Of Course Olivia Munn Has to Defend Her Face to the Internet -- She's a Woman

Once an actress achieves some fame in Hollywood, her face basically becomes public domain for opinions, amirite? Olivia Munn recently shot back at some critics of her changing looks, and I can't say that I blame the lady for it -- even if part of me wishes she didn't feel the need to say anything.


Last week, the X-Men actress posted a selfie on Instagram, and among the flattering comments, there were a few criticizing her look. 

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"I barely recognize her," replied one commenter, wondering if she'd resorted to plastic surgery or was just wearing too much makeup. Another responded that he or she hoped it was just the makeup.

Munn chose to defend herself against the comments about her thinner face by writing, "I lost 12 pounds when I did the training for Xmen so that slimmed my face a lot." She also noted about her different appearance, "I did BBL treatment on my darker freckles because my freckles were starting to pile up and look like big dark spots. And then I reshaped my eyebrows so they didn't point down anymore."

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Maybe I'm clueless, but does she really look that different? This week she posted a side-by-side of her face to show how it looked a year ago as compared to how it looks now. She credited weight loss, Proactive, and Japanese potatoes for the transformation.

Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you I love research. Convinced that there's got to be natural, healthy ways (ie not only the rich and connected can do it) to keep your skin from aging, I do lots of research. Who says guys are the only ones who can get better with age? We're gonna turn that myth around if we share what we learn with each other. So here are 4 skin tips I've learned just over this past year that really helped the texture and shape of my face. Left Pic: 1 year ago. Right Pic: Last month. 1. I lost 12 pounds this past year while training for Xmen. I kept it off by coming up w/an hour workout I do a few times a week. The weight loss leaned out my cheeks and jawline. Working out is also great for your skin because it increases blood flow to your face which helps rejuvenate. 2. Reshaped my brows. I do my own brows and always thought they were supposed to have a high arch. Then a facialist pointed out to me that I was shaping my brows into a frown. So I let the top of my brows grow in (which is never fun because it looks spotty for a few weeks) and then I plucked the bottom. That gave my brows a more horizontal angle and instantly brightened my eyes. 3. Got rid of sunspots. I love my freckles. But over the past couple of years I've seen more come up and merge with other freckles to make large dark spots. Dark spots prevent your skin from reflecting light and gives you a dull complexion. So for the past year I've been diligently using @Proactiv Mark Fading Pads. I wipe my face with one every night and now my face has a more even tone and the large spots aren't as noticeable. 4. I've talked about this before and I still stand by it: Japanese potatoes that are high in Hyaluronic Acid help keep wrinkles away. Look up this video: "Connie Chung Yuzihara" to learn all about it. There are Hyaluronic Acid pills and vitamins but I think that the best way to get it in your system is by eating them in foods that naturally have them. I'm still looking into what gets rid of the lines that develop around your neck. I think it has to do with tension and acupuncture might be the answer. When I find out more, I'll let you know. ��

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She pretty much looks the same to me. Just as gorgeous as ever. But hey, if Japanese potatoes can make us look like Olivia Munn, I'm going to need to know where to pick some of those up, stat.

Seriously, it's ridiculous that she felt like she had to defend her looks at all. Even if she did show some signs of aging, who cares? How many men have to defend themselves against graying hair and crow's-feet? None, that's how many.

As a woman, I completely understand feeling the need to defend yourself when your looks are attacked, no matter what the reason. If you lose weight, and your face gets leaner, all of a sudden you're accused of having plastic surgery. At the same time, if you're not in the best shape of your life, people will comment that you're not even trying.

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Wearing too much or too little makeup also brings out the haters. As far as I can tell, the general public tends to prefer women who wear tons of makeup while simultaneously managing to look like they're wearing none. Eyelashes are not naturally long, thick, and black for 99.99 percent of women born on this planet, you guys.

Because of these impossible standards, it makes me sad when women like Olivia Munn feel the need to defend their appearances. Who cares? Our looks change from year to year, and sometimes even day to day. Just own your gorgeous self, and to hell with the haters.

You be you, Olivia -- no matter what, somebody's always going to be a critic.


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