Actress Ashley Judd was recently blasted in the news and across the web for allegedly having had plastic surgery that altered her usually slim and attractive appearance. Judd appeared on numerous talk shows promoting her new T.V. show with a much puffier face giving the impression of having used a cosmetic filler such as Juvaderm that is typically used to smooth out wrinkles and lines.
The new look was not a good one for her and Judd reacted to all the criticism by saying that she was battling a sinus infection and was puffy due to the steroids she was on. “When I am sick for more than a month and on medication, the accusation is that because my face looks puffy, I have ‘clearly had work done,’ with otherwise credible reporters with great bravo ‘identifying’ precisely the procedures I allegedly have had done,” she wrote. She also commented on how she believes it is the hypersexualization of our society that welcomes all the criticism, though “ It doesn’t have anything to do with me, really, and how I look.”
We applaud Ashley for standing up for herself but the reason everyone was speculating about plastic surgery is that there’s been an epidemic of “pillow face” among Hollywood’s female stars lately. Madonna and Nicole Kidman have them. So do Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Lara Flynn Boyle. Most of them don’t appear to have gained weight in the rest of their bodies, so either they’re all sharing the same sinus infection, or it’s a trend being enabled by plastic surgery.
And let’s say, hypothetically, that it is plastic surgery. Why won’t any of the celebrities in question acknowledge having work done? Because as much as actresses are criticized for signs of aging or unusual facial features, they’re inevitably ridiculed for dealing with these things through surgery. So actresses swear up and down that they’ve never had anything done (except maybe “a little Botox”), and the rest of us are left to speculate wildly about which of their features are real and which are cosmetically enhanced.
The powers that be are forcing this new character “Lana del Rey” down our throats and so we decided to investigate if this chick was for real or not. The 24-year-old New Yorker is actually called Lizzy Grant – she admits the name Lana Del Rey was made up by “a series of managers and lawyers”. She tried to make it as a mainstream artist in 2009, releasing a three-track EP. This failed, so she went away, wrote some more songs and returned transformed. Bigger hair, bigger eyes, bigger lips, bigger tunes.
So, as far as we can tell, this woman has transformed herself in more ways than one. We conclude that she has most likely had a lip augmentation as well as a nose job as you can see from the obvious differences in the pictures above. Although the diffences may be obvious to you and me, Lana del Rey vehemently denies every having altered her lips. In an interview with Complex, Lana is asked about the speculation, here’s what she has to say:
“What bothers you about the criticism?
I’m just not interested. Music is secondary to me. I wish I could go back to normal. I’m a really quiet person. I always have been. It’s hard when you see a lot of things written about you. It’s not what I had in mind.
Yeah, there’s a lot of speculation about your lips.
I can tell that’s going to be a fucking problem. I didn’t sign up to be famous, I just wanted to sing. It’s so annoying, but what am I going to do?
Are your lips real?
I haven’t had anything done at all. Anyone who’s known me will tell you that. I’m sorry, but I was living in a trailer park for a few years. I didn’t even have enough money to buy Cocoa Puffs. It’s not like I crawled from under the bridge and got surgery. I’m quite pouty. [Laughs.] That’s just how I look when I sing.”
Teenage Courtney Stodden rose to the spotlight after after marrying 51 year old actor Doug Hutchinson earlier this year. She has managed to infiltrate her overtly sexual self onto pages of celebrity magazines and T.V. shows posing in tiny biknis and sexy costumes. The thing is, Courtney adamantly claims she has had NO plastic surgery and is 100% all natural! Aside from all the cosmetic enhancements like hair bleach, copious amounts of makeup and fake tanner, why does this 17 year old look like a woman twice her age? Could it be she is lying?
Courtney appeared on the Dr Drew Show Lifechangers last November and underwent an ultrasound on her breasts to determine if they were real or not. Check out the footage below and decide for yourself.
Before & After, Celebrity, Makeup, Surgical Cosmetic Procedures