Queen Nefertiti inspires 51 cosmetics surgeries.

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by Gina

queen_nefertitiWhat is it with the UK? A few months ago we reported on the 50 year-old British mother who was resorting to cosmetic surgery to look just like her 32 year-old daughter.  We hope Mum and Babe have found love in the Land of Delusion.

Last week we ran a press release about a clinic in England that is perfecting eyelash transplants.  It seemed to us a little over-the-top, but as a spokesperson for the clinic said:  “As the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, we’re constantly looking for innovative treatments that can offer our patients a new-found confidence.”  And nothing says confidence like fake eyelashes.

Now, England’s 2nd largest tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mail, reports on Nileen Namita, a 49 year-old woman who believes she is the reincarnation of Queen Nefertiti, and has spent the last 20 years reconstructing her face to resemble the 3000 year-old Queen – or at least how she is supposed to have looked – back then.  She estimates she has spent around £200,000, or in American money – about $360,000.

Strange dreams of ancient structures, servants and unfamiliar foods drove her to a psychoanalyst where, “[s]lowly I began to realise that I was having these dreams because I am a reincarnation of Nefertiti,” she told the Daily Mail.  Over the years, she has had 51 facial surgeries, allegedly including  “eight nose jobs, three chin implants, one eyebrow lift, three facelifts, six mini facelifts, two lip surgeries, five eye surgeries and 20 minor tweaks.”

Unlike a certain dead American pop star however, she still has a nose.  You can see her before and after pictures in the story, and honestly, when she dons all the Egyptian costume garb, she sorta pulls it off.  In every day clothes, though, not so much.

We are told that although Ms. Namita has never been to Egypt, she is writing a book about herself entitled “The Pharaohest of Them All.”   Clever title.   Guess we haven’t heard the last of this yet.  Sigh.

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150BC Romans use yellow eye shadow.

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