Stars who’ve spoken out on botched surgeries after ‘disfigured’ Linda Evangelista’s interview

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Stars who've spoken out on botched surgeries after ‘disfigured’ Linda Evangelista's interview


Linda Evangelista was one of Canada’s most famous supermodels – then botched plastic surgery forced her into hiding.

The star was one of the most photographed people in the world but has spent the last five years secluded from the rest of the world.

Linda, 56, has spoken out about how a ‘fat-freezing’ procedure called CoolSculpting (promoted as a non-invasive alternative to liposuction) left her ‘brutally disfigured’.

She told People: “I loved being up on the catwalk. Now I dread running into someone I know. I can’t live like this anymore, in hiding and shame. I just couldn’t live in this pain any longer.”

But Linda’s not the first celebrity to share how botched surgery has had a devastating impact on her life. These stars also say it ruined their lives…



Linda was a top supermodel before her botched surgery
Linda was a top supermodel before her botched surgery

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Jennifer Grey

Back in 1987, actress Jennifer Grey became one of the most famous women in the world thanks to her huge hit film.

After Dirty Dancing hit cinemas, everyone knew her as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, who quite literally had the ‘time of her life’ with Johnny Castle (aka hunk Patrick Swayze).

Two years later she went under the knife for a nose job – but later revealed it killed her career.



Jennifer shot to fame in Dirty Dancing
Jennifer shot to fame in Dirty Dancing



Now no one recognises the star
Now no one recognises the star

“I went into the ­operating room a ­celebrity and came out anonymous,” she told The Mirror in 2012. “It was the nose job from hell. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognises because of a nose job.”

Instead of hiding in sorrow, the star told The Washington Post in 1999: “I decided to make fun of this, to make my fiasco become my reality. After all, it’s not cancer, and it’s absurd that just a nose job could wreak such havoc.”

Carol McGiffin

Back in 2019, Loose Women panellist Carol used the show as a platform to discuss her hellish surgery.

The broadcaster, 61, went under the knife for a face lift and has since expressed some regret.

She told the Loose Women she “looked like she’d been in a fire” after the procedure.



Carol confessed the pain was like fire
Carol confessed the pain was like fire



The Loose Woman has confessed she wished she'd never had a face lift
The Loose Woman has confessed she wished she’d never had a face lift

And her colleague, Nadia Sawalha, shared that Carol has complained about “numbness around the ears.”

Carol has also reportedly told Nadia that she wishes she’d never had her facelift on multiple occasions.

She also revealed this week that her partner was “horrified” by how she appeared immediately after going under the knife.

Priyanka Chopra

Back in 2000, Priyanka Chopra was crowned Miss World but what followed was a nightmare.

The stunning actress shot to fame, but soon after needed routine surgery to remove a polyp in her nasal cavity.

Priyanka wrote in her memoir Unfinished: “While shaving off the polyp, the doctor also accidentally shaved the bridge of my nose and the bridge collapsed.

“When it was time to remove the bandages and the condition of my nose was revealed, Mom and I were horrified. My original nose was gone. My face looked completely different. I wasn’t me anymore.”



Priyanka was crowed Miss World
Priyanka was crowed Miss World



One botched surgery changed her nose forever
One botched surgery changed her nose forever



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The star said she needed multiple corrective surgeries to fix the damage, and her nose hasn’t been the same since.

She added that the botched job left her feeling “devastated and hopeless”.

She wrote: “Every time I looked in the mirror, a stranger looked back at me, and I didn’t think my sense of self or my self-esteem would ever recover from the blow.”

Tara Reid

Blonde actress Tara was a huge star in the nineties and noughties, with roles in American Pie, The Big Lebowski and Sharknado making her one of Hollywood’s ‘it girls’.

In 2004, Tara went under the knife for breast implants and liposuction which left her disfigured and shunned from the big screen.

“My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing,” Tara told UsWeekly. “I had a hernia, this huge bump next to my belly button. As a result, I couldn’t wear a bikini. I lost a lot of work.”



The American Pie star was hot property in Hollywood
The American Pie star was hot property in Hollywood



Surgery killed her career and her self-image
Surgery killed her career and her self-image

She told People in 2008: “In my American Pie days, everyone was kissing my butt. I didn’t realise how good I had it. But the second things go down, no one cares.

“After six months of ‘it’s going to get better,’ it started to get worse and worse. I never thought I would have nipples that looked like this.”

Tara’s breasts went viral after her wardrobe malfunction was snapped on the red carpet.

“I was on the websites as having the ugliest boobs in the world,” she said.

Reid told People years after her first surgery: “I’m scared about getting surgery ever again. It’s like surviving a plane crash and getting on a plane again. [My stomach scars] are my battle wounds.”

Heidi Montag

The Hills star Heidi had 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day back in 2010, including an eyebrow lift, chin reduction and breast implants, neck liposuction, fat injections in her cheeks and a buttock augmentation.



Stunning Heidi had 10 surgeries in one day
Stunning Heidi had 10 surgeries in one day



She says she 'feels like Frankenstein'
She says she ‘feels like Frankenstein’

Having multiple procedures simultaneously put a huge strain on the star’s body and she later told Paper Magazine that she died on the operating table.

She recalled: “I died for a minute and had Demerol to deal with the pain because it was so extreme. Cutting yourself up isn’t something I’d recommend.”

Heidi’s recovery was filmed for The Hills and in one heart wrenching scene, the reality star’s mum cried as she admitted she thought her daughter looked better before the surgery.

Heidi later told Life & Style: “Sometimes I feel like Frankenstein, straight out of a sci-fi movie.

“I wanted a few enhancements and then it got out of hand. I wasn’t really told the repercussions and what would happen, emotionally and psychically, and the pain I would be in.”





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