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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?
By and large, it seems positive self-esteem is no match for the narrow-minded ideals of beauty unleashed on the American psyche 24-7. Especially with so many black celebrities going under the knife routinely. Most of these women were attractive, talented prior to plastic surgery, which suggests that the operations aren’t necessarily to become more beautiful, but more, “other.” Of course, when you’ve got the money and the excuse that everyone else is doing it, a nip here, or tuck there, hardly seems out of the question.
Here’s a recap of some of the expensive attempts to buy self esteem from a plastic surgeon:
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought about what you would “have done” if you could? Or, shall we say, your wallet allowed? Even with the current state of the economy, cosmetic plastic surgery procedures rose two percent to 1.6 million in 2010, according to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Consumers are willing to spend on themselves again and confidence is up,” says Dr. Phil Haeck, president of the ASPS.
Take a look at the top procedures done in 2011. Are you tempted to try? Or are you just fine with how God made you? Read the rest of this entry »
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Some women are born with envious features, or at least embrace their imperfections, while others opt for physical alterations. We’ve seen some of our favorite celebs transform their ‘cute button’ noses into slender “Hollywood” features. Some of these celebrities have successfully transformed and added to their beauty, while others should have immediately contacted their surgeons to see if they could revert back to their ‘before’ selves.
Still, these celebrities all have one thing in common: a new nose.
Presenting our best and worst celebrity nose jobs in black Hollywood.