Lea Michele resisted plastic surgery pressure
August 4th, 2011
03:22 PM ET

Lea Michele resisted plastic surgery pressure

Hollywood's notorious for being brutal about physical appearance, as "Glee" star Lea Michele knows all too well.

In the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the actress recounts crude comments she got while pursuing showbiz.

"How many managers told me, ‘Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough’? But I proved them wrong," Michele tells the magazine. “I’m five foot three. I don’t look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean? I look like I’m 12.”

But unlike so many Hollywood heavyweights, Michele resisted altering her face, and her star is rising.

The “Glee” movie hits theaters in 3-D this month. Laughs Michele, “My nose is going to look fabulous.”


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    August 15, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Hailey

    "I look like I'm 12!" Hahaha... no. No you don't. You look like you're 30, and you dress like you're 12. It's not flattering.

    August 12, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. Leroy

    Her nose is almost as big as her ego.

    August 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MilleBea

    We know- they did the episode.

    August 5, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Clone

    She looks like they tried to clone the beautiful Eva Mendes and something went horribly wrong.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. help

    Society has a serious case of insecurity(vanity)....plain and simple. There's is nothing like NATURAL beauty, and a face that doesn't look like it will crack if moved. Seriously, to me, most women look worse after having surgery to tighten their face and getting a lizard-like nose.

    This woman is absolutely beautiful the way God created her.

    August 5, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Kathy

    Thank God someone is comfortable enough with herself – in her own skin that in this ridiculous hollywood culture that distorts individuals faces so that they all look alike – to say 'no'... i'm beautifully unique. Kudos to you Lea Michelle!!!! You're amazingly beautiful!!!

    August 5, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. deargod

    Thanks people for reminding me why I should never read the comments... so many stupid people. God... so many. (Lea michele is pretty rad though)

    August 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Reality check

    For those of you who say she should have a nose job or any plastic surgery..I would say Joan Rivers, Kenny Rogers, Barry Manilow...NOT. If she opted for plastic surgery does not mean that her nose would be any smaller or cuter it could just be stretched out.... It could have gone either way.

    August 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robt

    Jennifer Grey and Ashley Tisdale both destroyed their looks with schnozz jobs. They both became nondescript zeroes. Good for Lea to resist!!

    August 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JERSEYTOMATO

    Ya looka jas fine. Leeva da schnoz da way itiz. Nicea tomatoes.

    August 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  16. James 05

    She doesn't need any plastic surgery, she's gorgeous

    August 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. steve

    hollywood got it right...her nose IS HUGE!!!!! she sings alllright... but her nose distracts from 'actually ' hearing what she's singing!!!! a BARBARA STREISAND...she will NEVER BE!!!!

    August 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Her nose is better looking that Streisand, but no way is she in Streisand's class as a singer or an actor. Her singing is full of those stupid little extra sounds, that she uses to mask her limitations. It's so annoying I leave the room when she sings, even though I mildly like Glee and sometimes watch it with my wife and daughter, who really like it. And she's got no dramatic range as an actress.

      August 6, 2011 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
  18. dorkus maximus

    I think she's gorgeous. So much better than a standard-issue Hollywood beauty.

    August 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. kazz

    why on earth would she need plastic surgery? she's beautiful

    August 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Machelle

    She really should have conceded. Lord knows she needs it. I mean, if you're born ugly and are given the opportunity to fix your mug, TAKE IT! She'd scare the hell out little kids on a foggy, Halloween night!

    August 4, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Opal

    She surely had some cosmetic dentistry.

    August 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. itsamemario

    its a me mario, take MY free mustache ride! Itsa good fora princess peach, itsa good for you!
    Seriously though this girl doesnt need the surgery for her looks, but personality? Eh..

    August 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Tom Selleck

    Free mustache ride!

    August 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. San Jose

    She should consider some sort of procedure to fix her GIGANTIC ego...

    August 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • alala

      Amen.

      August 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Please people have over blown her supposedly big ago so much. So she driven and ambitious she seems to get long great with the cast and I have seen many accounts at her being great with fans.

      August 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lsabeth

      Yeah – if you were as talented as Lea Michele... you'd have an ego as well. And fact check – I am a HUGE fan and I have met her by chance (not at a press or fan event, but randomly in a parking lot in LA), and I admittedly behaved as a 13 year old girl would around Bieber (not too proud of that). She was nothing but gracious, kind, and talkative. Don't hate the beautiful and talented.

      August 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • GleeMan

      Well said, Lsabeth.

      August 5, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  25. The Måd Råp3r

    FIRSTY! Awe yeah I feel important now. Also good for her not getting all nipped, tucked, and plasticked up.

    August 4, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |

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