Raise the roof for being damn near albino…or well, just plain Casper-rific. Now while I adore peeps of every color, those trying so damn hard to be “orange” (yeah, I’m talking to you Billy Ray Cyrus, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan), attaining the look of an Oompa Loompa with tanning beds and self-tanner, Robert Pattinson and his woman Kristen Stewart are making pale acceptable. As the vampire saga continues so does the love and admiration for R-Patz and K-Stew. So could their pale-ness be something that teenagers look to attain? Well, experts are saying that with these two as idols, they could have an impression on teens to help lower skin cancer rates.
While Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart sport equally pale skin in the Twilight series, peeps are talkinga bout how this may just give teenagers the confidence to step out into the light without a tan. And perhaps even wear sunscreen to protect their Casperific skin.
Well so thinks Dr. Raj Mallipeddi. He says, “People have to want to resemble the individual giving the message. If that image comes in vogue then people will follow suit and ultimately that could be better for people’s skin.”
Eric Jimenz from Urban Decay Cosmetics adds, “Due to films such as Twilight, people see that pale skin can still be sophisticated, timeless and glamorous.”