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Ugly In The New Year




Enough of trying to be attractive. It's winter. We've all eaten too much fruit cake. Thank god there is a corporate campaign-complete with Jason Mraz theme song-to make us feel better. (and to drum up support for ABC's Ugly Betty!) So, enough feeling bad for not fitting into society's constructs of beauty. 2007 is, apparently, the year for being ugly. Or at least, not worrying about being ugly. Which only the attractive people do. Nice sentiment.

Thanks, Eva!
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