Well, I guess we really shouldn't be all that surprised after hearing that Amanda Bynes has had work done -- you know, being that her behavior lately has been a little bit on the erratic side. (To say the least.)
I mean, if this were any other 27-year-old, it would be an absolute shock to hear that she'd gone under the knife (for something other than a boob job) at such a young age, but Amanda definitely seems to be in a world of her own these days.
And this isn't even speculation -- she's the one who admitted it.
She shared the news with her Twitter followers by saying, "The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore. I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes. I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos that I don't want old photos used anymore!"
Ugh. Is that one of the saddest things you've ever heard or what? It's so disheartening to hear any young girl talk so negatively about her appearance. And the worst part is that Amanda was really cute and didn't need to go to such great lengths to change -- plus she looked a whole lot better before she got the plastic surgery.
Here's a recent pic that she posted to Twitter.
Now compare it to the one at the top of this post from a few years ago. See what I mean? OMG! She was so adorable. And fresh-faced. And innocent looking. And pretty too -- so what made her feel like she needed to change?
Duh. Obviously she fell victim to the pressure to look perfect in Hollywood, which is just plain sad. And now she doesn't look anything like herself anymore, which probably helped contribute to the issues she's been having lately.
And you know what's even worse? This is how she captioned the Twitter photo:
"About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I've gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!"
Doesn't that make you want to cry a little? All plastic surgery aside -- Amanda looks great, and she certainly doesn't need to lose a single pound. This poor girl doesn't have an ounce of self-esteem left, and it's just so unfortunate. (Seriously, she needs help, people.)
If there's any good that can come out of what's happening to her, maybe we can use her story as a reminder to ourselves and to the other women in our lives that plastic surgery doesn't solve anything in the long run. In fact, sometimes it can change you to the point where you don't even recognize yourself in the mirror -- which is never a good thing.
Do you think Amanda looks better now or a few years ago?