Its 40 years now and this woman has neither smiled nor
laughed. At nights out with friends she has made a conscious effort not to
laugh or smile. Even with champagne flowing and their conversation gets more
raucous and peals of laughter hang over their table. There’s always an odd one
out in the happy scene. Tess, 50 sits stony-faced while her friends giggle
around her. Not even a flicker of smile, let alone a laugh, escapes her lips.
to smile or laugh even at the birth of her only daughter. For her, it’s a way
to keep her admittedly, impressive youthful looks.
control my facial muscles. I haven’t laughed or smiled since I was a teenager.
My dedication has paid off. I don’t have a single line on my face’ says Tess.
not smiling or laughing because it causes wrinkles.