Kelly Ripa has always been vocal about her personal and professional life. Her memoir, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories gave further small yet surprising insights about her which at some point caused a major stir in her life. Having been known for her acting and TV hosting, she has also opened up about enhancing her physical appearance which many thought to be natural.
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What many might not know is that the beauty she is known for on-screen is rather altered not once but many times not just for appearance but for many other things to make her work easy.
Kelly Ripa Opens Up About Using Botox for Comfort More Than Anything
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The 52-year-old TV presenter, Kelly Ripa has been candid about the usage of Botox in her life. She has mentioned it many times in the past and even confessed to using botox in her armpits to avoid sweating, which she prefers to call “pittox.”
In an interview with PEOPLE, she opened up about her love for pittox and stated that her doing botox is more for her “comfort.”
“For me, it was just more of my comfort level. If I worked off camera, I would not wash my hair with regularity or wear makeup but when I started to see things that I didn’t like, I thought, well, the next turtleneck is going to have two eye holes. I’m not saying you should let people bully you into cosmetic procedures. These are my choices for me.”
Not just that, she also has used “sparingly” neck surgery which she considered was a “small, instrumental, and preventative” change. She is keen on maintaining her beauty however there was also a time when she went through a bad botox.
Kelly Ripa’s Opening Up About Bad Botox
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Back in 2016, the TV host opened up about having a bad experience doing Botox during a discussion with guest co-host Megyn Kelly on Live!
She shared that the bad botox story was “never” revealed to anyone and stated.
“I got bad Botox about … what was it, a year ago? And it was bad. It did something to my good side, so then I had two bad sides. I’m not kidding!”
The situation was rather temporary as she shared,
“I’m starting to look myself again, but there was about a six-month period where people were like, ‘What’s wrong with Kelly? She doesn’t smile anymore,’” adding, “And I was like: ‘I am smiling!’ ”
Elsewhere, she stated that Botox has changed her life and has admitted to getting some work done around her eyes to make them appear more open on the screen. Her self-care routine also includes Botox which is an integral part of her life as she could not go out without taking Botox for more than a few months.
Source: PEOPLE, CheatSheet