Besides honoring the best of black and minority entertainers, the 7th Annual BET Awards on Tuesday was also a celebration of the best and worse in plastic surgery. The evening proved to be entertaining and educational for Make Me Heal, as some new nominees came up on our “did-she-have-plastic-surgery” radar, including Jennifer Hudson, Selita Ebanks, Amerie, Eva Pigford, Kelly Rowland, and others. There was also no shortage of celebrities who are confirmed to have had plastic surgery, including Beyonce, Vivica Fox, Diana Ross, Lil’ Kim, and Patti LaBelle, to name a few.
Here’s a rundown of our Black Plastic Surgery Awards Nominees:
Sweetest Plastic Surgery Hangover
Being that Diana Ross was honored with a lifetime achievement award at last night’s awards show, we thought that we would take a closer look at the 63-year old ageless diva and see if she has any cosmetic achievements to her name. While Diana Ross has spoken against plastic surgery and mentioned that her four kids would stop her if she were to consider going under the knife, it is a bit difficult to believe that a woman of her age would have little sagging skin or jowls on her face, no under eye bags, a perfectly tight neck, and a low incidence of facial wrinkles. While we acknowledge that Ross may have great genes, it is quite possible that a facelift, necklift and eyelid surgery have been done. Additionally, Diana may be using botox or other dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to temporarily erases facial lines and wrinkles. When asked about plastic surgery, Diana Ross dismissed it, saying “My kids would be really upset if I did anything like that, and I’ve seen so many pretty girls mess themselves up, and you can’t turn things around.”
Real Or Fake?
Winning Best Actress at the BET Awards, Jennifer Hudson did not fail to show off her copious breasts in her awards outfit, again causing us to scratch our heads wondering if her breast growth since her days on American Idol is due to natural weight gain or breast implants. While in her American Idol days, J. Hud’s breasts did not seem to fill her tops, since late 2006 and onwards Jennifer’s breasts seem to overflow out of her dresses. One possible explanation for this may be a breast augmentation.
Sources which speculate that Jennifer Hudson got breast implants have shown photos of the singer/actress with her breasts protruding out of her dress and having an unnatural roundness. If one takes a close look at the
On the other hand, Jennifer Hudson’s breasts could be natural, as she is a curvy, voluptuous woman who always had large breasts. Additionally, it appears that Jennifer may have gained some weight in the last few years which could potentially have gone right to her breasts and can explain the increasing boob size since a few years ago.
It goes against logic that Jennifer Hudson would want to get implants to boost her already large bust, as that would only cause her breasts to sag more and make her look bigger overall. If anything, some pictures show slight breast sagging, which would make J. Hud a candidate for a breast lift combined with a breast reduction.
See the complete plastic surgery profile of Jennifer Hudson on Plasticopedia, the celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
The Nose Job That Did Wonders
Singer Amerie got a nose job after the release of her first album “All I Have” (2002), as her new sculpted nose is dramatically thinner and her nose bridge is more projected and curved as opposed to the old nose which was wider and flatter and a bridge that lacked definition. Additionally, the tip has gained definition and is narrower and is more pinched and more raised than her old nose tip. The nose job has done wonders for the half Black-half Korean singer’s look (and probably her career too), as the new version of Amerie is indisputably prettier than her pre-knife looks. The plastic surgery was well done, as it has not taken away from Amerie’s ethnic identity. Amerie’s example underscores just how much a great nose job can do to improve a person’s appearance.
Bitten By The Beyonce Plastic Surgery Bug?
Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, and Michelle Williams appeared onstage together at the awards, perhaps signaling an imminent reunion of Destiny’s Child for a new album. Kelly may have taken out a page from Beyonce’s plastic surgery diary when she unveiled a new nose after the completion of the band’s last album “Fulfilled”. Kelly’s new nose is a dramatic improvement over her previous nose, which had a wider bridge and more bulbous tip than her more sophisticated new nose. The new nose has a narrower bridge and the tip is smaller and more projected out. Being that Beyonce’s nose job was such a success, this makes us wonder if Kelly and Beyonce might have shared the masterful nose job surgeon.
In addition to getting a nose job, Kelly Rowland wisely redid her teeth, as her smile now boasts pearly whites which are the probably outcome of tooth veeners.
Capturing two awards for best Female R&B Artist and Video Of The Year for “Irreplaceable”, Beyonce gave viewers quite a show when she performed “Get Me Bodied” in gold robot gear that she stripped down later to gold pants a matching bra top.
Seeing Beyonce in her trademarked abdomen-baring and breast revealing outfit made us smile and think about her alleged breast augmentation. Beyonce’s alleged breast augmentation can be seen from comparing photos taken in 2002 and 2005 that show a substantial increase in her bust. “She appears to have had a possible breast augmentation, which successfully enhances her otherwise naturally curvy physique,” said Dr. Anthony Youn. In another picture, it appears Knowles has had a breast augmentation through the armpit. Breast implants can be placed, if need be, usually through the armpit, underneath the breast, and around the areola. The implants are often placed through the armpit in people with darker skin, as this area is known to be resistant to keloid formation, which people of darker skin are more prone to.
Beyonce is also rumored to had a nose job during her Destiny’s Child years.
Photos of Beyonce through the last decade show that her formerly bigger and thicker nose has been thinned, the bridge is more chiseled, and the tip of her nose is quite a bit pointier than before. The aesthetic results are remarkable, although some have argued that Beyonce’s new nose makes her look less African-American. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn confirmed this rumor, saying “It does appear that her nose has been thinned to look more elegant. It matches her face well, is not overdone, and overall looks great. She has extraordinary grace in front of the camera.”
Beyonce has recently become the target of rumors about her having liposuction to achieve her washboard stomach. These rumors are false. Read the full article about Beyonce’s Liposuction rumors.
See the complete plastic surgery profile of Beyonce Knowles on Plasticopedia, the celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
A Perfect Nose From Every Angle
It’s for good reason that Lil’ Kim paid homage to Eva the Diva in her song “I Know You See Me”, in the line “On the cover of Don Divas, doing spreads with Eva.”
The Poster Child For Plastic Surgery Addiction
Speaking of Lil’ Kim, the rapper performed “Last Night” on stage with P. Diddy and Keyshia Cole at the BET awards. Lil’ Kim has had the misfortune of becoming the poster child for plastic surgery addiction, composed of breast implants, nose job, skin whitening procedures, endoscopic brow lift (forehead lift), lip augmentation, and possible cheek implants. The media and fans alike may be too critical of her transformation, as Lil’ Kim is nothing close to true plastic surgery nightmare such as Jocelyne Wildenstein or Pete Burns. True, that the result of this cosmetic concotion is a person who does not even remotely look like their former self. True, that Lil’ Kim has lost much of her black ethnicity and looks completely overdone in a plastic kind of way. True, her mega sized breasts are far too big for her frame and her cheek implants, cute pinched nose, and lips look incredibly fake. True, her blue contact lenses make her cartoon-like. But despite all of the above true-isms, if one looked at Lil’ Kim without knowing what she looked like prior to her makeover, one could say that is cute…albeit, in a fake plasticky kind of way. This look does actually fly in some circles and is sought after. For this reason, we think that the ever-morphing Lil’ Kim probably sought this look.
But we do have one plea, stop the surgery as one more pass under the knife could turn this into a nightmare and catapult Lil’ Kim to the Wildenstein stratosphere of plastic surgery horrors.
See the complete plastic surgery profile of Lil’ Kim on Plasticopedia, the celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
The Black Melanie Griffith?
Vivica Fox may have unfairly become the target of gossipers whose depiction of her going too far in her plastic surgery escapades make her out to be the equivalent of a black Melanie Griffith. Vivica started out with breast implants, which may have helped her get attention from rap stars such as former boyfriend 50 Cent. It is also rumored that Vivica’s perfectly chiseled nose and defined bridge are the result of a nose job. Now, it seems that Vivica dabbles with Botox injections or other dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to achieve her wrinkle-free forehead and laugh-line free smile. While we do not care for some of Vivica’s recent displays of her breast implants (see Vivica Fox’s breast implants malfunction photos) that show her saline implants rippling and causing her chest to look bumpy and indented, we think otherwise she is a pretty woman who is aging well and using the knife to her advantage. Despite her cosmetic procedures, Vivica’s ethnic characteristics have also been preserved and she has avoided getting features that would make her look overly caucasian. Additionally, she has avoided skin bleaching and retained her original skin color. We also salute Vivica Fox for her brave honesty about her plastic surgery procedures, which she calls “tune-ups”. Vivica explains, “This is how I feel about life; as long as you keep getting better, whatever it takes to get you there, you do it. If you’re comfortable with it — you like it, I love it.”
Incidentally, Vivica Fox is set to star in an upcoming movie about Whitney Houston, another fan of plastic surgery who has gotten a boob job and is rumored to have had liposuction and other facial rejuvenation procedures.
See the complete plastic surgery profile of Vivica Fox on Plasticopedia, the celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
Patti’s Plastic Surgery Cocktail?
Patti LaBelle appeared at the awards last night during a tribute to Gerald Levert and her 63-year young, wrinkle-free face immediately set off the plastic surgery alarm.
Patti’s lack of wrinkles, little signs of sagging skin, taut neck, refreshed eyes, and generally youthful complexion hint at a possible facelift, necklift, forehead lift, and eyelid surgery. While Patti LaBelle’s plastic surgery cocktail is not confirmed, it is difficult to believe that Patti would manage to evade the ravages of aging naturally.
Patti is already a plastic surgery aficionado, having had a nose job back in the days which made her nose less broad, with a narrower tip and smaller nostrils, and a defined bridge. Speaking about her nose job, Patti said “I was afraid people would be able to look at me and say, ‘Oh yeah, she had a nose job!’ I also wanted to make sure I still had a black nose. I didn’t want to go extremes and have a very small nose.”
While we did not care for Patti’s outfit and Snow White wig (which TMZ so aptly called), the singer is looking attractive and her plastic surgery, if done, is natural looking.
View the complete celebrity plastic surery profiles of all the stars in this article on Plasticopedia: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Encyclopedia.
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