In the 80’s, professing nose job aspirations induced ridicule, shame and accusations of self-hate. Commercial rappers were sell-outs, “stay black” was the movement and little black boys and girls were advised to take pride in their broad-shaped noses, and disregard false standards of beauty.
The nose job debate made its way into conversation anywhere black people congregated and became the focus of several day time talk shows. Comparatively, 21st century black folks, still rocking the noses of their parents, still marginalized by mainstream standards of beauty, are more nip-tucked than ever.
There’s far less scrutiny awaiting those that go willing to undergo rhinoplasty. In Hollywood, it’s more of a challenge to find a starlet who hasn’t reshaped her nose.
But the underlying motivation for celebs going under the knife are no where as puzzling as figuring out whether a procedure actually happened. These women are pretty before and after the surgery and sometimes the change is so slight, it’s like nothing ever happened. At least that’s what many are hoping. That’s where side by side photos come in.
Here’s a rundown of your favorite African-American starlets who ditched her natural nose for a Hollywood honker as soon as she got the chance to blow.
Can you tell the difference?