Alexa Ray Joel vehemently denies having any plastic surgery other than a nose job

On April 1st, Alexa Ray Joel (daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley) performed a concert in NYC. There were photographers all around, and as soon as the concert and behind-the-scenes photos became public, everyone started freaking out. Alexa looked noticeably different – her face looked very sculpted, like some surgeon carved her up to look like an Eastern European model named Anya. I’m including the photos from this week in this post, and you can see some older photos at the end of the post as well. Here’s a side-by-side.

So, as I said, people were freaking out. But Alexa thinks we’re all haters and that what we’re seeing is just natural weight loss. Uh-huh.

On a personal (and slightly ridiculous note): I would just like to add that all of the continuously-circulating rumors that I have had extensive ‘face-work’ and undergone breast-augmentation surgery is simply and entirely 100% false. The only thing I have ever had done is my nose, which I have always been completely candid, honest, and open about- and I can swear on my Beloved Gypsy-Stella The Cat that this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God! (But hey, there could be worse rumors circulating, so, I’ll take it). Any visibly-positive alterations in terms of my public-image are an absolute and sole credit to my brilliant makeup-artist and stylist, @darlingcait … Who is a true beauty-wizard and visionary. (That, combined with the fact that I actually have a hearty dose of self-confidence now- which took me a little extra minute or so to find.) ; ) But hey, wouldn’t it be nice if the press could just focus on my music and stage-presence? Because, honestly, I would rather be judged, critiqued, and picked apart for my actual work.

[Via Alexa’s Instagram]

Alexa also left a message/comment (?) with Us Weekly in which she reiterates the idea that the change in her appearance is all in our heads and we’re bullying her because we’re like, “Wow, she looks really different, right?”

“I have lost weight simply from maturing, and I have fully contoured ‘stage makeup’ and hair done for my first debut show at the Carlyle Hotel in NYC. Obviously I’m going to look different… It’s called ‘growing up’! I have only gotten one nose-job done. That is the absolute extent of the surgeries I have had. I’m very sorry to disappoint everyone who wants to believe that I have had multiple surgeries, but that just simply isn’t true.” [The only secret is] makeup and a push-up bra… Anyways…sorry to disappoint everyone…I don’t have low self-esteem at all, contrary to all of your unsubstantiated opinions, and I accept and love myself for exactly who I am, as every empowered woman should! To the nasty bullying-bloggers who seem to get a kick out of picking apart, psychoanalyzing, and objectifying complete strangers…Why not take a long look in the mirror and worry about yourself?”

[From Us Weekly]

Sure. For the record, I didn’t even care about this story until Alexa freaked out and started denying it all over the place, so way to go, Alexa. Way to make the “plastic surgery” story stick around for another few days. My take on her alleged “work”…? The nose is for sure the product of plastic surgery, but she admits that freely. I think she had some eye work too, and her chin and jawline are very, very different. But I also don’t think this is all brand-new work. I think she’s been getting some stuff done gradually over the past six months or so, judging from the photos from the past year. So I’ll just shuffle her denial right here beside Nicole Kidman’s denial.

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  1. erindipity says:

    I honestly think she’s telling the truth.

    • Clever hand says:

      I need you to click on the side by side photo. It doesn’t seem that drastic until you see the before and after next to each other.

      • Dinah says:

        I think that side-by- side is a poor comparison due to the different expressions- you can’t really compare chin/jawline from smile to lack of smile. That said, unless she lost a shit- ton of weight ( which I think would also effect the generosity of the boobage), I think she has had some liposculpting of her face, and she surely has botoxed the hell out of herself. But many don’t consider botox & fillers to be defined as “cosmetic surgery”- it’s really splitting hairs.

      • springingforward says:

        She is telling the truth. So many women lose body fat when moving from adolescence into adulthood and this includes losing it from the face. Her eyebrow shape and height is the same.
        The only thing different is her jaw and cheeks both of which could entirely be attributed to weight loss.
        Cut her some slack.

      • Sarah says:

        I agree and yes, I believe her too. She just learned on how to properly use make up. Though it was stupid to go all beserk on it. The rumours would have quietly dried out over the week. Now it will stick on her for months, even years.

    • MrsB says:

      I can’t decide. She does look very different, but aside from the nose job I think it’s possible the changes could be due to weight loss and makeup.

      • Ladybird83 says:

        And Botox. It would explain the slight lift in her eyes.

      • PrettyTarheelFan says:

        Seriously, contouring makeup is magic. I love to play around with it (not everyday, because that would be kinda weird), but you can draw on some craziness. There are thousands of YouTube videos on how to make yourself look like a specific celebrity, or how to minimize your flaws/maximize or create good features.
        Her eyes look different, but if you look closely, there is a BOATLOAD of shading and shaping going on. On top of her nose job, her face has been contoured with lots of shading and highlighting, especially in the cheek/jaw. And finally, in this photo, she’s doing the open-mouth face-the others she looks like she is genuinely smiling, which accounts for additional differences.
        Her chin shape, face shape, cheekbones, and eyes themselves look basically the same. Weight loss+countouring+Keira Knightly posing+nose job FTW.

      • anomie says:

        Veneers as well. Maybe some more serious dental work, which could account for the new jawline. Bottox, extensions, the usual. And she could be telling the truth about the boobs.

      • Maybe says:

        Ladybird, agreed. If you look at any picture of her father, he has those trademark puppy dog bags under his eyes that she clearly got in the before pics. They do not disappear when there’s weight loss (I have slight bags that actually got worse when I lost some fat in my face). She had eyework done. IMO.

    • Eleonor says:

      I see something different in the eye zone too.
      Btw I don’t know who she is.

    • lucy says:

      I agree. It’s crazy what make-up can do.

      • smith says:

        The bigger story is how posey and try-hard Christie B. was at the event. There are pictures out there. She reallly tried to grab some of the limelight with that HUGE, fake “I’m gonna dine on your kittens” smile, it’s no wonder the kid has issues.

        Her X Peter Cook was/is a douche, but she’s a nutcase.

        Meanwhile has anyone reviewed/commented on the talent portion of the evening? Can the girl sing and hold an audience? The Carlyle is such an institution (Bobby Short et al), I’d hate to think she got the gig purely on her last name.

      • holly hobby says:

        @Smith. I’m not anywhere where I can catch her show but she was featured prominently in a Gap commercial, over the holidays, singing Billy Joel’s Just the Way You Are. I would say she’s pretty good. Her singing reminds me of Christina Perry and Anna Nalick.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Look at her eyes. Unless it’s ‘shopped, she has no fat pockets under her eyes in that photo, unlike in the others.
      I think she had more than a nose job, maybe fillers. She could say that she only had one surgery while getting fillers and still be telling the truth, as injections aren’t s “surgical procedure”-no cutting involved.

      • Erinn says:

        THIS. There’s more than makeup at work here. And she isn’t at the age where she’s juuust grown up. She’s 28. She’s not some 22 year old that had their face shift between being a teenager and a young adult.

        Her nose has been shaved down, her jaw and chin are a vastly different shape. She looks like a vapid blowup doll wanna-be now. It’s sad. She was cute before.

      • erindipity says:

        Good point on the fillers. Still not sure she’s even had those, but I suppose maybe. I don’t see why people keep saying her chin and jaw are markedly different from before, though – they look the same, structure-wise, to me. She’s just thinner now, which makes the rear part of her jawline slimmer.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        Nose job, eye lift, chin implant, and boobs. Makeup can do a lot, but it can’t perform miracles. She has also calmed down the gummy smile, but I think that’s behavioral and not surgical.

        The work is excellent, though.

      • A Different Kate says:

        I agree. The nose, which she admits, and some filler (lips look a little plump) but no other “surgeries” (though I could be convinced there was a boob job there — the boobs do look “enhanced”). I think she just finally started tapping into what I’m sure is Christy’s enormous contact list of exceptional makeup artists and stylists.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, TOK. I think she injected something under her eyes to minimize the bags. I saw it on a beauty blog the other day…I didn’t know that was even an option!

        I don’t think she had an eye lift, a boob job, or chin implant though. Her chin is the same shape, just more streamlined. Her boobs were always very big, and I think the eyes look lifted because of brows and makeup. Perhaps there is botox in there, though. I know that you can use botox on the muscles that are pulling your jawline down.

      • Ruffian9 says:

        Good catch. This really breaks my heart. She was SO cute, so attractive, and so unique naturally. Now she’s sculpted within an inch of her life. What a damn shame.

    • Darlene says:

      I agree. It’s all makeup. I have friends with droopy eyes that “lift” them with that kind of makeup. She’s grown up and looks amazing!

    • Tx says:

      It’s so hard to tell. Make up and hair stylists can really work wonders. Plus there was probably some weight loss.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s telling the truth. As almost all the posters who commented in the links yesterday said. Heavy make up, 6 years difference, etc… will really change a face.

      And it’s 1 thing to be snarky about celebs here. It’s another to be snarky towards someone who has to live with people everyday telling her it’s a shame she looks the way she does.

      • Jaded says:

        Totally right, the only difference I can see apart from the nose job and losing some puppy fat is a theatrical make-up and contouring job. She’s got great bone structure and eyes so they’ve been played up to the max.

      • Mel M says:

        Agreed. I don’t think the side by side are fair because in the one she’s smiling really really big and in the other she’s got the slack jawed open mouth thing going. My face is wider and more square and when I smile you can’t see my cheek bones but when I’m not you can see them really well. So I think we need a picture of her not contorting her face so much.

      • Bridget says:

        I feel like its impossible to judge what someone really looks like when they’re in full stage makeup and posing. At least use a photo of what she looks like every day. Or not at all!

        I have such a soft spot for Alexa. She truly grew into such a lovely woman, and its so hard to look at her and know that she’s spent her life with people criticising her looks simplybecause of who her mother is. She’s talked about how hard that’s been, and how cruel people have been to her. I wish her success.

      • John says:

        As a former makeup artist, I don’t believe it’s just makeup, but the work is not uber-extreme.
        Here’s a picture of her from 2012, with a similar expression:
        http://thefashiondish.com/2012/02/09/haley-interviews-alexa-ray-joel-part-one/

    • Loubelle says:

      I agree! And I have to say, I really think she looks stunningly beautiful now.

      • Tatjana says:

        Really? I think she looks bad. But if she feels good, more power to her.

        And she looks Greek, or Spanish too me. When I hear Eastern European model named Anya, I imagine someone looking like Karolina Kurkova or Natalia Vodianova. I don’t know why.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      I agree, at least the jaw looks completely same to me.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      She looks a lot slimmer in the face. That could be weight loss. The facial pose is also different… I think she had a second nose job though.

    • Samtha says:

      I agree. It’s weight loss and contouring makeup. A lot of people have no idea how radically you can transform your face by contouring…

    • gg says:

      She looks exactly the same to me. One photo she is smiling widely and the other not smiling at all. I totally believe her. She is amazingly beautiful naturally and very talented.

    • Franklymydear1 says:

      Could it just be her not smiling and sucking in her cheeks?

    • Sugar says:

      I agree. She’s had a nose job, but I don’t see any evidence of additional plastic surgery. The pic on the left of the side-by-side is from when she was a teenager, so of course her face now in her twenties is going to have less facial fat and look more angular. That’s a natural part of maturing for women. She’s also sporting a visible contouring makeup job.

      Nothing to see here.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      I agree. It’s the same face with some amazing makeup. Only her nose and expression is different.

      And she looks really good, too.

    • GreenieWeenie says:

      me too. I miss the days when we used to look at how awkward we looked when we were younger and laugh. Now, it’s all, OMG, MASSIVE amounts of surgery! Everyone’s so damn jaded. Yes, your face does change as you age. Mine did. I look so different than when I was an undergrad. I lost weight too, and it shows in my face. And if she’s had Kardashian-style make up done, well, that explains a lot too.

    • TommyNorris says:

      Whoa, to me it makes no difference although the more recent pictures of her are truly scary. It’s amazing that she is Billy’s and Christine’s kid I would have thought they would do better. Alexa put herself in the public eye and my eyes really don’t want to see anymore.

  2. Lucy says:

    Erm… yeah… ok and I’m a 5’11 glamazon

  3. GlimmerBunny says:

    I think she’s beautiful. If it’s plastic surgery it’s very well done.

  4. ldub says:

    its a natural weight loss. with WAY too much contouring in the make-up dept.
    i follow her on instagram and she has always been naturally thin with voluptuous breasts and behind.

  5. Poppy Q says:

    `I accept and love myself for exactly who I am, as every empowered woman should`.Well clearly she didn`t accept and love herself for who she was or she wouldn`t have had any surgery at all.For the record, I think she looks great, but don`t pull the `empowered woman` card when you are clearly no such thing.

    • Bridget says:

      Alexa Ray Joel has very publicly battled with very low self-esteem. I’m not normally one to feel bad for the poor little rich girl, but people have been incredibly cruel and callous over the years – as though her favoring Billy Joel more than Christy Brinkley made it acceptable to publicly ridicule her looks. It’s unfair to say that she can’t feel secure and herseld and empowered as an adult because she had a nose job years ago. I think it’s awesome that she feels good about herself, because she had some major demons to conquer.

      • gg says:

        This ^ x 1,000.

        She has overcome a lot and is very inspiring to me.

      • Jaded says:

        Absolutely – can you imagine growing up with a mother as glamorous as Christie Brinkley? At almost 60 she’s stunning. Alexa inherited a lot of her father’s looks which didn’t make her ugly, just unusual looking. However the media started making derogatory comments about her looks as soon as she started her music career which must have had a devastating effect on her self-confidence and morale. She’s matured into an exotic, lovely young woman and I hope the media concentrates on her music instead of her looks and nose job because if she inherited any of her father’s talent she will be awesome.

      • Elle Naj says:

        I thought she was cute before,but, if she’s happier now then good for her.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I’m not understanding how not liking something or changing something about yourself makes it impossible to be empowered. You can have plastic surgery and still be an empowered woman.

      I see little to no difference in her jawline and chin area. In the side by side, yes, but it’s also a matter of positioning and posing. She has a squared off jaw and chin in the other pictures on this site. Losing weight will bring that squareness more into prominence.

  6. eliza says:

    Sorry, but she definitely had something done to her eyes. I don’t care what anyone says, there is eye work, a nose job AND fillers at play. Well done and very subtle but it is there.

    Someone must have Google alert on HIGH. She sure is tuned in to “word on the street”. Seems it hit a nerve.

  7. blue marie says:

    Exactly, her jawline was round before and now it’s square. That doesn’t happen from just losing weight.

    • FLORC says:

      In other pics of her not smiling her jawline looks more square in her youth. My jawline went from roundish to square as I lost weight and aged.

      • blue marie says:

        Looking the photos over, you might be right, it’s definitely more pronounced though.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Totally agree FLORC. When I was younger, I had what I thought of as “chipmunk cheeks”. I hated them! Now that I’m older, my face has thinned out dramatically and I have hollowed cheekbones and sharper bone structure naturally. It’s amazing what pregnancy, weight gain and loss, and nature can do to your looks. Ironically, I miss my chipmunk cheeks! They were really cute.

      • FLORC says:

        We get 1 picture of a side/front angle with theatre grade make up against much older photos with far less makeup and different facial expressions/angles. No 2 factors are the same so it’s just not fair to judge her face based on these pictures.

        And I think she’s a really nice girl having met her once briefly a few years ago. On top of her personal struggles of depression, suicide, and always being told be it in music or looks she will never be as good as her parents, that she’s suffered enough. You never hear about her kicking up dust or creating drama/hate. We should back off here.

        It’s my opinion of course, but this site is better than questioning and picking apart the looks of someone with known and severe depression about their appearance.

    • It is a completely different shape. It’s squared off at the bottom and too short for her face now, in my opinion.

  8. Rianic says:

    Make up. I do contouring for special events (charity dinners, concerts, that sort of thing), and it can literally make you look like a different person.

  9. Original Tessa says:

    Makeup tricks is all I see here. No obvious surgery other than a nose job.

  10. LucyStarr says:

    I think she did something to her chin, for sure.

    I don’t understand these “starlets” all consuming need to change their faces so they look like everyone else. So many of them were attractive before that. I know it’s probably a self-confidence thing, but ARJ was such a pretty girl before the surgery – she had a fresh face and just looked lovely. Now she looks like a mini Kartrashian in training. Why change what’s unique about yourself just to look like everyone else?

  11. Christin says:

    Her face looks thinner, with layers of hair framing it and lots of makeup. I’m not sure that she’s had anything done.

  12. Hope says:

    Nose and chin for sure. And probably lips and cheeks too. This isn’t simply contour makeup, this is heavy makeup hiding heavy-handed plastic surgery.

  13. prissa says:

    The pic with the huge belt is her best look. She should’ve stopped there (or have her makeup artist recreate that look). The top pic looks like any other Hollywood tart.

  14. Talie says:

    This looks like result of heavy contouring makeup — a technique becoming more and more popular thanks to Kim K.

  15. BNA Fn says:

    She totally had work done. If her name was not accompanying the photo I would have never guessed it was her. However, whoever worked on her face did a beautiful job. She should give her dr credit.

  16. Pumpkin Pie says:

    She was gorgeous in the earlier pictures. I don’t think she is very attractive now, she looks so generic and I don’t find her beautiful at all in this latest picture. And I would say she does look very plastic. That said, I think she lost weight and that this new hair cut makes her hair frame her face differently. And there is the make up and as other people pointed out, contouring (that I don’t know much about).

  17. Erm says:

    I don’t really care whether she’s lying or not, but 1) she looked really cute before and I liked her very bright and genuine smile, 2) I hope that posing with her mouth open and a super boring I’m-so-sultry expression doesn’t become her “thing”.

  18. She looked WAY better before–you can tell whose kid she is, because she has Billy Joel’s bug eyes and bags…

    Also–her name is backwards in the title….

  19. Dita says:

    I’m not sure she’s telling the truth. But IF she did get surgery her surgeon did a great job.

  20. Tania says:

    I do think she’s telling the truth with regards to her face. She lost a ton of weight and it doesn’t surprise me that she had her mothers bone structure underneath. Plus she’s matured a lot over the past 10 years. I think she has a gifted make up artist who clearly knows how to contour and make her eyes look good. I’m not entirely sure about the breast implant situation. If she lost weight, why are her breasts larger than ever? THAT said, she is a beautiful young woman and she should just focus on her music and enjoy her life. People are always going to talk! Like us!

  21. Kiddo says:

    Her mother is one of the most superficial people there is. We learn by example. If she has any issues, it’s understandable. She’s been through enough with people harshly criticizing her looks, in the past, too. FWIW, I think she only had a nose job.

  22. Greta says:

    Wow! She is so beautiful! Her eyes are amazing! And I really can’t see any traces of plastic surgery. IMHO she is telling the truth. She had a nose job, yes. But any other facial change is due to makeup and growing up. And that is it.

  23. greta says:

    Can’t say for sure if she’s had extensive work done, but regardless, she is one step away from looking like Olivia Newton John’s daughter Chloe (?).

  24. Bee says:

    I see makeup tricks and maybe a gluten free diet or something . I went gluten free about 6 months ago and it’s amazing how my face went from being more round to sculpted. I haven’t lost or gained any weight but I look 5-10 pounds slimmer.

  25. cro-girl says:

    I believe her. Makeup and different applications of it can totally transform someone’s face. She’s not wearing your every day basic drug store makeup in the top photo. Whoever did her makeup needs to get in touch with me and make a daily morning appearance at my house. Damn. They highlighted all her good things perfectly and downplayed the not so great things even better. Although Im sure in real life makeup like that looks rather ridiculous. Photos can be crazy like that.

  26. Vanderhootchie says:

    At least two nose jobs (to get that result), buccal fat removal, eye fat removal, eye-lift, lip injections, boob job. This is almost as funny as Kim Kardashian trying to say her rump is real and Katy saying the same thing about her rack. Comical.

  27. pnichols says:

    idk. she was pretty young in the first picture. and her nose (obviously) is drastically different. Could be make up, she’s older, lost the “baby fat” we all have when we’re young. I’m on the fence with this one.

  28. Amanda B says:

    When she was younger a friend of mine said oh wow anyone can have a better looking baby than Christie Brinkley’s. So mean but sooo funny!

  29. Yup says:

    Looks like weight loss to me. When ever I lose a couple pounds it is very noticeable in my face because i have big cheek bones and a strong jaw bone. My face looks for more chiseled and sculpted.

  30. Putchka says:

    I used to live on Long Island and went to many charity events in the Hamptons. Ran into Brinkley at various affairs. She is gorgeous, yes, but is the most vapid and stupid celebrity I’ve ever encountered. She acts like a half wit preteen. I always felt bad for Alexa being compared to her mother. She was (is) just as beautiful in a different way. And acts far more normal than her twit mother.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree. I am no big fan of Christie’s personality. And I think while her mom is a beauty she has never found happiness in love. So by now Alexa realizes beauty like her mother’s doesnt buy you necessarily a loving long-term relationship. Alexa is a pretty girl. I love her dimples.

  31. vava says:

    The lady doth protest too much.

    I think she’s had her under eye area done.

    Yeah, I’d hate to have Christie Brinkley as a mother. I think she’s really obnoxious.

  32. Nelly says:

    Chin implant, that’s why now she looks kin to Angelina Jolie.

  33. Isa says:

    I need to see a before photo where she’s not smiling.
    When I smile my cheeks get huge.
    I think she lost weight and the contouring make up can do crazy things. There’s YouTube videos on how to do it and it’s amazing. I want to learn how to do it.

  34. Lemon says:

    Ehh…I believe her. When I was in my early 20s I lost a lot of my “baby fat” and my face slimmed considerably. People would always tell me that I looked “so different” even though I literally did nothing except age and start to eat a bit healthier. I’ve also seen the power of a good nose job…it can literally change an entire face.

  35. sa says:

    I believe her. In the side-by-side photos linked to above, she has a huge smile in the older photo which completely changes the shape of your face, especially your jaw area. In other old photos of her that I’ve seen where she’s not smiling so big, she basically looks the same, just her face was a little fuller. And from having gained and lost weight myself, I’m always amazed at what a huge difference even a few pounds can be to your face.

  36. CK says:

    That is some serious drag queen level contouring going on in that first pick. As to the plastic surgery thing, I agree with the sentiment that she’s probably telling the truth. Omg… She should judge a makeup challenge on Ru Paul’s Drag Race next season. The Billy Joel puns would be dated, but funny nonetheless.

  37. Jade says:

    I think it’s just losing weight plus makeup contouring and what I suspect is Botox to slim the jawline. I’m thinkin of doing that actually cos I’m thin but I have a fat face. And I don’t wanna spend all day contouring cos I don’t have patience for that level of makeup. I can’t even use eyeliner properly.

  38. Dawn says:

    I think Alex is really interesting looking. I love her coloring which she got from her father and if you have ever seen Christie’s mother I think she also has a bit of her grandmother to her looks. She has been basically up front about her nose job but there is something about that chin that looks different as well. At any rate a friend actually has seen her show and said she is surprisingly good and has that “it” factor when you see her in person. She said pictures do not do her justice. So there ya have it!!

  39. K says:

    I think you should leave this alone. She attempted suicide a few years ago.

  40. Penelope says:

    Work or no work, she’s prettier, younger, and fresher-looking when she’s not so heavily made up.

  41. lucy2 says:

    Either way, I think she needs to take the denials down a notch. I don’t blame her for wanting to correct the tabs if it’s not true, but that kind of response is only going to bring about more attention and comments….maybe that’s what she’s after though, if she’s promoting her career.

  42. dt says:

    She’s beautiful. The before/after pictures to me look like she’s aged. Obviously she’s had her nose fixed. I don’t agree that she needed to but I understand it. Younger women are lovely fresh but rarely achieve this kind of beauty until their thirties. She’s suffered and struggled through some stuff. That’s her grown up face.

  43. someone says:

    The real test will be when the next picture of her hits the internet. If she is shown with less makeup walking the streets of NYC and still looks extremely different — then it can’t be contouring makeup. This current picture was taken Tuesday. Countdown until her next public outing.

  44. Nicolette says:

    Please! There isn’t a thing about her face that isn’t different from the eyes, to the chin, to the jaw, and the nose. Weight loss and makeup my ass. If that were the case we all could have a dramatic make over. The surgeon did an amazing job, I think she looks better than she ever has. I don’t understand the whole denial aspect. Just fess up and be honest. Looking at the before and after photos it’s just so obvious.

  45. Gen says:

    For a moment, I thought these were pics of Farrah Abrams (sp?).

  46. Happy21 says:

    I have no idea. She does look almost like two different people and her eyes have a more doey, dopey look to them now.

    That being said what I DO know for certain is that her pose in that photo looks absolutely ridiculous. Pose hard much. So so bad. Shit girl your mum’s a model, didn’t you pick up anything…

  47. TheCountess says:

    Girlfriend is full of it. I had a nose job when I was twenty, around the same time I lost all my teenage weight and settled in to where I remain today (115). My face got thinner, but the basic contours of did *not* change. People STILL say, “You look exactly like your father” (ugh). Alexa had the same problem as I still have: She looked like her father in a wig. She no longer looks like that. Has nothing to do with weight loss, or a simple nose job. I’d respect her more if she came out and just said, “I got sick of feeling like my dad in drag,” and quit lying about what caused the change.

  48. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She got the dentures too.

  49. Palermo says:

    Eyes, nosejob, chin implant, and probably cheek implants

  50. idk says:

    I don’t think people understand what the word “bullying” means. If you comment on a blog that “wow she looks different, has she had something done?” How is that bullying? The comment isn’t even directed to her, it’s a general question being asked, and a legit one. She should be happy, this “controversy” will help her singing career (which she’s been struggling with for a long time).

    • InLike says:

      @IDK

      Thank you sooo much for not jumping on the ridiculous “bully-bandwagon”. I’m sick to death of the vile python’s grip of political correctness that is slowly making it almost impossible to even sneeze in public without someone having “issues”.

      As for her eyes, those are her same eyes as before. And that is a fabulous make-up job to compliment their shape. My eyes were big like that are when I was younger, I wish I had known that trick in the 80′s.

      • word says:

        Yeah I think without make-up on it wouldn’t look like such a drastic change. Seriously, with a pro doing your make-up, they can do so much with contouring.

      • Tig says:

        +1000000! The misuse of the word “bullying” along with _____-shaming! Don’t want to know what folks are saying on-line? Don’t read it! A bit off-topic- saw a clip of Valerie B on some talk show accusing folks of “shaming” her bec she had gained some weight! This after her getting paid big bucks to shill Jenny Craig, and those ads weren’t exactly body image friendly! Insight is in short supply apparently!

      • lrm says:

        Yes, and actually, people ‘do’ have issues with sneezing! I have sneezed in public in recent years [and I wasn't' even sick=it is usually due to someone's perfume or something b/c i am sensitive to that] and I have gotten glares as though I am the devil’s spawn for being out while ‘sick’ and ‘in a grocery store’, no less! It was worse after michelle obama did her thing about not covering your hands with your mouth when you sneeze but using your arm [didn't she or someone white house oriented chastise someone at a public event? I might have the person/details wrong but it was some 'nationally reported' incident-lol.] It’s ridiculous-especially funny b/c/ I am rarely sick-not even once a year or two, actually. And I don’t even go out if I am sick-who wants to leave the house? Not that I’m going to tell people that when they glare. But yea, PC-ness is insane now, officially insane. I’m calling it!

  51. Reece says:

    Nose job aside, I still say it’s makeup and contouring and as some said up post weight loss. She looks as if she lost her baby fat. She has an angular face, they don’t hold on to it as long as say a round face.

  52. shellybean says:

    This poor woman can’t win. She was viciously attacked pre-nose job for not being pretty enough, and now she’s being attacked for being too good looking. I personally don’t think she’s had any other work done. She’s a lot thinner than she used to be, and she’s older. Her face looks very similar when she’s smiling, except for her nose. I think she’s absolutely stunning.

  53. JLM says:

    She looked better in the before photos (not the side-by-sides, but the other older photos posted here). She looks like she’s 40 now!

  54. Jayna says:

    She is probably telling the truth.

  55. Gigi says:

    How can anyone think she looks better now?? She was cute. Now she just looks like a freak.

  56. TWINK says:

    I think she looks so beautiful now, more power to her! Who says you can’t be empowered and have plastic surgery!?

  57. Carebearvancouver says:

    Just showed my husband and I quote him “she was not very attractive to begin with so she didn’t really screw anything up” lol….yeah

  58. Ginger says:

    I’m inclined to agree that she has thinned out by weight loss and has amazing make up and hair. For sure she’s had her nose done but the eye lift is probably Botox…technically not surgery. Her breasts have always looked large but it seems that she’s hidden the “girls” in the past and now she’s not. That’s something most ladies know about…the power of the push up bra as she says. However, I think she’s had some work on her teeth as well. If she’s had veneers that would change her look too. Technically also not “plastic surgery”. More power to her, she looks great.

  59. Diane says:

    NOT an improvement. She looks older. She lost her dimples. She look generic. She should have spoken to Jennifer Gray before she did this.

  60. anne_000 says:

    She’s had a really bad nose job, imo. Why make it bulbous instead of a soft pointed end?

  61. Janeite says:

    She looks like she’s trying to morph into Nicole Richie.

  62. holly hobby says:

    Looks like she got her nosed shaved down some more. Yeah she looks like she got something done. It’s a shame considering she wasn’t that bad looking. She doesn’t look like her sister or her mom but she’s not ugly. Such a shame she decided to hack off her face. I can say the same about Olivia Newton-John’s daughter too.

  63. mzizkrizten says:

    Seriously, google makeup contourng and be amazed. Completely changes a face.

  64. clare du lune says:

    What a shame! She looked so cute before and to be sure, she had a unique face. Celebs don’t want unique….they want cookie-cutter. And I imagine it was tough being Christie Brinklie’s daughter. BUT…OMG…..she looks horrible and all angular now. I don’t buy the weight loss, contouring makeup BS. She has had work done. Brow lift? Look at the space under her brows before and after…. Ordinarily I wouldn’t comment on a celeb’s kid but this ho is putting herself out there…..

  65. MSat says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she did have a lot of work done. This poor girl has been bullied by the media for her less-than-Christie Brinkley looks since she was a toddler. It’s cruel. It’s not her fault she got her dad’s face. She looks great. I wish people would leave her alone.

  66. stinky says:

    she looks lovely to me – regardless….
    BUT THE OUTFIT.
    Her outfits seem to suck in all ways – all the time.

  67. Shopperetta says:

    She looks dang good to me. I even love her nose job (not too done).

  68. Jana says:

    She has always had Billy Joel’s eyes…kind of buggy, with fat pockets underneath, and now she doesn’t. I don’t think age fixes that, as Billy still looks the same.

  69. Penny says:

    I think people underestimate what heavy contouring can do, I can make my bone structure look completely different just with make-up.

    I don’t see a difference in her brows, she’s always had very high brows. Her eyeshadow application is just drawing attention to that. Her cheekbones, that’s just contouring, and really obvious contouring at that. Her jawline and chin look the same to me, all the comparisons put this new picture next to pictures where she’s smiling at least a little. Your jawline looks different when you smile from when you have a more serious expression.

    The only thing I think she may have had done is had the tip of her nose reduced down just a smidge, but that could just be the contouring mixed with the lighting.

  70. oh says:

    I think she lost lots of weight in her face and has drastically different make up. The two combined make for ac drastic change.

  71. Cari says:

    Regardless if she had other surgeries or not, she looks great. Good for her.

  72. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    Bangs would be her friend. Shes got a Tyra Banks forehead thing going.

  73. lola says:

    I think she is absolutely beautiful. I know she feels much better about herself now that she has had her nose changed. I had mine done for the same reason.

  74. Amanda_M87 says:

    She looked better before the plastic surgery honestly. Rarely do people actually look better after cosmetic surgery.

  75. prayforthewild says:

    I believe her, she looks the same as before other than the nose job, that top pic is just at a weird angle. This pic is of her smiling, she looks the same as she used to other than good makeup. I love her eyes, they’re beautiful.

    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/singer-songwriter-alexa-ray-joel-performs-at-cafe-carlyle-news-photo/481924741

  76. CharmingFrock says:

    She does seem to have really good natural eyebrows.

  77. agentscully says:

    I don’t understand why people were giving her a hard time for not looking like her mum. So what if she doesn’t look like her – she’s gorgeous in her own right!

  78. SamiHami says:

    Nope, aside from the nose job, she hasn’t had any work done. It’s all make up. She looks fantastic.

  79. arrrgh says:

    She looks so pretty! I believe her when she says she only had her nose done.

    • Francis says:

      I. Believe her too, she has two parents one with dark exotic looks and eyes and one with a strong jawline and strong bone structure. I think her bone structure is her own, I don’t see where anything was done except her nose and most of Hollywood has done so, big deal.
      She was always pretty IMO, it’s just that the press and media wanted a mini Christie Brinkley and she looks like her father more. Alexa is beautiful, I always thought she was very pretty.
      When I first saw her I just thought she was a pretty, exotic looking brunette, I didn’t even know who she was. It’s the press and media sand some of the public who seem to want to deride her for not looking like mummy Christie. IMO it’s a bit prejudice. The whole brunette verses blonde thing.
      Also Alexa has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard out of the young talent around. Her voice is lovely.

  80. Casual Observer says:

    Looks like maybe at least a chin implant, and her jawline as well as the nose. I liked her before better. Not movie star pretty, but a very cute Italian girl.

    She looks ripe for a Tim Burton film.

  81. Maybe says:

    She had Billy’s puppy dog eyes with the bags underneath. Clearly, they are now gone. Eye job!!

    Possibly chin, but not sure…

    Definitely eye job.

  82. ddon says:

    Yeah, she had no work done just like her mom! Bullshit

  83. Francis says:

    She looks like she just lost the teenage plump. She has an exotic look, I think she’s beautiful.
    I wish people would leave her alone. She looks like her dad and if you see photos of Billy Joel when he was skinny, he looks like Alexa.
    Please leave this young woman alone,IMO she’s a beautiful exotic looking lady and if Christie Brinkley was not her mom no one would see a problem with her dark hair and exotic looks.
    She’s stunning.

  84. wow says:

    Plastic surgery or not, she’s very unfortunate looking. She has a hard looking face.

  85. Baskingshark says:

    I really, really, really, really, really don’t care if she has had surgery or not, and I’m even going to give her a pass on lying about it (assuming that [a] she has had surgery and [b] is lying about it) when I would normally eviscerate any celeb who did that, Nicole Kidman, because Alexa is so super-ultra-exotically fascinating to look at. She has a whole young Sharon Tate vibe going on in some of those pics.

  86. abbizmal says:

    She is probably truthful with just the nose. The thing that stood out to me the most is her teeth. That alone can make someone look quite different. She definitely had those done over. She is very pretty.

  87. GreenEyes says:

    The chin was done. You don’t go from almost pointy to more square and wider w/ makeup. You go from wider to more pointy w/ makeup. As both chins run in my family & most want what the other has.. I think she has been botoxed to heck, nose job, verneers , & chin done.

  88. ZenB says:

    I think its just her nose. She has a ton of Kartrashian make up in the latest photo. The recent ones with normal make up look like its just the nose. The tell – her right eyebrow has always been and still is higher than her left.

  89. NeNe says:

    To me, she is totally unrecognizable. I believe she had some work done on her face, and so do many plastic surgeons. I guess if she did she felt it necessary, because of all the things people were saying about her appearance. Heck, in High School many, many years ago, my Social Studies teacher even said, and I never forgot it to this day, “It’s a shame she got all of her father’s looks!” As long as she feels good about herself now, no matter what she may or may not have done, that is the only thing that matters.