45+ Celebrities Who Spent a Fortune Changing Their Looks

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45+ Celebrities Who Spent a Fortune Changing Their Looks

Society puts a lot of pressure on people to look perfect, and it’s even worse in Hollywood. Therefore, a lot of celebrities turn to plastic surgery in order to meet the entertainment industry’s unrealistic beauty standards. Some of these stars just had some minor work done, while others have become completely unrecognizable. See how much money it cost these A-listers to change their look and rest assured that you’re not unattractive — just poor.

Nicki Minaj – $11,500

Looking at photos of Nicki Minaj, it seems evident to some that the rapper has had buttocks implants, breast augmentations, and a nose job — to name just a few of the more noticeable procedures.

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However, Nicki has denied all of the above and claims that her appearance is the result of diet, exercise, and makeup. Um, what exercise can make your chest grow several cup sizes?! That being said, Nicki doesn’t seem to mind the speculation. “As long as they’re talking about Nicki Minaj, I’m good.”

Heidi Montag – $1,000,000

Heidi Montag was once a wealthy reality star but she’s lost most of her fortune and she blames her various plastic surgeries for swiftly draining her bank account. At the age of 23, Heidi had a whopping 10 surgeries performed in just one day!

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The reality star says that she’s pleased with the results of the procedures but she still “sometimes” regrets getting them done. She specifically mentioned the dangers of her procedures and the difficult recovery process, saying that fans should take such decisions more seriously than she did.

Victoria Beckham – $12,956

Victoria Beckham has always said that she wouldn’t get plastic surgery, with the exception of a breast augmentation, which she’s since reversed. However, a recent interview has made it pretty apparent to fans that Posh Spice has had some fillers and injections.

(Left)Twitter // @GlamourMagUK | (Right) Facebook // The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Chances are that it was more noticeable in her recent appearances as the procedures were freshly done, so the swelling hadn’t gone down yet. Victoria’s probably been getting these injections on a regular basis but usually times them around her public appearances.

Kylie Jenner – $2,000,000

Kylie Jenner was just nine years old when filming the first season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. That, paired with the fact that the Kardashian family is notorious for getting cosmetic procedures, makes it extremely difficult to discern what changes in Kylie’s appearance are the results of puberty and which ones are from plastic surgery.

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Most people believe that the now-25-year-old had had lip fillers, butt implants, breast augmentation, and post-pregnancy liposuction. At the time of writing, Kylie has only confirmed the lip fillers and nothing more.

Lil’ Kim – $19,625

Lil’ Kim has returned from her career hiatus and, while fans are delighted to have the rapper back, people have been shocked by Kim’s new appearance. Lil’ Kim has had a nose job, breast augmentation, liposuction, lip implants, and lightened her skin.

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Proving that celebrities face the same insecurities as everyone else, Kim has said, “To this day, when someone says I’m cute, I can’t see it. I don’t see it no matter what anybody says.” We truly hope that these procedures give Lil’ Kim the confidence she’s looking for.

Amanda Bynes – $18,000

Amanda Bynes has had two cosmetic procedures and intends to get more. First, she got a breast augmentation but undid it as she found the implants to be “uncomfortable.” Recently, the former actress has gotten a nose job and seems to love the results.

Facebook // Mamamia

“I’m so sick of magazines and blogs using old photos! When will they stop? I will never look like that again! Having surgery was the most amazing thing for my confidence!” For what it’s worth, we think Amanda looks beautiful both before and after her surgery.

Jennifer Aniston – $30,500

Jennifer Aniston has had two nose jobs but she insists that she hasn’t undergone any other surgeries. Although she hasn’t had a lot of work done, the actress has been open with fans about the fact that her beauty is the result of a lot of expensive procedures.

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As she hilariously posted on her Instagram, “I’m just a girl… standing with hair and makeup. A stylist. A photographer. A lighting crew, wind machine, props, and a computer… asking you to think I woke up like this.”

Kourtney Kardashian – $25,000

Kourtney Kardashian is often praised as being one of the most natural of the Kardashian clan. While there have been endless rumors and speculations that the reality star has had multiple fillers, injections, and even a butt job, Kourtney insists that she’s only ever had one procedure.

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Kourtney got a breast augmentation when she was 21 years old but now says that she regrets it as she feels she looked “cute” before the surgery.

Michael Jackson – $1,000,000

Experts speculate that Michael Jackson had over 100 cosmetic procedures done and even his mother admitted that her son was “addicted” to plastic surgery. We can’t argue with all the work the King of Pop had but the fact that he dyed his skin is often misunderstood.

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Michael had vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder that causes white patches on the skin. The singer lightened the non-vitiligo parts of his skin in an effort to even out his skin tone — it was not an attempt to appear white (as many incorrectly believe).

Tori Spelling – $13,000

Lately, Tori Spelling has been accused of looking oddly like Khloé Kardashian (who’s also widely thought to be a fan of plastic surgery). The actress insists that it’s all the work of excellent makeup and contouring, but fans aren’t convinced.

Daily Squared // Lakeisha

That being said, Tori has admitted to getting a breast augmentation when she was younger but she now regrets it. Sadly, the procedure made it difficult for Tori to breastfeed her children and she says she never would’ve gotten the surgery had she been warned of its risks.

Joan Rivers – $99,000

Joan Rivers had so many plastic surgeries that the comedian often included her procedures, and ever-changing appearance, in her stand-up. According to her daughter, Joan had a whopping 348 cosmetic operations and was never pleased with her physical appearance.

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It’s worth noting that Joan claimed to have had upwards of 700 procedures but that’s often thought to be a joke. Sadly, even after all her procedures, Rivers still didn’t feel beautiful enough — proving that sometimes plastic surgery isn’t the answer.

Cher – $750,000

Cher has been quite open about the fact that she’s had a facelift, neck lift, eyelid alterations, breast augmentation, nose job, and dental surgery.

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When people try to argue that all those procedures are a bad influence on young women, Cher points out, “It makes me happy.” “You know, if I want to put my tits on my back, they’re mine to do so.” We have to admit that the singer/actress has a point!

Kathy Griffin – $30,000

Kathy Griffin speaks openly about her experiences with plastic surgery in the hopes that it’ll discourage others from following in her footsteps. The comedian got liposuction, which nearly ended her life due to complications in the procedure.

Famewatcher // Pimmy Watson

Kathy has shared her post-surgery photos with the public saying, “I want women to know that this is what lipo looks like. Like, are you sure you don’t want to just work out a little more?” She also got a nose job due to pressure from various agents.

NeNe Leakes – $20,500

NeNe Leakes saw her desire to get plastic surgery as a business opportunity. The former reality star became an ambassador for the Georgia Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery center and even offered a discount code to her Instagram followers.

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NeNe got liposuction and a “mini” Brazilian butt lift, documenting the before and after on her social media. Leakes has also confessed to getting a nose job and breast augmentation surgery. NeNe insists that “as long as you don’t look plastic, a little nip and tuck is OK!”

Meg Ryan – $11,750

While many celebrities turn to plastic surgery in order to keep their careers going, some struggle to find work after botched procedures alter their appearance. It creates an unfortunate catch-22 for celebs, and many believe that Meg Ryan fell victim to this conundrum.

Pinterest // @closerweekly

The actress hasn’t had regular work in years and many believe that it’s due to her alarmingly different appearance. However, Meg insists that she quit Hollywood due to burnout and nothing more.

Kim Kardashian – $16,500

The majority of the world believes that Kim Kardashian has gotten a nose job, various fillers, breast augmentation, butt implants, and liposuction — among other procedures. However, Kim herself denies all of the above.

(Left) Twitter // @UdaipurKiran | (Right) Twitter // @pagingmrScales

While she admits to undergoing various cosmetic procedures, specifically laser treatments, Kim insists that she hasn’t had any major surgeries. In a somewhat contradicting statement, Kim has said, “I’m totally not against plastic surgery.”

Denise Richards – $13,000

Denise Richards admits to having had breast augmentation but denies any other cosmetic procedures. “It is funny to me, on social media people are saying I have had so much plastic surgery. I have only done my boobs and I am very open and honest about that.”

(Left) Twitter // @fuckhessa | (Right) Twitter // @FilmNewsWeb

“I have had the same nose if people look it up, and the lips.” Given that the actress’ face is still emotive, especially in comparison to her The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars, we’re inclined to believe her.

Brad Pitt – Unknown

Brad Pitt is often regarded as one of the most attractive men in Hollywood, however, it’s debatable how much is down to genetics. While Brad hasn’t admitted to any cosmetic procedures, the general public seems to believe that he’s had liposuction, a facelift, a nose job, an eyebrow lift, and eyelid surgery.

Pinterest // @In_Touch

There are also rumors that the actor has always been self-conscious about his ears so had surgery to pin them back. Regardless, there’s no denying that he’s aged gracefully.

Dianna Agron – $15,000

Dianna Agron has been open about the fact that she’s had a nose job but she insists it was for medical reasons. The actress has broken her nose twice and had to get surgery to fix it each time.

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Apparently, the second time Dianna needed surgery on her nose, she couldn’t do it right away because she was busy touring with the rest of the Glee cast. The procedure’s delay sparked rumors that Agron fixed her nose for cosmetic reasons but it appears that wasn’t the case.

Megan Fox – $8,000

Megan Fox has always been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, both before and after her alleged surgeries. The actress has consistently denied having had any invasive procedures done on her face or body.

(Left) Reddit // u/PrimeMeganFox | (Right) Instagram // @fashion_royal

However, it seems undeniable that both her nose and chest area have changed significantly over the years. It’s also worth noting that paparazzi have managed to get pictures of Megan leaving the Diamond Face Institute in Beverly Hills with what appeared to be fresh lip and cheek fillers.

Khloé Kardashian – $2,000,000

Khloé Kardashian had to endure a lifetime of being called the “ugly” sister. Yet, people still reacted with shock when the reality star decided to get plastic surgery. Khloé has been rumored to have a nose job, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, fillers, injections, and even a “face transplant.”

Reddit // r/KUWTK

It’s clear that Khloé’s had the biggest transformation of all the Kardashians (and that’s really saying something) but she’s only ever admitted to the nose job. Of all the rumors, Khloé seems most bothered by the alleged liposuction, which she adamantly denies.

John Travolta – Unknown

John Travolta is another celebrity who denies ever getting cosmetic procedures done, despite the fact that his face has been frozen for roughly 10 years now. Experts say that the actor seems to get routine injections and has clearly had several facelifts.

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Like many men, famous and not, John began to bald when he reached a certain age. However, his balding seemed to reverse itself overnight, leaving many to believe that he either had a hair transplant or wears a wig.

Demi Moore – $500,000

Demi Moore walked the runway at Paris Fashion Week in 2021 and the moment she hit the catwalk, Twitter lit up with accusations of plastic surgery. It seems that the actress fell victim to the “Joker deformity,” which is a cross-cheek depression that can occur from a facelift.

(Left) Shutterstock // REX | (Right) Twitter // @PageSix

However, Demi insists that her altered appearance was the work of makeup and lighting. “I have had something done but it’s not on my face.” Fans aren’t buying it, though, as many believe that Demi had a nose job and facelift.

Britney Spears – $2,000

Britney Spears has always tried to avoid intense cosmetic procedures, despite the pressure involved with being Hollywood royalty. The singer routinely gets relatively noninvasive treatments, such as fillers, but hasn’t had any significant body alterations.

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Britney’s admitted to having seriously considered getting a breast augmentation but decided against it in the end. However, the Princess of Pop often speaks about how living in LA can influence people to get plastic surgery and it’s possible she may go for it one day.

Blake Lively – $7,300

Blake Lively has never confirmed or denied her nose job but the truth is that she doesn’t have to because the photos speak for themselves. That being said, the actress is often praised for being a natural beauty and not having overdone it with cosmetic procedures.

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Many people suspect that Blake also got an eyelid touch-up and had some freckles removed from her face. It’s likely that she had some things put back where they were before her multiple pregnancies, too.

Michael Douglas – Unknown

All celebrities feel pressure to look young but that stress was probably magnified for Michael Douglas when he married Catherine Zeta-Jones, as she’s 25 years his junior. The actor has said that he got a facelift right before his wedding, in order to keep up with his much younger bride.

(Left) Twitter // @CHANNINGPOSTERS | (Right) Twitter // @expressceleb

Apparently, Michael also got a face augmentation just two weeks before Catherine was due to give birth to their second child. It seems that Michael likes to freshen up his face before big life events. Hey, you do you, Michael!

Ashlee Simpson – $13,000

Ashlee Simpson seems to constantly get called out for things that almost every celebrity does. Everyone knows the singer’s career took a fall when she was caught lip-syncing during a live performance, despite this being a common practice. We’re not saying it’s a good thing, we’re just saying she’s not the only one.

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Shortly afterward, Ashlee was blasted for getting a nose job when she often preaches body acceptance. Once again, this is something many stars do. Sorry, but we can’t see how Ashlee’s offense is worse than anyone else’s.

Nicole Richie – $13,000

Nicole Richie has been open with fans about her plastic surgeries, as she’s said, “Why grow old gracefully when you have the technology to prevent it?” Fair enough. The TV personality has gotten a breast augmentation and a nose job, both of which she seems happy with.

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Sources say that Nicole’s new chest has given her a level of confidence she’s never had before. It’s also worth noting that Richie has put effort into gaining weight but she hasn’t turned to cosmetic procedures for that yet.

Kris Jenner – $71,000

Kris Jenner has been quite open about her various plastic surgeries. The reality star has had liposuction, breast augmentation, laser surgery, facial fillers, a facelift, and probably a whole lot more. Many people also believe that Kris has gotten a nose job, although she denies it.

(Left) Instagram // @krisjenner | (Right) Pinterest // @NickiSwiftCeleb

We’re actually inclined to believe her since the Momager has been so open about the work she’s done. In fact, she even went through an entire facelift procedure on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Ashley Tisdale – Unknown

Ashley Tisdale got her start working for Disney and they’re notorious for putting pressure on their talents to be positive role models. This is why Ashley got so much backlash for getting a nose job, despite her claims she had a deviated septum and needed the procedure for medical reasons.

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The actress does admit to getting a breast augmentation, though, but she regretted it and had the implants removed. Now, Ashley stays away from cosmetic procedures entirely. She’s said, “It never truly makes you happy, I guess.”

Bella Hadid – Unknown

Bella Hadid promotes herself as being entirely natural, except for a nose job which she regrets. The model has said, “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors. I think I would have grown into it.” That’s entirely possible, given the fact that Bella was only 14 years old when she had the procedure.

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That being said, many people believe that Bella has also had a brow lift and face fat removal. The now-25-year-old insists that her different appearance is simply the result of puberty.

Lindsay Lohan – Unknown

Lindsay Lohan grew up in the spotlight, which means that every normal thing her body did was accused of being the work of cosmetic surgery. For example, when the actress hit puberty, everyone thought she’d gotten a breast augmentation.

(Left) Twitter // @Kevin10919728 | (Right) Instagram // @lindsaylohan

Nowadays, Lindsay is an adult and her features continue to change. Many people believe that she’s had a nose job, lip fillers, and cheek fillers — none of which she’s confirmed or denied. It’s worth noting, though, that Lindsay’s former substance usage may be the reason for her altered appearance.

Adele – Unknown

Sadly, Adele, like many celebrities, has faced constant criticism over her body. The singer used to be heavier than she currently is, which brought her criticism. Recently, Adele lost a significant amount of weight and now people are criticizing that she’s “no longer relatable.”

(Left) Twitter // @AdeleMuseum | (Right) Twitter // @oladimeji_ipaye

People, pick a side! Many speculate that Adele got liposuction to achieve such a dramatic weight loss but the singer insists she just worked hard with diet and exercise. Whatever the truth is, we’re just glad she’s happy with the results.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Unknown

Dwayne Johnson is known for his incredible physique but he’s been clear about the fact that it isn’t all real because he doesn’t want to contribute to creating a standard of “unattainable perfection.”

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The Rock had a cosmetic procedure to get rid of his gynecomastia, which is a fancy word for “man boobs.” Dwayne explained, “It was an aesthetic thing (…) I was walking around with my shirt off all the time, so I had it done.”

Iggy Azalea – $20,000

Iggy Azalea has undergone quite a few cosmetic procedures — including breast augmentation, nose job, lip fillers, and a chin implant. It’s also rumored that the rapper had liposuction after pregnancy but Iggy insists that her post-baby body is the result of diet and exercise.

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That being said, she has absolutely nothing against plastic surgery. According to the artist, “I think it’s a personal choice and anybody, man or woman, they should be able to make an informed decision, and if you want to change something, then that’s up to you.”

Zac Efron – Unknown

Fans everywhere were confused when Zac Efron appeared in Bill Nye’s Earth Day! The Musical and looked absolutely nothing like himself. People thought the actor had undergone plastic surgery, which he technically had — but not for cosmetic reasons.

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Apparently, Zac slipped in his home and hit his jaw on a fountain. As a result, he needed to undergo reconstructive surgery. If your only takeaway from this is that rich people have literal fountains inside their homes, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

Ryan Gosling – Unknown

As if the pressure to look perfect weren’t already prominent in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling has the added challenge of playing Ken in the upcoming Barbie movie.

(Left) Pinterest // @refinery29 | (Right) WireImage // Gregg Deguire

While no one can argue that Ryan is a proper heartthrob, some believe that there are parts of the actor that are just as plastic as the doll he’s about to portray. It appears that Ryan has gotten a nose job and some work done on his chin — although he’s never admitted to either procedure.

Nicole Kidman – $1,400

Nicole Kidman’s recent movie appearances have led people to believe that the actress has had an excessive amount of work done. While she’s always beautiful, Nicole does appear to be unable to move her face lately. However, the actress states, “To be honest, I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything.”

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Experts beg to differ. They claim that Nicole’s gotten a nose job, fillers, and injections. Nicole does admit to having had injections in the past but says she regrets them and won’t repeat the experience.

Dolly Parton – $23,000

Dolly Parton has always been honest about her plastic surgeries. As she humorously said, “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.” The singer has had a breast augmentation, nose job, and face fillers. She’s also lifted her lips, neck, brows, and eyelids.

(Left) Facebook // Far Out Magazine | (Right) Twitter // @DollyParton

Dolly’s explained, “If something is bagging, sagging, or dragging, I’ll tuck it, suck it or pluck it […] I’m not a natural beauty, but I can enhance it. Whatever it takes, I do.” We respectfully disagree with the ‘not being a natural beauty’ part.

Sharon Osbourne – $200,000

Sharon Osbourne has no problem being open with her fans about the various cosmetic procedures she’s had done. The TV personality has said, “There’s not much I haven’t had tweaked, stretched, peeled, lasered, veneered, enhanced or removed altogether.”

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However, she deeply regrets some of them and even referred to her facelift as “horrible.” Sadly, Sharon has needed to “come to terms” with her new appearance. Let this be a cautionary tale — you can never really know how these procedures will turn out.

Jocelyn Wildenstein — $6.6 Million

Jocelyn Wildenstein is so open about her many cosmetic procedures and plastic surgeries that she has gained the nickname “Catwoman” after those procedures left her looking like a cat-human. It also looks like she’s nowhere close to being done.

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“I’ve said to myself I’ll continue for the next 10 years and then I may stop,” she has shared. “I would happily have more if I felt I needed it. Why not? If I reach my nineties, who knows? I may one day be the oldest person in the world to have cosmetic surgery.”

Rumer Willis — Unknown

Rumor Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has kept quiet about whether or not she’s had work done. But, according to a source, she has followed in her mother’s footsteps.

(Left) Pinterest // @surgeryvip | (Right) Instagram // @rumerwillis

“Rumer’s been to see Demi’s plastic surgeon…and since she’s always finding flaws, she keeps going back,” the source has reported. Apparently, the actress has gotten her lips plumped, her nose thinned, and her teeth modified.

David Gest — Unknown

Husband to Liza Minnelli and TV personality/producer, David Gest had opened up about his experience with plastic surgery sometime before his passing. In an interview, he said that if he could, he would go back to his original nose.

(Left) Twitter // @HuffPostUKEnt | (Right) Twitter // @ryanbailey25

Reportedly, he claimed that it was Michel Jackson’s fault that Gest became hooked on those procedures. He did, however, share that “after each operation, Michael would always come over to my apartment in Beverly Hills and look after me.”

Sir Tom Jones — $46,000

Sir Tom Jones, the Welsh singer, has opened up to British publications about his love for plastic surgery. In an interview, he shared that he got so many procedures, it was actually his doctor who told him he had to stop.

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“He said I should try to look as natural as I can,” he said about his physician. “I’ve had some nips and tucks.” All in all, he’s had a nose job, facial injections, and several facelifts.

Blac Chyna — $100,000

Model and reality star, Blac Chyna has gotten much from her association with the Kardashians through her previous relationship with Rob Kardashian. Apparently, he paid for her surgeries as well — at least, according to Rob.

(Left) Reddit // u/interstimnews | (Right) Instagram // @blacchyna

According to his Instagram post, Rob gave Blac Chyna an anniversary gift of plastic surgeries including a butt reduction, weight loss surgery, and breast augmentation.

Robert Pattinson – Unknown

Rumor has it that, at the beginning of his career, Robert Pattinson struggled to find work due to his nose. So, he got it “fixed.” Many people speculate that the actor had liposuction and gets abs painted onto his torso before filming shirtless scenes (this is a common practice in Hollywood).

Pinterest // @lifeandstylemag

Perhaps the most debated element of Robert’s appearance is his jaw. Some experts say it’s been altered to appear more masculine, while other plastic surgeons claim that it looks natural. Robert himself hasn’t commented on any of these speculations.

Kendall Jenner – Unknown

Kendall Jenner promotes herself as being the one Kardashian sister to never have had any work done. However, critics disagree and believe that the model’s beauty isn’t all-natural.

Twitter // @PlasticSurgNews

The main rumor is that Kendall had a nose job, but some people believe that she also had lip and cheek fillers. However, Kendall made a valid point when addressing the accusations — “As a model, why would I have my face reconstructed? It doesn’t even make sense.”

Courtney Cox – Unknown

Courtney Cox has openly admitted that she went too far with plastic surgery and now regrets it. The actress explained how cosmetic procedures can become addictive, by saying that it starts with just one or two minor tweaks and then…

Twitter // @PopCrave

“The next thing you know, you’re layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go, ‘Oh […] this doesn’t look right.’” While it’s unclear exactly what Courtney’s had done, she’s confessed to routine fillers and many believe she’s also had a mini facelift.

Kaley Cuoco – Unknown

Kaley Cuoco is extremely open about her plastic surgeries and calls them the best thing she ever did. The actress has gotten a breast augmentation, a nose job, and a filler on her neck. “As much as you want to love your inner self… I’m sorry, you also want to look good.”

Facebook // Erika Sato, MD

“I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.” Truthfully, we think that’s the healthiest reason one can have for getting cosmetic work done!

Renée Zellweger – Unknown

Renée Zellweger made headlines in 2014 when she attended a red carpet event with what appeared to be an entirely new face. However, the actress insists that she hasn’t had any work done. Sadly, the public bullied Renée for the supposed cosmetic procedures she’d gotten.

Pinterest // @nytimes

We’re as clueless as the next person as to whether or not Zellweger’s had plastic surgery but, either way, it’s her face and she can do what she wants with it.

40+ Celebs Who Ridiculously Got Criticized Online and Had Something to Say About It

40+ Celebs Who Ridiculously Got Criticized Online and Had Something to Say About It

Beauty standards are already unrealistic for us normal folks but for celebrities, there’s even more pressure to be “perfect.” People seem to forget that celebs are human, too, and you can’t just criticize their appearance simply because they’re famous. Well, these A-listers have had enough! They clapped back at their haters and set the record straight — every body is beautiful.

Christina Aguilera

After pregnancy, Christina Aguilera’s body changed a bit – which is completely natural and normal. However, instead of admiring how incredibly she was pulling off being a working mother, the press decided to dwell on Christina’s size.

Twitter // @liberatedbussy

They said that her new appearance was due to adult beverages, despite the fact that there are millions of other things that can alter a person’s body. Christina isn’t fussed, though, as she calmly stated, “As long as I am happy in my own skin, that is all that is all the confirmation I need.”


There’s no question that Rihanna is a trendsetter and that whatever she does will instantly become “cool.” That doesn’t excuse one journalist’s headline, though, which pondered if Rihanna’s size was going to make being heavy a “hot new trend.”

Twitter // @kezii_nae

Of course, Bad Girl RiRi had the perfect response, “If you can’t handle me at my 2007 Gucci Mane / you don’t deserve me at my 2017 Gucci Mane.” Ironically, that quote became a trend and we saw it all over social media for months!

Victoria Beckham

One particular critic saw a photo of Victoria Beckham and decided to use the opportunity to criticize a whole bunch of celebs. The comment read, “Victoria Beckham’s worst fears have come true as she has joined the wrinkly hand club — which also includes Sarah Jessica Parker, Courteney Cox, and Madonna.”

Shutterstock // BAKOUNINE

Wait, are celebrities not allowed to age now?! Furthermore, why are there no men in this “club”? Also, does this guy really think that anyone’s “worst fear” is a wrinkly hand?

Sarah Jessica Parker

Beauty is subjective but we can probably all agree that nobody’s ever been blinded from looking at a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker. Yet, she’s constantly criticized for her appearance. In fact, Family Guy even did a whole segment in which Sarah Jessica is a horse!

Reddit // u/ugly

Interestingly, her main criticism comes from the shape of her nose. Owen Wilson has an almost identical nose to that of the actress, yet no one seems bothered by his. Double standard? We think so.

Kelly Clarkson

Like many other celebs, Kelly Clarkson never signed up to be scrutinized for her appearance. She started her career as a singer and she’s now a talk show host — neither of those jobs requires a specific body type.

Pinterest // @closerweekly

Yet, the media went nuts when Kelly’s body changed a bit during pregnancy. “Kelly Clarkson shocked fans during her second pregnancy when she gained a massive amount of weight.” Um, what do these tabloids think happens when a woman is pregnant?!?!

Tyra Banks

Paparazzi often need to wait for hours on end in order to capture a celeb from an unflattering angle. That’s exactly what happened to Tyra Banks when a photographer managed to get a shot of her in which it looked like she’d put on a few.

Twitter // @mafaldacastro

Luckily, Tyra expertly shut the criticism down. She wore the exact same swimsuit on The Tyra Banks Show proving that the photo was deceivingly unflattering. The supermodel then offered for her critics to kiss the very part of her body they were insulting.

Soleil Moon Frye

Soleil Moon Frye became famous at just seven years old when she played Penelope “Punky” Brewster in the show Punky Brewster. As genetics would have it, her body developed very quickly and men often treated her as a woman when she was just a young girl.

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The press wasn’t any better, as they called Soleil “Punky Boobster” when she was just 13 years old. No one took Soleil seriously and they acted like the actress had done something wrong by developing early and “jail baiting” men.

Megan Fox

People seem so determined to criticize women for their appearance that they’ll go to any lengths to find something “wrong” with someone. When it came to Megan Fox, critics had to stoop so low as to focus on one single finger.

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Megan was born with Brachydactyly type D a.k.a. short thumb. Basically, it’s a condition clinically recognized by a thumb being relatively short and round with an accompanying wider nail bed. The press had a field day, insinuating that Megan’s thumb ruins her overall aesthetic. Ugh, as if.

Ben Affleck

While women definitely have it harder, men can absolutely be victims of unrealistic beauty standards, too. Shortly after his split from Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck was photographed looking out at the sea.

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Apparently, celebs aren’t allowed to enjoy nature anymore, especially if they’ve put on some weight. The media assumed that Ben was depressed — simply because he was watching the waves. They called him “sad Ben” and literally wrote a whole article about how “pathetic” his life had become. Seriously, all this because the dude was having a pensive moment.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet became a household name with the massive hit Titanic. Unfortunately, she also became the butt of many jokes about that famous door scene, because of her size.

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She was even warned by a drama teacher that she should settle for chunky sidekick roles rather than try to be a leading lady. As it turns out, Kate got the last laugh by becoming an Oscar winner and one of the most successful actresses of her generation.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is living proof that women just can’t win when it comes to their appearance. When she rose to fame on American Idol, the singer was criticized for being too large. After giving birth to her son, Jennifer decided to lose some weight in order to be healthier for her child.

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Then, the media decided that the pop star was too small! So, it seems that unless a woman fits into the decidedly “perfect” weight category (which usually only has wiggle room of a three-pound radius), she’s “unhealthy.”

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello is yet another celebrity who has had to face criticism for her size. The singer’s body has changed a bit over the years (as bodies tend to do) and the tabloids saw that as a reason to drag Camila down. However, the star pointed out that she looks like an average 25-year-old woman.

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People simply think they’re supposed to look different because of “Photoshop, restrictive eating, over-exercising and choosing angles that make our bodies look different than how they are in the moment and in their natural form.”

Scarlett Johannson

Scarlett Johannson is an adult human woman and therefore, she has some cellulite. This should hardly be newsworthy that a grown woman’s body has some cellulite on it, yet, tabloids were all over a bikini photo that showed the backs of Scarlett’s thighs.

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They said the actress was “over the hill” and “covered in cellulite.” By “over the hill,” they meant “human” — and by “covered in cellulite,” they meant “had a normal amount.” There, we fixed it.

Sarah Hyland

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has experienced criticism for her small frame. Let’s ignore the fact that it’s none of the public’s business what she looks like, but Sarah’s weight loss wasn’t even intentional.

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The actress was put on bed rest due to a kidney transplant and, as one could imagine, bed rest equates to losing muscle mass due to not moving around. Instead of taking that time to focus on her recovery, Sarah had to explain to the world why her body had changed.

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas is an Olympic gymnast and silver medal winner. This woman did flips, cartwheels, and jumps that most of us can never dream of doing. So, of course, what did the world focus on? Her hair.

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Apparently, Gabby’s hair wasn’t “professional” looking enough for some people. We’d love to meet these magical internet trolls who are capable of keeping their hair perfectly in place while doing somersaults in the air.

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe looked absolutely beautiful in her shimmery dress at the 2014 Golden Globes Awards. However, there were some nasty comments about her weight. One person even wrote, “Who thought this was okay?” underneath a photo of the actress.

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Um, a person over size two leaving the house isn’t okay?! Well, Gabourey made the clap back of the year when she wrote, “To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I most def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.” Perfect.

Jennifer Aniston

A word to the wise — don’t ask Jennifer Aniston if she’s pregnant. In fact, don’t ask anyone if they’re pregnant… ever. Unless you see a baby’s head crowning, do not assume a woman is pregnant.

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Jennifer put it perfectly when she said, “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny … that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment,’ and ‘celebrity news.'”

Serena Williams

Serena Williams is an incredibly talented athlete, so it can be assumed that the woman has a muscle or two on her body. However, some internet trolls decided that Serena’s athletic frame makes her look manly.

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It’s funny… aren’t people always “concerned” about celebrities’ “health” when they’re over or underweight? Well, you can’t get much healthier than Serena Williams. Yet, her body isn’t the “correct” body type either. Luckily, J.K. Rowling stepped in with this gem — “Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot.”

Lady Gaga

When she performed at the 2017 Super Bowl, Lady Gaga’s body became the topic of conversation — as opposed to her perfect performance. Gaga is by no means “chunky” but her shorts for that show didn’t fit her properly.

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Rather than realize that Gaga’s wardrobe stylist simply got the wrong size, people decided that this meant the pop star needed to lose some weight. Sadly, the public refused to understand that Gaga’s shorts were an ill fit, which said everything about the shorts and nothing about her body.

Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian is seemingly always being criticized for something. She was routinely called the “ugly” Kardashian by the press and then, everyone was somehow shocked when she got plastic surgery. Now, the issue has become her weight.

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For years, the reality star was considered too heavy and people said she needed to lose weight. So, she lost weight. Now, everyone’s complaining that she’s too slim and needs to gain a bit. Khloé summed it up perfectly when she sarcastically said, “I love this game!!”

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has slimmed down in recent years, but at the beginning of his career, the actor had to deal with the public telling him how much he weighed — as if he didn’t know.

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Jonah demonstrated more class and patience than we’d ever be able to in his position, when he pleaded with his fans. “I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body, good or bad, I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect.”

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy doesn’t have time for haters or their nastiness! When people pretend to be concerned about her health as an excuse to make rude comments about her weight, Melissa pities them.

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“I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.”

Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan is sick of people not bothering to learn her name and we don’t blame her! There was one particular podcaster who kept referring to Nicola as the heavy girl from Bridgerton when discussing her 2021 Golden Globes outfit.

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He claimed that the actress wore a black cardigan with her yellow dress to hide her weight. Nicola expertly responded, “I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name.”

Billie Eilish

In the latest episode of Women Can Never Win, we have Billie Eilish. The singer became known for her baggy clothes and laid-back style, which was often criticized for not being “feminine” enough.

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Recently, she got a makeover in which she’s started to wear more form-fitting clothes and dresses. Of course, everyone started freaking out and calling Billie “promiscuous.” This is why women are emotional — it’s not hormones, it’s the stress of constant scrutiny and judgment.

Ashley Graham

Supermodel Ashley Graham has been in the limelight long enough to know that no matter what she does, it’ll be criticized. Pretty much every picture Ashley’s ever posted on social media has been trolled in some way.

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As she so aptly pointed out, “When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, and rolls, I’m accused of promoting obesity.”

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter has arguably gotten the most criticism of all the Modern Family child cast. When Ariel’s body became more womanly, fans made inappropriate comments. When her weight changed, as it does when someone grows up, the public had an issue with it.

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When Ariel started to change her clothing style to match her maturity, people questioned her innocence. To be clear, what did they think would happen? She’d stay a kid forever?!

Chrissy Teigen

When she posted a swimsuit photo on social media, Chrissy Teigen received endless backlash for her body. People said that she was “shaped like Spongebob.” Um, what episode of Spongebob were they watching?! They also referred to Chrissy’s husband, John Legend, saying that he’s “gotta be cheating.”

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Wow, if these people think that someone’s body type means their partner’s surely cheating on them, we feel bad for these individuals’ relationships! Chrissy expertly brushed it off by writing, ​​”I’m happy, John’s happy, we all happy and doing a-okay!”

Wentworth Miller

Prison Break’s Wentworth Miller went through a bit of a tough time in his personal life and says that he turned to food for comfort. Unfortunately, rather than give the actor some much-needed time to heal, the internet cruelly created a meme in which they compared two photos of the actor with the caption,

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“When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald’s monopoly …” Wentworth admirably took the opportunity to educate people about mental health and the dangers of bullying.

Amy Schumer

The media loves to victimize Amy Schumer and make it seem like she’s suffering in her body because she isn’t a size two. Meanwhile, in reality, Amy is out there living her best life.

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The actress pointed out that she can get intimacy whenever she wants and isn’t exactly worried about it. “That’s the truth. It’s not a problem.” Well, why would it be? Amy also assured fans that the haters can’t hurt someone who has “zero shame in your game.”

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is one of those celebs who’s constantly ridiculed for her slim frame. Don’t worry — if she were to put on some extra weight, the haters would be ready to criticize her for that too.

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Meanwhile, Emma’s learned to ignore the trolls. The actress has said, “I’ve seen a lot of comments that say, ‘Eat a sandwich’ or ‘She looks sick.’ I’ve been looking at myself in the mirror, being mean to myself. I’m not sick. I eat sandwiches.”

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh wore a sheer dress in which one could see her chest. Well, apparently, people thought that since they could see it – that gave them the right to comment on it.

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The public criticized Florence, saying that she was too flat to be showing off her chest like that. The actress responded, “It makes me wonder what happened to you to be so content on being so loudly upset by the size of my … and body..?” That’s a really good question…

50 Cent

50 Cent’s famous single “Lil Bit” came out when he was 30 years old. Since then, the rapper has had the audacity to age to 47 years old. Fans seemed perplexed at how time works when 50 Cent performed at the Super Bowl in 2022.

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They seemed shocked and horrified that he no longer had the exact same body that he did when he was a young man. 50 Cent clarified that the criticism doesn’t bother him because it “only applies when you’re ashamed,” which he most definitely shouldn’t be!

Teddi Mellencamp

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp had to deal with a whole slew of trolls when she wore a pink mini dress. Apparently, people had issues with the fact that the dress didn’t hide Teddi’s cellulite.

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In a world full of gory horror movies and adult films that are questionable at best, the internet decided that a grown woman’s cellulite was what their eyes couldn’t handle. Teddi replied, “Guess what?! I am proud of it and most of us have it. Let’s normalize the reality.”

Chloe Cherry

Chloe Cherry of Euphoria fame naturally has the type of lips that most people pay a lot of money for. Interestingly, the public seems to think that Chloe’s natural lips are far too much. We wonder how many of those same people routinely pay for injections…

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The actress pointed out that no one seemed bothered or upset by her lips before she became famous. She managed to get through years without anyone running away screaming after seeing her face. Imagine that?

Kylie Jenner

When Kylie Jenner had her baby Stormi, the internet made the completely unnecessary decision to compare Kylie’s pre and post-baby bodies. Then, someone commented on the reality star’s social media that she looked better “before” Stormi, and Kylie had the perfect response.

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“I birthed a baby.” Seriously, no further explanation is needed. In fact, no explanation should’ve been needed anyway. Her body went through something miraculous and this person is worried about which version of Kylie was slimmer? Really?!

Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel, known for The Real Housewives of New York City, should teach a course on how time works. The reality star stated, “My favorite is people telling me that I’ve aged & that I don’t look how I used to…Ummm yeah, wait…am I doing it wrong?”

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“Are we not all aging? Even if I filter myself and get plastic surgery I assume I’m still getting older, not younger right. Or am I bad at math and science?” No, Bethenny, you’re completely right!


Even Queen Bey is subject to criticism from time to time. Rather than sulk or cry, Beyoncé chose to use her haters’ comments and turn them into a song. That song became the hit single “Bootylicious” and we’re eternally grateful for it.

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Beyoncé said that this particular single was “the beginning of me using whatever life handed me and turning it into something empowering to other women and men who were struggling with the same thing.”

Matt LeBlanc

It’s really interesting how people insist on determining one’s mental state solely on their physical appearance. When Matt LeBlanc appeared in the Friends reunion show, people noticed that his body had changed.

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Rather than understand the fact that it had been nearly 20 years since Friends aired, the public insisted that Matt must be going through something. They claimed that he was “smashing the scales” and “hit rock bottom.” In reality, he had just aged — as we all do!

Simone Biles

Simone Biles is an Olympic gymnast who’s somehow stirred actual controversy over the state of her hair. No, you’re not having déjà vu — the world is just doing to Simone exactly what they did to Gabby Douglas.

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Simone perfectly shut it down by saying, “I have one question to everyone commenting about my hair when I genuinely look happy in the photo. Do you look perfect ALL the time? Everything in perfect order?” We think we can guess the answer.

Alicia Silverstone

When Alicia Silverstone was cast as Batgirl in Batman and Robin, the media referred to her as a name that rhymes with Batgirl but was a criticism of her weight. If they’re going to be cruel, they can at least be original.

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Alicia recently revealed her feelings about the constant scrutiny by posting a TikTok in which she’s holding up her middle finger, and the song “ABCDEFU” by Gayle is playing. The video is captioned “Damn. I think I look good.” You do, Alicia, you do.

Kourtney Kardashian

As usual, fans took Kourtney Kardashian’s curves to mean that she must be pregnant. Because heaven forbid a celebrity has a big lunch, right?

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Kourtney assured the fan that she wasn’t pregnant but she was “a woman with a BODY.” The reality star went on to say, “I know what my body looks like when I’m pregnant. I’ve been pregnant three times. It’s very feminine to have curves and I embrace my body, so I didn’t take it offensively.”

Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been ridiculed by the press since day one. Unfortunately, they don’t seem to be letting up any time soon, as the newest criticism has been about the pop star’s body. Let’s be clear — Britney can perform physically demanding dances for hours on end, and all while singing!

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It’s clear that this A-lister is perfectly healthy, even if she doesn’t always have a six-pack. Even if she wasn’t healthy (which she is), how is that anyone’s business but her own?


Madonna first rose to fame in the ’80s, when beauty standards hadn’t yet embraced curvier figures (although, even now, only certain types of curves are accepted.) She was constantly referred to as “chunky” and the press seemed shocked that fans were attracted to her.

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Now that they no longer ridicule her weight, the media has decided to comment on Madonna’s age, as if she’s the only person to ever get older. See? Not even the Queen of Pop can win!

Iskra Lawrence

Model Iskra Lawrence shut down haters who had an issue with her body. Iskra knows that actions speak louder than words. Therefore, rather than call the critics out in a way that they’d simply brush off, she used the very thing that she’s famous for — modeling.

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Iskra did a photoshoot with bags of chips, showing that she eats and looks good while doing it! That’s not a bad way to hate on the haters. Not at all!

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez became famous at a very young age, so it makes sense that her body changed as she grew up. As a result, the paparazzi photos of the pop star/actress in a pink bikini didn’t exactly go over well.

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However, as Selena aptly pointed out, the comments didn’t simply call her “heavy” and then move on. Instead, she was called a “mess” and there was concern that she’d “gone off the deep end.” So, they got all that from the girl growing a bit?

Cameron Diaz

Back when Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake broke up, a paparazzi photo of the actress came out and the accompanying headline wasn’t exactly flattering. Cameron was bent over in a way that gave her stomach rolls, which she doesn’t usually have.

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The photo’s caption read something along the lines of, “Maybe those rolls are what chased Justin away.” Basically, the message to young girls was — it’s bad to have rolls when bent over or sitting down (even though everyone does) and if you look less than perfect, your boyfriend will leave you.