And being an avid fan of Jon & Kate Plus 8 (the show, not the non-show antics, just the show)... I think it's time someone stuck up for Kate here.
Y'know how we always see the pic of a sloppy, chubby, brunette Kate with a failed Dorothy Hamill hairdo, lined up next to a pic of a leaner, tanner Kate, she of cosmic sun-visor hair fame.
The thing is... there was no "before & after"! If anything, Kate pretty much just looks like an older version of the gal she always used to look like (and if you ever watched the show, you've seen old videos and family pics). That infamous before pic is when she was a human incubator for seven (yes, there were once seven) fetuses, wrapped up in saran wrap & Vaseline and bed-ridden somewhere out there in Berks County. I hear when you're pregnant sometimes your hair gets darker. I also hear when you're pregnant you put on weight and look bloated. Now take that, and multiply by seven! And voila... a bad Kate pic that doesn't even really look like her to begin with!!!
So, in the name of due diligence, I am posting some true Before pics of Kate Gosselin. Before kids, before marriage, and even before Gosselin. And frankly, she ain't too bad looking.
So there it is, Kate Gosselin, not actually an ugly beast with pretensions of using her fame to get better-looking.
However, if you're also a fan (again, of the show, and the show alone) and wanna do a little J&K reminiscing... or you wanna see just how tragic it is when a decent marriage fails, take a look at this vid ... Jon & Kate, when times were... well... better.