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The New Lara Croft Meets Her New OB/GYN

It's all pale...down there.

As I chewed through the Kotaku RSS feed this afternoon, I was greeted by images of 23-year-old professional display gymnast Alison Carroll, the latest hot young girl chosen by Eidos to remind invariably male attendees of countless conventions/press events/boat shows/etc. that, were Lara Croft a real person, she'd be far too intimidating to make eye contact with, let alone actually talk to. My first thought was that it seemed awful soon for a new Croft-ette. Sadly, that thought spontaneously combusted mere seconds later as I scrolled down to page and saw this image.

PONYTAIL ATTACK









As creepy as it is that Eidos is still paying girls to dress up like Lara Croft and calling it PR, I actually think it's kind of awesome that they've picked someone with acrobatic chops, someone who might actually be able to pull off that crazy handstand-to-slow-mo-backflip move. That said, I feel like I now know things about Lara Croft that should be privileged medical information. As Brad noted, that blank, focused look in her eyes doesn't help much.

In the interest of diffusing some of this image's crazy arousing/discomforting/confusing energy, I've made some slight modifications.

BOARD CERTIFIED









I'm sure Eidos would like you to know that Tomb Raider: Underworld will hit shelves in the US on November 18.
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Posted by Ryan

As I chewed through the Kotaku RSS feed this afternoon, I was greeted by images of 23-year-old professional display gymnast Alison Carroll, the latest hot young girl chosen by Eidos to remind invariably male attendees of countless conventions/press events/boat shows/etc. that, were Lara Croft a real person, she'd be far too intimidating to make eye contact with, let alone actually talk to. My first thought was that it seemed awful soon for a new Croft-ette. Sadly, that thought spontaneously combusted mere seconds later as I scrolled down to page and saw this image.

PONYTAIL ATTACK









As creepy as it is that Eidos is still paying girls to dress up like Lara Croft and calling it PR, I actually think it's kind of awesome that they've picked someone with acrobatic chops, someone who might actually be able to pull off that crazy handstand-to-slow-mo-backflip move. That said, I feel like I now know things about Lara Croft that should be privileged medical information. As Brad noted, that blank, focused look in her eyes doesn't help much.

In the interest of diffusing some of this image's crazy arousing/discomforting/confusing energy, I've made some slight modifications.

BOARD CERTIFIED









I'm sure Eidos would like you to know that Tomb Raider: Underworld will hit shelves in the US on November 18.
Posted by Artie

I think the other chick was better looking.

Posted by Stokes

Hot.  Hilarious photo work btw.

Posted by Crona

Wow...... it is all pale... down there...

Posted by Tarsier

What the frick Ryan!

Posted by Legendary

I smell more bad Tomb Raider movies...

Posted by PeldonPeldon

For a moment, I thought the Dr. in the doctored image, was Matt Rorie.

Posted by Joker

Sexay.

Posted by Falconer

@ Artie

The other chick was indeed better looking.

Posted by Death_Burnout

Haha

Posted by FengShuiGod

Epic Lulz

Posted by Seanakin66

Stay classy, Eidos.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Oh wow.

Posted by wefwefasdf

That second picture scared me. lol

Posted by roofy

i noticed that its white down there too.
man she needs to be laid more often :)

Posted by TenderTalons

O HAI I WUZ JUST INSPEKTIN UR SMOAK AL ARMS 

Bit of a butter face, but all good in the hood otherwise.
Posted by CheeseFanatic

Oh my god!!!

Posted by ImperiousRix

The only way people will still keep caring about Tomb Raider games.

Posted by Tetley
You watched it! You can't un-watch it!
Posted by kitsune_conundrum

heheheheheheh

Posted by marbig

Why?

Posted by KimFidler

It is definitely pale down there.

Posted by Vlademir

Rofl. That second picture is messed up.

Posted by Churchy

The model they had before was better, and from the interviews I've seen with her she wasn't an airheaded bimbo, and she actually knew something about the games themselves.

She was better looking also.

Posted by asian_pride

Hahahaahha nice edit right there LOL

Posted by Alphazero

If you look at the rest of the picture set... she's a pretty lady. Maybe doesn't have the Lara Croft character exactly, but I'm willing to forgive her. Anything.

Posted by Endogene

haaaaaa i'll make good use of this picure in the "official photo edit thread" in the hamburger forum

Posted by s10129107

delightfully immature.  she is gorgeous and really looks like lara croft.

Posted by Milkman

Vagina humor. Nice.

Posted by xenobli

Lara!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

LOL, But yeah.... atleast she's hot I guess.

Also, HOT SHORTS FTW! No wait, that's too short.

Posted by r3b3lr0b0t

http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/acarollo1/LaraCroft.png

This Lara Croft is waaaaaay more sexy
Posted by BinaryDragon

...wow....er....that was an experience.....

Posted by LacklusteryMistress

It's... er... wow.

Maybe this is just because I myself am a girl and can't really appreciate the sex appeal which is inherently a part of Lara Croft, but it's interesting to see that Eidos still feels the need to promote its game in such a manner. I'm somewhat certain that if this was a mature CG movie which had a similar protagonist that this sort of thing wouldn't crop up. But then again, I'm probably comparing apples to oranges when it comes to two industries' marketing techniques, especially since one industry is much older than the other.

Posted by Kazona

lol

Posted by Scooper

Disusting.

Posted by Volkodlak

@ LacklusteryMistress: No, don't worry most guys don't get it either; it's just Eidos being desperate.

Posted by nickyvegas

I wonder if they showed her what she looked like in the picture.  I can't imagine she is all that pleased with the pic.

Posted by AttackedCamo

To be honest i'm now kinda creeped out.

Posted by ZmillA

Am I supposed to be aroused by that picture?

Posted by Cloudwork

heres a video

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7554666.stm

Posted by Popojiju

Would have been funnier if you had used a picture of Doogie Howser, MD. =)

Posted by Vacancy009

I hope that is some sort of tanning solution she is being injected with.

Posted by armaan8014

Yuck maaaan! sick!

Posted by Smuglittleman

If I had to venture a guess....I would say, stand up tanning booth.

Posted by Termite

Hahaha! That was great.

Posted by MeatSim

Oh Photoshop you make live that much better.

Posted by Ontheocho

Laura Croft: Womb Raider

Posted by AnTiPRO

Roflcopter

Posted by Jimbo_N

I dont really get it. Seems like a normal tanline to me. Did you expect her to be tan down there or what? Did you take her for a nude sunbather?

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