NeNe Leakes opened up about her plastic surgery and confirmed that she got another nose job. The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star spoke out on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and defended her choice amidst social media criticism and revealed why she had undergone the procedure.
The 48-year-old reality TV star is just the latest celebrity to have seemingly created an uproar on social media for a different or changing physical appearance. And, as is always the case, a celebrity then has to make a choice; ignore the chatter or confront it.
NeNe Leakes chose the later and in her interview with Andy Cohen on ‘WWHL’ she had plenty to say on the matter when one of the callers asked her about her appearance. She began, saying, “I had my nose done again. Yes, I did.”
She went on to elaborated, saying, “It was a real medical reason why I had to get it done again. My cartilage was growing in my nose, and my tip was touching the top of my lip.”
Making reference to her 2010 nose job, which she has also admitted previously, she went on to say, “When I did the first time I only had my nostrils taken in on the side and this time I had more cartilage moved around.”
She added, “I didn’t love my nose and I wanted to do my nose to make it more beautiful for myself.”
Lekes also addressed the backlash she got over the nose job, and said, “I got a lot of comments about it, too, on my social media. People are constantly judging and picking people apart. It’s absolutely horrible. People don’t even know what the purpose is.”
She then continued, adding, “So, first of all, educate yourself and get the reason why. But I’m also the kind of girl who will give it to you straight. I got my nose done because first of all, I can. I will. And I’ll get it done again if I want to. OK?”
And that’s that! Kudos for standing up to and confronting the cyberbullies. Hopefully it gives solace for anyone who’s the brunt of criticism for their appearance.
When it comes to plastic surgery, there’s been a disturbing trend to shame celebrities. Just recently, Meg Ryan at the Tony Awards found herself the brunt of cruel, taunting remarks and memes on social media. As of this writing, she has not made a response.
But this is typical, sadly, and a celebrity has to choose whether or not to respond. And if she does so — let’s face it, usual, it is woman, rather than a man — she then finds her comments under scrutiny. It’s a no-win situation, at least, as far as opinions go.
Below, you can see some before and after pictures. And check out the video highlights of NeNe Leakes opening up about plastic surgery and her latest nose job.
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