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How Hollywood Destroyed Heidi Montag

MTV aired the first season of The Hills in 2006. Back then, Heidi Montag was barely out of her teens and excited to be on a new show where she would gain recognition.

Had she only known the truth: She was already beautiful before the surgery and didn’t need any of it.

She not only had a controlling boyfriend (Spencer Pratt), but the pressure of the Hollywood machine. Add to that the growing trend of HD cameras and tabloid magazines following a celebrity’s every move and you have the recipe for a defenseless 20-year-old to suffer a meltdown. Her viewers and the media picked her apart. They criticized her nose, her body, her chin, and her personality. No wonder she felt less beautiful and more anxious each season.

‘The devil’s playground’ (as I refer to Hollywood) has a way of hurting good people. The industry can make starlets incredibly insecure due to all the public scrutiny. In January of 2010, Heidi revealed to People Magazine that she had undergone ten surgeries that included a chin reduction, a second nose job, and breast augmentation.

Had she only known the truth: She was already beautiful before the surgery and didn’t need any of it. The surgery not only created more negative press, but Heidi says that it almost ruined her health as well. Less than a year later in December of 2010, she did an interview with the tabloid magazine Life and Style where she exposed the ugly truth of plastic surgery, the lasting scars, and how she almost died in the process. In the interview she said:

Doctors, it’s like they’re selling you cookies or something. I would love to not be ‘plastic girl’ or whatever they call me. Surgery ruined my career and my personal life and just brought a lot of negativity into my world. I wish I could jump into a time machine and take it all back. Instead, I’m always going to feel like Edward Scissorhands.

As I write this post, Heidi’s website is down. She has curtailed her television and press appearances. She isn’t pursuing the singing career she was once excited about and says she is in constant pain from all her surgery.

She’s an example of why young girls need to stay away from plastic surgery. They need to be aware of how the media masks a model’s real body using Photoshop and even body doubles (I know, I was one!). Believe me…the skin and bodies you see in magazine ads are enhanced versions of those models’ real bodies.

Be grateful for the face and body God gave you.  You are the real deal. I know in my heart that if Heidi had never appeared on the show – if she had stayed away from the devil’s playground that chewed her up and spit her out – she would’ve made different choices.

[image: Life & Style]


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by imiy on July 22, 2016 at 12:38

    lets just take a moment and give importance to how honest she has been ,many stars do several surgeries and implants in order to improvise themselves to look better , i know everyone is beautiful but noticing your mistakes and making it public is not a small thing , she has helped thousands of souls and tried to change their perspective on plastic surgeries , she has somewhere made us all feel a little more pretty and a bit more confident , i am not a fan of her but somewhere she has showed us all the right direction god bless her !

  2. belladoesntsuck

    Posted by belladoesntsuck on October 9, 2013 at 14:00

    That’s sad. God doesn’t make mistakes, so why should we change our bodies? That makes ZERO sense…

  3. Kyla

    Posted by Kyla on September 18, 2013 at 16:24

    Thank you for posting this picture! I wasn’t fully convinced that plastic surgery is bad but now I’m more determined to appreciate natural beauty!! 🙂

    Any way you can bump this post? Newer viewers might want to see it. 🙂

  4. Posted by on October 3, 2011 at 16:41

    People are just making fun of her even more now that she had all of those surgeries. One of the lessons that I’m taking away from this is to NEVER give in to peer pressure. If someone is bullying you and you do what htey want, they might just keep bullying you more. Anyway, you can hurt yourself by giving in to what they want, like how Heidi Montag hurt herself with her surgerys. It’s ONLY what YOU think of you that matters. Your opinion about you matters more than infinate other peoples opinion about you. If a million people say your ugly, and you say you’re beautiful, you’re beautiful! Also, if you say you’re ugly, your wrong! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet I would think so if I saw you.

  5. Posted by on August 30, 2011 at 01:59

    I’m not even joking when I say that Heidi looked SO MUCH BETTER before surgery!

    God gave you the body that you have, and he made it just for you. It’s beautiful the way it is. Don’t ever try to change it.

  6. Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 12:26


  7. Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 06:26

    She was actually much more pretty before. Plus, her doctor seems like an idiot. He messed up the surgeries, making her hurt more.

  8. Posted by on August 5, 2011 at 10:46

    I LOVE how every star look beautiful before they enter their surgery. And after they’ve gotten the job, they look uglier than they did before. I read an article in a magazine about how a 16-year-old-girl got plastic surgery on her nose because she thought it would stop the bullying. I knew that it wouldn’t–that it would only worsen it–and I was right! I would never get plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. The results are terrible.

  9. Posted by on May 11, 2011 at 12:57


    Can’t we realize that it’s not about big boobs, it’s about what’s inside?

    Soooooo not doing plastic surgery. You need to get this article out there, Ms. Nicole. God bless you and Heidi!

    • Posted by Nicole on May 11, 2011 at 15:27

      Thank you girl! that’s what my goal is with this website, any article you see that you like please reshare with other girls!

  10. Posted by on April 3, 2011 at 09:27

    She was so pretty before. It is really sad that hollywood does this people. The glamorous famous life is really not glamorous at all. She looks plastic. She was truly beautiful before.

  11. Posted by on April 2, 2011 at 19:10

    its so sad to watch people be taken by the Hollywood monster.

  12. Posted by on March 18, 2011 at 13:46

    She used to be soooooo pretty!!!

  13. Posted by on March 13, 2011 at 15:19

    That’s horrible.
    She was beautiful before all of this.
    She doesn’t even look pretty now. She looks like a plastic Barbie doll.
    Can’t people love themselves for who they are, regardless of what the look like? :/

  14. Posted by on March 2, 2011 at 16:44

    She really was fine before and it just goes to show how having people critique you all the time can tear you down if you are not strong.

  15. Posted by on February 18, 2011 at 22:24

    Its so true-she didnt need any of it!