It seems like all it took for onetime reality star Heidi Montag to increase her perspective as well as her cup size was a few years out of the spotlight. She appeared on Access Hollywood Live this week to talk about her post-celebrity lifestyle, and she confessed to a few regrets about her fleeting moment of fame.
Including, it seems, the 10 plastic surgery procedures she had in November of 2010, which included a mini brow lift, Botox in the forehead, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks and lips, a chin reduction, liposuction on her neck, her ears pinned back, a breast augmentation revision, liposuction on her waist and thighs, and a "buttocks augmentation."
Oh, and also she's sorry about blowing through a million bucks, because "if we would have saved our money, it would have been better.” Is it possible Heidi Montag is a real adult now with an actual sense of responsibility? Or is this just a new persona she's hoping to sell to the nearest reality show bidder?
Honestly, it's hard to tell. Back in 2010, she explained that she chose to undergo the surgeries because it was necessary to her career and happiness:
I’m in a different industry and I have to do things that are going to make me happy at the end of the day. I’m living in my skin, and I look in the mirror and it’s my career and my life, and you only have one. So, I want to take advantage of everything and be the best me, in and out, every way.
Now she says she would never do it again, and also, she wasn't properly prepared for how difficult it would be to heal from 10 surgeries (?):
I was definitely way in over my head. I’m glad it worked out and you can’t really reverse time. I kind of wanted a few enhancements and then it kind of got out of hand. I wasn’t told really the repercussions and what would happen, emotionally and psychically and the pain I would be in. I was kind of in shock.
According to Montag, she's grown a lot as a person since those days (that were, uh, all of two years ago):
I just focus now on being healthy, alive and strong. If you’re not beautiful inside it really doesn’t matter what you look like outside, and I think I kind of lost track of that. I should have just been reflecting on my heart.
She says she doesn't miss the fame, but she does miss the money -- at least a million of which was squandered on clothes, hair and makeup, managers, publicists, agents, and lawyers. These days she's living a much quieter lifestyle while her husband, Spencer Pratt, finishes his last semester at USC in political science. They both apparently had a sort of "self-awakening," which led to them re-finding their way in life:
I’ve really just taken these years since ‘The Hills’ and kind of been on my own journey ... we both just kind of stepped back and have been able to reflect on who we’ve been, where we want to go and who want to be and what we want in our lives and it wasn’t the path we were going down. So we just kind of changed back to who we originally were. We’re very grounded and humbled and money and fame and the fast life, you don’t really know how you’re going to react to it. I certainly never thought I would become the person that I was. It was quite the whirlwind and I’m happy to be out of it.
Wow, it really sounds like she doesn't just look like a whole new person, she really IS a whole new person. Unless the fact that Montag did the Access Hollywood appearance in order to promote her hosting of an anniversary party for a Las Vegas club makes you second-guess the 'brand new leaf' thing they're pitching.
For the sake of their own happiness, I hope Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt really do have a new focus in life together. But I wouldn't be surprised to see them on a reality show again soon, telling all the cameras how much they've changed.
What's your take? Do you think Heidi Montag really is ready to leave fame behind?
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