Music & Culture
How Hollywood Destroyed Heidi Montag
Written by Nicole | February 11, 2011
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]