Not everyone is comfortable telling the world the details of their many plastic surgery procedures. To some, admitting getting a little nip or tuck here and there is the same as admitting defeat. Celebrities are under a lot of pressure to look younger for longer, if they want to remain in the spotlight, so it isn’t really breaking news when one of them goes under the knife.
While some celebrities choose to age gracefully, others opt for a simple procedure or two, just to smooth out those fine lines, or get rid of those 5 pounds that no amount of diet and exercise ever seems to touch. The problem is, even the slightest change in appearance ends up sending the tabloids into a frenzy. Magazines often do cover stories on speculation over which stars have had work done, and which ones are au natural. They even get real doctors to scrutinize every bump, lump, and wrinkle, and give their “expert opinion” on the final product.
There will always be the celebrities that embrace their plastic surgery addiction, but what about the ones that never admit to having work done, despite supposed “hard evidence” to the contrary? Here are 10 stars who have vehemently denied going under the knife.
You may also know boisterous NeNe Leakes as her character on Glee, Roz Washington, but she is best known for being one of the housewives on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also had her own spin-off on Bravo, called I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, which followed the preparations for her re-marriage to husband, Gregg Leakes. She was arguably the most popular Atlanta housewife, and when her acting career, and fashion line started picking up steam, so did the plastic surgery. Leakes has admitted to having a breast lift, a nose job, and liposuction in the past, some procedures even airing on her reality shows. But for some reason, when she appeared on Bethenny in 2013, she denied having any work done at all. Selective memory, maybe?
Rapper, Nicki Minaj is well known for her curves, and many people have wondered if she got butt implants to give her such a voluptuous backside. While Minaj has addressed rumours that she has had a nose job, saying “I’ve never had surgery on my face. They’ll see contour, and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose. No, no, no, it’s makeup,” she has always been careful not to confirm or deny any surgical procedures enhancing certain body parts. Her new song Anaconda clearly highlights her backside as a huge asset that she is proud of, whether it’s real or not.
The most famous Kardashian has denied ever having any sort of plastic surgery besides Botox, but there are always rumors going around that she has had everything from butt implants, to a nose job. To dispel the butt implant talk she actually had an X-ray on one episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which proved that her derriere is all natural. She has also shared a photo of herself in high school to prove that her breasts are all hers as well. When it comes to facial surgery, Kardashian has been open about her makeup contouring skills, even posting step by step pictures of how she gets certain looks. Maybe it’s all real, after all.
Megan Fox is arguably more famous for being beautiful than for her acting skills, but the way she looks today is definitely different than the way she looked before she got her big break in the Transformers franchise. The feature she has endured the most scrutiny about are her fuller lips, but all she says about that are “my lips are my lips”, which doesn’t really confirm or deny anything. There has also been speculation that she has had facial fillers, and nose refinement. But unlike some celebs, she hasn’t done anything too drastic, and whatever work she has had done appears to have turned out pretty well.
Former Gossip Girl, and current lifestyle website entrepreneur, Blake Lively, has recently been getting more attention regarding her nose. People have pointed out that her nose looks slightly thinner than it did before she shot to fame. While the difference isn’t extreme, it is definitely noticeable in certain photos. When asked about the rumors, Lively has said, “It’s the way you address any rumor. People want to talk. They want to create negative things about you and your life. You can’t let them affect you.” So, she has never directly denied having a nose job, probably realizing it wouldn’t matter anyway, there will always be people who won’t believe her.
Jersey Shore star, J-Woww (Jenni Farley), obviously has breast implants that she is not shy about showing off. But when she came back to the shore for season 5 of her hit reality show, fans noticed her face looked thinner, her skin tighter, and her lips a lot plumper. The speculation was that she was spending her new found reality star fortune on plastic surgery, because if she’d go under the knife once, what’s stopping her from doing it again? She eventually addressed the rumors, telling In Touch, “if I had work done, I’d be open to talking about it. But I didn’t.”
Anyone who saw photos of Michael Jackson from when he was a teenager could clearly tell that the King of Pop had multiple plastic surgeries procedures done. The most noticeable of course was his lightening skin, which he claimed was because of a skin condition called vitiligo, that causes depigmentation of parts of the skin. While a lot of people didn’t believe him, the condition was confirmed during the autopsy after his death. The other obvious transformation in his appearance was his ever-changing nose, as well as higher cheekbones, and an overall different facial structure. In his autobiography, Moonwalk, he admitted to having rhinoplasty, but claimed the shape of his face had changed due to puberty and a strict diet, not plastic surgery.
Anyone with eyes can tell that rapper, Lil’ Kim has definitely had multiple procedures done to achieve the severe, tight look that her face has taken on these days. When she started getting attention from the media regarding her altered appearance, she chose to deny the extent of her plastic surgeries, and blame a blog for Photoshopping her pictures to make her look worse than she actually does. While we haven’t seen her in person to confirm, it seems unlikely that anyone would Photoshop her to look like she had an extreme facelift and a nose job.
Nicole Kidman has always maintained that the reason she looks so young at 47 is that she doesn’t smoke, uses sunscreen, and takes care of herself, and it’s as simple as that. But still the plastic surgery rumors rage on. She has been asked on numerous occasions if she has gotten Botox, and she did admit to trying it, but that she has gotten away from it, and has never had surgery to alter her appearance. . There has also been speculation in the last couple years that she underwent a breast augmentation from a small B-cup up to a C, but of course she has never confirmed.
The queen of romantic comedies, Meg Ryan, has chosen not to age gracefully, and has instead gone down the road of multiple procedures to try to fix the damage that surgery keeps doing to her face. In the height of her popularity, she was fresh-faced and gorgeous, but now her lips are over plump, her chin is too pointy, and her cheeks have had their fair share of filler pumped into them. It is safe to say that her once successful career has all but vanished because of her unnatural appearance. The more work she has done, the worse she looks, and she has never admitted to the press that she has ever gone under the knife. If she isn’t careful she might be on a list of celebrities plastic surgery disasters in a few years, still dodging the constant cosmetic surgery questions.