Lorde, the 17-year-old pop star made famous for her summertime smash hit “Royals,” is known around the world not only for her sultry vocals and catchy lyrics, but for her no-nonsense stance against Photoshop and digitally retouched photos, which she says creates an obsession with “unattainable perfection.” In a tweet to her 1.3 million followers, Lorde compared two photos of herself from the same Lollapalooza performance in Santiago, Chile – one airbrushed and one not. Lorde captioned the photos: “I find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. Remember flaws are ok :-)”

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This isn’t the first time Lourde has challenged the present-day notion of “perfection,” which has led so many female celebrities out there today to undergo bad plastic surgery for a smaller nose, bigger breasts or slimmer hips. In February, the New Zealand-born teen Instagrammed a makeup-free photo of herself for all the world to see, acne cream and all, captioning the photo: “In Paris with my acne cream on.” In a day and age where most teens would be humiliated beyond words if a photo of themselves wearing acne cream was posted online, you’ve got to give Lorde credit for embracing her own imperfections in such a public way.

Lorde without makeup and sporting her nightly zit cream:
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Not only do we love Lorde because she is so obviously comfortable in her own skin, but we also love the fact that when she takes to task the idea of unnatural perfection, she indirectly makes people like Kim Kardashian look ridiculous when they, say, consider getting plastic surgery on their “wrinkly” 33-year-old hands. Just because Kim and the rest of the plastic Kardashian clan need all ten fingers and toes to count all the plastic surgery procedures they’ve undergone, doesn’t mean that should be considered normal.

Lorde before and after photoshop for her MAC campaign:
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There’s no question that even very young celebrities like Lorde have a powerful impact on the way people around the world, especially teenage girls, view themselves and each other, so when she challenges ridiculous practices that have somehow become the norm – like airbrushing cover models until they look completely inhuman – it feels like a win for everyone. Here’s to hoping Lorde sticks to her guns as an adult and never opts for a boob job or rhinoplasty!

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You may remember Maitland Ward from her role on 90′s hit show ‘Boy Meets World’, where she played Rachel McGuire, but you won’t believe what she looks like now! The 37-year old former actress popped up at the Long Beach Comic Con showing a ton of skin and showing off a totally reworked face and body, thanks to a bunch of plastic surgery.

Maitland Ward at Comic Con 2014:
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And while I have to say that a bunch of plastic surgery + uber slutty costume is kind of an embarrassing cry for attention, (especially in your late 30′s!) I have to say that Maitland did get a phenomenal nose job! When Maitland starred on “Boy Meets World” her nose was much broader and she obviously has undergone rhinoplasty surgery since than. And, while the change is drastic, her nose actually looks great! Sometimes, drastically changing a facial feature, especially your nose, can unbalance your other features and end up looking weird. The results of Maitland’s nose job came out great and we think her new nose fits in just perfectly with the rest of her features.

Maitland Ward before and after plastic surgery:
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So what else has Maitland had done? Should we start at the most obvious and point out her breast implants? If you looks closely at her under-boob you can see that she’s suffering from capsular contracture with her left breast implant.

Maitland Ward suffering from a common side effect of breast implants:
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In addition to the breast implants and nose job, Maitland has also had a lip augmentation and clearly uses Botox as well. Personally I’m not a big fan of the silly duck lips, but to each their own? I’m sure all of the nerds at Comic Con thought Maitland 3.0 looked hot in her sexy Leeloo costume. But the original Maitland Ward, the one that became a 90′s cult classic as Rachel McGuire, has been erased in a flurry of plastic surgery and her acting career seems to have been replaced with her new hobby of unpaid appearances wearing sexy costumes.

Maitland Ward then and now:
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The day Jessica Simpson lost a whole bunch of weight she simultaneously decided to get an Instagram account. Or so it seems, looking through her photos–a collection of selfies, throwbacks, and family affairs—there isn’t one trace of the fat Jessica Simpson the world became used to seeing back in 2012 and 2013.

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Jessica Simpson was always super small back in the day, and then she got even slimmer to fit into those Daisy Dukes. Since then, Jessica has gone up and down in weight all over the place. Simpson admits her first pregnancy with her daughter, Maxwell, weighed the heaviest on her, during which time she claims she just ate and ate. Simpson says, “You are creating a life, and honestly, it’s not easy… And you deserve to eat your ice cream.” And eat her ice cream she sure did. In an interview with ABC News Simpson said, “Any woman, dealing with their body after pregnancy, you look at yourself and you’re like, ‘What just happened to me?’”

After giving birth in 2012 to her first child, Simpson became a spokesmodel for Weight Watchers. She took a break from the diet program after getting pregnant with her second child, Ace. This time around, she didn’t want to balloon in size again. So she says that she worked hard to stay active so that she wouldn’t eat all day instead. Once her son Ace was born in 2013, Simpson once again started back up with Weight Watchers.

And whatever she’s doing sure has helped. The mother of two has never looked quite as thin as she does now. In one of her most recent Instagram photos she looks extremely slim in a bathing suit. Keep scrolling through her official Instagram account and the skinny photos keep on coming.

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She has every right to be proud of her body after losing 60-70 pounds recently. In February she told Good Morning America, “I was so insecure—I couldn’t even believe what I weighed, I don’t think that I ever expected myself to see the numbers that I have seen on the scale.” It took a lot of hard work and dedication, judging by Simpson’s muscular legs. While she looks really strong and fit in some pictures, in other shots she’s bordering gaunt.

Does anyone else hear wedding bells? Jessica might finally be thin enough for the wedding she can’t stop postponing. Will Simpson and her NFL fiancé, Eric Jonson, finally tie the knot? The next rumored destination is Santa Barbara California, next month durring July 4th weekend.

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Earlier this year, Kesha went to rehab in hopes of curing her eating disorder. If there’s one thing Kesha didn’t gain in rehab, it’s weight. So did her time at Timberline Knolls, an all women rehab facility near Chicago, really pay off? Well for starters, her name is now Kesha—no dollar sign. And while she still looks skinny as ever, friends and family say she has made big improvements since returning home. Her mother, Pebe Sebert, has said her daughter’s condition before rehab was so bad she’s lucky Kesha is still alive.

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Kesha has never been big, except maybe by the crazy standards of Hollywood—and her producer, a man named Dr. Luke. Dr. Luke has taken a lot of blame for Kesha’s eating disorder ever since it went public he told Kesha she resembled “a f**king refrigerator.” Fans are furious, and they should be, no man should make a woman feel bad about her body. Still, cops are working to protect Dr. Luke, as fans fire off about killing him on his Twitter page. Perhaps Dr. Luke sees it as his job to tell Kesha to keep fit and lose weight, but his big mouth might lose him his job. Petitions with over 11,000 signatures are circulating trying to free Kesha from Dr. Luke’s management. Dr. Luke was the first to offer Kesha management after hearing a demo tape of hers back in 2005. He has also represented names such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

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In all photos of Kesha, she has thin arms and legs; the singer carries most of her weight in her mid-section. Regardless, she always looks gorgeous. Plus, she’s got a lot of accomplishments under her belt. The pop star has written hit songs for others in the industry, including Brittney Spears. She also has put out many number one hits herself. You’d think this would give any woman all of the confidence in the world, although Kesha said pre-rehab, “I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice.” This was her reason for going to rehab, in order to re-learn how to love herself no matter what.

Kesha looked thin and unhappy before entering rehab for her eating disorder
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Fans looked to her latest music video for Timber, featuring Pitbull and Kesha together, as a visual sign of her eating disorder. In the video Kesha looks much skinnier than ever before. Perhaps just as skinny as she was back in high school when Kesha appeared on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Nichole Richie. Yes, she was one of the ‘simpletons’ that allowed the x-best friends to stay at her house and mock her simple way of life. Not so much anymore, Kesha is a full-blown celebrity, even able to hit up rehab whenever she wants. While she originally said she was going to be at rehab for 30 days, she ended up being there for 2 months.

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In March, Kesha made her first red carpet appearance since being away at rehab, and her fans were full of support and admiration. Kesha is in a great position to be an advocate for other women with body image issues, although you can’t help but think the singer doesn’t look much thicker post-rehab.

In a photo the singer published after returning home from rehab she wears a shirt that reads, “IMA SURVIVOR.”  Although her legs look questionably thin, something any woman concerned with body image is sure to notice.  Still, friends report that Kesha is doing great since rehab, and so long as she is happy and healthy…

Kesha before and after rehab:
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robinwrightawardThe Netflix original series House of Cards almost had to cast a different actress to play Claire Underwood. Robin Wright stands firm when it comes to her beliefs, and original proposals for the show did not sound favorable to the 48-year old long-time actress. Admittedly she says, “I’m not up there with Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts. I don’t sell tickets. I’ve known that for a long time.” Lucky for her, producers of House of Cards still wanted her bad enough to make some deals. Now, after wining awards for her character Claire Underwood, Wright might be able to sell more tickets than ever before.

House of Cards rocketed Wright into the spotlight, but the show wasn’t her first rodeo by any means. Back in 1987, Wright played Princess Buttercup in the movie Princess Bride. As her first feature film, she was ecstatic but also incredibly nervous. Looking back, she recalls hardly acting at all, but instead just trying not to look bad in front of all the amazing actors and actresses on set with her. You may also remember Wright from the classic movie Forest Gump.

Her biggest competition back in the day was Molly Ringwald, who beat her out for a number of roles. Today, both actresses are in their forties and rocking it on the red carpet. Although it was a close call for Wright, when she nearly missed her opportunity to get back in on the media glitz and glamour. She debated turning down playing the wife of Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) on House of Cards—in fact she was almost positive she wouldn’t take the role.

That’s because the role of Claire Underwood originally began as a less active character, and Wright has no interest in playing “arm candy.” If she’s going to play a role, she wants to work at it and develop as a character before the audiences’ eyes. Another problem with the role was the pressure to undergo a face-lift in preparation for the part. She told Town & Country, “I was sitting there going, ‘You’re 45, and you’re not gonna get a face-lift. And I was really considering that stuff, because in Hollywood the pressure’s there… And I was like, ‘I don’t want to do that. I’m going to get older. I’m going to have wrinkles!’”

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In order to have Wright on set, David Fincher, director of House of Cards, agreed to all of Wright’s conditions. He’s sure glad he did. Not only does Robin Wright play an incredible Claire Underwood, but she also helped create the character the world has grown to love.

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Being famous is clearly not Wright’s number one priority; being out of the spotlight doesn’t bother her one bit. According to her, “Hollywood is difficult to navigate if you have integrity.” In order to keep her integrity, Wright doesn’t take just any role. In fact, for a long time she faded out of the spotlight completely. Choosing to focus on raising her family instead of being the ‘it’ actress in Hollywood. As opposed to playing a pointless role, Wright says she’d rather do a “menial labor job, where I can actually get my hands dirty.”

You’ve got to admire the woman for her confidence to turn down big time roles in honor of her own morals. Wright is also brave enough to rock the wrinkles on the red carpet, which you can see (just barely) in the photo below. Good thing she’s talented enough to talk the ‘no-lines’ minds of Hollywood into giving her ‘natural’ look a chance. You go girl!

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Rumor has it that, when it comes to her stunning looks and perfect body, Beyonce is faker than a 3 dollar bill. If you believe the gossip websites and tabloids Beyonce has had everything done: from her nose and her lips, to her boobs and her hips. Apparently Beyonce also has butt implants, got a facelift, she lightens her skin and she even photoshops her own Instagram pictures to appear slimmer. We are all for speculation and analyzing photos of celebrities then and now, but when so many people just flat out make up things up, it starts to get a bit ridiculous. I mean, come on, if you’re going to gossip about stuff, at least gossip about something that might be true? ;)

Beyonce then and now:
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After seeing some recent pictures of Beyonce looking a little facially stiff at a basketball game, we delved into the archives to compare pictures of Beyonce through the years to see if she’s dipping into the Botox. After pouring through pictures of Beyonce, from her high school years to now, clearly Beyonce was born beautiful and she has great genes to thank for her pretty face and perfect smile.

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Check out the picture above of Beyonce at her high school prom. Can you look at that picture and tell me that you really think Beyonce has had a nose job, lip injections, cheek implants and a facelift? She looks exactly the same! As for that envious body of Beyonce’s, that’s all hard work and dedication. In addition to her powerful voice, Beyonce is also well-known for her dancing. And to pull off the difficult moves and rigorous routines she performs, that takes numerous hours of practice, which will leave anyones body in tip-top shape.

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So if you ask us, Beyonce is one of the lucky few that is not only talented, but apparently she also won the gene lottery and those good looks are all natural. What do you think? Is 32-year old Beyonce truly a natural beauty or does she have the worlds best plastic surgeon on hand?

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According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2013 men and women underwent 11.4 million cosmetic procedures. While a lot of those procedures can likely be linked to Joan Rivers, these numbers indicate that more people are getting plastic surgery than they have in years. 83.5% of all cosmetic procedures performed last year were nonsurgical, think Botox injections and laser hair removal. That means only 16.5% of procedures required going under the knife.

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So what was the most popular surgical procedure of 2013? Liposuction takes the cake, with 363,912 people getting the fat literally sucked out of them. Last year liposuction even beat out always-popular breast implants—maybe because so many people already have those ;)

Despite what liposuction did to Tara Reid and Courtney Love’s stomachs, Americans are getting a lot of liposuction lately! 

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Butt implants were clearly on the rise last year, right alongside big booty celebrities like Nikki Minaj and Kim Kardashian.  58% more people got butt implants last year than ever before. Even more impressive, those interested in the procedure increased by 100%! If you’re thinking about getting your bottom enlarged, buttock augmentation is apparently well-worth the ‘pain in the a**.’ 94% of people who underwent surgery to enhance their bum in 2013 rate the procedure as ‘worth it’.

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Another surgery on the rise is labiaplastiy. What is labiaplasty? Oh, you know just changing the shape or size of your lady parts. This procedure costs around $10,000, give or take a few thousand, and literally includes surgically removing parts of your labia. As it sounds, the procedure is terribly painful. 44% more women (very brave women, might I add) underwent the procedure last year than ever before. From this group of women, 85% say all of the pain was worth it and they are happy with their new labia. I think I’m more curious about the 15% of women that are not happy with their results. I can only imagine how much might go wrong…

What procedure did you fantasize about getting most last year? Are you still dreaming of the same procedure today? 

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After over 50 years in the entertainment industry, Patti Labelle has not only made a name for herself, but she is regarded as a legend. Reflecting back on her career and rise to fame, Patti has very few regrets, but the one thing she wishes that she never did was having plastic surgery.

Patti Labelle before and after having plastic surgery on her nose:
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In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, when asked if there was anything that Patti would tell her younger self, if she could go back in time, she makes a shocking revelation and admits that she had a nose job. According to Patti:

I would tell my younger self not to have had problems with the way that I looked when I was younger. Not to worry about that nose. I had a bigger nose so I had a nose job. That’s the only surgery that I’ve ever had on my face or body. Nowhere [else]. But, I was beating myself up about the way my nose looked and my nose was fine before I changed it, but it was my way of thinking that once I got on TV it was going to look bigger. Got the nose done and that’s it. But, I would have said Patti back in the day, you shouldn’t have touched your nose, be yourself.

Patti Labelle in 1975:
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Like many women trying to make their way in Hollywood, even multi-talented Patti Labelle caved to the pressure at one point and underwent plastic surgery. It’s easy to pick yourself apart, and even easier nowadays to “fix” every little thing with plastic surgery. Thankfully Patti stopped after the one nose job and looks amazing at 70, without undergoing any further surgeries. When asked about her beauty secrets, she credits God and good genes for her radiant appearance today.

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Perhaps even more shocking than Patti Labelle’s plastic surgery confession is that the 70-year old singer does not own a cell phone! Now you certainly don’t see that everyday…

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