08 October 2009

The other day a famous Hollywood surgeon let slip that men are asking to look like Hugh Jackman more than any other male star. I have to say that I'm not that surprised! Since he hit the screens in a big way with X-Men back in 2000, Hugh has been going from strength to strength and a quick poll of my friends shows that we like the way he looks as well as his acting skills.The interesting thing about Hugh is that while he's undeniably attractive, he's also quite masculine looking. Perhaps even more so than the guy who topped the plastic surgery charts before Hugh, Brad Pitt. Brad has always been a good looking guy but there's definitely more of a 'pretty' look to him than Hugh has. Don't get me wrong, I think they are both a knockout, but I wonder if this new trend has something to do with the increased interest in natural looking cosmetic surgery as well as a reflection of Hugh's success at the box office. We've seen lots of women looking for breast augmentations that look natural and there's a growing trend for people to use plastic surgery and non surgical treatments to turn back the clock gently rather than aiming for a totally different look. This makes me think that maybe tastes are changing a little at the moment and that's why Hugh's rugged good looks are proving so popular with men (and women) at the moment. After all, who wouldn't like to look a little like the man who was voted as People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive last year?