In Hollywood, looks are just as important as talent. You can be the best singer, rapper, actor, or actress in the universe, but if you don’t have a body and face that makes the camera sparkle, you might as well line up at the unemployment office. Harsh, but true, and celebrities these days are undergoing all kinds of plastic surgery to make themselves look as “perfect” as possible. Beauty used to be in the eye of the beholder, but now, it changes on a daily basis.
The question was never whether or not a Nicki Minaj nose job occurred, the before and after pictures make it so obvious, a blind man could see it. This 30 year old rap artist has changed so much in her visual appearance, that even her fans are losing count of the procedures she’s undergone. Of course, like every other celebrity in the world, she denies all of it. Yeah, okay.
Really? You’ve Never had Plastic Surgery on Your Face?
If we look at a picture of Nicki Minaj in 2010, and then again in 2013, you can barely tell it’s the same person. The nose job in particular is incredibly obvious. Notice that in her older pictures her nose is wide and somewhat bulbous. Not huge mind you, but if we look at the later photos, we see a nose that has been tightened, raised and slimmed down to the bare minimum. Noses just don’t do that, no matter what she says.
Hollywood Life magazine featured an article where Nicki was in an interview with Extra. She told the correspondent, Renee Bargh that quote: “I’ve never had surgery on my face. They’ll see contour and they’ll think you had surgery on your nose, no no no, look at RuPaul’s drag race and you’ll see how you can make your nose look any shape you want. When people see my makeup they think all types of crazy things that I’m doing to my skin, but it’s makeup.”
Can Makeup Really do That?
Nicki makes a decent point about makeup drastically altering the appearance of someone’s face. However, there are certain things it simply cannot do. A plastic surgeon by the name of Richard Westreich who works in New York City, commented on the look of her nose. He said that Nicki Minaj most likely had a rhinoplasty. He cited the fact that her nose is significantly smaller and that her nostrils seems to be getting narrower by the month.
Nicki Minaj’s nose job is obvious, so why does she feel the need to cover it up? Plenty of celebrities try to cover up surgery, and it’s almost pathetic at times, how obvious it is. Nicole Kidman claims that botox is not for her, but her face hasn’t aged a day in years. Coco Austin is supposedly fifty years old, but she doesn’t look at day over thirty-five. Hollywood sets standards beyond what natural means can achieve, so this is how celebrities answer the call. Somtimes it’s subtle, but other times it’s painfully obvious where cuts, nips, and tucks were made.