Monday, April 21, 2008

Extreme Makeover - Beauty The Jocelyn Wildenstein Style

As we count Kenya’s land owners, meet feline beauty extraordinaire Jocelyn Wildenstein who together with her former Billionaire husband Alec Wildenstein owned and managed the expansive 67,000 acre Ol Jogi ranch in Laikipia before they were divorced in 2000. She and Alec refined the ranch by building 120 miles of road, 55 artificial lakes, a swimming pool with rocks and waterfalls, a golf course, a racetrack, and a tennis court among others - all maintained by an army of 366 servants.

Land issues aside, the 1940 born Jocelyn is a skilled hunter and a trained pilot. Alec Wildenstein, who recently died of Cancer, loved jungle cats more than anything else in the world and feeling a little ignored, Jocelyn began to get somewhat jealous. Aside from decorating all their houses in cat skins and prints, she approached a renowned plastic surgeon with a rather unusual request. She wanted to be transformed into one of the giant cats that her then husband loved so much. She chose to have her pigment darkened and her eyes reconstructed and pulled back for that cat-like look. After countless surgeries, numerous facelifts and silicone injections, her skin was stretched so tightly over her face that she could scarcely blink, and her lips were so stuffed with collagen they looked and felt like rubber. The original Jocelyn disappeared and The Queen of the Jungle was born. She embarked on all these surgeries at 50yrs of age and spent in excess of US$4 Million over the years, bankrolled by her now late husband Alec. It is said that her surgeon has since lost several prospective clients due to her looks. At one time clients scampered out of the surgeon's waiting room when she walked in.

What Jocelyn may not have realized as she was formulating her audacious plan was that her husband loved cats as cats and not as a wife. The first time he saw his new wife he screamed. He later admitted during divorce proceedings that he could not recognize her up close. Who could blame him? He ran straight into the arms of a 19 year old Russian Model. He blamed the affair on his wife’s startling new look. That was just an excuse but then again maybe he was genuinely freaked out by her looks.

Beauty indeed lies in the eyes of the beholder. Jocelyn soon found love again, her new face notwithstanding.


Anonymous said...

Holy crap!! What is this??!! do you have pictures bofore sugery?

Taabu said...

Things we do for LOVE? Thought love was the oil to lubricate our heart and not the iron shackles to enslave us? Well, news is made when man bites a dog and the converse is ordinary.

Anonymous said...

Shiko, i have been silently enjoying your blog all this time but today i SCREAM in protest!
Unless Jocelyn's husband was set to marry the tigers and lions she should not have felt her place as Mrs.Jocely was under threat
Anyway, i'm glad she found someone to love the animal inside her

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

Anon I'll fish out for a picture of Jocelyne before surgery and post it.

Taabu never underestimate the power of love!!

Luke your presence and protest scream here is highly valued. Thanks.

Knoppix! said...

This is certainly a belated peep into your closet.What the heck is that??????????I could wait to scroll up and cover the accident in your blog.

The blog is very telling about what you read during preps......but this one?If thats love then waca ikae..........

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

Knoppiiiiiiiiix! How dare you remind me of preps! ha ha ha.

That is love for you. You should be ready to do anything for love ama? Anyway this lady must be having a few problems of her own. Upstairs that is.

And now this guy of yours. The one scaring the little girl, he's a funny one.

Steve said...

Shiko, tell me please this is not a true story. And right in your (our) backyard too. God have mercy!

Anonymous said...

kusema ukweli shiko next time please warn us of graphic images ama post pictures kama hizo at the bottom of the article.

i was having lunch when i opened the page and jocelyn's face almost made me collapse, i choked badly on my food!

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

ha ha ha Mrembo. Jocelyn is the real deal. She went to the surgeon with a clipping from national geographic!

We need more of such guts in this world.

Sorry about your lunch. I can understand your choking. She's quite a fright.