Vanna White is old.
You’d never know it from watching the gloriously shiny Wheel of Fortune, because much like Oprah Winfrey, she’s got one hell of a make-up artist caking on the powdery-goodness on a daily basis. In fact, I would potentially even go so far as to say that when I see Vanna White on TV — she’s still looking pretty damn good after all these years. And to top it off, I might even say that Vanna White has made me up my “age quotient” when considering what women are still date-able by society’s standard.
Well, that is — until I saw her without make-up.
Already I can hear the haters and Vanna White fans starting to get all medieval on me (along with the make-up haters/whale blubber lovers). Yes. I get it. Women don’t always have to wear make up. In fact, I’m not even here to tell you that Vanna White looks older without make-up or to vocalize some great new bumper sticker saying like “No Make-Up? Break-up!” No. The fact that she went out in her down time to a sushi restaurant to enjoy herself without caking on the shiny goodness has nothing to do with this post.
But it does have something to do with the sushi.
Vanna White: [Looking at sushi that’s just been delivered to her] “I don’t know about the presentation.”
Friend: “It looks fine to me.”
Vanna White: “Their other place does a much better job dressing up the sushi. Looks prettier…more like art.”
Friend: “All that matters to me is how good it tastes.”
Vanna White: “Oh, it’s good sushi. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying — if you only do one thing and that’s what you’re known for, when you bring it out into public — it should look good.”
Friend: “I guess I see your point.”
And so did I. Ironically. Metaphorically. Hysterically.
So maybe if Vanna White treated her own “out in public presentation” theory with the kind of fervor with which she addresses the sushi-dressup coefficient, then maybe she could put some blush and lip liner on before heading out into public where all her Wheel of Fortune fans expect to see her looking like she does on TV…and not when she wakes up in the morning after a sleepless night.
I’m just sayin’.