Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Gap

Today I want to talk about The Gap. No, not the clothing store. This gap...

Known as the Gap, it's technical name is Diastema. It's when two teeth have a gap in between them. The most common is between the two front teeth. Often referred to by the French as "Dents du Bonheur" which translates to Lucky Teeth! Now you are probably sitting there reading this and wondering why in the world is she talking about teeth gaps. Take a guess who has one? That's right! It's Beezy.
It's not a photo without some teeth! (PS my mom made a joke that he doesn't take photos showing his teeth so he responded with this)
 
He's had the gap the entire time I've known him but Beezy says that the gap use to not be there. When he was younger the gap had been closed up due to him wearing braces. Then after the braces came off the gap stayed gone because he wore a retainer. When he went into the air force he lost his retainer and said screw it. He would have had to wear that retainer every single night for the rest of his life to keep the gap at bay. As soon as he left basic he was shipped overseas and didn't have his regular dentist so he was like forget it.

Now beezy is in the company of some great people with gaps. People like...
Anna Paquin who stars in True Blood and holds an Oscar. One of the youngest Oscar winners ever by the way. Then of course of the greatest stand up comics ever and movie star Eddie Murphy. My personal favorite was Coming to America but with Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 rounding out the top three movies of his.
 
Then you have successful musician and activist Elton John. He's spanned multiple decades and his music has still remained popular to this day. He's been knighted and he's still out there making music and doing good deeds for worthy causes.
 
 Then of course there's Beezy's favorite teeth gap friend, Michael Strahan. Don't know him? He's the co-host of Kelly and Michael with Kelly Rippa. He's also a Super Bowl Champion and played for 15 years in the NFL.
 
 And finally there's my personal favorite....
Arnold Schwarzenegger. He came to America from Austria seeking success in Body Building and he created an empire. He won more body building titles that anyone else ever. He became successful in film, was an ambassador in fitness for a President and even became Governor of California. His gap has gotten smaller over the years but he'll also be apart of the Gap Team.

So that's just a few of the people who are part of Team Gap. Do you know anyone with a gap? Are you a member of Team Gap? If so wear your gap with pride!

4 comments:

LaNeshe M.W. said...

#teamgap lol. I love my gap, I feel like it's part of my personality. In some African cultures gaps are a beauty symbol.

Krysten Quiles said...

I have the tiniest of gaps between mine. It's not really noticeable unless you look for it but it's definitely there. I can never decide if I like it or not!

eHa said...

I've got a gap between my bottom two teeth! My dentist was slowly trying to fix it with an appliance after it appeared after I got my braces off. But like Beezy I had no time for wearing a retainer every night for the rest of my life so it's here to stay.

lil desiqua said...

Can't forget about Madonna! I have a gap too but it's not very wide and I've never been self conscious about it. That pic is too much- haha!