It’s hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t in Hollywood. Whether it’s body parts or relationships or feuds or break-ups, anything and everything seems to be fabricated. And because there’s that immense pressure to always look photoshoot-worthy and younger as they age, Hollywood stars have taken to enhancing their looks and bodies so that they retain that certain glow.
To be fair, many of Hollywood’s stars are naturally good-looking. After all, a number of them gained fame long before they could afford personal fitness trainers, personal chefs, and plastic surgery. But when they came into fame and fortune, they wasted no time or money to ensure they stayed picture-perfect. Since these favorite stars of ours are put on a pedestal by the adoring public, many aspire to be like them in many senses and they find the means to do it. From doing intense leg workouts to get Cameron Diaz’s legs or collagen injections to have Angelina Jolie’s pouty lips, everyone seems to want to alter parts of their body to emulate the following celebs’ assets.
13. Lea Michele’s hair
With the right haircare products and amazing hair dressers, many female celebs have tresses that are to die for. Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle in the early days of her TV sitcom Friends was one of the most copied for years. But today, she has been unseated from her throne by Lea Michele. Michele’s lustrous brown locks always shine, whether she’s on the red carpet, on Glee, or on her social media posts. She advocates natural products and says she uses all-natural ingredients to keep her hair sleek and voluminous.
12. Gisele Bundchen’s body
Standing at almost six feet, supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s long, lean frame has been the envy of many women and they’ve gone to their surgeons to try to get their bodies sculpted just like hers. And this was even after she gave birth. She’s a breastfeeding advocate and exclusive feeding certainly helped her lose the baby weight. Of course, Bundchen also works hard to maintain her physique, ensuring she eats healthy and exercises regularly.
11. Penelope Cruz’s eyes
When she first stepped into Hollywood, Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz became known first and foremost for her gorgeous looks before she was taken seriously as an actress, despite already having carved a name for herself as a critically-acclaimed performer in Spain. She soon received recognition for films such as Woman On Top, Vanilla Sky, Nine, and the movie that won her an Oscar, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Age has improved her beauty and her set of big, soulful brown eyes is undoubtedly her best feature.
10. Scarlett Johansson’s lips
Thanks to Angelina Jolie, big, full lips are now considered beautiful, a far cry from decades past, when thin, small lips were heavily favored. But while Jolie’s lips were the most coveted, she has since been overthrown by Scarlett Johansson. The sultry actress seems to not only have a generous heaping of curves, but a full set of lips as well. She doesn’t fail to play up this asset by wearing bright red lipstick and other hues that bring attention to that kissable mouth.
9. Jennifer Lopez’s jawline and chin
Contrary to popular belief, Jennifer Lopez’s butt is not her most desired body part. Yes, maybe men may find it attractive, but women don’t necessarily want a derriere of that magnitude. Instead, plastic surgeons claim that it’s Lopez’s jawline and chin that are most admired by other females. Those who go under the knife to have their faces enhanced constantly show photos of the lower portion of Lopez’s face in an attempt to have their own flawless jawline and chin.
8. Jessica Simpson’s breasts
She’s been dissed by the media numerous times, first for her fluctuating weight and also for supposedly bringing bad luck to her then-boyfriend Tony Romo’s football career. But one thing’s for certain: she definitely has breasts that many women would kill to have—and hers are all-natural! Her own father bragged about her breasts, once quipping, “She’s got double Ds! You can’t cover those suckers up!” True, those breasts seemingly doubled in size when she gained tons of pregnancy weight, but once she slimmed back down, her curvaceous form was certainly a sight for sore eyes.
7. Madonna’s cheekbones
Though it’s true that Madonna looks as good as she does because of a healthy lifestyle, it’s certainly not without the help of a little plastic surgery here and there. The pop icon allegedly uses botox injections regularly and has had facelifts throughout the years. As a result, her skin is as smooth and flawless as a baby’s bottom and her altered cheekbones are to die for. Said cheekbones have been used as a reference when women want to have their own cheekbones stand out.
6. David Beckham’s legs
David Beckham is the football legend that he is because of his passing, crossing ability, and bending free kicks. It doesn’t hurt either that the man is drop-dead gorgeous. But chiseled features and rock-hard abs aside, Beckham’s physical asset is his pair of lean legs. It’s not just because of what those legs can do on the football field that they’re famous, but also what they look like: long, lean, and with just the right amount of muscle.
5. Brad Pitt’s butt
The movie Troy was a huge hit at the box office, not just because of its storyline and all-star cast, but also because Brad Pitt–who played the invincible Greek soldier Achilles—flashed his butt to the cameras in a scene showing his character in all his post-coital glory. Pitt obviously underwent a vigorous workout to prepare for the role, as seen in his toned arms, lean legs, and that delectable behind. Women salivated and men envied that backside.
4. Blake Lively’s legs
When Gossip Girl exploded into the entertainment scene, arguably the biggest star that came out of it was Blake Lively and how. She’s beautiful, sexy, a promising actress, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s married to one of Hollywood’s hottest men, Ryan Reynolds. Lively is one of those lucky females who would look good in a sack. Her most enviable feature is her set of gams, further emphasized by the fact that she’s a good five-foot-ten and wears towering heels almost all the time. Girls who are tall with long legs can follow her workout regimen, but unfortunately, girls with short stumpy legs have their hands tied in that department.
3. Zac Efron’s chest and arms
He’s come a long way from his days in High School Musical and has since made a name for himself as an A-lister in the Hollywood circuit. One of the pulls that Zac Efron has on the public, aside from his fresh-faced good looks, is his smoking-hot body. He recently won an MTV Movie Award for Best Shirtless Performance and he accepted his reward by stripping off his shirt, showing off a gorgeously sculpted torso and well-muscled arms that undoubtedly sent girls swooning and guys straight to the gym to work it.
2. Mark Wahlberg’s abs
For the longest time, getting Matthew McConaughey’s abs was the lifelong goal of every workout-savvy male. And though the actor is still hot, his body is not quite as admired as Mark Wahlberg’s is these days. Surgeons have shared that most men who want abs that are swoon-worthy always point to Wahlberg as the ideal body type. It’s possible to get it through a rigorous workout, but some opt to take the easy (and more expensive) way out by having their abs surgically sculpted.
1. Nicole Kidman’s nose
It’s hard to believe that she’s almost 50 because she doesn’t look a day over 30. Nicole Kidman is still one of the most beautiful women in the world, with her porcelain skin and bright blue eyes. She has denied having plastic surgery, saying she tried botox, but it didn’t work out for her, so she stopped. Many have said that one of her most desirable assets is her nose, which many women have tried to copy when going under the knife. Despite her claim to never have had any work done, her nose seems to have evolved through the years, but it doesn’t matter. It’s close to perfection now.