Kylie Minogue claims she doesn’t Botox any more


Back in May, CB wrote about Kylie Minogue and her somewhat new catlike face. Now, I generally don’t notice Kylie either way – I’ve never thought much of her, but I did think she used to be a pretty cute girl. But at some point over the past year, Kylie has had some MAJOR work done. Take a look at the July cover of BlackBook Magazine - if I hadn’t told you this was Kylie, would you have known? This is getting into Madonna territory. As in, I feel physical pain when looking at a photo of Kylie, just because I can’t imagine being that insecure, that you would get all that sh-t done to your face.

Anyway, BlackBook hasn’t released anything from their interview, but Kylie did sit down with the Times Online to talk about cancer, Botox and boys. Full interview is here and here are some highlights:

She says she’s stopped doing Botox. “It gave me a bad rap. Isn’t that the saying?”

On beauty treatments, etc: “It fascinates me that I’m asked so much about it, when advertising for face products is forced down our throats. There are some things you can do,” she says. “Most people have done them. You can have microdermabrasions and micropeels. If these things are going to give you better skin, why not? My face has gone through a lot of changes. If you look back to before I was ill, there was nothing of me. I didn’t realise it at the time, but in a way I looked much older than I do now. All of me is just fleshier now, but my face changed. It filled out, it puffed up with the drugs. It’s not puffed now, but then it was because of the chemotherapy and steroids. Nobody saw me much — I was under the radar — but there are pictures of me. I could see my cheeks via my peripheral vision. I’d never noticed my cheeks before, but I could look down and I was like, ‘Those are my cheeks!’ ”

On aging and still having “it”: “Now it gets written about because I’m in that age group. ‘She’s in her forties and she’s still got it.’ I’m in the age range where you’re spoken about like that, and I’m like, ‘Shut up, because at some point it won’t be.’”

When she broke up from the French actor Olivier Martinez in February 2007, after four years together, she never bitched about him or was bitter. “I’m a fatalist,” she says. “I always feel that a relationship runs for the duration it’s meant to.”

On her new boyfriend, Spanish model Andrés Velencoso: They met in October 2008 at a birthday party for the burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, and she says she’s still blissed out with him. “He just left this morning, actually. We had takeaway Spanish last night because I’m very good friends with the Spanish restaurant. I liked it before I met him.”

[From Times Online]

The interview goes on a lot longer than that, but it was annoying me too much and I didn’t finish reading it. I don’t know how many times that writer talked about how Kylie “refused to complain.” The writer usually mentioned it right after Kylie bitched about something. As is her right – it’s the contradiction in the text that bothered me, and the idea that we’re supposed to be seeing Kylie as a good-natured cancer survivor (which she is, honestly) that would never complain and always be upbeat and positive. So… it’s not enough that she survives, now she can’t even complain, ever? Oh, and Kylie is so full of sh-t about the Botox. Look at that magazine cover again if you don’t believe me.

NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Kylie Minogue visits Splash Bar on June 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

41204, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday June 3, 2010. Kylie Minogue, in a racy all black dress, attends the 2010 amFAR Inspiration Gala Event in NYC. Photograph:

NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Kylie Minogue visits Splash Bar on June 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

BlackBook cover courtesy of BlackBook online.

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  1. ien says:

    that cover looks more like charlize theron than kylie minogue.

  2. Liana says:

    She doesn’t do botox anymore… of course, she doesn’t do it any LESS either!

  3. Ben says:

    That ‘would you have known it was Kylie’ comment… yes. Yes, I would. I think it’s because I’m British and I presumably see pictures of her a lot more than you. Nonetheless, I don’t see this ‘huge change’ in the last year. I’m not sure I believe her on the Botox front, but she’s always had the catlike face and the one arched eyebrow. And Madonna territory – that’s plain insulting. I think she looks great – a nice balance between (obviously) having some work done and allowing some natural ageing to happen.

  4. Strawberry says:

    Ah, leave it alone, people! The woman survived breast cancer. If she feels like having a little nip and a little injection here and there, who are we to judge? Oh right, I forgot what site I was on..

  5. Love the Viking says:

    I thought that was Linda Evangelista when I first saw the header pic.

  6. Jack says:

    Strawberry, i admire her for surviving cancer and of course, she can do everything to feel better, but lying is cheap. i mean we arent dumb, we see her whole forehead is just BOTOXXX

  7. vi says:

    Strawberry, her being a positive role model for breast cancer survivors has nothing to do with her lying about her botox. We can comment on both separately.

  8. Strawberry says:

    Sorry, I’m hungover didn’t mean to sound cross. But she’s got nuthin on Demi Moore in the lying dept. though, am I right?

  9. Paula says:

    I believe she’s stopped using Botox. There are so many other alternatives like Rejuvederm and Restalyne. Botox is for aging soccer moms who get beauty treatments at clinics in shopping malls.

  10. original kate says:

    she looks permanently surprised.

  11. Lola says:

    she doesn’t seem that bad, Kaiser

  12. mommy says:

    She looks like Belinda Carlisle! Oooh baby do you know what that’s worth? Ooh heaven is a place on earth…

  13. Feebee says:

    She was sort of cute on Neighbours, but I’ve never really seen her as cute or beautiful. I think because she’s so petite she got stuck with the cute tag. She has a distinctive face and she’s used it to full effect.

  14. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Never quite got the love for Kylie… she can’t sing – plus she looks as plastic as they come…completely over rated

  15. mary jane says:

    Botox can not be compared to fillers. They serve different purposes and have completely different results. Depends on what you’re looking to do.

  16. Lita says:

    Kylie’s always had that little pixie face – it goes with her build; she’s tiny. Sure she’s had work done but I agree with Ben.

  17. snowball says:

    We need to start compiling a list of what gets you a “gossip pass” around here.

    Kylie’s had work done and she’s a liar if she says she hasn’t. I was around for her Locomotion days and lets just say she and Nicole Kidman went to the same school of aging. If you’re going to rag on Nicole, you have to get on Kylie, because they’ve done the same things.

    Kylie has NOT always had the same cockeyed brow and she hasn’t always had a catlike face. She sure didn’t have it in the early 80′s, nor did she have that perma-shine forehead. She has always been tiny and she’s always had very delicate features so I’d never say she went bonkers and had a nose job and implants and anything like that because on her face, it’d show like crazy.

    But she’s had some tweaking and minor lifting. Related to her health, post-treatment or just because of aging? Who knows, I do know cancer can ravage your skin and muscles, I had a friend who was destroyed after breast cancer, she had a full facelift afterwards (and veneers, her teeth had yellowed).

  18. debbie says:

    I just went to that site that showed Kylie’s face over the years. You can clearly see that she has had her eyebrows lifted in some strange way…giving her that permanently surprised look…and her lips have been done, too! She now has those “Joker” lips…with the corners turning upwards!
    She looked so “normal” before!

  19. Missfit says:

    I’ve always liked Kylie, she’s so awesome. I truly have so much respect for her after what she went through with her cancer and any other women, for that matter. They go through the fight and get out of it in the end, and pick themselves up and go on with life…truly strong women.

  20. Jame E. Son says:




    So what? So she had breast cancer and now can suck? Not true. If you can’t see that, than I don’t know what to do with you. You’re lucky you’re cute.

  21. ligeia says:

    seeing how there’s about 10 other cosmetic procedures you can get to rejuvenate your skin that don’t include botox, i believe her.

  22. I do love Kylie but i think the Botox has gone to far. She didn’t even need it anyway :P Look how much her sister Danni looks now she quit using it lol
    Besides that though her body is amazing and her new album sounds like the best since “fever” so it’s all good.
    Kylie is such a sweet woman and always nice to everybody she deserves a lot of respect.

  23. skibunny says:

    She uses Botox and lies about it just like everyone else

  24. Kim says:

    By doesnt do botox anymore does she mean she did it yesterday but considers one day not doing it anymore because she is very overbotoxed. This a Courtney Cox I tried it once (yeah riiiggghhhtt) story.

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  26. Botox London says:

    I am personally suspicious of Kylie’s claim of not using Botox, I think she is using so called Baby Botox which is a lighter injection – and who say’s she looked so terrible anyway before! Big fuss over nothing!

  27. chellax says:

    Well I may say she’s beautiful and close to perfection. but we cannot say that all of the asset that she posses are natural. Why not admit if you got botox? It’s natural for a celebrity to undergo surgical processes to maintain their beauty. This certain celebrity I met in Botox Clinics Melbourne is very confident to say that she will have botox. She said so what if she got botox? It’s her money which is right.

  28. hjsplit says:

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