A successful?cooking show host, cookbook author, and restauranteur, Paula Deen?is famous for her down-home Southern cuisine, her unquenchable lust for butter, and her loud, pushy manner. The portly 65-year old, who came out of the closet with Type 2 diabetes earlier this year,?has become a cultural icon representing Southern hospitality, for better or worse.
Her persistent and cloying joviality makes her seem borderline insane, and she’s painfully easy to spoof, with her ridiculous accent and the non-stop butter. From a physical perspective, aside from her obvious (and, to be fair, diminishing) girth, Paula is well-known for?the signature style?of her silver hair and for her big toothy smile.
She actually has very beautiful blue eyes, though, in a misdirected effort,?she seems to want to force attention on them by making herself up to look like Tammy Faye Baker.?Someone should teach her the concept of less is more, because Paula Deen without makeup looks okay.
In the first photo of Paula without makeup, she appears to be toning down her gaudy Southern splendor to blend in with the equally tacky New York City tourists. Her streamlined look?can largely be attributed to that fact that her insane hairstyle is covered up with a hat. She really does have lovely blue eyes though, and nice big white teeth.
The next?picture is so appalling I don’t know where to start. It’s unflattering to say the least, but her lack of makeup isn’t really the reason. Her hair has not been?done up?yet, though it doesn’t look any worse than it does when styled. Most troubling, however, is that it’s unclear if she’s?in the midst of a big guffawing laugh or if she’s waiting for someone to throw a deep-fried Twinkie into?that gaping maw. Either way, I don’t really?like making fun of Paula. She’s incredibly annoying and her cooking looks beyond nauseating, but she seems like a nice enough lady.