Plastic surgery is nothing new for reality show contestants. But not all reality stars are comfortable going under the knife on camera. Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris recently admitted to a nose job after fans noticed that her nose looks a little different now that she hosts shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and her new gig on Vancouver’s Love It or List It. To discuss her new nose, which is apparently really her old nose, Jillian gave an interview with WetPaint to talk about why she decided to go under the knife and how her family never even noticed her minor rhinoplasty.
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Did you keep quiet about the surgery because you didn’t want that judgment, or did you just not feel like anyone would care?
People like to judge me because I’ve had my nose done and I’ve never actually talked about it publicly. But it was a personal decision and it’s my choice and I’m extremely, extremely happy about it. I kept it very natural. It’s not a fake nose.
What inspired you to go “under the knife” as they say?
Well, I had had my nose broken before years ago and my mom said a few times that my nose was different than it had been, and I guess I was just used to it and so it didn’t really bother me. And then sadly, actually, when I was going through my breakup with Ed (Swiderski), I was really sad and was reading someone’s blog and this person was really nasty and was posting really mean comments about my nose.
Honestly, it really got to me and I broke down and was crying. So I was talking to my mum about it, and my mum was like “What do you think?” And I said “I guess it does bother me a little bit, I don’t know.” So I went and got a consultation and the doctor was like “Yeah, your nose was broken. We can fix it and make it back to your normal nose.” And I was really concerned and wanted it to look natural and I wanted it to still look like me. He did a really great job. At the time, I was working with Extreme Makeover, and nobody noticed there. I didn’t tell anybody. And my family didn’t really notice. I recovered quickly and I was thrilled with my nose.
What do you say to fans or critics who say that you do look a lot different than when you were on the Bachelorette?
I do realize I look different. Ever since I have been in this industry, I have been taking incredible care of my skin. I get microdermabrasion every three months, I do my makeup differently… I do think I look a lot different than I did when I was on the show. I was a little bit chubbier when I was on it, I wasn’t as lean, so my face looked a little bit wider. My eyebrows were shaped differently, my nose was different… I understand it.
Have you ever had any other plastic surgery done? Are you planning on getting more?
I’ve never had any other plastic surgery done, no. No, I have no plans. Maybe when I’m 40, I’ll reanalyze the situation. But for now, I’m happy. Someone was posting about me and was like “Oh yeah, she got her cheeks done, and her chin done…” and I was like “Oh god. I don’t make enough money for that.” It’s crazy. Second of all, I’ve never done any of that. I’m 33 years old! I’ve never gone to that extent. That would be awful.
Jillian is in good company with other reality stars, especially Bachelorettes. Other Bachelorettes that have had plastic surgery over the years include Trista Sutter, Emily Maynard and Ashley Herbert.none