42-year old Today Show host Savannah Guthrie recently admitted to her fellow co-stars that she tried Botox back in 2009. Like other stars that have dabbled in plastic surgery to fight signs of aging, Savannah says that she wasn’t pleased with her appearance immediately after the procedure—but that doesn’t mean that she won’t try the injectable again in the future.
On a segment that discussed a new trend developing amongst men undergoing Botox injections at a higher rate, Savannah opened up to her costars that she had tried Botox in the past, indicating her forehead area. The forehead is a common region to get Botox injections, which can help relax the wrinkles that form there, making a person look older.
“I have done it, I did it in 2009,” she told Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Carson Daly and Josh Elliott while looking at a picture of herself during an interview with President Obama in October 2009. “Really, I did it, I was working here [at the time].”
“[I had it] in my forehead, that’s where everyone did it. And you know what? I remember looking back and thinking, ‘I don’t think that looks that good’.”
Despite saying that she didn’t really like how she looked after the injections, Savannah said that she wouldn’t rule out trying Botox again, sometime in the future.
“I have never done it again,” she said of the procedure. “I’m not saying I wouldn’t though; I would. And I’m mean, I’m definitely a candidate for Botox… Because of wrinkles. On your forehead, they’re supposed to smooth them out.”
Her co-hosts seemed surprised by Savannah’s confession and had a bunch of questions for her, which she readily answered.
When she turned the tables, and asked her male co-hosts if they would consider Bro-tox (the nickname for Botox when used by males), they all seemed to have the same answer: No.
“No.. I feel like we’ve earned [our wrinkles],” Josh said, before Al suggested that if Botox was ever “sold as bacon,” he might consider it.
Savannah’s Botox confession came shortly after The Today Show host returned to the show after maternity leave. Earlier this year, Savannah gave birth to her first child with her husband.
This isn’t the first time that a celebrity has admitted to trying Botox in the past and not liking the results—although Savannah is the first to say that she would try it again.
In an interview with Bobbi Brown for Yahoo Beauty, 45-year old Jennifer Aniston told the makeup guru, “There is also this pressure in Hollywood to be ageless.”
“I think what I have been witness to, is seeing women trying to stay ageless with what they are doing to themselves. I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s**t into my face.”
“I see them and my heart breaks. I think, ‘Oh god if you only know how much older you look.’”
Instead of Botox, Jennifer Aniston has said that she drinks a lot of water and relies on natural products to keep her skin smooth.