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Celebrity Feature: Aging in the Public Eye
Written by Fresh Vancouver   

Pamela Martin

Pamela Martin

Anchor, CTV News at Six

The only way to really deal with it is to not let it bother you. I try to get away as often as I can, boating in the Gulf Islands where appearance isn’t a consideration. There is a certain amount of pressure on television. But in the end, I consider myself a journalist, and the actual work I’m doing is communicating and reporting.

 

Dianne WattsDianne Watts

Mayor of the City of Surrey

I think it’s really important how you portray yourself – it doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in. For me, nobody will ever see me with grey hair! I just don’t do grey hair!

Erin CebulaErin Cebula

TV Personality and TV Host

Aging is a universal concern, but I'd be lying if I didn't acknowledge that working in the media makes me think about it just a little bit more than I thought I would at 35. Entertainment reporters typically have a short shelf life, so I'm doing everything I can to stay fit, healthy and happy!

Dawna FriesenDawna Friesen

Anchor and Executive Editor, Global National

I think there is more pressure on women to look a certain way than there is on men in the media, not just on television. A woman’s appearance is often held to a higher standard – and that kind of bothers me, I’m happy to admit.

Dawn ChubaiDawn Chubai

Host, Breakfast Television, City TV

"We all have a choice in how we are perceived and I am choosing not to"get old." Attitude is everything! I have the same issues as everyone else-the wrinkles, blemishes and bad hair days. I just happen to share those days with our viewers. Thank goodness I have the benefits of great lighting and hair and make-up professionals!"

Leila GetzLeila Getz

Founder and Artistic Director, Vancouver Recital Society

My kids have convinced me since the age of fifty that I’m old, so I’ve been old for twenty years. But I don’t give a damn! It’s how you feel. If you’re lucky enough to be healthy and you can still function, that’s all there is to it.