Julie Chen, co-host of “The Talk” revealed that she had eye surgery to be more appealing to the masses. According to her, when she was in Daytona, Ohio, she had dreams of becoming a daytime news anchor in New York City, but she was told that she would never make it there because of her very Chinese (Asian) looks. They said she looked too Chinese, and so the people watching (who are obviously mostly not Chinese) would have a hard time relating to her. She has received a lot of backlash, especially from the Chinese and Asian community, saying that she was denying her heritage. Here’s a before and after picture of Julie Chen.
I am not a fan of plastic surgery, but I have to admit that she looks a lot better after the plastic surgery. In the old picture, she looks all sleepy and drowsy. And look at the eyebrows sef! Never trust a woman with bad eyebrows. She still looks Asian though. I wouldn’t come across her and not think she’s Asian. I won’t know from what country exactly, but I’d know she’s Asian.
People have also speculated that Julie Chen had other surgeries after, like her nose. She has clarified and said that she did not get her nose done, nor did she do any other surgery. Her nose looks the way it does because of good makeup contouring. Oh, contouring! Didn’t I just tell you about that the other day? Find out how to contour your face here. Take a look at Julie Chen’s old picture next to the current Julie Chen, but without makeup.
Oh, my goodness! Makeup is magic. She can literally walk on the street with no makeup, and no one would recognize her. She looks like a totally different person, but the nose is the same. No wonder TV people sit in makeup chairs for hours. This isn’t a 5 minute job.
All in all, it’s unfortunate that daring to look natural can sometimes hold you back from your dreams, but I do like her new look. And her makeup artist is doing a very good job because Julie Chen has on a lot of makeup without looking like she has on a lot of makeup. I guess that’s how daytime television works.