As somebody who was deeply saddened when The New Normal was cancelled (I know most people hated it but I thought it was so funny), I am a big fan of NeNe Leakes. Of all the Real Housewives stars, I think she has so far been the only one that is genuinely amusing onscreen and not just in a “there are so many GIFs of you turning over a table” kind of way. Truth be told, I have not seen a whole lot of her on RH, more just on TNN, but I always find her strangely endearing.
Apparently, lots of people believe she has had plastic surgery on her face — namely, a facelift. Leakes says this is not only not true, but that she doesn’t need one because of her race. While speaking to Caitlin Becker of HuffPo Live, Leakes had this to say:
“I’m thinking, ‘A facelift, really?’ I’m in my early 40s. I don’t need a facelift. Honey, I am black, and I don’t need a facelift.”
To be fair, 45-year-old Leakes has practically zero visible wrinkles, even in photos that are not airbrushed, but — well, who cares? I don’t think she looks like she’s has plastic surgery, but even if she did or had, it is not my business to speculate on something as personal as that.
She does admit, however, that she’s not opposed to plastic surgery. In fact, she’s already had it:
“I believe in a nip tuck. I believe you should always look good or however you feel. Whatever makes you feel great…
“I don’t want breasts that hang down. I want them to say hello. And I bought them. If I had a facelift, I would say it.”
Considering plastic surgery is something you can only choose for yourself — and not other people, including your significant other — I think having an attitude of doing what you feel is important (within safe limitations, of course) and sensible.
Photo: Getty Images.