Minka Kelly Avoided Making the Biggest Mistake in Show Biz

minka kelly on charlie's angelsRewind just a couple years back and no one really knew who now Charlie's Angel Minka Kelly was. That pretty chick John Mayer and Derek Jeter both dated. The actress from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood who Esquire voted the Sexiest Woman Alive last year. Now, it feels like she's finally on track to becoming a superstar ... a household name. But her path may have been a lot different, had the now 31-year-old not made a very wise decision at the young age of 19.

She told David Letterman last night that at that time, she was approached by a former Playboy Playmate who wanted to be her manager. Kelly recalled, "She was very seductive and said that she wanted to manage me and that I had a lot of potential. She said that she could get me a job at this doctor's office in return for plastic surgery, which I would need to be a Playboy Playmate. All I needed was lipo, fake breasts, a few veneers, and all kinds of stuff."

Minka took the job.

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But only lasted about a month, because she realized plastic surgery wasn't right for her.

She told Dave, "When I told her that I didn't want that, she said I would never be Playmate of the Year and I said, 'I think that's okay. I'm okay with that.'"

HA! Seems like she's made out a lot better now than if she had just aimed to be one of Hef's pin-up dolls. And I say Minka deserves major props for this decision she made those many moons ago ... because sadly, most actresses will tell the opposite story. No, not that they went all Heidi Montag on their faces and bodies, but I would guess at least 7 in 10 famous stars have altered their appearance since their early days in some way, shape, or form. Even if it's "just" a nose job (Ashley Tisdale, Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Aniston) or boob job or whatever. And a lot of 'em keep hacking away at themselves over time, or getting into the anti-aging craze with Botox and butt lifts galore. It's so common, it's almost as if we accept it as a rite of passage for celebs to nip-tuck.

But the thing is ... they don't have to. Obviously, Minka was gorgeous to begin with. But so is someone like Lea Michele or Lady Gaga, both who have likely heard a million times that they could have tinier noses or bigger boobs. But they don't seem to care, and they've become insanely famous in spite of this idea of seeking perfection under the knife. You gotta love when a famous lady admits she's happy without "enhancement." It really does make her even more worthy of her fame. 

What do you think about Minka's decision?


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