Celebrities, they’re just like us! Except, not at all. While the majority of the world’s population chooses to age gracefully, Hollywood, and all its famous inhabitants, can’t handle getting older. So they take their loads of money and visit the fanciest doctors in order to have time reversed. When done properly, some celebrity plastic surgeries go unnoticed, but it’s not those we care about. We’re more interested in the celebs that went under the knife and came out looking worse on the other side, because sometimes, you just shouldn’t toy with time. Here are eight celebrities that should have let nature run its course, because they looked much better before getting their noses shaved down, lips filled and skin pulled taut.
8. John Travolta
This one’s a little tricky. Did John Travolta really ever go under the knife? Our gut tells us that something is going on, because the actor’s face is looking a little too stiff to be normal. While he’s never openly admitted to having any cosmetic enhancements, we like the old John Travolta better than the new, or at least better than one that appeared at the 2014 Oscars. At the very least, we’d say he’s definitely done something cosmetic with his hair. Notice how that hair line has been pushed up?
7. Heidi Montag
If you were a teenage girl in 2006, then you most likely glued yourself to the TV screen one night a week to watch MTV’s The Hills. You probably loved Lauren Conrad, and sometimes hated Heidi Montag, who was blinded by her now hubby, Spencer Pratt. But back in 2006, Heidi was truly as cute as a button. She was naturally beautiful, until Hollywood seemed to get to her head, and she decided she needed a breast augmentation, lip injections, a nose job and really, who knows what else? The beautiful blonde went from girl next door to who is that girl next door? In 2010, at just 23, the reality TV star underwent 10 plastic surgery operations in one day, including enlarging her breasts to an F cup (she’s since had them brought down to a C), liposuction, botox, a chin reduction and more. She said in an interview, “I definitely regret the surgeries that I have had over the years, I think I was so young and in such an unstable situation in my life with so much going on and so much pressure.” The unfortunate thing about plastic surgery is that it’s basically un-reversible. We wished you had stayed more natural too, Heidi.
6. Mickey Rourke
While we can’t really blame Mickey Rourke for getting plastic surgery, it doesn’t mean he didn’t look better before. The boxer/actor went under the knife to fix some facial features that were, well, damaged due to the violent nature of the sport. He once said or his surgeries, “Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together. I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone.” So while his surgeries were necessary, maybe he should have picked a much better doc to do the job.
5. Megan Fox
While she, too, has never openly admitted getting work done, the before and after pictures really do tell the tale. There’s no denying her beauty, but there’s also no denying a slimmer nose and fuller lips. While we think Megan Fox looks gorgeous after, too, she’s just one of those girls that was good as is, and leaves us wondering why she ever went under the knife with a face like that to start with.
4. Amanda Bynes
Though there’s a lot more going on with this girl than just plastic surgery, Amanda Bynes has looked way better in her early days. The actress has openly admitted to a nose job, but what was wrong with her before? Of all of Hollywood’s young actresses, we wish Bynes was the one to stay naturally beautiful, and not fall off the train tracks into whatever mess she’s gotten herself into. Can’t the girl from Bend It Like Beckham make her way back?
3. Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner had his first experience with plastic surgery in the Eighties, where he unfortunately suffered a botched nose job and face-lift. He’s since gone under the knife again, in an attempt to repair the damage done, but that 2009 surgery didn’t seem to fix his face. Though we can’t really blame him for this, the former Olympian and now a member of the famed Kardashian clan, should have probably never gone under the knife in the first place.
2. Lil’ Kim
Rapper Lil’ Kim looks like she’s no stranger to cosmetic surgery, though she’s never openly admitted to going under the knife. Before and after pictures of the star tell a different story, though, with the natural beauty changing drastically as she’s aged. And it doesn’t look natural. Many have speculated that the rapper’s had fillers, a nose job and other enhancement work done to her face and body. We’ll let you be the judge.
1. Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson is proof that even supermodels are insecure. The model, who rose to fame in the 70’s and 80’s, has been open about her love for cosmetic surgery, gushing to InTouch Weekly that she “lives for plastic surgery.” She states she’s only ever had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and face lift, but gets Botox regularly. Wasn’t she gorgeous before, though?