OK, let’s say you grab a spot on Jeopardy! No, not the Celebrity Jeopardy parodied so excellently on SNL over at 30 Rock. The real Jeopardy! The category is Plastic Surgery.
“I’ll take Plastic Surgery for $300, Alex.”
“This city has the most plastic surgeons per capita.”
Of course. Piece of cake. You could beat that smarty pants IBM robot on this one. You say, “What is Beverly Hills?”
Bzzz. Wrong. OK, you should have said Dallas, San Diego, Phoenix, or New York. Nope. You still would have lost the $300. Better luck on the Daily Double.
To find the answer to this query, you can head to RealSelf, the popular aesthetic website. The people at RealSelf compiled statistics of the cities with the most plastic surgeons per capita, and the winner is…
Miami, Florida. Didn’t come to mind, eh? Well, all of that sun damage and the glamorous South Beach area obviously make it a prime location for plastic surgeons.
You will never guess the city in second place. Not on Jeopardy!, not on Trivial Pursuit, not on your life. Go ahead, guess as many times as you like.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
What? All of those good Mormons getting nips and tucks? Well, it turns out that living at altitude with lots of UV rays and lots of sunny days every year can beat up on the skin. Also, Utah has the youngest marrying age in the nation, so mothers who are still young want to look young. Can you say tummy tuck! Salt Lake has 3.12/100,000.
Finally in third place comes some semblance of reason — L.A. with 2.98/100,000. It is one of three California cities in the top 10. The other California cites are San Jose in fourth and San Francisco in sixth. And you thought fog was good for your skin.
Surely, Dallas has to be next, right? No, but the next city is in Texas — Austin. Austin has 2.78 plastic surgeons per 100,000 residents and is fifth.
OK, quit playing around. Where’s Manhattan? New York doesn’t show up until eighth with 2.61/100,000.
Enough with the easy ones. Try and fill out the top ten, and you never will. In seventh? Grand Rapids, Michigan. What? In ninth, Tampa, Florida. And in tenth? How about Baltimore, Maryland to round out the surprises. Baltimore has 2.48 plastic surgeons for every 100,000 people. Must have something to do with the continued pathetic performance of the Orioles and the Ravens! The stress must make people age prematurely, kind of like rooting for the Mets and Jets!
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