Ain’t No Shame In Their Game: Celebs Who Get Botox
It used to be a Hollywood secret but now botox is out in the open and these celebs who receive injections feel no shame about undergoing the cosmetic procedure. For more on plastic surgery and the way the African American community has caught on to the trend, check out Moguldom Studios’ latest documentary, “Knifed Up.”
Kim Kardashian is the biggest reality star on the planet and one of the most photographed women in the world. She’s gotten a lot of flack over her obsession to stay camera ready and many have accused her of going under the knife to enhance her looks. While she has never admitted to having cosmetic surgery, the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star isn’t adverse to the idea and has had Botox injections before. “I’m totally not against plastic surgery,” said Kim in an interview on ABC’s “Nightline.” “I’ve tried Botox before.”
Sharon Osbourne is a trailblazer but not for the reason you may think. Way back in 2003, the talk show co-host was one of the first celebrities to admit to using Botox injections. “I get Botox injections for frown lines on my forehead,” Osbourne revealed to “People” magazine. “I’ve been having it for a couple of years. My kids wouldn’t let me have it when I was going through chemo.”
Vanessa L. Williams
Vanessa L. Williams became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983. Since then the New York beauty has made a career as an actress and a singer. While she’s not afraid of aging, Williams has used Botox injections here and there as part of her beauty regimen. “I use it [Botox] very sparingly,” Williams said to “People” magazine. “I want to look natural.”
Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have been besties since they started on the hit sitcom “Friends” together. But they have a difference of opinion with using botox. Cox is an avid user of getting Botox injections while Aniston is a firm believer of aging gracefully. Cox has also experimented with lesser known treatments like Fraxel and Ulthera to slow the aging process. “I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable,” Cox had said.
Jenny McCarthy signed on to co-host ABC’s “The View” last year. Ready to be on television five days a week, McCarthy is a longtime user of Botox. “I go every two months,” she said. “My tricks are, I get Botox in my forehead—I just have my doctor do a little shot there.” But after just a year sitting at the table, she was relieved of her duties. Up next for the former Playboy playmate is a job as a weekly host on Sirius XM radio.
Women aren’t the only ones getting a Botox shot or two. In 2011, over 300,000 men were the recipients of Botox injections. David Hasselhoff is included in that number. The “Baywatch” star has been vocal about erasing his frown lines with the popular procedure. “I have had Botox, everyone has,” David Hasselhoff bluntly admitted to “People” magazine in 2006. “It’s a shot. It takes out the frown. I haven’t had that in a year. I take pride in that. I look great.”
Kim Cattrall played sexpot Samantha Jones on HBO’s “Sex and the City” and sometime her suitors were a lot younger than her. In real life, Cattrall uses Botox to get rid of a few aging lines but that doesn’t mean she’s afraid of looking her age. “I have a big crease between my eyebrows and I use Botox to get rid of that, but that’s kind of it,” the actress said to the “Huffington Post.” “I’m 51 and I think I look my age, but I don’t want to be 20 any more — or even 30 or 40.”
Simon Cowell made a name for himself being brutally honest when giving criticism to budding artists on television. The UK judge and brains behind “American Idol” and the “X Factor” is very upfront and honest even when it comes to himself. Cowell has gotten Botox injections and makes no bones about it. “To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste,” Simon Cowell admitted to “Glamour” Magazine. “It works, you do it once a year. Who cares?”
Actress Jennie Garth is perhaps best known for her role as Kellie Taylor on the 90’s teen soap opera “Beverly Hills 90210.” Since then she’s starred in numerous made for television movies before snagging another role on a sitcom. While she’s not a hardcore user of Botox, the “What I Like About You” star has admitted to getting a touch up every now and again using it “in the slightest amount,” Garth told “People” magazine. “I don’t want my face to change.”
Janice Dickinson has never been shy about her affinity for plastic surgery. The former supermodel had her first cosmetic procedure done when she was 32 and two decades later, she’s still at it. In addition to getting a boob job, tummy-tuck and facelift, the reality show star admits to getting Botox injections on the regular. Dickinson travels to Dallas every six months for Botox injections.
Actress Lori Loughlin had millions of women envious of her when she played John Stamos’ love interest on “Full House.” Two decades later, she looks like she hasn’t aged a bit. While some of that is attributed to her genes, Loughlin is no stranger to Botox injections. The “Summerland” actress has likened the popular procedure to taking a cruise on the Mediterranean. “It makes you look like you’ve been on a really nice vacation,” said the actress to Fox News.
If you can’t beat them, join them. Actress Robin Wright feels that almost everyone in Hollywood gets Botox injections and she’s no exception. But unlike other, the “House if Cards” actress doesn’t go overboard. “It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year,” she said to London’s “Telegraph.” “I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off. Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.”