What a transformation! Lisa Kudrow got a nose job when she was 16-years-old — and she isn’t ashamed to admit it.
Back in high school, the Friends star was tired of feeling “hideous” when she looked in the mirror, so she decided to do something about it.
“[The nose job] was life altering. I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school,” the 53-year-old actress revealed to The Saturday Evening Post in late 2013. “So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Lisa before and after her nose job.
The actress revealed that before her plastic surgery, she even lost friends during her transition to junior high. “They knew some people, and I didn’t,” Lisa confessed. “Eventually they just got tired of me being a tag-along. They said, ‘For your own good, you need to see what would happen if we weren’t here.’ It was really brutal. Very hard.”
“All of junior high felt upside down to me,” she continued. “It was not, like, the nice people who were popular; it wasn’t the most entertaining people – it was the meanest people who were popular.”
And her appearance wasn’t the only thing Lisa was bullied about growing up. “A friend of mine, when she found out I was Jewish, said, ‘Really? Oh, I don’t like Jews,’” she shared.
Lisa in 2013.
After 10 memorable years on Friends, Lisa remains one of the most successful actresses in showbiz. However, fame has had a completely different effect on her than she ever expected.
“I had always thought that fame would give you permission to lighten up on yourself,” Lisa admitted. “If everybody else likes you, you could finally have permission to love yourself. It’s not true.”
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