There Are No Ugly Women (Maybe Bai Ling)

A while ago I ran across a post on Digg (maybe a year ago?) that was titled “There are no ugly women”, and while I raised my hand in protest I clicked the link, and soon realized what they were trying to say: With enough makeup and primping, there is no such thing as an ugly woman.

Consider the following:

The Swan Contestants: Ugly Women

Looking at those women you think to yourself: “Yep, ugly women… I’ve probably seen them shopping at Wal-Mart with 9 kids en-tow”. The women above were actually 9 finalists in the show “The Swan” and were picked because of their ultimate makeovers, the result of their make over is pretty astounding:

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There are no ugly women, The Swan 9 Finalists

There are some hotties in there and I was seriously amazed you could go from A to B like that without just having a body double for the show.

Anyway, this was the first thing I thought of when I saw over on The Superficial that Bai Ling had been arrested for shop lifting $16 worth of junk on the day after Valentine’s day from an LA airport:

Bai Ling Mug Shot

good god… are you sure this is the normal Bai Ling that is constantly having “nipple slips” with every single wardrobe she wears? I don’t even think they are nipple slips as much as Bai Ling just likes to wear her breasts on the outside of her outfits.

Just for comparison sake, this is how she normally looks when she’s spruced up to hell and back:

Bai Ling Hot

and she’s 40 apparently… I hope I look that good at 40, but still have a penis. So yea, imagine Bai Ling with a giant dong… that’s me. We should hang out some time actually, why don’t you give me a call Saturday.

Update #1: It slipped my mind to include another comparison for folks out there that will blow their mind… Charlize Theron normally and then from her movie Monster:

Charlize Theron Pretty Compared to her Role in Monster

She’s definitely heavier in Monster, but you cannot discredit how much of a difference good makeup and hair makes… it’s just amazing.

About Riyad Kalla

Software development, video games, writing, reading and anything shiny. I ultimately just want to provide a resource that helps people and if I can't do that, then at least make them laugh.

58 Responses to “There Are No Ugly Women (Maybe Bai Ling)”

  1. Robin 'Roblimo' Miller February 16, 2008 at 7:45 am #

    For many years I’ve been telling young guys that the hottie all the guys in the bar are drooling over is no prettier than the plainer woman they ignore. The difference is packaging. And the less-fancy woman will probably be nicer (less spoiled), more receptive to you, and likely better in bed.

    My wife is an attractive woman — lots cuter IMO than the unadorned Bai Ling — when she’s hanging around the house or her painting studio, but she can and does fix herself up to the “Wow!” level when we go out to a place or event that warrants it.

    The trick is to see through the packaging. :)

    • AHT September 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

      absolutely agree with you. however, some girls are look better without makeup than others

    • AW22 September 13, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      If she doesn’t take care of herself, why would she take care of her man?

      • 556465 January 1, 2013 at 11:33 am #

        Maybe she doesn’t have time taking care of herself because she uses all her time taking care of her man?

    • Kurt March 6, 2013 at 12:54 am #

      Besides that, the back story on Bai Ling’s photo was that she was going through a tough time after a breakup with a boyfriend. She is hot to me either way.

  2. Riyad Kalla February 16, 2008 at 8:01 am #

    Robin,
    I think you are exactly right on all accounts… and there are definitely times when the wife’s “bumming around the house” look just turns you on… not sure what it is, but it probably has a lot to do with the personality connection that exists below the surface that ends up making everything better.

    Cheers to awesome women!

  3. Dave Lucas February 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Packaging! WOW! Robin you hit it right! Look at exotic Bai-Ling and then look at her muggie! PROOF POSITIVE you CAN dress ‘em up! You can make the girl ROCK! Come over to my blog and check out my post on Ms. Ling…
    http://dave-lucas.blogspot.com/2008/02/strange-times-of-bai-ling.html

  4. DT May 1, 2008 at 9:17 am #

    Bai Ling is 40? She looks amazing considering her lifestyle.

  5. Anonymous May 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm #

    Thats not her you fools look at the mole!… its below the mouth in one pic and high on her cheek in the next… so easily fooled……not all asians look alike…..
    but black people do

    • amandaeo November 13, 2010 at 8:59 am #

      What you said about black people is completely disgusting. Are you a racist or something? Cause it seems you are, judging by what you said.
      People’s values and qualities should not ever be judged by their apperance or skin color.

      Besides, don’t YOU be a fool. Look at Charlize Theron, for instance, she looks damn ugly but with makeup, hair done and diet, she looks like a beautiful princess.

      DUH

  6. KJG May 10, 2008 at 7:07 am #

    Proof that it’s really her

    Check out this link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23509261/
    Its the actual news story posted on MSNBC about her arrest and contains the LAPD mug shot

    Here is another link that has a number of photos of her done up. You can see in a number of them that her mole is above her mouth just as in the mug shot

    http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/go_fug_yourself/bai_ling/index.html

    So there you have it folks. The truth is superficially (im sure I spealt this wrong) beautiful people are really ugly….

  7. Tom May 22, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    Get over it, Riyad. NOBODY looks good in a mugshot taken at some ungodly hour. What, you’ve never been arrested before? Good for you, Boy Scout.

  8. scam August 29, 2008 at 8:40 am #

    this is absolute bullcrap , chek te birthmark an the asian it’s different

  9. J September 5, 2008 at 6:42 am #

    Charlize Theron can hardly be compared from normal to Monster. I studied this film on my film studies course, and they revealed on the behind the scenes stuff that not only did she put on weight, but she was in make-up for two and a half hours every day and they used some kind of latex mixture to spray a new, wrinkly-er skin on top of hers, then they did the redneck colour, then the freckles, and finally dirtied it up a bit. eseentially they did it all by spray-painting onto the fake plastic skin, so pretty much none of what you see in the film has anything to do with the real Charlize Theron

  10. Editor September 5, 2008 at 8:08 am #

    Damn J, I had no idea that they faked that disgusting red-neck skin… that’s sorta misleading because that was one of the huge “omg” drivers for people thinking she was so amazing of an actress to look like that.

    Very interesting.

  11. Jimbo October 2, 2008 at 11:54 pm #

    oh please to the OP. Was every girl beautiful at prom? Where they all try their hardest to look good. No, facial structure cannot be altered no matter the makeup and body structure too…

    • 556465 January 1, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      “No, facial structure cannot be altered no matter the makeup and body structure too…”
      You should seriously check out a girl on Youtube named Promise Phan.

  12. requiredname October 19, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    Hey virgin,

    Bai Ling is still beautiful, even without make up. This is how women are supposed to look.

  13. Balaga November 2, 2008 at 8:43 pm #

    hey, idiot!
    the women from “the swan” or whatever are “superficialized” too! did you see the after picture better? their hair and makeup were proffessionally done and maybe the picture was photoshopped as well! and bai ling DOES NOT look like that! check the mole!
    charlize theron was just doing a role in a movie, not being herself! if you want to post a blog about “beautiful women” why don’t you do a better job??

  14. Riyad Kalla November 3, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    Balaga,

    I think you missed the entire point of the post, which was “there is no such thing as an ugly woman.”

    It’s hidden right up there in the title and again in the first paragraph… and then supported with the content of the entirety of the post. I’m not sure who you were quoting with the post about “beautiful women”, that wasn’t written anywhere.

  15. Kate November 8, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    The Swan was a brutal show though… that’s not just hair and makeup that they had for makeovers. The whole point of the show was that the women were also subjected to plastic surgery. I feel that yes, many of those girls would have simply “cleaned up nice” and looked lovely with a nice dress and some professional makeup, but they were subjected to lipo, nose jobs, laser treatments, implants, etc.

  16. asdf November 21, 2008 at 2:21 am #

    Is that mug shot even her? the mole seems smaller and higher than the other pic where she looks a little bit better. She looks like a tranny in the mug shot.

  17. qwerty123 November 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    All due respect to Charlize Theron, one of the best actors in the business, neither of those photos depicts what she looks like “normally.”
    In the pic on the left, she’s stylized and made up to conform to beauty standards and then photoshopped to conform even more.
    In the pic on the right, she’s stylized and made up to look like a chronically abused, marginalized woman who doesn’t have a pilates instructor and an aesthetician on her personal staff.

    What Charlize Theron looks like “normally” is more like this:
    http://www.topsocialite.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/charlize-theron-nomakeup.jpg

    As for Bai Ling’s mole – that’s the magic of Photoshop.

  18. kika December 2, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    n acredito q seja a charlize theron.
    nem por sombras!!

  19. Smee December 4, 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    Its not Bai Ling. She does bare a resemblance but its not her. The mole isn’t even in the right place. As far as packaging goes, if a girl (or guy for that matter) takes pride in their self enough to take time to do it up right then GREAT but they will still leave with the same guy/girl their personality attracts.
    The difference is between a bar and a club when going “out”.
    Going to a club most of us don’t go to find Mr./Mrs. Right just to find Mr./Mrs. Right now so the looks do count a lot more then in a pub/bar. A pub/bar you can talk to someone and have a conversation about sports, the stock market, politics, religion (the last two, alcohol should be required to be present to be discussed) what have you, and actually be heard,
    but I digress.
    If you take home the vapid vixen grinding your leg on the dance floor you may not wake up with the same person you went to bed with. ;{D

  20. Michael Somain December 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm #

    I think Bai Ling is a hottie! Especially when she was in Austin Powers Gold Member! I cannot wait to see her in her latest film “Chain Letter”. This google pic isn’t her best look though.

  21. Ohmy January 7, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    It really is her. When she smiles the mole looks further down on her face. Also, it is very normal to have to repaint the mole after all that pancake is applied.

    I remember hearing about the shoplifting incident when it occurred and that was the mugshot everyone was using.

    Saying asians or blacks look alike. That is like saying all whites look alike, how rude….

  22. Anonymous January 15, 2009 at 7:10 am #

    I work in advertising. It is pretty interesting to see how easily people feed into media’s portrayal of our beloved celebs. You have no idea how much retouching and airbrushing takes place after a photo shoot. Before these images are ever released they are looked at with a fine tooth comb and edited and edited until perfection. Movement of a tiny mole is the least of it. They create entirely new noses, change bone structure, air brush the skin, remove any remnant of fat…etc. Point is…I could care less if this is Bai Ling, although it probably is; however, the placement of her mole is no indication!

  23. manduka yoga mat July 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm #

    You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

  24. John Lucania August 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

    Bai Ling may not be done up in her mug shot but her skin is still beautiful. I think she is hot even in that photo.

  25. mncjdnujds August 11, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    this is definatly fake dont beleive it peoples!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Charlie August 28, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    First of all, it would be very naive to believe that picture is how Charlize really looks like, they made a huge effort to make her UGLY! In real life, she’s a beautiful woman, imo, of course everyone looks more glamourous and attractive with a little make up (too much is just not real anymore), but you have to look at the face on its whole, not how nice the skin looks, how much wrinkles she has, … That, people, is superficial and the living proof is that when you look at people (whether on tv or not) who are always made up very carefully and always take care of themselves, there are a lot of them that look really hidious (so than it h snothing to do with make up, …), but the person that has a really beautiful face, you will notice has nothing to do with putting on some make up or stuff.
    Another thing that really annoys me are those stupid paparazzi. They take one picture of a famous person and than say wow! Look how they really look! Has no one ever noticed that those pictures are always the worst pictures ever taken of that person? I mean when you’re drunk, your make up has smuttered and you’re making a funny face, how can anyone look attractive that way!? Than when you do some research yourself and try to find some more pictures of that particular person, I always find a dozen of pictures where they’re also make up-less, but looking much better.

  27. Bones October 20, 2009 at 7:04 am #

    Before you go ranting and raving about whether or not it is Bai Ling, do a little research people. There are times when the woman has no mole at all, if anything is a fake here, it’s the bloody mole! Aside from that, you can find this photo, which is quite real, anywhere that pleases you. As well you can find the record of Bai Ling’s arrest if you would like, seeing as though it is public record.
    Evolve Damnit!

  28. Haru December 6, 2009 at 12:53 am #

    yes, it is Bai Ling. the beauty mark is fake. look up more pictures of her, it moves around her face. I think she is physically attractive. We all have our bad days. No one looks “perfect”, get over it.

  29. adsdas November 12, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    chinese woman sell their bodies around teh world.

    • Love to the little people October 8, 2012 at 2:17 am #

      So what’s your point? Hahahaha… People like you really makes me feel super fortunate. Thank you.

  30. just November 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    such ugly chinese whores

    • Love to the little people October 8, 2012 at 2:05 am #

      There are ugly people and beautiful people, no matter what race. And from the comment u made about “such ugly Chinese whores”… Well, I would give u a big hug if i could and somehow wonder what painful or traumatic event did u have to endure to make u so bitter and feel the need to appear so “hardcore badass”…to cover your lack of love and insecurity.
      Hmm. Or maybe you are just another ignorant thing that somehow exists in this world coz…well, shit happens, and poop! U were pooped out – oops I mean, born.
      Anyway, I’m just amused by ur comment, and since I feel pretty happy today, I thought I’d reply and basically send u some kindness n attention … U seem like u needed it.
      Big hugs for u, a cute n amoeba-minded wonder. U have brightened my day ~ p.s: if u laugh after reading this, u should stand up and give yourself a round of applause.

    • Love to the little people October 8, 2012 at 2:14 am #

      There are ugly people and beautiful people, no matter what race. And from the comment u made about “such ugly Chinese whores”… Well, I would give u a big hug if i could and somehow wonder what painful or traumatic event did u have to endure to make u so bitter and feel the need to appear so “hardcore badass”…to cover your lack of love and insecurity.
      Hmm. Or maybe you are just another ignorant thing that somehow exists in this world coz…well, shit happens, and poop! U were pooped out – oops I mean, born.
      Anyway, I’m just amused by ur comment, and since I feel pretty happy today, I thought I’d reply and basically send u some kindness n attention … U seem like u needed it.
      Big hugs for u, a cute n amoeba-minded wonder. U have brightened my day ~ p.s: if u laugh after reading this, u should stand up and give yourself a round of applause – reading this might have been the hardest thing u will ever be able to do, so embrace your success ;) -> hmm…in case u need to, u can buy this thing called a dictionary if there are any words/alphabets u don’t understand. Amazon or regular bookstores sell them. There are ugly people and beautiful people, no matter what race. And from the comment u made about “such ugly Chinese whores”… Well, I would give u a big hug if i could and somehow wonder what painful or traumatic event did u have to endure to make u so bitter and feel the need to appear so “hardcore badass”…to cover your lack of love and insecurity.
      Hmm. Or maybe you are just another ignorant thing that somehow exists in this world coz…well, shit happens, and poop! U were pooped out – oops I mean, born.
      Anyway, I’m just amused by ur comment, and since I feel pretty happy today, I thought I’d reply and basically send u some kindness n attention … U seem like u needed it.
      Big hugs for u, a cute n amoeba-minded wonder. U have brightened my day ~ p.s: if u laugh after reading this, u should stand up and give yourself a round of applause.
      U can buy this thing called a dictionary if there r any words/alphabets that u don’t understand – bookstores or amazon (the website) sell them, or online dictionaries might be less complicated. U can do it!

  31. waitforaminutes November 12, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Eveen a chinese can get some respect today, haha

  32. Paris johnson December 1, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Not all Chinese women sells their bodies. There are wealthy ones that make their living by having a job in decent industries e.g. the fashion industry. some people need to think before they type shit! plus, most countries have whore…even here in England there are English chavs making there way through the neighbourhood, catching all sexual diseases and getting pregnant at 15yrs. now that what I call whores living off benefits from tax payers.

  33. Maggie Jackson December 10, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    FYI, boys: Moles can be pencilled in, and real moles can be camouflaged, courtesy of eyeliner pencils and concealer sticks, respectively.

  34. JCR January 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    You guys say that average looking women are better looking than models but then you post a picture of an average looking woman and say how ugly she is.

    What do you get out of pretending that beautiful women aren’t really beautiful? You don’t have one so therefore there must not be any? LOL

    I can tell that none of you have had any real experience with truly beautiful women. My three best friends in New York were fashion models and I can tell you that no trickery was involved in their beauty. They were simply the most gorgeous things I have ever seen. Breathtaking. And although they could use makeup, they mostly didn’t bother unless on a photo shoot where they had to to get the effect the photographer was looking for in the final print..

    There is no amount of makeup or lighting that is going to make an ugly woman look beautiful. They can be made to look good, but not beautiful.

    Anyway, that woman in the picture isn’t Ling Bai. Are you blind? She doesn’t remotely look like her.

  35. Chris January 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    Don’t forget that with Charlize Theron, asides from the weight gain and make up she is making herself ugly through the way she is holding her face and also her body posture/language…

  36. Film Guy February 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    I met and got to know Bai Ling out in L.A. about six or seven years ago. She was a party animal at that time and sadly, absolutely insane. Despite this unfortunately photo, I saw her without makeup on several occasions and she was still quite beautiful. This photo is, I think a mug shot form one of her many run-ins with the law. While I agree that makeup, lighting and hair can pretty much make anyone look great, at least from one angle, I think it unfair of of you to use her as a whipping post. She is a very sweet if very sad person. Leave her alone.

  37. Film Guy February 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    And one other thing. Charlize Theron was heavily, heavily made up for her role in “Monster”. Not only did she put on some forty pounds but she had on prosthetics as well and “burn” makeup to make her skin look sun baked. That comparison is just wrong.

  38. Loti February 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Did her beauty mark drop when she wears make-up? Haha.

  39. carl watson February 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I am, or was, a glamour/figure photographer, from back in the days of film, and before photoshop.
    I can say catagorically, that very few women are really beautiful, straight out of the shower, or sea.
    The few that are, stand out then. The rest, its all makeup and subterfuge.
    To find a really naturally beautiful model, is a rare joy.

  40. Film Guy February 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    True. I worked on a Sports Illustrated shoot some years ago and there are few women that are a knockout at any time, day or night. Vendela Kersebaum was one of them. She looked better at four i the morning right out of bed in a t-shirt with her hair a mess then most women do on the red carpet. Another one that was truly that beautiful was Cindy Crawford. I met her when she was sixteen and she was so beautiful that it was painful to look at her.

  41. Film Guy February 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Another was a Penthouse centerfold named Susan Napoli. Just breathtaking with or without makeup.

  42. Lesley February 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I do not believed its Bai Ling picture at all. Obviously posted from a person that hate Bai Ling or hate Asian. Posted a picture that is very similar to her.No matter what nationality there are always beautiful and ugly. There are always a whore in every nationality Black, White or Asian. Answer is ” make up is fake and natural is beauty “. Before making fun of other people, look at yourself first, if you are any better.

  43. Wendell March 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Wow. First of all the women of the Swan are truly ugly. The first thing they do is give these women 20-$40K of dental work. In the first season they would put the pricetag on the screen. Then they give them micro dermabrasion. I make them lose 50-60 pounds. Do you think you can get some fugly you find at the mall to do all of that?
    So if you are trolling for some diamond in the rough that you can turn in to the swan you’re not going to find it.
    If you meet a woman outside of her house and she looks like the before picture…..run.
    Listen to me. You are NEVER going to get that woman to transform. It’s impossible. Why?
    Because she’s single and she decided the best way to get a man is to look like she lives under a bridge.
    Then you come along and say; honey, comb that, put this on, shower………
    Good luck with that fantasy.

  44. Troy July 19, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    bai ling is a hottie especially considering her age. however, i agree that girls with “natural” beauty is the way to go for long term relationships. but for one night stands the beautiful made up Bai would do just fine…

  45. Ash September 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Those women weren`t really ugly… and one of the commenters are right. It all depends on facial structure. Me for example. Someone can give me a makeover, but because of my facial bone structure, I`m probably going to still look like crap. Someone people are just ugly, and no amount of makeup will help.

  46. Realist November 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Wow, why has no one considered Photoshop?
    The “hot” pictures are so airbrushed, it’s not even kind of realistic.
    They even moved Bai’s mole.

    You can edit a photo as much as you like,
    but don’t pretend that makes a woman beautiful.

  47. Utterly Disgusted April 9, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    WTF? Do you really think this is a worthy topic of conversation? Everyone is capable of being beautiful. Ugly people are those that pick out others as not being beautiful enough. Bai Ling is a beautiful, talented woman. Stop being programed to think of women as simply sex objects.

    • Love to the little people October 8, 2012 at 2:21 am #

      :) yay! There is hope for us after all – thanks for being a good human being… Unlike some of those who are just ewwwwww and actually lovin’ it. Haha

  48. Alecia March 22, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    Interesting I don’t think the Swan girls were ugly before. Bai Ling isn’t ugly in that picture either. Maybe their hair makeup and clothes are ugly but they have nice features to start with.

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