Kelly Ripa, the host of Live with Kelly has recently revealed that she had a bad experience with Botox. During Wednesday’s show, she addressed something that celebrities typically don’t speak openly about. The topic came up during a discussion with guest co-host Megyn Kelly about having a “bad side.”
“I’m going to tell you a story I’ve never told anyone,” said Ripa. “I got bad Botox about…what was it, a year ago? And it was bad. It did something to my good side, so then I had two bad sides. I’m not kidding!”
The mother of three insisted that she wouldn’t talk about it beyond that, but said that the situation has improved somewhat.
“I’m starting to look myself again, but there was about a six-month period where people were like: ‘What’s wrong with Kelly? She doesn’t smile anymore, And I was like ‘I am smiling!’ “
“Being in the public eye is so fun, isn’t it?” said her co-host, Megyn Kelly, with a laugh.
Screen Beauties on Why They Said ‘No’ to Plastic Surgery
Ripa isn’t the only person who has been turned off by the possibility of botched plastic surgery. Many other screen beauties have decided to grow old gracefully instead of tampering with their natural looks.
Julianne Moore recently spoke with Allure magazine about why she wouldn’t get Botox. “I hate to condemn people for doing it, but I don’t believe it makes people look better, I think it just makes them look like they had something done to their face. When you look at somebody who’s had their face altered in some way, it just looks weird.”
Halle Berry has admitted that being an actress comes with a lot of pressure to get plastic surgery. But she says that she’s standing her ground when it comes to having popular procedures done. “When you see everybody around you doing it, you have those moments when you think, ‘To stay alive in this business, do I need to do the same thing?’ I won’t lie and tell you that those things don’t cross my mind, because somebody is always suggesting it to me,” she recently told Bobbi Brown in an interview for Yahoo! Beauty. “It’s almost like crack that people are trying to push on you. That’s what I feel like. I just have kept reminding myself that beauty really is as beauty does, and it is not so much about my physical self. Aging is natural, and that’s going to happen to all of us … I just want to always look like myself, even if that’s an older version of myself. I think when you do too much of that cosmetic stuff, you become somebody else in a way.”
The stunning Salma Hayek recently confirmed to InStyle magazine that she’s never opted for cosmetic surgery. “No surgical tweaks. No Botox either, “I think it is terrible, these girls in their late 20s injecting their faces and lips. One told me, ‘If I kill my muscles now, I’ll never get wrinkles.’ Can you imagine?”
During an interview with ELLE magazine, Julia Roberts stated, “It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons, I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story … and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.” The actress told You Magazine that her anti-surgery views are rare in her line of work. “By Hollywood standards, I guess I’ve already taken a big risk in not having had a facelift,” she said.
Jodie Foster is another actress who is against plastic surgery. “It’s not my thing.” She told More Magazine in an interview. “I don’t have anything against it for other people. Whatever they want to do, I’m fine with it. For me, it’s really a self-image thing. Like, I’d rather have somebody go, ‘Wow, that girl has a bad nose’ than, ‘Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.’ I’d rather have a comment about who I am than about something that identifies me as being ashamed of who I am.”
Kate Winslet isn’t shy when it comes to her strong anti-surgery views. “It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I will never give in,” she told The Telegraph. “I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face,” she added.
Rachel Hunter, who was once pro-plastic surgery, has changed her views on the subject. said her views on the trend changed drastically after she traveled the world for her show Tour of Beauty. “I went from wanting it to absolutely no longer wanting it,” she explained on Today. “But also understanding that if that is what you need, then how can you judge somebody?”