As everyone and their gardener has noted…

…current pictures of Jaycee Dugard have appeared in People magazine. She has grown into a beautiful young woman. I think it looks pretty close to her age-progression picture, except for the hair obviously. A lot of kids with light blonde hair have their hair turn brown when they grow up. I did, I think. I’ve been coloring my hair since I was ten but I believe it’s naturally light brown now.

I hope people don’t bother Jaycee if they recognize her on the street or whatever from the magazine photos. I know she is living very quietly in an undisclosed location, but presumably she’s not hiding in her hotel all the time.

41 thoughts on “As everyone and their gardener has noted…

  1. Brianna Brawley October 15, 2009 / 9:22 pm

    Circle me!
    She’s very pretty! Kinda looks like a young Jodi Foster.

  2. forthelost October 15, 2009 / 10:21 pm

    The first thing that struck me was that she looked just like her AP.

  3. deja826 October 15, 2009 / 10:54 pm

    My mind is blank….what’s AP?

  4. deja826 October 15, 2009 / 10:56 pm

    …age progression?

      • deja826 October 16, 2009 / 3:01 pm

        thanks forthelost….LOVE your name…
        will you be upset if I took forthelosttoo?

  5. Justin October 16, 2009 / 12:19 am

    I am suprised that her teeth looked as good as they did. After 18 years, without seeing a dentist, I would have expected them to be in lousy shape. Then again, she probably spent the first 11 years of her life drinking fluoridated water and that might have given her an edge. I also don’t know what her diet was. Perhaps she didn’t consume much sugar, and brushed and flossed after each meal.

    Sorry about the wierdness of the topic. I have just come back from seeing some people with some pretty nasty dental problems and seeing her photograph made me think of this.

    • Meaghan October 16, 2009 / 4:59 am

      Actually, that thought occurred to me as well. Some people just have naturally tough teeth. I didn’t take proper care of mine when I was young, didn’t brush enough, never flossed, etc., but for some reason I was 18 before I got my first and only cavity.

      I wonder if People Magazine enhances their photos at all?

      • Karen October 16, 2009 / 3:15 pm

        Don’t her teeth look straighter? In 1989 she had a large
        diastema between her front teeth. In 2009 she doesn’t. Did she
        have braces at any time?

      • Brianna Brawley October 16, 2009 / 4:14 pm

        Wow Karen, are you a dental asistent? I use to want to be one of them.

      • Karen October 16, 2009 / 6:40 pm

        HAHA–no I’m not a dental assistant, but I have spent plenty of
        time looking up at them while getting teeth cleaned.

        Best of luck to Jaycee and girls!

  6. Bill October 16, 2009 / 1:48 pm

    Well it sure seems to me that Jaycee is adjusting to normal life very well. I was concerned about her fitting in with the world she had been isolated from. I’m glad she can talk about her experiences, and hope she can provide more info to help with these unsolved cases.

  7. deja826 October 16, 2009 / 3:22 pm

    I wonder how many therapists are working with her. Sexual abuse, rape, brainwashing, isolation, etc…. wouldn’t that be lots of specialists?

    ….I read, too, that the “alleged” kidnapper/abuser has “cured himself”. Makes me sick

  8. Kelly October 16, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    I noticed her teeth too (I’m like you Meaghan, only 1 cavity in my life and I’m 43 now!) I would hope that all 3 have been through physical exams with a Dr. and also a visit to a dentist for cleaning, etc.

    I thought it was wonderful that she did not allow her daughters to be photographed. Made me like the young woman she is even more, to protect them like that.

    Whatever she does; book, tv, I don’t care, I hope she gets paid tons of cash and flourishes in anything she undertakes. If anyone deserves some TLC it is her. What an amazing young woman she is. I hope therapy helps her and the daughters to move forward. I wonder though how many others like her exist and are still not recovered. Heartbreaking stuff.

  9. forthelost October 16, 2009 / 4:40 pm

    It’s the name of my organization, so I’d prefer if you didn’t.

    • deja826 October 17, 2009 / 12:07 am

      I understand forthelost…

  10. forthelosttoo October 17, 2009 / 1:46 am

    Jaycee looks like she needs to drop a few pounds. I say they stick back in captivity for about 2 months. SHe could even license the new “Captivity Diet”.

    • forthelost October 17, 2009 / 1:19 pm

      Come on, you can troll better than that. That’s not even really trying.

  11. Duane Bass October 17, 2009 / 2:14 pm

    Come on are you gay??? Shes hot!

    • John the Revelator October 17, 2009 / 6:18 pm

      Duane, I believe Ms. Dugard’s had more than enough predatory males in her life already, if you can possibly cap the flow of your testosterone-poisoned well for for a time.

      • Brianna Brawley October 17, 2009 / 6:33 pm

        lol John! Duane is my bf and he doesnt mean anything by it, he’s just always horny all the time. 😀 lolol

  12. deja826 October 17, 2009 / 4:31 pm

    and it’s NOT ME using that name

  13. danielle October 17, 2009 / 4:33 pm

    I read that a dentist said sometimes teeth close in gaps by themselves through speech and regular physical development

  14. Lisa October 18, 2009 / 4:57 am

    It is good to see others wondered about her teeth. That was my first thought when I saw her! People magazine could have enhanced the photo, or she got them cleaned and whitened since she was found, or like some say she may be just lucky to have strong teeth and she may have been allowed to brush and floss while in captivity.

    I bought this magazine as soon as it was out yesterday, it is good to finally see her as she is today.

    • Brianna Brawley October 18, 2009 / 2:06 pm

      Ewwww no! Who wold keep some body around for 18 years that didnt brush thier teeth? Not evena creep like that!

  15. Justin October 18, 2009 / 2:03 pm

    Or her teeth could have been in such lousy shape that soon after she was rescued, she had caps installed. Or they could be dentures.

    I think almost all magazines touch up their photos, especially the cover.

    Perhaps when she does the Oprah interview in December, she will shed some light on the subject of her teeth. Not something that will probably be mentioned, but who knows what is going to come up when she speaks.

    I wonder how her children’s teeth are.

  16. Emma l October 19, 2009 / 9:02 am

    Whats with the strange comments?!
    Anyway she looks good. Beautiful and suprisingly young.

  17. Kelly October 19, 2009 / 2:34 pm

    I’m with you Emma- I can understand humor, but this entire situation is not funny at all. I re-read the strange comments thinking perhaphs I had missed something. Nope. I can understand gallows humor, but if ever there was a tragedy that did not deserve humor, this is it.

    Try to remember that this young woman has been physically restrained and repeatedly raped and had NO ONE to help her. And she was a little girl. Giving birth while a child herself, not once, but twice with no medical care, living in those shacks, outside. Try to remember what you felt like as a kid, getting lost at the park and looking for your parent-remember the panic you felt from being separated from the familiar? This girl lived that panic for almost 20 years. So please, take your horrendous comments about her weight and that she is “Hot” and rethink them. Shame on you guys. Since when did child abuse and child rape become funny? This is not a funny subject by any means.

  18. John the Revelator October 19, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    Unfortunately, perhaps, but when a person chooses to enter into the feeding frenzy that, for want of a better term, we call our “news media” these days, that person automatically forfeits most if not all of his or her claims to privacy. By appearing in “People” and, no doubt, soon making the rounds of the public chat shows and their ilk, Ms. Dugard has chosen to endure the slings and arrows, the gallows humor, of a troubled world. We cannot, as has been said many times in many places, have our cake and eat it too. Criticism needs to be re-routed toward her handlers, for apparently they have advised her to choose this unseemly platform.

    • Brianna Brawley October 19, 2009 / 4:33 pm

      I dont get it. Her handlers? Wassup with that???

  19. Kelly October 19, 2009 / 4:51 pm

    John- What should this young lady do? She has no education, no job skills, no money, 2 children and she and her children will need therapy for YEARS. Her “handlers”. Do you mean her family? What should they do? I’m sure they have left their jobs and homes to be with her and her children and try to make some kind of a relationship with her and her children. You know, the two children born of rape. Should she hide out for the rest of her life? This young lady has been hidden long enough. She can hold her head high, she did nothing wrong. Who pays her “handlers” bills? Her “handlers”- Her family? The same ones who have left their homes and obligations such as jobs, school, house payments, car insurance, groceries, not too mention the therapy bills for Jaycee, her children, her mother and her sister.

    You and your opinion, (not too mention the pervs calling this girl “hot” and advising she should go back to a “captivity diet”) are odd to say the least. “Have our cake and eat it too” eh? This young lady did not ask for the situation she is in, and you and others who blame her for trying to in effect make lemonade out of lemons should be ashamed of yourselves. Not gonna look at this blog on this subject again, nor will I comment anymore on this. You and your ilk have pissed me off completely. I’m all for stating one’s opinion, but when it comes to this VICTIM, you and those other idiots are STUPID and cruel. How’s that for “slings and arrows” you horses rear?

    • Brianna Brawley October 19, 2009 / 6:42 pm

      Dont you call me stupid b*tch! IT maybe news to you but not all rape victims want a pitty party or to tell there hole story for the world to hear and make $$$! Most
      of us dont want or need your lame ass oh Im so sorry how terrible you must be so screwed up you need to go to therpy! crap. Thank you very much but you can find some body else to feel sorry for so you can feel all hollier than though.

      • Emma l October 20, 2009 / 11:02 am

        At least bother to spellcheck before you troll. Especially if you’re complaining about someone calling you stupid.

  20. John the Revelator October 19, 2009 / 5:21 pm

    Why, madam, I’ve rarely read so spirited a defense of the sludge and vomitus which comprises our current zeitgeist and brings down all possible discussion into a free-for-all of sneering taunts and playground-worthy vitriol, of ratings-driven platitudes and the tiredest of clichés. Gesundheit! might I add.

  21. forthelosttoo October 19, 2009 / 8:19 pm

    Anywho, I think she’s a piece. I want to stick it in her pooper…even though she IS fat.

    • forthelost October 19, 2009 / 8:59 pm

      That’s a bit more inspired trolling, but still not up to par. I give it a five out of ten.

  22. dandanielle October 20, 2009 / 5:13 am

    does anyone know what is happening to the parole officer for not knowing aoubout the girls in capivity?

  23. scott March 27, 2010 / 9:04 am

    Wow this has it all….sickos pervs, dentist wannabees, people who attack jaycee for posing in people or for being a ‘pitty me’ victim (which i assure you she is not0 people who think this situation is funny………..god you all need to grow up.

  24. SCOTT June 25, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    i sitck by what i said 15 months ago.

    you people are idiots.

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