There's no harm or shame in getting plastic surgery. Maybe it was more taboo thirty years ago for an average person to get plastic surgery but, these days, it's absolutely normal and even commonplace to get plastic surgery. Research shows that in 2012, 14.6 million cosmetic procedures (both minimally invasive and surgical) were performed. It's pretty clear plastic surgery is fairly widely accepted!
Again, there is no shame at all in getting plastic surgery. There is shame, however, in not owning up to your life choices. Getting plastic surgery is like getting a tattoo; it doesn't mean anything was wrong with your body before, it just means that you wanted to change it. Being afraid to admit to plastic surgery implies that you're ashamed of your choices or of yourself.
It's pretty clear that these actors all had plastic surgery. When you compare pictures across years, there are clear changes that makeup and contouring can't explain. These actors would all be much better off if they just admitted to their choices! At least then, we wouldn't be talking about it still.
So here they are: 13 celebrities who tried to hide their plastic surgeries.
13 Renee Zellweger
Okay, the fact that Renee Zellweger denies having plastic surgery is unfathomable. She doesn't even look like the same person anymore! Her eyes seem wider, her face thinner, her neck tighter, and her collarbones more pronounced. She must have had Botox and collagen injections, as well as a face lift. She certainly was not at an age where she needed plastic surgery or work done.
Paparazzi theorize that perhaps she got so much work done to reinvent herself. She had a very recognizable look before; perhaps she was just trying to give herself new opportunities and chances in an industry she's been in for a long time.
12 Angelina Jolie
These two pictures of Angelina Jolie look very similar, but take a closer look. She's probably had some collagen injected in her upper lip. She has definitely had a nose job, thinning the bridge and end of her nose. It's also possible she had work done to make her cheekbones more pronounced, or breast implants.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most proud and confident celebrities out there. Why should she be embarrassed about getting plastic surgery? Perhaps Angie's a bit embarrassed by the work she's had done, but she shouldn't be. She was gorgeous before and she's gorgeous now.
11 Ashlee Simpson
It should be pretty plain to see what Ashlee got work done on: her nose and her chin. Her big transformation happened at the start of her music career (remember that? Yes, that happened). Maybe she was jealous of all the attention her older sister got as she was growing up.
When asked about her plastic surgery, she denied it saying that people were just comparing bad pictures of her to good pictures of her. However, it's pretty clear that she had some work done. She should just admit it and get it over with!
10 Nicki Minaj
Come on, it's obvious she's had work done! Her breasts have certainly been enlarged, she's had a chin implant, possibly cheek implants, not to mention lash extensions and serious contouring. This picture doesn't even show her whole body; she's likely to have had butt implants as well. There's no limit to the amount of work Nicki might have had done.
Nicki Minaj denies having any plastic surgery, claiming that it's all her natural look; but really, come on, who would believe that? She looks like a cartoon caricature! Nicki is incredibly hot, but it's not likely that she was born with any of that physique.
9 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian wants everyone to think that she was born from a God and is infallible; that's probably why she married Kanye West (the only people that love Kanye and Kim more than Kanye and Kim are Kim and Kanye).
Look at the pictures though and you'll know that she went under the knife. Her nose is clearly different, her cheeks are more pronounced, and her jawline is tighter. Sure, the changes might be subtle, which is how she's been able to get away with lying, but she probably had some work done. And most people believe that her butt was a product of surgery. Really, that thing is not natural.
8 Megan Fox
Megan Fox likes to claim that the only physical changes she went through happened during puberty. Yeah, we're not convinced that easily, Megan. Having trouble seeing the differences between the two pictures? Look at the nose; though the tip of her nose is the same, she's assuredly had the bridge of her nose thinned, and she might have had some work done on her cheeks. Though one of the most common accusations laid on Megan Fox is that she's had Botox injections in her forehead, she's "proven" otherwise (by wrinkling her forehead; apparently, that's all you need to do to prove you haven't had Botox injections).
7 Blake Lively
Here's another nose job that won't be owned up to. Blake Lively definitely had a nose job, if you compare her pictures above. However, she won't admit it! It's also rumored that she had injections in her eyelids, though it's a more subtle difference there than in her nose. Blake Lively won't own up to it, saying that differences in hair, makeup and pose account for the differences in the pictures. She may be right, she might have just learned how to contour really well around her eyes, nose, and jaw, but it's a lot more likely that she had some work done.
6 Janet Jackson
This one we all knew about, right? Janet Jackson is one of those people you can tell had plastic surgery just by looking at her. If you look at the side-by-side pictures to compare her before and after shots, they look like two completely different people! Janet was adorable before she had any surgeries. She looked sweet and charming and personable. Maybe she got plastic surgery to look more like her more famous brother; maybe she wanted to give off a vibe of youth and sexiness instead of sweetness and charm. In any case, she's definitely had work done, despite what she'd have you think.
5 Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen is a runway and print model that's had a few movie appearances. She's been modeling for a long time and she's always been gorgeous. She's 5'11", married to Tom Brady, and 35 years old. She's in the prime of her life, vibrant and gorgeous! So why did she get plastic surgery? It's clear from the pictures that she did some work on her nose, thinning and smoothing the bridge. It's probable that she didn't want anyone to know because her looks are her living, but she should never be ashamed of trying to get a leg up in her career.
4 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is 48 years old and somehow looks younger today than she did twenty years ago. Despite what she would have you believe, she is not aging in reverse and naturally becoming younger and more vibrant. She has certainly had many Botox injections over the years and, if you focus in on those lips, you might wonder if she's had some collagen injections. She denies having any plastic surgery, but come on. A fifty-year-old looking that good? After the stress of being married to Tom Cruise? And having two kids with him? That's not exactly likely.
3 Jennifer Aniston
We all love Jennifer Aniston; always have, always will. But she hasn't been entirely honest with us! Look primarily at her nose and cheeks. These pictures were taken across the span of a lot of time, so take into account her aging and weight loss. Still, her nose has definitely gotten smaller and her cheek bones are definitely more pronounced now than they were before.
Jennifer hasn't admitted to any plastic surgery, but probably because few people have asked about it. She's gotten very little cosmetic work done, and nothing too outrageous (nothing like Nicki Minaj's or Renee Zellweger's work).
2 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was one of the greatest and most recognizable musical artists of the last 50 years. Michael certainly had a prolific career and his death is still mourned. He forever changed the music industry.
That said and with all due respect paid, he shockingly never admitted to his obvious plastic surgeries. He finally admitted to the media, after a lot of pressure, to having two nose jobs. During his autopsy, coroner's determined he likely had closer to a few dozen. He certainly tried to reverse the effects of aging while he was still alive.
1 Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande got her start in Broadway musicals and then on a Nickelodeon kid's show, Victorious. She quickly tried to break free from her kid-friendly persona and become a hyper-sexualized pop icon. Perhaps she went under the knife in order to complete revolutionize her image.
She definitely got some work done on her nose (notice how it was not turned up at the end before and it is now) and she may have had injections in her upper eyelids. She denies having had any work done, probably in order to keep her sweet and innocent school-girl-like sex appeal, but it's clear to a trained eye that she's had a few minor procedures.