I first saw this Essence cover about two weeks ago, but I didn't blog about it because I really like Jada Pinkett Smith. But every time I see this picture, I cringe. I've been following Jada from her days on
. We grew up together. She always scored the dudes on my bedroom wall in her early 90s movies from Allen Payne in
to Blair Underwood in
. But who is this woman on the December cover of Essence? It resembles Jada, but is that her jawline? A girlfriend said in that picture, Jada was channeling Sanaa Lathan. (Another beautiful woman, but I want Jada to be Jada and Sanaa to be Sanaa.) Is it plastic surgery? Too much makeup? Jada was a pretty girl and had blossomed into a beautiful woman. If this is what Hollywood does to people? Somebody help me. Was anyone else jarred by this photo of Jada or is it just me?
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