“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?” croons Lana Del Rey in her song for Baz Lurhmann‘s The Great Gatsby. That appears to have been the thought process of the following fifteen girls, so afraid of the effects of time on their pretty faces and nubile physiques that they made appointments with their friendly neighborhood surgeons.
Jane Fonda, the quintessential fitness guru, started getting plastic surgery when her age began to show. Her surgery, however, was curative rather than preventive. When her buns of steel turned into buns of tin or lead, she visited the “dermatologist” to see what she could accomplish with a check-book instead of exercise and self-discipline. And it worked out: despite being almost eighty, she looks damn fine.
These girls, however, did the opposite. They still looked cute, blessed with the effortless attractiveness of youth. But, from greed, or fear, or both, they chose to go under the knife and and try to manacle the hands of time (and foolish exercise).
Before I get further into it, I want to say one thing. You will not find Heidi Montag on this list. I don’t know about you all, but I’m impossibly tired of hearing that she had 10 surgeries in one day. We get it. Everyone knows. My job is to inform you, not repeat what you already know.
That all said, let’s hop right in to the 15 youngest starlets to have altered their features.
15. Ashlee Simpson – Nose Job + Botox
Ashlee Simpson is currently 31 years old. Even at this age, getting surgery would be a little bit premature. The typical assumption is that women in Hollywood start to struggle about halfway through their thirties. But back in 2007, almost 10 years ago, the “La La” singer supposedly got botox to correct the “wrinkles” in her face (wrinkles that people a couple of decades her senior would pay thousands of dollars to have). But more famously, the SNL hoe-downer got a nose job to slighten her schnoz. Although she never formally ‘fessed up, when a reporter asked her about the alteration, she answered with: “As long as people have two eyes, you probably know the answer.”
14. Courtney Stodden – Breast Augmentation
Courtney Stodden was born in August of 1994, making her currently 21 years old. Her husband ex husband is also a 55 year old man named Doug Hutchison, to whom she got married when she was 16 … Creepy. After denying many allegations that she’s “100% surgery free”, in 2013 she went to the hospital to have her breasts augmented. They went from a natural, relatively humble cup size to a whopping DD, especially impressive considering the rest of her petite frame. Since then, Stodden has admitted to having had her lips injected. But aside from that, she swears that she hasn’t had any surgery. Like in Ashlee’s case, anyone with eyes can tell that that’s dubious, but it’s her own private business.
13. Rihanna – Nose Job + Boob Job
Rihanna‘s alleged plastic surgery, since it was so successful, is much more a subject of speculation than something she went on a talk show and confirmed. Rumor has it that the Baja knockout has had both rhinoplasty and a breast augmentation. Some people even believe that she had a forehead reduction. If you look at photos from the beginning of her career, it does look as though her nose was bulkier than it is today, something that doesn’t usually happen except for with surgery. Her breasts also do look fuller in certain photos, also probably not the result of “late blooming” (if you ask me, she already looked pretty grown in the “Pon de Replay” video).
12. Denise Richards – 3 Boob Jobs
It’s hard to believe that the 45 year old Denise Richards used to be one of the biggest sex symbols in Hollywood. Time, partying, and a high profile marriage to Charlie Sheen will kind of do that to a person. And yet she was, having played for example the Bond Girl in The World Is Not Enough (she was Dr. Christmas Jones, a nuclear physicist assisting James Bond in his mission). She had her first breast augmentation when she was only 19. She even admits to not doing enough research and ending up with much bigger implants than she wanted. When she was 27, she got a second boob job, right before filming her famous role as Kelly Van Ryan in Wild Things. She later got a third corrective boob job, and is apparently now comfortable in her own skin.
11. Amanda Bynes – Nose Job
In 2013, at age 27, Amanda Bynes tweeted: “‘I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes. Having surgery was the most amazing thing for my confidence!” She later said: “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!” She got a lot of attention a few years ago for her wildly erratic behaviour, doing such things as tweeting that she wanted Drake to “murder her vagina”. So we get that maybe the former “All That” cutie had gone off the deep end a little bit, but her surgery still seemed like an attempt to reclaim the cuteness that her got her fame and attention in the first place.
10. Ashley Tisdale – Nose Job
It seems as though noses are a real bone, or should I say cartilage?, of contention in Hollywood. High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale also got her nose reduced after she made it on the Disney Channel original movie. This happened back in 2007, when Tisdale was only 22 years old. She claims that she had the procedure done to repair a deviated septum (what? was she doing way too much blow on set with Gabby and Troy? Get real, girl.) Apparently, the doctor said her septum was 80% deviated (read: the surgeon said her nose was 80% oversized) and needed to be corrected. She had it done and her career hasn’t been the same since. Ahem.
9. Kylie Jenner – Lip Injections
Kylie Jenner‘s lips have gotten a ton of media attention this year, be it from people admiring their styling (the Kylie Jenner lip challenge) to people calling out the “politics” behind them (she’s too young to be so sexualized; black folks have had juicy lips for centuries but they’ve only been used to dehumanize them; etc.) For a long time, the youngest of the famous sisters denied having had work done (the same way she denied having been in a technically illegal relationship with rapper Tyga). But recently, she came out saying that she had in fact gotten injections into her lips, increasing them from their natural, pencil thinness to voluptuous, sexpot levels. She is very young, but she’s now legal and can do whatever the hell she wants.
8. Kaley Cuoco – Breast Augmentation
Kaley Cuoco is best and arguably only known for her role as Penny in The Big Bang Theory. She recently came out saying that she had her breasts augmented when she was just eighteen little years old (she’s now 30). And that’s not all: she also claimed that it was “the best decision [she] ever made.” That might be true: it has probably gotten her farther than is admirable in her career. It’s pretty obvious that she’s on The Big Bang Theory as much as a sex symbol as she is as a comic actress. And she looks great, her surgery not having gone awry like that of Denise Richards. Plus, it snagged her a relationship with Hollywood’s hottest new commodity, Superman Mr. Henry Cavill.
7. Iggy Azalea – Breast Augmentation
First things first: she AIN’T the realest, at least not anymore. In March of 2015, Iggy Azalea confirmed to Vogue that she had gotten her boobs done. She says that even though many people told her she didn’t have to go public, the change from virtually nothing to quite large breasts speaking for itself, she said that she wanted to address it because she’s “a blabbermouth” and also didn’t want to have any secrets with her fans. (Maybe that’s what she meant by “the realest…”) It’s unusual to have celebrities be so frank about their procedures (Lindsay Lohan‘s seeming breast augmentation around the time Mean Girls came out still a mystery, for example), so we appreciate the candour.
6. Tara Reid – Botched Boob Job + Body Contouring
Tara Reid‘s star was on the rise after she appeared in American Pie, the wildly successful teen comedy that revived the genre. She was blond, beautiful, and all-around charming to watch. However, by the time she returned for the threequel, American Wedding, she had transformed. This was partly due to her hard-partying ways, but also due to her surgeries gone wrong. In 2004, when she was 29, she got her breasts done. They started to look really weird, and their size and weight deformed her nipples. Her body contouring also failed, leaving her with a wobbly stomach and a hernia that prevented her from wearing bathing suits. She messed with near-perfection and ended up ruined. She got the procedures reversed a few years later, but with minimal success.
5. Megan Fox – Various
It’s tough to say that Megan Fox‘s surgeries were “so unnecessary” since after having them, she became an iconic sex symbol of a generation. But we here tend to think that any youthful surgery is unnecessary, even if the people under the knife deny it vehemently, as Megan Fox does. However, the photos speak for themselves. If you click through a slideshow of her from 2003 onward, it becomes pretty clear that she’s had botox, cheek augmentations, lip fillers, and rhinoplasty. Perhaps, if Megan Fox hadn’t given herself such a total femme fatale, sexpot look, her career would’ve been prolonged. But the ultra-hot car mechanic character she not only played but completely embodied made her irresistible, but also short-lived.
4. Dianna Agron – Nose Job
You all remember Dianna Agron from Glee. She played Quinn, the stuck-up cheerleader who never wanted to be anything less than perfect. Interesting how she was actually willing to discuss her plastic surgery publicly (something her character would’ve never done.) However, like Ashley Tisdale, Agron had to hide behind a thin little pretense, fully admitting it, like Iggy Azalea, being totally out of the question. In a 2011 interview with David Letterman, Agron claimed that she’d had two nose jobs: one after she broke her nose at a party in high school, and then another when she broke her nose on tour with Glee. For someone so demure, she certainly seems to break her nose a lot, so let’s just take what she says with a grain of salt.
3. Lisa Kudrow – Nose Job
Lisa Kudrow, Phoebe on Friends, has stated that having her nose done was “life-altering”. She went from, in her opinion, “hideous to not hideous.” Pretty harsh things for someone only sixteen years old to think. That’s right: Kudrow had her nose corrected before she was even legal (presumably with permission from her parents, not just by some backalley hack). According to her, she made the change before switching high schools. Had she done it in the old place, people would’ve known and teased her for it. But seeing as no one knew her in the new school, she was free to arrive looking as different as she wanted and no one would notice the inconsistency.
2. Bella Hadid – Nose Job
Gigi Hadid is the hottest thing beside from Kendall Jenner these days. She appeared in Zayn Malik‘s video “Pillowtalk” and Calvin Harris‘s “How Deep Is Your Love?” But her sister, Bella Hadid, is on her way to becoming an it-girl in her own right. She’s getting into modelling and she’s allegedly in a relationship with The Weeknd. But perhaps one stop on the road to being that it-girl was the surgeon’s office. Bella allegedly got a nose job to turn her bulkier-than-average nose into a slim, button thing. Certain people online think that her nose looks much smaller than it once did. Either way, she’s a beautiful girl and she’ll be successful at modeling.
1. Hilary Duff – Fake Teeth
I thought I’d save the most radically different of these items ’til last. Although various celebrities have had their teeth done, including for instance Miley Cyrus, but Hilary Duff‘s choice to get hers done seems to have aversely affected her career. When she first got the porcelain veneers inserted, brighter and more symmetrical than her natural set, the press gave her a lot of crap, claiming that she had given herself “horse teeth” (I tend to absolutely agree…). She apparently got them filed down to a more moderate size, but she hasn’t had much success since The Lizzie McGuire Movie, which is the last time she appeared in the media with her natural teeth, jussayin’.