Saturday, March 29, 2008

A sucker for beauty

There’s a sucker born every day.
And then there’s Demi Moore.
The admittedly-gorgeous actor has obligingly shared her secret to her ageless beauty – leeches.
Not content with cosmetic surgery, and regular body cleanses, the lovely Demi likes nothing better than popping across to Austria to allow fat, black leeches to feast on her blood. As you do.
“It crawls in and you feel it bite down on you and you want to go, 'You b*****d',” she told TV host David Letterman. “Then you relax and work on your breathing just to kind of relax.
"You watch it swell up on your blood, watching it get fatter and fatter - then when it's super drunk on your blood it just kind of rolls over like it's stumbling out of the bar."
If that’s not gross enough, patients must do a full detox, shave or wax their bodies (leeches love a Brazilian) and enjoy a turpentine bath before letting the leeches lose on their bodies – starting with the bellybutton first.
Demi apparently spent a couple of hours relaxing while the leeches sucked her blood.
“They have a little enzyme that when they are biting down in you it gets released in your blood and generally you bleed for quite a bit - and your health is optimised,” she says. "It detoxifies your blood.”
Now don’t panic! These aren’t just your ordinary, garden-variety leeches. “We are talking about highly trained medical leeches,” Demi reassures us. "These are not some low-level scavengers - we're talking high-level blood suckers.”
Oh, that’s all right then.
Is it just me, or does anyone else thing this woman has far too much money and far too much time on her hands?
I think we all know who the real sucker is here …

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