Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel’s daughter Alexa Ray Joel responded to Perez Hilton’s story about her looks in a posting at her MySpace (@alexarayjoel) on Sunday (April 29). She writes:
I know it’s ridiculous, and I should have a thicker skin by now and just plain NOT CARE, but I can’t help but be a little bummed out because the incredibly cruel, bullying Perez Hilton (this tabloid guy who calls himself the ‘queen of media’) just put up a horrible picture of me on his site and basically in so many words called me ugly, or rather, wrote that I’m ‘not that bad, actually, I’m just no supermodel’. I just feel like saying: ‘YES, my mom and I look completely different, and I’m OK with that. I like that I look unique, or more “exotic” – I don’t want to look like everybody else, and I also don’t want to look like a supermodel–I just want to look like ME!’ (sorry if this sounds like a repeat of my last blog, but I just have to VENT).
Oh well, I guess that’s a part of the crap that comes with the industry – those sites LOVE putting bad pictures up, and everybody has a few unflattering shots – especially on the red-carpet! I’m still not comfortable posing on it, and (who knows?) maybe I never will be, but I’m just so OVER being compared to my mom looks-wise! I’m happy to have a lot of my father’s features (especially his eyes and lips) – I think he’s very handsome, and I’m quite sick of hearing people call HIM ugly – I think he has a very soulful face – the face of someone with character and integrity – who has LIVED, and has something important to say.