Jennifer Lawrence and Kylie Jenner recently delved into a conversation that many celebrities face but seldom address openly: the relentless scrutiny and speculations about plastic surgery. The candid discussion took place during an interview conducted by Jennifer for Kylie’s feature in Interview magazine, showcasing a rare moment of honesty and camaraderie between the two.
Jennifer, an unabashed fan of the Kardashians, broached the subject, acknowledging the rampant rumors about her own appearance. She debunked speculations about eye surgery, attributing her perceived transformations to the magic of expert makeup. With a hint of amusement, she shared, “I also think it’s incredible what makeup can do because I work with Hung [Vanngo], who overlines the lip, and I call him a plastic surgeon, because everybody in the last few months since I’ve been working with him is convinced that I had eye surgery. I’m like, ‘I didn’t have eye surgery. I’m doing makeup.’”
Kylie chimed in, acknowledging Jennifer’s stunning looks, prompting a casual exchange about their experiences with public perceptions and cosmetic enhancements. Laughingly, Jennifer remarked, “Well, apparently I’ve had full plastic surgery,” reflecting the absurdity of the assumptions.
Kylie, who has been in the spotlight since a young age, candidly admitted to having lip fillers but emphasized how differences in makeup techniques and natural changes over time often lead to misconceptions about cosmetic alterations. She shared her bafflement at comparisons made between her adolescent and adult self, saying, “I did end up getting lip fillers, but it’s also the same with me. I’ll see before and after photos when I’m 12 years old versus 26 and my eyebrows are filled differently. I have contour on. I’m like, ‘How can you compare my 12-year-old face and say I’ve gotten my jaw shaved and eyelids removed?’ I’m like, ‘What are we talking about?’”
In solidarity, Jennifer echoed similar sentiments, pointing out the inevitable changes that come with aging and personal growth. She reflected on the evolution of her appearance from her teenage years to adulthood, emphasizing that physical transformations are natural. “I have the same thing. I started at 19, so I get the before and after pictures from when I’m 19 to 30 and I’m like, ‘I grew up. I lost baby weight in my face, and my face changed because I’m aging,’” she shared with a mix of wry humor and exasperation. “Everybody thought I had a nose job, and I’m like, ‘I’ve had the exact same nose. My cheeks got smaller. Thank you for bringing it up.’”
Their open and candid dialogue sheds light on the unrealistic expectations and unwarranted scrutiny faced by celebrities in the realm of beauty and appearance. Jennifer and Kylie’s down-to-earth approach in addressing the plastic surgery speculations serves as a reminder that perceptions are often far removed from reality, and natural changes over time are just that—natural. Their honesty in navigating these misconceptions stands as a testament to their resilience and refusal to let baseless assumptions define their narratives.