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Laura Bush

Good Genes or Good Docs?

1/11/2009 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Some Americans would like to erase the last eight years -- and it appears First Lady Laura Lane Welch Bush already has!

Laura Bush
Here's 54-year-old Laura (left) back at the beginning of her husband's presidency in 2001 -- and the 62-year-old refreshed version (right) two weeks ago.

Seems like everybody is ready for change.












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Anita    

HOW MANY MORE DAYS UNTIL THE WORST US PRESIDENT IN DECADES GETS THE HELL OUT OF THE WHITE HOIUSE?

BUSH AND HIS ILK SHOUD BE TRIED AS WAR CRIMINALS !!!!

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carriss    

It has nothing to do with Genes or Docs, it appears hollywood has come to the White House.... in the form of make-up and hair dye. She was a drab Texas governors wife, and now she's a classy soon-to-be ex president's wife. That's what happens when you have people who are paid to make you look good. Must be nice to have an unlimited amount of money and resources.

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18.

dee    

She looks great. I think she has put on a little weight so her face is fuller and less gaunt. Softening of the hair and eyebrows will make anyone look younger. I'd be very happy to look like her at 62. She's a class act.

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liz    

I am 59 and I love my botox. If you dont have to look your age, why would you? I am glad that she cares about herself to get work done. You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dirty Martini    

I don't think it's surgery.....its the difference in hair color (darker hair is aging on middle aged women--when you lighten your hair, your lighten your whole face), very professional makeup on the right, and a full on semi grin on the left, vs a sweet smile on right.

All that aside--she's a lovely, classy lady and all of us should aspire to the standards by which she has lived in the public eye.

TMZ--time passes, people age, no need to be snarky when people do it with grace and humility. You snark when they get surgery done.....you snark when they don't. Equivocate much?

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susan    

Looks like she's gained a little weight, that will pop out those wrinkles. She looks good, I'll miss her.

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Mags    

I say subtle surgery. Nowdays the surgeons know better than to go all Liberace on people (although, apparently not Kenny Rogers surgeon/s) You can't tell if someone's had surgery by looking for overly tight skin, you should look for what would normally be there, but isn't. Like sagging jawline, lose skin and a waddle and wrinkles and bags around the eyes. She is very smooth under the eyes, her skin is very firm, and so is her jawline. 62-year old women don't usually have a jawline like that. Skin creams can't help after a while, she's either had subtle surgery or some of the many, many other treatments to make the skin firmer. There are a lot of procedures that may not be surgery, but are still cosmetic so that you can still claim you've never had plastic surgery. I don't understand what the big deal about telling people about it is anyway. If you have the money and you get your picture taken everytime you leave the house, wouldn't you want to look good?

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Mags    

The point is, people aren't supposed to be able to tell that you've had surgery, just notice that you look good. Like Tom Cruise, there is definately something different about his face, but it's hard to put your finger on it. I bet he's had some work done.

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pam    

I don't think you can tell if she's had surgery from those two pics and I don't really care. She is a classy lady who has in her own quiet way done more for education in this country than any elected official. As a former librarian she has encouraged reading, supported education initiatives and inspired children to reach their dreams through learning. Teachers adore her and I think once she is out of the White House she will be able to do even more.

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25.

Yellow Rose    

It has nothing to do with surgery and everything to do with lighting, hair/eyebrows lightened and make-up.
How about showing Michell Obama? Show what SHE looked like when she started campaigning two years ago and how she looks now!
Laura Bush looks great and is a wonderful First Lady. The USA is truly going to miss her. I think we are going to be feeling buyer's remorse very shortly.........

2019 days ago
26.

blahblah    

more like with/out makeup with makeup

2019 days ago
27.

Lisa    

Any time I see these "did she or didn't she" posts, the photos always show completely different facial expressions -- the "pre-surgery" photo always shows the person smiling or making some sort of silly face that produces and/or emphasizes facial lines. The "after" photo always shows them with a very relaxed expression. Really, TMZ (and other sites too), how stupid do you think we are?

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28.

Sloane    

ladies-take note here

no plastic surgeon or botox used here

switch to a lighter-but still natural looking hair color as you age-it softens things so they aren't so noticeable
and lighter clothing-ditch the blacks and go for grey-or navy or pastels-also lightens and softens the look

not smoking or drinking much is a huge help-along with sun protection and moderate exercise & proper rest
all in Mrs Bush regime I'll bet

take someone like Madonna and put harsh black hair on her and she'll look older and like a hag probably since it will accentuate every line and wrinkle or under eye circle

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What?    

Anyone can tell she has had surgery. Obviously, she has work done on her neck, chin, and forehead. For the past four years she has always had that wind blown look about her. Being honest about her facial touch ups does not in any way is an assault on her character. As a middle age white woman, I must say most of my friends and associates have had botox injections as are proud of it.

2019 days ago
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What?    

Anyone living w/ Bush had to have had a drink or two. Look at their partying daughters. Definately surgery. Highlights and make up and only do so much. It can not remove double chins, lines around the mouth, and smooth foreheads.

2019 days ago
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