When one of your main characteristics in the eyes of others has always been “big girl”, it’s got to be both hard and somewhat frightening to wrestle with the concept of weight loss. If you’ve alway been known as a larger person to your audience and to the acting industry, you have to question whether the dropping of pounds is going to help or hurt your career, how to go about the weight loss, and how much confidence you have in your talent to carry you through the change. It can’t be easy. It’s for these reasons that we’re giving a special non-surgical salute to Academy Award winning “Precious” star Mo’Nique, who is currently almost one hundred pounds into an all natural weight loss journey.
“I want women to see, especially us big women, that you don’t have to let them cut you and suck it out,” she told the Hot 97 (New York radio) morning show crew. “You don’t have to let them staple you up. You don’t have to let them give you a pill. You don’t have to let them put a band around your organs. If you just put the work in, baby, I promise you, it comes off.” With such a positive outlook, it’s no wonder she’s making such huge progress in getting smaller. Where most starlets resort to having work done, she’s shyed away from plastic surgery as a point of pride. While we obviously have no problem with women getting a procedure or two, we’ve always been a bit against tummy tucks, lap bands, or liposuction as a first option in the fight against fat. It’s truly impressive that she’s taken this kind of stand in the name of her own health.As part of her fitness regime, the comedienne makes sure she takes at least ten thousand steps a day and makes sure to closely monitor her diet. The self professed former “food junkie” eats a diet of healthier options like veggies and lean meats. Now we will admit that it’s easier to undergo such a drastic change when you have millions of dollars in the bank, but this isn’t Gwyneth Paltrow losing ten pounds of baby weight, this is a woman who was almost three hundred pounds completely changing her life from a health perspective. What Mo’Nique is doing is the kind of thing that even a bunch of nay-sayers like us can’t hate on, and we commend her and give out “100% Plastic Free!” Seal of approval!
So Amanda Bynes…um…is different now. We’ve told you before that we think the former “What I Like About You” star has had her fair share of work done, but now she’s admitting it…and might be going crazy. The two things seem to be mutually exclusive, but they’re happening concurrently nonetheless, so let’s look at them both a little bit.
Known in her younger days for her cutesy good looks and surprisingly strong sense of comedic timing, Bynes retired from the entertainment business a few years back, claiming that she had had it with the spotlight and had made more than enough money than she’d ever need. However, she’s found herself in front of the lens again recently , but it’s the lens of the paparazzi and her own cell phone instead of that of a movie camera. Bynes went out and got herself a bunch of DUIs, hit a cop car, got naked in public, tweeted inappropriate stuff to Drake, and started dressing like an off-duty stripper from a 1980s buddy cop movie; suddenly she’s a news story again. Now she’s making more news for her topless tweets and this admittance:
“The reason I’ve asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don’t look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes. I wasn’t going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos that I don’t want old photos used anymore!”
So yeah, there’s really no speculation to be made about her nose, but we can say that we’re not huge fans of the procedure’s results, as they give her face an overall fake-ness. She was very cute before, but now something just doesn’t look right; it also could be how tired she looks though, so we’re going to hold off making any definitive judgements until she levels her behavior back off and we get a normal look at her. During her recent Twitter tirades, we also got a look at her in a bra, and now we can say for sure that she’s undergone a breast augmentation in the past. Her breast look huge compared to how they used to, and there’s no way she went through some kind fo magic post-pubescent growth spurt; she’s had a boob job. She doesn’t seem to be in the best place right now, so we wouldn’t be surprised if Amanda Bynes finds herself under the knife again any time soon; we just hope that she doesn’t do anything too drastic. Eventually, she’ll grow out of this phase and want to lead a calmer life and maybe even get back into the acting game, but if she has too much work done, she’ll find herself in front of an even worse type of camera lens.
Some people go on diets to get them, some people pump iron iron to get them; some people eat grilled chicken and greens and spend hours a week with a personal trainer…but others just go visit their plastic surgeon. We’re talking about arms folks, and if we’re to believe The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and we do, then over fifteen thousand women went under the knife in 2012to have their upper arms worked on. That number is a 4,378 percent increase in procedures since 2000, and it makes upper arm surgery, or brachioplasty, into one of the fastest growing procedures in the plastic surgery game! For those of you who don’t know, which is most likely none of you…unless you’ve never met a woman before, a big problem area for most women tends to be the upper arm, where loose and floppy skin tends to accumulate. This accumulation results in a trait that people call everything from “bingo wings” to “chicken fat”, but that no one seems particularly fond of. If the numbers are any indication, people are very not-fond of it, because despite it leaving a visible scar from the armpit to the elbow, women are lining up to get it all over America. What’s with this new found obsession with nice looking arms? Well as always, it’s because female celebrities of all kinds having been going out guns blazing in recent years, and everybody wants to look like somebody famous.
In conjunction with the release of the surgery numbers, the ASPS also released the results of their poll to determine which particular arms patients wanted the most. The leading lady of the list turned out to be the leading lady of the nation, as Michelle Obama and her famously iron pipes came in at the top. A picture of health, Mama Obama has always been known for her “toned, but not too ripped to be feminine” arm muscles. Right behind her in the poll was noted gym rat Jennifer Aniston, who has always kept herself in tip top shape, even well into her forties. Behind Aniston, and the only woman under forty on the list, was “Hitchcock” star Jessica Biel, who is ripped from head to toe. Bringing up the back of the list, but still looking impressive, were Kelly Ripa and Demi Moore, who both keep themselves in great shape even after having kids a big careers. We’re going to assume that women are only resorting to the surgery after trying exercise and diet, and that the problem they’re fixing is more of an age related issue than a fitness thing, so more power to them. However, we suggest that everyone out there hit the gym before they hit the surgeon’s table.
How’s this for an endorsement: “Some girls get there boobs done some guys get abb implants all to make them happy! This was the one thing I did and I couldn’t be happier thank u dr G!!!!”. Those were the words tweeted by balding Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean in regards to his recent plastic procedure, which was not surprisingly a hair transplant. Making no effort to hide the results of his procedure, the now middle-aged Backstreet Man took to popular social media outlet Twitter to post photos of himself rocking a whole lot more follicular coverage than before, and the results were pretty impressive.
Known for being the Backstreet Boy with the weird beard and crazy tattoos, A.J. never had the best hair to begin with, and years of struggling with drug and alcohol abuse put enough stress on him to make his male pattern baldness kick in hard. Needless to say, McLean was really bald before the procedure, so his new look is a sharp contrast to his old. A few years back, hair transplants weren’t the most convincing procedures, as they left the patient looking very “pluggy”. A post-transplanted head used to look like it had been covered with doll hair, but these days it’s hard to tell that anything was done…other than the fact that the patient goes from bald to having a full head of hair. The procedure involves the moving of hair from the back of the patient’s head to areas where hair loss has occurred.
So in the end, Mclean looks good with his new head of hair, but we have to ask the same question we always do: Where do babies come from? Wait, that’s not the right one…okay, got it: Is he done getting plastic surgery? We’re going to have to say that he’s done with any sort of anesthesia and scalpel serious business, but that he’ll most likely go in front of the needle in the future. In a few years, when age and partying really start to catch up to the dude, look for him to get some Botox injections in order to smooth out his wrinkles. Other than that, we don’t see him going too crazy, as hopefully sobriety and fatherhood have rid him of his plastic desires. Time will tell is he visits the clinic again, so we’ll keep you posted on this Backstreet Boy’s cosmetic attempts to remain a front page man.
Alrighty folks, so Jennifer Aniston of “Friends”, “Wanderlust”, “We’re The Millers”, and “Stalking Brad Pitt” (the last one isn’t a movie or a television show) is no stranger to the plastic surgery game. By our account, she’s had plenty of work done already. She looks like she had at least one nose job (rhinoplasty) early in her career; it took her nose down from a somewhat bulbous shape to a thinner and more pinched look. She followed that rhino work up with a little more later in her career. She’s also, by her own admittance, undergone Botox injections in the past in order to keep her from showing her age, and she’s been a documented fan of getting chemical peels to keep herself looking young and fresh. There’s even been rumors about her breasts and whether they’re the result of a breast augmentation procedure or really hers. However, none of that matters today, because her latest procedure has absolutely nothing to do with cosmetic surgery, and instead far more holistic.
Aniston recently showed up to a red carpet event showing signs of cupping treatments. No folks, it’s not what you think (get you’re minds out of the gutter), it’s actually procedure popularized in Asia that is meant to improve circulation. It involves the placement of suction cups or hot glasses on ones back, and it often leaves recipients with some weird circular marks on his or her back. She’s been getting them for about six years already and they seem to be keeping her healthy. We have no actual way to quantify this or prove their effectiveness, but she has a ton of money and doesn’t seem to be dying anytime soon, so ummm yeah, good for her. If they stop working and she actually ever begins to look her age, she’ll most likely start getting more work done. However, she’s part of a generation of celebrities who seem to be aging at the slowest pace ever. Her, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and all of their ilk never seem to get any older. They use their untold riches to keep themselves healthy and young long past the age when they have any right to. Point being, she’s a long way off having to get anymore major work done, so don’t look for it to happen anytime soon. When it does though, it will probably be a face lift and some sort of eyelid surgery; again, no time soon though. For now, rock on with your wacky back circles Jen!
Okay folks, we’ve been down this road before; Kim Zolciak had some more work done…allegedly. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding” star showed up to some public event recently looking a little too good for her age, and that’s got the rumor mill all in a tizzy (feel free to spellcheck “tizzy”). Before we get into her new work, we’ll give you a little recap of her old work.
For starters, we’ll knock out the most obvious culprits, her…well…knockers. Yes folks, those things are the result of at least two breast augmentations over the years. Her first was to balance out her chest with her somewhat large frame when she was younger, and her second was more of a post-two-kids maintenance boob job. The results are pretty impressive, as she has large breasts, but not breasts that are too large for her build. Secondly, we have her love of Botox, which she has openly admitted to having injected into her face in the past. She says that it helps with her migraines, but we think it’s more about fighting wrinkles than it is about fighting off headaches (it’s for those same reasons that we think she’s had all sorts of fillers put in her face). Finally, we have her stomach, which has been the subject of post pregnancy tummy-tuck and liposuction rumors, but we tend to think that it’s more the result of a good diet and the fact that her only real job at this point is to exercise and not look bad. Now that all of that is out of the way, onto the new work!
Her recent appearances at various Bravo events have had people throwing around a ton of Botox and nose job claims. Well folks, we’ve covered the injectable rumors, and while we still think that she goes too hard with the Juvederm in her lips sometimes, there’s nothing newly smoothed out in her, it’s the same old stuff. Her nose on the other hand seems to be a little thinner at the tip, which leads us to agree with the rumors that she’s recently had a tip refining rhinoplasty. Kim denies these rumors, stating that her make-up artist and not her doctor is behind her new look. However, based on her past proclivity towards having cosmetic work done, we have to think that she had her shnozzle worked on. Regardless of whether it’s unnatural or not, it doesn’t look bad, so good for her. However, we think she needs to quit with all the work before she ends up with a frozen face. Quit while you’re ahead Kim, it’s okay to be tardy for the plastic surgery party!
Well they say that everything is bigger in Texas, but it appears that Tennessee might be able to make the same claim, because one young “Nashville” star just up-sized her implants. No, not naturally endowed former “Friday Night Lights” star Connie Britton; it’s Klitschko’s main squeeze Hayden Panetierre who went in for a rotation. The former “Heroes” star was on the beach recently and she was looking an awful lot more puffy in the chest than she did before. A couple of years ago, the young lady who first captured attention in “Remember The Titans” apparently went in for a breast augmentation during her time away from the spot light after “Heroes” was cancelled. She was snapped in a bikini looking like she had gone from a tiny A-cup to a nicely shaped B-cup. The surgeon appeared to have done a pretty solid job, because although they didn’t look super-natural, they looked real enough that she could’ve tricked someone who had never seen her before. In recent photos though, she looks like she decided to jump up to a big C-cup (maybe even a small D-cup), and it may have been too much for her frame. Now, it’s entirely possible that her new boobs will settle and look more real in the future, but as of right now, they look really fake. For starters, she has saline ripples on the inside of her cleavage, which is what happens when the implant bag doesn’t settle into the breast pocket properly; you can literally see her implants. Secondly, she no longer has any sternum space between her breasts, she’s just boob on boob. This kinda of “over-active cleavage” only really happens when someone gets implants and they don’t sit perfectly. Her implants don’t look terrible, but she definitely should’ve stuck with the results of her original surgery.All hope isn’t lost for Hayden’s breasts though, because as we said before, they might settle and look perfectly fine. If that doesn’t happen, her next set of options would include swapping her saline bags out for silicone, or getting fat injections in her cleavage to eliminate the ripples. Whatever she doesn’t, we really hope she stops her experimenting with plastic surgery at the chest. The girl has a gorgeous face, and she’s still very young, so we see no reason why she should mess with her looks anymore. Maybe when she gets older she can get some injections or a robot face or whatever is available by then, but for now we would really like for her to stay put on the cosmetic procedure front.
Well, it looks like Miss Piggy has finally gone gonzo with plastic surgery…but at least she didn’t end up looking like an animal. Vicki Gunvalson, the Real Housewives of Orange County star who is most often compared to the bovine muppet queen (to us, it’s way more about the way that she carries herself, and nothing to do with any physical attributes), looks like she’s gone back on her vow to not mess with her face; she’s had not just one, but at least two cosmetic procedures done to her grill. The new work has been revealed by recent public appearances, and has even been discussed by her castmates on and upcoming episode of the hit reality series.
In the past, it seemed obvious that Vicki, best known for her crazy love affair with the ever controversial “Brooks”, had gotten a breast augmentation of some sort to keep her chesticles looking young and lifted. She may have had breast implants, or it may have just been a lift, but it was something. She had also come out against having work done to her face, stating that she had her father’s nose and that she was happy with what god gave her…we guess she changed her mind.
Her new face includes two major changes in the eyes and chin area. Her eyes appear to have either had fillers put in to smooth out wrinkles, or a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to rejuvenate her lids. Whichever it is, it has left her eyes looking more youthful and vibrant, and it’s actually an improvement over her old look. Her chin is the result of a more drastic procedure, as she appears to have gotten some sort of implant that’s changed the entire look of the lower half of her face. She kind of had a Gumby head before the procedure; that is to say that she didn’t have much of a chin before and her neck and head didn’t really have any separation. Now she has a very pronounced chin that makes her face look a lot more appealing. It also makes her look younger, as it tightened up some of her more loose neck skin areas.
Overall, Vicki Gunvalson is one of those celebrities who have benefited from their adventures in plastic surgery. She wasn’t terrible looking before, but her new features are a vast improvement over her old ones, so we’re happy that she had the work done. We hope that she stops now though; keeping her “pig nose”, which we actually think is quite nice and distinct. We do however hope that she drops her habit of yelling like a swine-puppet, that’s just unbecoming.
You know, for someone who has spent a whole lot of time jabbing real celebrities for their forays into plastic surgery, Perez Hilton sure doesn’t seem opposed to having work done himself. The blogger, famous for his really not-creative MS Paint editing of celebrity photos (he scrawls obvious captions and draws pee-pees and wee-wees on people’s faces; he drives a fancy car…we drive a bus pass…life is mean), recently started appearing at public events sporting a new physique and new look overall, and if we’re not mistaken, all the change wasn’t necessarily natural.
For starters, let’s take a look at his new and improved upper-body, which looks to be the result of hard work, diet, and a great surgeon. Hitlon looks like he’s had some sort of body contouring done. If we had to guess, we’d say that he had some liposuction in the abdominal area, and then cleared up the then excess skin via surgical procedure. His abs have a very unnatural look to them, and his skin looks a bit too tight to not have been made that way on purpose. He also might have has an abdominal sculpting procedure done. Also known as “abdominal etching”, the procedure would require the surgeon to trace the natural contour of Hilton’s stomach muscles, then remove fat based on this pattern. It creates a permanent six-pack kind of look; not a good look, but a look regardless.
Despite having so much work done on his tummy, Hilton still seems to be attempting to fix the area above his shoulders also, as he appears to have a thicker head of hair than he used to. That’s right folks, Perez Hilton looks like he’s had a hair transplant procedure, because that dude used to be thinning at an old-man-like rate…and now he’s got a full head of hair. Unless his hair had originally ran away at the site of his flabby body and has now returned post-operation, he’s gotten plugs in the last couple of years. His new hair actually looks good, but it’s clearly not naturally occurring. He also appears to have taken some of his belly fat and had it injected back into his face, as some of his features have changed. Again, it’s an improvement, but not a natural one, so it’s a little jarring when you see him looking so different.
There’s something kind of funny about writing about a guy who made his name making fun of famous people. It’s like punching the guy who invented the punch, or driving the guy who invented the car…wait, that second one might not make sense, but you get the point. We suspect that as he gets older and his naturally unpleasant looks start to take back over, Perez Hilton will go back under the knife and have more and more work done. Expect a facelift, more liposuction, and a whole lot of Botox in his future. When it happens, hopefully someone will crudely draw some needles on his face in some pictures; that would really complete the cycle of irony.
Holly Robinson Peete is awesome. Do you know why? Because she sang the themes to both “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” and the great and powerful “21 Jump Street” and acted in them with enough style to give a lot of us our first crushes in the late eighties and early nineties. She’s pretty much an icon of our generation, but like most icons of our weird generation, she’s had work done; it’s pretty good work, but we’d wish she wouldn’t have done it. So folks, let’s take a look at Holly’s plastic surgery profile.
For starters, we will say that Holly was/is both a good looking woman before and after she had work done; we just think that she didn’t need to mess with a good thing. However, she did, and we’ll start with what she did to her eyes. It looks to us like she had a lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to remove some signs of aging that had popped up. Before the procedure, her eyes had bags under them, where as after the surgery she had no bags but had altered the look and shape of her peepers. They went from a perfect almond shape to a more half-circular look, and we honestly miss the way they were before. Without sound like rascists, they make her look falsely exotic, as opposed to her “down home all-American” looks that she had before. The same can be said for her nose, which she’s had thinned out and reshaped through rhinoplasty. Her wider nose fit her face better, where her thinner nose doesn’t compliment her cheekbones as well, and draws too much attention to her altered occular cavities.
Not all of her plastic surgery turned out for the worse though, as her reported breast augmentation (we’re thinking that she had a lift insead of implants) turned out great. It wasn’t overly done, and it looks great.
As you might’ve noticed by the lack of our trademark snark, we’re not upset about Holly Robinson Peete’s new look per say, we’re just unhappy that she insisted on messing with a good thing. Like too many other celebrities from her generation, she’s decided to mess with her natural beauty when it didn’t need messing with, and it stinks to see it change her for the worse, even if the worse is still better than most people’s best. We hope that she doesn’t have any more work done in the future, because she’s a great looking lady without the aide of the surgeon’s scalpel. Quit it Holly, we love you just the way you are…or were and still kind of are.