Emily Maynard plastic surgeryWe can all breathe a sigh of relief. Emily Maynard is NOT going under the knife, despite the paparazzi photos that were snapped of The Bachelorette leaving a plastic surgeon's office.

"It's definitely a sad day for America when me getting a facial makes any kind of news," Maynard said on Twitter.

Nice try, Em. I actually believed that excuse for a hot minute -- until a friend of hers totally sold her out. According to the source, Emily did, in fact, have an appointment at the plastic surgeon's office -- but a "facial" was definitely not on the agenda.

“She was there for Botox,” the friend revealed. “She goes quite often. She does her whole face.”

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up from off the floor. First of all, I can't believe Emily's flawless features could come from a tiny needle. Say what??? And second of all, how jealous is this "friend" of hers to reveal such personal information like this?

But, let's not veer off-topic here. The thing is, if Emily wants to get Botox, that's her prerogative. And if it gives her the confidence she needs, I say more power to her. But if that's the case, I think she should embrace it.

I mean, we see this beautiful woman on television -- her hair is always perfectly curled and her makeup is always fresh (even when she's crying -- what's up with that?). It's kind of hard to relate to her. This Botox confession could have made Emily seem like a real woman -- with insecurities and flaws just like the rest of us.

But instead she's kept up this perfect facade. Facial or no facial -- it'd be nice to see Emily for who she really is. Does she ever have a bad hair day? Does she ever smudge her makeup just a little bit?

(Please tell me the answer is yes or I'll cry.)

Are you surprised to hear that Emily could have gotten Botox? Would you get the injections, too?


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