Academy Award nominees win cosmetic procedures
Members of Hollywood's most elite acting society couldn't all walk away with a coveted golden statue, but select nominees left the ceremony toting much more than just an ornamental trinket.
Distinctive Assets, a marketing company that promotes products within the entertainment industry, planned to provide gift bags to actors and actresses who did not win Oscars, according to TIME. The "Everyone Wins at the Oscars Nominee Gift Bag" is currently valued at more than $85,000. While the bag featured a number of beauty products, chocolate nibbles and relaxing weekend packages, this year's package offered celebrities waivers for a number of cosmetic procedures.
Business Insider reported that celebrities' baskets included several plastic surgery and beauty-related gifts that were notable and envy-worthy.
Nominees received $16,000 toward a hair transplant using the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System. Male nominees may have been the intended recipients of this package, as hair loss can affect thousands of men each year - even those frequently in the public eye. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of men who have undergone cosmetic procedures continues to rise year after year, with 1 million men receiving surgeries in 2013 alone.
For celebrities who don’t already have a board-certified plastic surgeon on speed-dial, they may be able to benefit from the $5,000 certificate that can be used for laser hair removal or skin tightening treatments. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to shave, wax or thread hair off the body and ASAPS statistics show that it was the third most popular nonsurgical treatment in 2012, with almost 900,000 treatments. Treatment should be provided by a licensed technician and have physician oversight.
In addition to these cosmetic gifts, the bag also included over $500 worth of beauty products, a $2650 home spa system and over $30,000 worth of vacations. With that much swag, every nominee goes home a winner.