Does anyone remember Jenny Lee? The plastic surgery enthusiast that found her 15 minutes of fame a few years ago, simply by having an absurd amount of plastic surgery? Nowadays there are all sorts of people that are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery to make extreme changes to their looks, hoping to get some attention, but Jenny was already 30 plastic surgeries into it when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s show nearly 10 years ago.
After appearing on numerous talk shows to talk about her plastic surgery obsession and acknowledging that she has Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Jenny took a one year hiatus from having plastic surgery, mainly because she was pregnant and had another baby. But, it didn’t take long until she was right back at it and has since under gone 30 more procedures.
With 60 cosmetic procedures under her belt at the age of 37, has Jenny Lee finally found happiness? Of course not! After spending over $200,000 on plastic surgery there is only one body part that she is finally content with. After 4 rhinoplasty surgeries, Jenny is finally pleased with her nose. According to Jenny, she finally likes what she sees when she looks at her nose and thinks that “it’s perfect”. Then again, this is coming from a woman that literally told her plastic surgeon that she wanted her nose to look like Michael Jackson’s.
So what is new for Jenny Lee? The mother of 2, who has undergone several rounds of liposuction and even had a full body lift before she was 30, is now fighting the battle of the bulge, which she says is caused by fibromyalgia. Jenny currently experiences pain throughout her entire body, all day, everyday, making it impossible for her to exercise and causing her to pack on the pounds that she paid a plastic surgery to suction out of her body. While she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia based on her symptoms, little is know about the cause of fibromyalgia and it is often confused with other disorders. It is common for someone that has undergone as many surgeries as Jenni to have pain, tingling and numbness caused by damage to the nerves from slicing and dicing your body. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the constant pain that Jenny lives in today is the result of the trauma that she has put her body through by having such extreme and excessive plastic surgery.
Although Jenny Lee is still not happy with her looks, she is trying to teach self esteem to her daughters with a “do as I say, not as I do” approach. Where the subject of her teenage daughter Kaleigh is concerned, Jenny expresses, “She’s beautiful the way that she is and personally I would prefer that she don’t do anything to change that…I’ve always made it very clear that she needs nothing.”
And how does Kaleigh feel about plastic surgery? Well, she’s not looking to have any thing done…yet. When asked about the possibility of plastic surgery for herself, Kaleigh replied, “I don’t think I’ll be following in my mom’s footsteps with plastic surgery. I just…at this time in my life, I really don’t see anything wrong with me…My appearance isn’t too important”.
Although we think that she is absolutely beautiful, I have a feeling that Kaleigh will likely change her mind once her appearance becomes more important to her, as it does with all teenagers. I would assume it would be hard to believe your mother telling you that you are beautiful and perfect, when she herself looks nothing like you and spent several hundreds of thousands of dollars to look that way.
More pictures of Jenny Lee through the years:
There’s no doubt that plastic surgery is becoming more and more popular among Hollywood celebrities and everyday people like you and me, but the question is, why? Do people who undergo extensive cosmetic surgery actually believe that fake boobs and butt implants represent the evolution of beauty, or are they desperately trying to keep up with a passing trend that is sure to go the way of genie pants and tramp stamps? British photographer Phillip Toledano explores this complicated concept in a collection of intimate portraits he calls “A New Kind of Beauty,” in which he photographs those who have gone under the knife in the name of beauty.
Photos of “A New Kind of Beauty” by Phillip Toledano:
Mr. Toledano’s photographs have all the qualities of a traditional portrait, but the subjects he captures are far from traditional. Each has undergone extensive plastic surgery to alter his or her appearance, resulting in exaggerated pouts, enhanced cheekbones and bulbous breasts. Although some of the photographs are rather disturbing at first glance, they are all realistic, which is exactly what the artist was after. “I wanted to make beautiful and distinguished portraits of these people. I wanted to represent a particular part of beauty from our time,” Toledano says of his project. “In 50 or 100 years time, I think humanity won’t look like it does today because of technology. We will be able to redefine what it means to look human and I think these people are the vanguard of that type of evolution.”
It’s easy to look at Toledano’s portraits and laugh or be taken aback, but the truth of the matter is that this is where we are headed as a society. This may soon be the norm. As more and more people choose to go under the knife in the pursuit of beauty, it is interesting to imagine how the definition of beauty will change, and with it, the appearance of humanity.”These are not ‘my plastic surgery hell’ stories lifted from the pages of the Daily Mail,” says Toledano of his collection. “These are individuals who have transformed the way they look through radical reconstructive surgery to the point where they still look human, only a little less so.” Kinda makes you think, right??Tags: art, Phillip Toledano
A public school district in Buffalo, New York has spent $2.9 million in less than one year, but the impressive bill wasn’t for new textbooks, building renovations or anything that would even remotely improve the students’ educational experience. No, it was so teachers in the school district could get elective cosmetic surgery. That’s right, not only is plastic surgery apparently encouraged in the Buffalo, New York school system, but the district is actually paying for the teachers to get the work done.
According to Sam Radford, head of the parents group the District Parents Coordinating Council, a number of cosmetic surgery procedures are covered by the Buffalo school district, including nose jobs, breast implants, hair removal, liposuction and skin peels. In fact, according to the teachers’ contracts, virtually every plastic surgery procedure is covered by the school district. Now, we could see how some kind of physical disability or disfigurement could potentially prevent a teacher from effectively doing his or her job, but how can bigger breasts possibly improve a student’s learning experience in the classroom?
The plastic surgery benefit presents more than just an issue of morality though. Apparently the school district is currently struggling with serious financial issues, and the District Parents Coordinating Council argues that the millions of dollars being spent on teachers’ plastic surgery could certainly go towards addressing more pressing problems – like educational problems. “Right now we don’t have an after school program at every school,” said Radford. “Right now we got challenges associated with having music in our schools, right not we don’t have teacher aides and teacher assistants in all of our classrooms – those are things that those costs could go to pay for.”
Although spending millions of dollars on plastic surgery for teachers isn’t a new issue for the Buffalo school system, the district did spend roughly $200,000 more this past school year than the year before, and that has apparently raised eyebrows (and not just among the plastic teachers). “It actually sends the message that something like cosmetic surgery is more important than the education of our children,” said Sam Radford. Although many teachers in the Buffalo school system don’t actually take advantage of the plastic surgery benefit, the district considers about 60 teachers “regular users,” averaging a whopping $30,000 per year in procedures. Come on Buffalo, who are you hiring here, quality teachers or Hollywood movie stars?
Check out Snooki! Not only has she lost a ton of weight, she’s actually looking cute and stylish in an appropriate sort of way. Snooki hit the beach with her boyfriend Jionni and 11-month old son Lorenzo, where she happily showed off her new and improved body in a trendy high-waist bikini.
Snooki lost all of the 30lbs she gained during her pregnancy, and another 12lbs on top of that, for a total weight loss of 42lb! That’s a huge accomplishment, and fairly shocking when you take into account that Snooki is only 4’9″ tall and currently weighs in at a healthy 98lbs. Snooki lost the baby weight and more after cutting way back on alcohol and hitting the gym hard. She admits that she was “disgusted” with her body during and after pregnancy and worked hard to get to where she is today.
Who would have thought that Snooki, best known for being a drunken troll, would actually turn out to be the most successful out of the entire motley crew that was “Jersey Shore”? Perhaps the airheaded facade is just an act, because Snooki has played her cards right (well, except for those godawful fake teeth…) and not only has she made millions off of her 15 minutes of Jersey Shore fame, she also has scored a seemingly down-to-earth boyfriend and has started a cute little family. The other Jersey Shore cast members have either faded into obscurity or blown all of their money on Bentley’s, blow or bad plastic surgery.Tags: bikini, pregnancy
Now that Dolly Parton has completely destroyed her natural good looks with decades of extreme plastic surgery, the iconic country singer says she just focuses on “maintenance” these days. That’s how you know you’ve run the gamut of plastic surgery – when you just check back with your surgeon every once in a while to “maintain” the look that has been so carefully crafted with a scalpel. You have to give Dolly Parton credit for stepping up and admitting that she’s had (a lot) of work done though. Most female celebrities (ahem, Nicole Kidman) are afraid to admit they’ve had cosmetic surgery – even when they’re not fooling anyone. And that just makes you look even more insecure.
So far in her 67 years, dear old Dolly has had quite a bit of plastic surgery, including liposuction, breast implants, fillers, under-eye work, Botox and a procedure to remove what she calls the “pelican pouch” under her chin. These days though, the country singer’s maintenance regime consists of only fillers and Botox, because, “You owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it!” Her words, not ours. While Dolly Parton may not look like a “dog” per say, her love affair with cosmetic surgery has left her looking less than natural. It’s kind of amazing to see “before” pictures of Dolly Parton, because it makes you realize how long it’s been since she has looked like that and, also how long she has been going under the knife. And for what reason? “I am not a natural beauty,” Dolly explains. “And I am on camera all the time. I mean, I don’t go to extremes with it. I just do little bits and pieces, just to try and keep things touched up, just tweaking.”
All in all, Dolly Parton is somewhat of a pioneer when it comes to plastic surgery – the queen of plastic surgery, let’s say – and she’s not afraid to recommend the same treatment to others who might benefit from a nip here and a tuck there. “I think you should do it if it’s gonna make you feel better,” she has said in the past. “Anybody that’s got the nerve, desire and the money to have surgery, should find a good doctor and just do it,” Dolly told In Touch magazine in an interview last year. Dolly obviously ignored the “good doctor” part of her own advice when she went under the knife, because her’s is one of the worst and most famous cases of bad plastic surgery we’ve ever seen. And we’ve seen a lot.
Random Dolly Parton fact: Although her gigantic breast implants are what she is most known for, the country singer has always refused to pose nude or topless.Tags: over 60, singers
Before there was an obsession with “real-life Barbies,” there were the Barbi twins – 90′s poster girls for that overtly sexy look that was popular of that era, who went under the knife numerous times to achieve a sexier appearance, while still (amazingly) maintaining their identical twin-ness. Shane and Sia Barbi, now 50 years old, took the 90′s by storm with their big hair, fake
boobs everything and plastic surgeried faces, eventually capturing the attention of – who else? – Hugh Hefner, who put them on the cover of the September 1991 issue of Playboy. Once they had their grip on good old Hef, there was no stopping these plastic Barbis, who eventually got their own billboard and launched a career that USA Today said brought them “caviar dreams and champagne lifestyles of the rich and famous.”
Self-proclaimed animal rights activists, health and fitness authors and pin-up models, the Barbi twins are actually best known for their extreme plastic surgery, which included breast implants, lip injections, butt implants, nose jobs, chin implants and cheek implants. Take a look at pretty much any photo of Shane and Sia Barbi and you’ll notice that their unnaturally large butts and boobs look as fake as a $3 bill. Almost as extreme as their breast implants, are their duck lips and expressionless faces that have also obviously been altered. Now that the Barbi Twins are over-the-hill in terms of bikini modeling, that hasn’t stopped them from trying to maintain their sexy look with facelifts, breast lifts and more.
Wonder where the Barbi twins’ addiction to plastic surgery came from? Surprise, surprise – they struggled with bulimia and physical insecurities in their younger years that apparently led to their obsession with crash-dieting, bingeing, purging and other destructive behaviors. According to Shane and Sia, they were able to transform their personal issues into something positive, claiming to be “real people” who use their own difficulties to help others maintain a healthy lifestyle. Funny, because it seems to me that the Barbi twins never actually overcame their physical insecurities, they just subjected them to plastic surgery.
Back in the 1990s, Shane and Sia Barbi were kind of a big deal, labeled by Stuff magazine as “Sex Symbols for 1993,” which put the plastic twins in the same camp as actual female icons like Madonna, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe and Sharon Stone. You’d think that people would have quickly lost interest in a pair of middle-aged twins with more fake parts than real. Somehow though, the Barbi twins managed to extend their 15 minutes of fame into a sort of “Barbi Mania,” posing for calendars, posters, magazine covers and comic books, and starring in television shows and documentaries throughout the 90′s.
Now that the twins have put some miles, and 20+ years, on all of their plastic body parts, the twins do not appear in public without hiding behind hats, wigs and sunglasses. You really have to wonder what their are hiding, especially after spending a fortune on plastic surgery. The one noticeable thing that really is starting to look strange, are their chin implants. It’s like the implants are drooping into this weird little ball point on their chins…
Drooping facial implants and super tight facelifts apparently don’t mix. Good to know!Tags: 90's, models, over 50, Shane Barbi, Sia Barbi
Remember Barbara Eden? In her most infamous role as Jeannie in the television sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie,” Barbara could make almost anything appear just by blinking her eyes. These days, however, Barbara Eden’s extensive plastic surgery may prevent her from doing even that. After undergoing a facelift, nose job, cheek implants, liposuction, breast implants and any number of other cosmetic procedures, Barbara, now 78, is virtually unrecognizable as the youthful beauty who charmed viewers on the popular 60′s show, and her apparent facelift and brow lift are likely what caused the most drastic transformation. Throw in a little Botox and cheek fillers, and you have Barbara Eden “now” – a far cry from Barbara Eden “then.”
Although we’re not big fans of the permanent look of surprise that the actress is sporting these days, some believe Barbara Eden’s most recent plastic surgery is actually an improvement on the work she had done in the past. In 2010, plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Sadrian of La Jolla, California commented on Barbara’s look: “She’s beautiful but overdone. She appears to have had cheek implants and a midface-lift. And her eyes have been pulled too far, giving them an unnatural slant.” Dr. Matthew Schulman agreed, saying “It’s obvious that she’s had surgery before. She looks like she’s had upper eyelid surgery and a brow-lift, which explains the highly arching brows and hollowed appearance to her upper eyelids. Barbara’s face and neck also show signs of a previous face- and neck-lift.”
Excessive plastic surgery is never a good thing, but we do have to give Barbara Eden credit for recognizing her previous bad plastic surgery and trying to fix it by going under the knife again. “Her cheeks are plump, as is the rest of her face, including her eyebrows! Gone are the thin jaw and high cheeks from her look that we remember best,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn. “Overall, she doesn’t look bad. For her age, she actually looks quite good.” Another expert has praised Barbara’s latest work, saying the actress’ old look “wasn’t as tasteful as her new appearance.” Even so, like many other female celebrities who opt for excessive cosmetic surgery and end up with that tell-tale plastic look, we wouldn’t be surprised if Barbara regrets at least some of the work she has had over the years. In fact, we’re betting Barbara Eden wishes she could rub that magic lamp and get her old face back!
Random Barbara Eden fact: Barbara Eden’s first job was singing for local bands for $10 per night at age 14.Tags: actresses, I Dream of Jeannie, over 70
Not surprisingly, Amanda Bynes has finally been put on a 5150 psychiatric hold and is being held against her will in a looney bin in California. Amanda, who has obsessively tweeted about “ugly” people and her own plastic surgery in the past months, was taken into custody after inadvertently setting herself on fire after starting a gasoline fire in the driveway of an elderly woman’s home in California.
Amanda’s parents are now trying to convince the judge to grant them a conservatorship over Amanda and her obsession with beauty and plastic surgery is just one of many troubling issues that the former-actress has been exhibiting.
Amanda has repeatedly taken to Twitter to confess her plastic surgery past, present and future. In addition to her infamous nose jobs, to fix the nose that she considers a “birth defect”, Amanda has also posted topless pictures of her breast implants, and has informed her Twitter followers that she recently had them removed. Since her arrest in May revealed an unflattering mugshot, Amanda has stopped posting selfies on Twitter and has kept her face hidden, claiming that she will not reveal her face until she has had enough plastic surgery to make her beautiful. Amanda’s mom has also told the judge that Amanda has tried to convince her to get plastic surgery on more than one occasion.
In addition to Amanda’s obsession with beauty, plastic surgery and weight loss, her parents have also told the judge that she is essentially “homeless”, “paranoid” and has a drug problem. Amanda, who is an aspiring rapper, has also blown through over $1million in a short period of time and has nothing to show for it. Amanda’s parents speculate that a good portion of that money has gone to purchasing drugs.
Amanda is currently being held in a psychiatric hospital in California for evaluation and has been put on medication to try and help her mental disorder, which is reported to be a classic case of schizophrenia.
Hopefully Amanda will finally get the help that she has desperately needed for years. It sounds like she is heading down the same path as Britney Spears and a conservatorship is what saved Britney’s career and possibly, her life.Tags: 5150 hold, crazy, schizophrenia