One of my favorite comic actresses, Lisa Kudrow, got a nose job when she was in high school, calling it a “good, good change” because of how uncomfortable she felt prior.
“That was life altering. I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous,” Kudrow told The Saturday Evening Post. “I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before.”
I’ve always loved and respected Lisa Kudrow, and this news doesn’t change that one bit.
As someone with a kind of Mrs. Potatohead face, I’ve contemplated a nose job but always worried that no one would recognize me, and then that episode of Glee comes to mind, where a doctor suggests Rachel get one and Puck and Kurt convince her not to by comparing her to Barbara Streisand, who “refused to believe that beauty could only be defined by the blonde, chiseled faces of Hitchcock’s beauties.”
Despite Barbara, the dwindling career of a post-rhinoplasty Ashlee Simpson, laziness, finance issues, and the fact that I just don’t care that much, if YOU know that surgery will make YOU feel exponentially better, I see nothing wrong with it, even at 16. It’s the creepy bloated red botox faces of William Shatner and the like that keep me up at night.
Speaking of amazing Jewish women, here’s what Kudrow had to say about anti-Semitism:
In college there was more anti-Semitism than before college, because there were people who never met a Jew before. A friend of mine, when she found out I was Jewish, said, ‘Really? Oh, I don’t like Jews.’
Jesus non-magical Christ, that’s like me hating you because your parents are Nickelback fans.