Hailey Bieber slams edited photo claiming she had plastic surgery after Gigi Hadid shut down face filler rumor
“Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists! I've never touched my face so If you're gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn't edited so crazy,” Hailey said
American model Hailey Rhode Bieber (née Baldwin), the wife of pop star Justin Bieber on Thursday, May 21, shut down an Instagram account for making false accusations. The Instagram account in question had allegedly compared photos of her as a teen and present day, accusing the model of getting plastic surgery.
Hailey commented on the allegedly edited photo, saying, “Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists! This photo on the right is NOT what I look like… I've never touched my face so If you're gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn't edited so crazy.”
Hailey isn’t the first celebrity to have been falsely accused of surgically altering their appearance. In fact, only a day before this, on Wednesday, May 20, supermodel Gigi Hadid set the record straight about rumors of her getting fillers injected to her face.
In a conversation with makeup artist Erin Parsons, Hadid denied the accusations, saying that her cheeks have always been plump and that it has gotten more so with her advancing pregnancy. “People think I do fillers on my face, and that's why my face is round -- I've had this since I was born. Especially fashion month, when I was already, like, a few months preggo, you know… I think I like, have the cheeks already, so it's like there's not a lot to like, fill in.”
Hadid added, “It's so funny, the things you see online. People think that I shape my brows, like I shape my brows really arched. If you look at baby pictures of me, I've had these crazy arched brows since I was born.”
Only two years ago, in 2018, Gigi’s sister Bella Hadid had to shut down similar rumors. “People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling. I'm scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn't want to mess up my face,” she had said then.
Last year, American reality television personality, fashion designer, and actress Kristin Cavallari of ‘Very Cavallari’ fame brushed off rumors of her going under the knife. She said, “I've actually never touched my face but thanks for the compliment I guess. Maybe get your facts straight before you start making claims like that… I'm proud to be injectable free.”
In 2017, Kendall Jenner too had to address some allegations of the same nature. “All of a sudden, photos of us came out with headlines like, 'OMG Kendall got her lips done and got full facial reconstruction -- look at her cheekbones, look at her nose!' I was like, this is CRAZY. I didn't even address it at the time. Because if I address it, people are going to be like 'Oh, so she's defending herself -- she must be guilty,’" Kendall said. “As a model, why would I have my face reconstructed? It doesn't even make sense.”
A few years ago, in 2014, there were massive speculations that actor Renée Zellweger of ‘Bridget Jones's Diary’ fame had gotten plastic surgery. Zellweger had said that these accusations were “humiliating” and the “hardest kick” to her ego. She added, “It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn’t exist won’t get off my porch until I answer the door… I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”
The same year, pop star Ariana Grande too had to quash nefarious rumors about her getting multiple appearance-altering procedures done. She said, “On the cover of some magazine they said, ‘Oh, Ariana Grande: boob job, brow lift, cheek shaving, lips done’. I was like, ‘You're comparing a picture of me from when I'm 14 years old to when I'm 21, and I'm wearing a push-up bra’.”