While the Internet wildly speculates about whether actress Renee Zellweger recently had plastic surgery, two co-hosts of “The View” came clean on Wednesday’s show and admitted to having work done on their own faces.
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“I think Renee Zellweger is a very talented actress and I think anyone can do anything they want to their body or their face and you shouldn’t be surprised if people notice,” Rosie O’Donnell said, “in the same way people notice I lost 50 pounds and had gastric surgery to do it. People notice my eye looks different, I had my eyelid done because it was drooping.”
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“If somebody who is a public figure drastically changes their appearance so that they’re unrecognizable, are we as a society supposed to pretend we don’t see it?” O’Donnell asked. “I agree we shouldn’t be mean about it but to actually observe the fact that she looks drastically different than she used to, if it’s not done in a mean, judgmental tone, I think it’s OK. Otherwise it’s the elephant in the room.”
Nicolle Wallace also came clean about having tried cosmetic procedures, saying: “I tried Botox once and I looked like Inspector Clouseau. One eyebrow was higher than the other. I’ll never do it again.”
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“Whether she did get any type of cosmetic surgery, I feel that it’s her business,” Rosie Perez said about Zellweger’s new look, “and I think that it’s the new mascara. We all do things to enhance our looks. There’s only very few of us who do not.”
Perez did not admit to having any plastic surgery.
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“It is a culture that holds women to an unrealistic and insane standard of a body that looks like a 12-year-old and a face that looks like an 8-year-old,” said Wallace. “It’s insane.”
Zellweger responded on Tuesday to the media attention her face has earned her this week, saying: “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”
Watch Part One of the video from Wednesday morning’s “View” above and Part Two below.