Being a reality television Bachelorette isn’t easy. Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris survived more than just the drama depicted on the show, she also had to survive cyber bullying attacks that poked fun at her looks. Eventually, all the commentary and focus on her appearance led her to go under the knife for plastic surgery. However, Jillian says that the results turned out positive as she is now more confident about her appearance.
In a blog on her website, 35-year old Jillian Harris reflects on her plastic surgery in a blog post titled “10 Things I Learned from Reality TV.” In it, she names the criticism she received online as a top reason for why she opted for a nose job.
Jillian writes, “Some people are mean. I’ve found the best way to cope with this is to just feel sorry for them. Think about it…how many emotionally wonderful people will jump onto the old world wide web and lash out at someone they have never met? Not many. So if someone says your fat, ugly, stupid or have a hot dog nose (yes this happened, and yes I got a nose job because of it) choose the route of empathy instead of anger. It just shows that they must be hurting somewhere internally to be taking it out on you. Live and learn!!!! I love my new nose and am thankful for what it taught me!!!!”
In an interview with the website Wet Paint a couple of years ago and shortly after the nose job, Jillian elaborated the decision was a combination of factors, including having broken her nose in the past. She revealed, “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.”
However although rumors have swirled that Jillian has had other work done on her face, Jillian claims that her only facial procedure has been a nose job. Other improvements in her appearance she reveals in the same blog post are due to her improved knowledge of using makeup, including mattifying powder to take care of her shininess and photos showing the improvements, even before she had plastic surgery.
“Powder. OMG I didn’t realize how greasy I looked in pictures until I started wearing mattifying powder!! Ladies…this can MAKE or break a photo and there is a fine balance….NO i have not had tons of work done on my face, rather I’ve only just now figured out how to do my makeup…for example (all pre nose job). ”
Jillian sounds to be confident and positive now that she has undergone a nose job, which is plastic surgery done right.