What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever spent a huge amount of money on? A gigantic TV? A video game system? A motorcycle? Diamond jewelry? While “expensive” is a bit of a relative term anymore, I think most of us would agree that $15,000 isn’t exactly pocket change. (Unless your last name is Buffet or Gates). And while I could see spending $15,000 (and upwards) on a vehicle or some necessity like that, I can’t imagine spending that much to look good in pictures I take of myself.
Yet that’s exactly what a 38-year-old woman from Los Angeles did. Triana Lavey, who works as a talent manager, recently shelled out $15,000 so she would look better when taking selfies. The $15,000 paid for a chin implant, a nose job, and some fat grafting. She also gets regularly budgeted Botox injections to her face. I realize selfies are slowly taking over social media, but are they really worth that much? Ms. Lavey would at least say so.
I care about my own appearance, don’t get me wrong, but there’s no way in this world I’d spend that much money just so I’d look good in a selfie. That makes me wonder – what’s the big deal with selfies anyway? Why do we have to take a picture of ourselves anywhere and everywhere we roam? I’m just as guilty as everyone else, and I have absolutely no idea why. It almost seems that we, as a culture, are falling a little too in love with ourselves, walking somewhere along the same path as Narcissus. Hopefully someone will save us before we all wither from staring too long at ourselves.
What do you think? Could you imagine spending that much to look better in selfies? Let us know in the comments section below!