Something was different about Mo'Nique at the Oscar nominations ceremony last night, and it wasn't her flawless makeup and recent weight loss. No, look down -- those famously hairy legs of hers appeared to have had a run-in with a razor! Or a hot wax? Or Nair? Whatever the case, she is no longer sporting last year's fuzzy gams.
Perhaps this wouldn't be such a big deal had Mo'Nique not made such a big deal about not shaving during an interview with Barbara Walters after last year's Golden Globes, when she picked up her skirt on the red carpet to show the paparazzi more than a little stubble.
"I must show America what a real leg looks like . . . because it's too much in the morning, every morning, to shave, to cut. You got Band-Aids, baby," the actress told Walters last year. Insisting that her husband Sid loves her hairy legs, she made no qualms about being anti-razor. So what gives?
Perhaps flashing leg hair is the new generation of the upskirt -- it certainly got Mo'Nique a lot of attention, though other celebs have yet to pick up on the trend. Frankly, Mo'Nique's new smooth look wouldn't have been newsworthy had she not been so self-righteously long-hair-don't-care just a few months prior.
Then again, she also jump-started her career as an anti-skinny fat crusader, yet started losing weight as soon as her movie career took off. Sure, she cited health issues as the main reason for getting fit, but how many other formerly obese stars have hit the gym "under doctor's orders" as soon as their careers started flying?
Just stay true, Mo'Nique. Hairy or not, we love you the way you are.
What do you think of Mo'Nique's sudden smoothness?