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K. Michelle On Being Open About Plastic Surgery: I Don’t Want Little Girls To Think I Woke Up Like This
K. Michelle is a hot topic on any given day of the week, but the one thing most people are always centered on is the singer’s curvaceous body. In the trailer for her upcoming solo reality show, “My Life,” we see K. go under the knife yet again for liposuction and when we had a chance to chat with the artist during a Huffington Post Live segment yesterday she explained that the choice to undergo the procedure was a personal one and not something she felt pressure to do or wants to pressure others to do.
“My body is a hot topic every single day…” K. Michelle said. “I don’t want little girls to feel like I really woke up like this.”
When HuffPo Live host Marc Lamont Hill asked K. if she was comfortable sharing what plastic surgery she’s gotten done, she didn’t hesitate to answer.
“I got my boobs done. I had fat transferred to my butt. I sucked out my stomach, you know, just normal women things,” she said. “They said ‘are you really going to do this surgery on TV’ and I said ‘yes because it’s my life and I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed of wanting to suck the rolls out of my stomach. I didn’t wake up like that.”
Asked again whether she is concerned young girls might think they have to go to the same extreme measures for fame, K. stated:
“You don’t have to do anything to be popular. You need to do what makes you happy. Don’t look at me as the poster-child of ‘I need to change my appearance’…. You’re beautiful however you are.”
Check out the full segment from the interview in the video above. What do you think about K. Michelle’s transparency when it comes to her body.
Would you recognize some of your favorite celebrities if you saw them today? Plastic surgery, weight and reasons we just can’t explain have seriously changed the landscape of these celebrity faces.
Whenever we catch a glimpse of some of Kim Kardashian’s almost unrecognizable Throwback Thursday photos, we’re convinced that she looks nothing like she used to. Do all Kardashian’s get better with age?
While many people in (and out of) Hollywood routinely stop by their favorite plastic surgeon for a touch up, these stars are vocal about aging gracefully without any help.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis screamed her way into Hollywood. Making her debut in the original 1978 “Halloween” movie, Curtis was known as the “scream queen” after starring in numerous horror flicks. After more than 30 years in the business, Curtis tried Botox injections once and immediately regretted her decision. “I am appalled that the term we use to talk about aging is ‘anti,'” Curtis wrote in a blog for “HuffPost50.” “Aging is as natural as a baby’s softness and scent. Aging is human evolution in its pure form.”
If you could look like any celebrity, who would it be? From chins to arms to noses, these are some of the most desired celebrity body parts in Hollywood. We bet you can’t guess the most-requested part of them all.
Kate Middleton’s Nose
The New York Daily News called Kate Middleton’s nose “spring’s hottest accessory.” Some surgeons even keep several photos of Kate Middleton’s nose on hand for when the inevitable requests come in.
“I Didn’t Consider It A Problem” Wendy Williams Opens Up About Cocaine Habit, Plastic Surgery & More
Wendy Williams is far from the shy and reserved type. And when it comes to other people, she’s never shy about stating her opinion. And in doing so over the years, she’s revealed, in passing, quite a few things about herself. For instance, we know that Wendy battled a cocaine addiction, has had numerous surgeries and is a proponent of wigs–for several reasons.
In celebration of her 50th birthday, the radio turned talk show host, spoke with People, about her very challenging and bumpy road to happiness.
Wendy explains that finally, at 50 she’s happy with her physical appearance. “I’m 5ft 11 in, 165 pounds and I love my body at this point in my life.” But that wasn’t always the case. From childhood, her family let her know that her size was a problem.
“In the seventies I guess that is what they called ‘love.’ When I look back I was a little fluffy, but I wasn’t ‘fat.'” But during her development, the seed had already been planted and Wendy said concern over her figure led her to cocaine when she was an undergrad in college.
“I didn’t consider it a problem mainly because I had no money to fuel the habit.”
All of that changed though when she got her first big break working at New York City’s WRKS in 1989. She had a salary to help feed her addiction.
“I was making $60,000 a year, and at $35 a gram, cocaine was cheap.”
Meeting her husband Kevin Hunter is what caused Wendy to slow down. “I decided to step back and take an assessment of my life.”
After meeting Hunter, Wendy had two miscarriages. The aftermath caused her to abandon her health and she gained 103 pounds.
Thankfully, then she got pregnant with her son Kevin Jr, who is now 13. After his birth she opted for a ‘mommy makeover’ and got tummy tuck. Wendy says “It was a kickoff to a new way of life.”
These days, she’s very conscious of her health, particularly since she has both a thyroid disorder and Graves’ disease–which is why she wears the wigs.
But she’s certainly grateful for the life she’s currently leading. “I’ve corrected just about everything that bothered the hell out of me in my twenties, thirties and forties. I have to say, this is not how I thought things would turn out. I’m sober, I’ve got my Kevins, my parents are still around to see my success. I knew life would turn out OK, but I didn’t think it’d turn out great.”
Chicago woman Sabrina Kropp has filed a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Walton, for posting photos of her nose prior to having plastic surgery on his website labeled “cocaine nose.”
The Chicago Tribune says Dr. Walton took the photos of Kropp in 2004. At the time, the two had an understanding that the images of Kropp would be secure in her medical records. Despite this agreement, Dr.Walton used the photos to advertise his new practice, Plastic Surgery Chicago LLC. Dr. Walton published the photos of Kropp on his site in 2013. According to Dr. Walton’s website, the definition of a “cocaine nose” is:
“Cocaine causes a constriction or closing of blood vessels. When cocaine is snorted through the nose, it causes the blood vessels in the nasal lining to constrict. Chronic cocaine usage can result in prolonged constriction of the nasal lining blood vessels with resultant death of these tissues. This results in sores in the nasal lining and septum that can lead to perforations of the septum, infection, loss of supporting cartilage, scarring and eventual collapse of the nose. Unique to the cocaine injured nose is the relative sparing of the external skin cover.”
Reading that description it’s not hard to see why Kropp, who is suing Dr. Walton’s medical practice for breaching the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is so upset. HIPAA requires an individual’s written authorization before medical information is used for publication, marketing, teaching or commercial purpose.
Kropp alleges that Dr. Walton’s decision to use her photos on his site have caused her “to become distressed, shamed and embarrassed.” Since, filing her suit Kropp’s photos have been deleted from Dr. Walton’s medical site, but thanks to the Smoking Gun, you can still see them here.
Thinking about going under the knife? Maybe you ought to think twice. These celebrities are suffering some pretty big consequences for their plastic surgery decisions.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star K. Michelle has only admitted to getting a butt lift, but her extra large posterior has earned her a lot of negative attention after her appearance on reality TV. We’re not mad at her backside but do you agree with naysayers who claim she overdid it?
A British student took out a $17,000 loan and then used the money to get plastic surgery on her hips, knees, butt and thighs. According to the New York Daily News, she’s also now thinking about a nose job.
“I know some people might be surprised to hear that I spent my student loan on my body, but it was worth it for how I feel now,” she says.
In the UK, students repay the government for their student loans, and don’t have to start doing so until they make $28,000 annually. They have 25 years to pay it back.
Of course, the Brits haven’t cornered the market on plastic surgery. The US has a new show on the E! Network, Botched, focused on bad plastic surgery. In 2013, breast augmentation, nose reshaping and eyelid surgery were the most popular cosmetic procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In total, 15.1 million procedures were done in 2013, a three percent increase from the year before. Butt augmentation and neck lifts are the procedures that have seen the greatest growth in popularity.
Overall, says the International Business Times, the number of procedures are going up because they’re more accessible; it’s not just the rich and famous who can get these procedures. Anyone can and they do, even for something as superficial as better selfies.
Botox injections are the most popular of the minimally-invasive procedures, with 6.3 million of those performed last year, a three percent increase from 2012. Among the demographics that are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures are men. Guys got more than 385,000 Botox injections in 2013, a 310 percent increase from 2000, says the ASPS. That’s still a far cry from what women are doing (society is more accepting of men who show the signs of age), but it’s still a huge leap.
The biggest problem in all of this are the people who are seeking these products and procedures on the black market or through practitioners lacking in either credentials or ethics.
“Since 2002, medical spas—a sort of hybrid between doctors’ offices and beauty parlors—have increased tenfold in the U.S. And since these medical spas face different regulations in every state, many patients are unfamiliar with the spas’ uneven safety records,” writes The Atlantic in a story that takes a closer look at that show Botched.
And you have this horrific story of Apryl Brown who had to have her limbs amputated after a procedure went wrong. Ironically, the fillers that she wanted to boost the size of her bottom caused her to have parts of her posterior removed. More of Brown’s story below.
Or you have those people who are buying fillers and other supplies and then administering them on themselves.
What are your thoughts on cosmetic procedures? Yes? No? If you can afford it, go for it? Share your thoughts in the comments.
When you’ve spent years on reality television and in the public eye, your face and image is always open for speculation and opinion. We’re certainly not saying it’s right but it’s a part of the biz. Any little nip, tuck, weight gain, weight loss, fashion faux pas or alteration is heavily documented and open for discussion.
And as sick as this sounds, the people want answers.
I’m referring to Dawn Richard one fourth or one third of the girl group Danity Kane.
Now that the ladies have reunited and are touring, people are starting to pay more attention and a recent picture she posted on Instagram have many asking did Dawn do a little tweaking?
Personally, I’m confused. For the past several years, if someone showed me 10 pictures of Dawn Richard, I’d think I’d seen ten different black women. I thought perhaps she just has one of those faces easily morphed by makeup. But others are convinced it’s something else, something more permanent.
And it’s true, it does seem like the structure of her face has changed, her face is less fuller these days. If I were to guess she had any plastic surgery, I would say something is radically different about that nose. But Dawn has spoken about the rumors and she denied it, saying if she did indeed have surgery, she’d get her boobs done. And she would let people know because she has no problems with plastic surgery. She instead said that she’s been working on her skin, using Proactive and what not.
Really, at the end of the day though, it’s her decision whether she wants to speak on it or not. She doesn’t really owe us anything. Others argue that if she did have the surgery she should just own up and be a bit of a spokeswoman for people who are considering the option for themselves.
What do you think, has Dawn changed her face or is it just some good contouring and better makeup? If you’re still undecided, check out some of the recent pictures (like within a month) Dawn has posted on Instagram.
Watch the video of Dawn speaking about the rumors, which have been around for so long, in the video on the last page.
We’re used to celebrities changing up their looks from time to time with new hairstyles, new clothing and even a little nip tuck. But every so often celebs do something so drastic to their appearances they’re hardly recognizable anymore. Be it surgery, weight loss, weight gain or something else here are 15 celebs who are unrecognizable these days.