|Celebrity Feature: Aging in the Public Eye|
|Written by Fresh Vancouver|
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!"
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.