Old Lady Katy Perry Is Gorgeous Fun (VIDEO)


old katy perryWhen I'm old I want to look just like Katy Perry! That's right, the puffy, wrinkled skin, the bony, veined hands, the stiff, white, Palm Beach bob, the faded heart tattoo. I don't believe she's had a bit of cosmetic surgery done, ever, do you? She really has aged gracefully, even if she's a bit heavy-handed with the foundation and eyeliner.

Yeah, okay, I'm talking about the OLD Katy in her latest video for "The One That Got Away." She plays a much older woman reflecting back on a wild, sexy fling with an artist played by Diego Luna. (Watch it below!) Some fans love Katy for her music. Some love her because she's gorgeous. I love her because she's willing to get ugly.

We've seen Katy do "un-beautiful" before. In the video for "ET," she wore crazy, bronze reptile contact lenses, unflattering corn rows, and had her whole face painted to look like a freaky alien version of herself floating through space, singing. (Apparently that's what freaky Katy Perry aliens do in their spare time -- float through space, singing.)

katy perry geekAnd then she donned braces, head-gear, and glasses for "Last Friday Night." It wasn't enough that she wears head-gear, either. She gawks with her eyes popped out and speaks in a doofus-y orthodontia-impaired voice. Even when she gets a makeover into pretty party-ready Katy in that video, it's a nutty, '80s version of her, and she's still got the braces.  

You have to be supremely confident to pull these looks off. I can think of a few other pop stars who would never dare be seen looking so goofy and unattractive. She obviously has a great sense of humor. And maybe she also just doesn't take herself that seriously -- but I love that she'll let herself go like this.

Thanks to makeup artists, stylists, and digital editing, looking gorgeous in your music video is almost becoming almost, well, old. And with Lady Gaga blazing a trail of weirdness, letting your freak flag fly just seems like the thing to do. Get all boo-tay-ful for your video? Eh, not if you want to have some real fun.

Do you love it when Katy dares to ditch the beautiful?


Images via YouTube, Splash News

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LoriA... LoriAnn87

Love Katy Perry and I love this song. She is so beautfiul and I love her personaltity.

Lucre... LucretiaMcEvil

I like Katy Perry. She really does seem like she's got a good sense of humor.

You're kind of talking about being old like it's some dreadful, ugly thing.

There's nothing wrong with being old.

I've never seen Katy Perry look ugly before. She's always looked cool in her videos.

Just because someone isn't your idea of beautiful doesn't mean that they're ugly.

tuffy... tuffymama

Old doesn't automatically equal ugly. Stop being agist. What about Carmen, the beautiful, senior model, or Sophia Loren? Or my grandmother LOL? We should all be so lucky to grow old, as it sure beats the alternative. I think Katy looks like a beautifully preserved, old woman in the video, much as many fashionable, older ladies look down here in Florida.

And to answer your question, it would be very hard for Katy to ever be ugly, no matter the makeup and costumes heaped on her, but it's fun that she tries. She's young, gorgeous and confident. That's kinda hard to hide.

Laura Scarborough

I hada chance to see the video yesterday and first thought was what a beautiful old woman Katy will be someday...but then again her grandmother (her date to last year's Grammys) is a beautiful woman so it shouldn't come as no surprise. Loved the video!

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