“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’” Brandi Glanville has long been the subject of plastic surgery rumors. She’s a lovely woman, although you can tell by looking at her that she’s had Botox and fillers. I’m currently in a rural-ish area on the east coast, but I have friends in more urban ares that have had injectables, and I’ve written here about considering it. It does seem much more common in California. I think if I was living in a city again and a girlfriend recommended a dermatologist that there are times when I would have gotten it done. Now that I’ve been writing about celebrities for a while, and watching their frozen faces try to emote, I’m cautiously staying away. That’s just to say that I understand how it’s easier to get those procedures when all your friends are doing it, it’s accessible, and has somehow become the new “normal.” Looking in from the outside, it does look bizarre and unnatural.
In a new interview in Shape, Brandi explains that she has had Botox and fillers, and admits that it’s difficult to get older. I especially like what she says about how she’s in the dating pool with much younger women and feels the pressure to look younger. Here’s part of what Brandi said, thanks to Radar:
The gorgeous Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star opens up to SHAPE in an exclusive new interview, revealing all of her plastic surgery secrets, as well as how she copes with all of the criticism.
“Having grown up modeling, I’m very self-aware of my physical appearance,” explains the mother of Eddie Cibrian’s children. “It’s hard to grow older, especially in this town where everyone is perfect! They’re all 20 years old and gorgeous, and I’m now in the same dating pool as them, yikes, it’s really hard! This town makes you insecure.”
In addition to lasers and photo facials to deal with her issue of adult acne and Melasma, the 39-year-old beauty dmits that she gets a little more help looking fabulous.
“And yes, I’ll cop to a few plastic surgery procedures like Botox and fillers,” she admits. “I think everyone should do what makes them feel good but remember: Less is more!”
Although she is enjoying her life in the public eye, Brandi admits that not everyone is a fan of hers.
“People have said horrible things like I’m ‘plastic’ and I’m a bad mom. I think after three years of hearing it I have just developed a thick skin,” she says. “I think it’s human nature, and I know what they say isn’t true so I’ve learned to not take it to heart.”
There’s more with Brandi at Shape.com, including Brandi’s diet and exercise plan. She just says she tries to achieve balance with her diet, and that she has had the same Pilates trainer for the past nine years, whom she sees three times a week. She also always takes the stairs instead of using elevators, which is great advice that I never seem to follow.
As far as the Botox and fillers stuff, it’s nice that Brandi is admitting it and not trying to fudge like she hasn’t done it or has only had facials or something. I think Brandi should lay off for a while. Too much of that can result in a very unnatural look that doesn’t look “normal” outside of certain pockets of the US where everyone does it. She’s only 39 and the Botox has the effect of making women look older than they are.
This week’s Enquirer has the news that Bruce Willis’ very pregnant wife, Emma Hemming, is considering joining RHOBH at the insistence of her good friend, Sylvester Stallone’s wife Jennifer Flavin. Hemming is also close friends with Brandi Glanville from their modeling days. The Enquirer quotes a source show says “Jen [Flavin] thinks the two of them together can ‘take over’ the show – and she loves that their hubbies are friends too.” Stallone is supposedly supportive while Bruce Willis is the hold out. Bruce is “wary because Emma is about to become a first-time mom. He’s also not thrilled about having a reality TV crew following them everywhere.” I can’t imagine Bruce greenlighting this in any way, and I hope it’s not true. If it is, it’s a surefire way to muck up his marriage.
Brandi is shown in August at a TAO beach house event. She’s also shown on 2/21/12 at a spray tan place. Credit: WENN.com