buying into the idea that clothes hang best on scrawny women who are all cheeks and lips—well, what can we expect from a young girl who wants to be a model, and has the resources to make sure she looks the part?

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