Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lea Michele Nose Job Before and After Photos

Glee’s Lea Michele Explains Why She Never Got a Nose Job Despite What Other People Said!

When it comes to her style and beauty, we wouldn’t change a thing about Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel) — and clearly we’re not the only ones who feel that way, since she’s now the face of L’Oreal. But she once met a Hollywood agent who didn’t agree.

Lea tells that she is relieved that she never got a nose job, even though she was encouraged to when she was first starting out in the industry. “I'm a singer, and when you get a nose job, you don't know how it's going to affect your voice or change your sound,” Lea explains. “So that was just a risk that I didn't want to take.”

Lea doesn’t begrudge anyone who has gotten a nose job, but it just wasn’t the best idea for her. “I feel like people should make their own decisions,” Lea says. “That was just my personal choice, and I think that was a great choice for me.”

Photo Credit: Lea Michele on Instagram

Lea was also asked to name her personal beauty icons, and she chose an interesting mix. “I love Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Wood, Raquel Welch all of the Old Hollywood women who were ethnic and different-looking,” she says. “Those are the women I look to and try to represent in photo shoots.”

It’s no surprise that Lea is such a Barbra fan, as Rachel is equally devoted to the star. And it’s also interesting that Lea included Natalie Wood on her list, given that Natalie played Maria in the film version of West Side Story the same role that Rachel played in McKinley’s production last season.

Lea Michele Talks Plastic Surgery and Her Diva Reputation

That voice! That attitude! That nose! Lea Michele has an unmistakable star quality that has helped catapult the New Jersey native from the Broadway stage to TV superstardom. But it wasn't an easy ride. In the December issue of Allure, the "Glee" star talks about the whole journey, including why she kept her nose, why

she's proud to be a diva, and why she was intimidated by Gwyneth Paltrow.

On being asked to have a nose job by a talent manager:

"When I was 15, my mother and I went to meet a manager who said, 'You have to get a nose job in order for me to work with you,'" Michele recalls. "And then she says -- this is a little TMI -- 'Have you gotten your period yet? Because you can't have it done until you get your period.' My mom heard this and was like, 'This isn't appropriate.

Young, Jewish and beautiful: Nose jobs decline as rhinoplasty's biggest fans no longer fear their defining feature

Young, Jewish and beautiful: Nose jobs decline as rhinoplasty's biggest fans no longer fear their defining feature

But Dr Babak Azizzadeh, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, told Tablet: 'The ideal beauty can be anybody. I think people actually don't want to assimilate as much.'

In the past, when being beautiful meant looking all-American and not Jewish, immigrants who didn't want to stand out from the crowd sought the cosmetic procedure.

Confident: Lea Michele is 'proud' of her Jewish nose

As physician and anthropologist Melvin Konnor put it, 'this was why rhinoplasty was invented.'

Historian Beth Haiken noted that in 1936, pioneering plastic surgeon Vilray Blair, chief of that specialty at Washington University in St. Louis, made the observation that 'change in the shape of the pronounced Jewish nose may be sought for either social or business reasons.'

Ms Haiken explained of the time: 'There was a lot of anti-immigration sentiment and a lot of anti-Semitism once the immigration laws changed.'

Nowadays, however, Dr Konnor believes that the decline in nose jobs is 'because of increased ethnic pride and a decreased desire to stop looking Jewish and blend in.'

As our ideals of beauty move away from the fair-skinned, petite features of Anglo-Saxon physiognomy, the once popular scoop-bridged, upturned nose has become less of a standard.

Today's stars and taste-makers are ethnically diverse and women are encouraged to value the features that make them stand out from the pack.

Glee star Lea Michele for one told US Weekly: I’ve always been proud of my body, my Jewish nose and all of that. Hollywood’s Hollywood, but that’s not going to change.'

Now patients opt for the surgery because they just want to be pretty, Miami surgeon, Michael Salzhauer told Tablet.

And at Dr Azizzadeh's office, requests come in not to re-shape but to 'restore' more character and more ethnicity.