2018 must be the year of truth because lots of poorly kept secrets are being exposed more and more everyday —especially in Hollywood.
In her new memoir, Tyra Banks admitted (what most of us already assumed) that she’d had some work done earlier in her career. She told People magazine about getting a nose job, “I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching. I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
Well the ANTM host isn’t the only star who’s been open about her choice to go under the knife. Peep the gallery below:
1. Nip and TuckSource:Getty
It’s no secret that stars feel immense pressure to look good — if not completely superhuman — at all times, and the quest to defy age and gravity can lead to some drastic procedures. Here are celebs whose transformations range from subtle to startling.
2. Lil KimSource:Getty
Over the past ten years, the rapper has gone through a shocking transformation. It began with an apparent nose job, and then a facelift. In recent images it even appears that the rapper has undergone some form of skin-lightening treatment leaving people to wonder if anything is left on her face that is part of the original Lil Kim.
3. Kelly RowlandSource:Getty
The former Destiny’s Child starlet elected to get her breasts done when she was 28 years old, but if may have come far sooner if not for Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles. “I wanted to get breast implants when I was 18, but my mom and Beyoncé’s mom told me to really think about it first.” She added, “I took their advice and waited 10 years.”
The diva is believed to have quite a bit of work done, including Botox, hylauronic acid injection, eye surgery, a nose job, suspected use of lip fillers, and even a neck lift. Madonna denies the claims that she has had work done, but anyone with eyes can judge for themselves.
The singer’s face appears to be frozen in time. She has even confirmed that she has had work done by one of the county’s top surgeons to keep up with the entertainment industry. He youthful skin is thanks to Botox injections, as well as fillers in her cheekbones.
6. Joan RiversSource:Getty
The late Hollywood reporter was very open about her use of plastic surgery. She had her nose thinned while still in college, and had an eyelift in 1965.Throughout her life she went under the knife so many times that she once joked, “When I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.”
The mother of three admitted to Wendy Williams to having work done saying her butt is “a lil bought” and also admitted to having her boobs done after having three kids (she recently gave birth to her fourth child). She has also reportedly had some shaping up of her face, including a nose job, cheek lifts, and lip injections. Most drastic, though, is the permanent change in her eye color, from natural brown to blue.
8. NeNe LeakesSource:Getty
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has admitted, “If anything falls, I pick it up!” She told US Weekly that he has had a breast lift, rhinoplasty, and liposuction.
9. La Toya JacksonSource:Getty
The Jacksons must have a punch card when it comes to procedures — buy 10, and the next one is free. After Michael, it’s La Toya’s transformation that’s the most startling. Her face is nearly unrecognizable from what it was when she was a young woman.
10. Michael JacksonSource:Getty
The King of Pop maybe also be known as the king of plastic surgery, as the one handsome man became a ghoulish figure after an estimated 100 surgeries. It is now widely believed that Jackson suffered from the psychological disorder deemed body dysmorphic disorder where the sufferer has a distorted view of their own appearance.
11. Wendy WilliamsSource:Getty
It is believed that the beloved show host reportedly opted for breast augmentation after years of staying away from the knife. Her 60 lb. weight loss, though, is 100% natural, according to her.
12. Tamar BraxtonSource:Getty
The singer claimed to have been born without cartilage in her nose.“So I’ve had a couple surgeries,” Braxton told OverIt.com. “The first time they put an implant in and I had to have it removed- so eventually they took some cartilage from my ear and put it in my nose. Oh that hurt!”
13. Toni BraxtonSource:Getty
In her memoirs, the diva admitted to having quite a bit of work done admitting that she wanted to change her image for some time but struggle with the idea thanks to her conservative upbringing. She did eventually get her nose done, and added, “I later got my boobies done. I’d always been shaped like a gymnast – size double A breasts and thunder thighs. In fact, I wish I would have had lipo on my inner thighs.”
14. Julie ChenSource:Getty
The Talk cohost admitted to having her eyes augmented to make her eyes look bigger. She admitted years ago, “My secret dates back to…when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio. I asked my news director over the holidays, ‘If anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in?’ And he said, ‘You will never be on this anchor desk, because you’re Chinese.”
15. Iggy Azalea is known for being honest about going under the knife.
She even thanks her plastic surgeon on Instagram every so often.