Is former wrestler Chyna’s dramatically different face the result of bad plastic surgery?

These are some photos of former professional wrestler Chyna. Seriously. THAT is Chyna. She was at the Gold Gala over the weekend, and from what I can see, this was her first public outing since January. In January, there was some indication of her changing face, but something drastic has happened since then. Just for a point of reference, here’s a photo of Chyna in 2008:

And here’s what she looked like this weekend:

Drastic difference. When CB, Bedhead and I were emailing about this, we were wondering if this is another situation like Lara Flynn Boyle – like, we’re not sure if the drastic change in appearance is due to overzealous plastic surgery, fillers and other elective procedures, or whether Chyna has some kind of health issue and she’s perhaps on steroids or something more hardcore which is altering her appearance. I still don’t know.

Radar’s crack team of concern-troll-y plastic surgeons (none of whom have ever worked on Chyna) claim that Chyna’s “horrendously distorted” face is from a plastic surgeon who doesn’t know what he’s doing. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says: “Chyna’s face looks like a bloated version of itself… It appears that a cosmetic surgeon plumped it up beyond recognition, likely with injections of fat or other facial filler. To say it looks overdone is an understatement.”

Interesting factoid: Chyna had breast implants while wrestling, and one of them ruptured during a match. So she had the implants taken out and got some other ones “custom-made” – and those custom-made “Chyna 2000” implants are now the go-to models for all female wrestlers. My point? I don’t really have one. I just found that interesting.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. bea says:

    looks like a stockard channing impersonator

  2. That girl says:

    This just makes me feel bad. It’s like she’s trying so hard to be beautiful that she doesn’t realize she already is / was. Sad.

  3. marie says:

    well.. she does kind of look the same just puffier.. she needs to stop messing with surgery or get a new doctor, it’s almost like she’s the cabbage patch kid version of herself…

  4. SolitaryAngel says:

    Didn’t Lara Flynn-Boyle also have a ruptured implant? I thought her medical issues stemmed from that.

  5. birdie says:

    Okay, I guess this happened, look at her face years ago, way before 2008, she looked like a man. I guess she is obsessed with softening her face.

    • Veruca says:

      As much as the media says otherwise, I’ve always been convinced she was a man. Or a hermaphrodite.

      Regardless, she looks terrible today. 🙁

      • MJ says:

        Well, if you have enough morbid curiousity to google her adult video, you could make a case for it in the genitals department.

  6. Zelda says:

    Pain pill addiction or bad plastic surgeon. Or both.

    But I won’t snark. This poor woman stikes me as just so SAD and childlike, and I wish she’d been hugged more growing up. Or abused less.

  7. Tapioca says:

    She looks like Jackie Stallone!

    I suspect her past steroid use is coming back to bite her, as they can mess with your hormones and make you incredibly puffy.

    (If you want to know what steroids do to a clitoris, check out the stills from her sex tape. Purely for educational purposes, obviously!)

    • Julie says:

      could you please eloborate? im curious but i cant bring myself to watch that.

      • Gia says:

        It looks like a mini-dick.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Tapioca, I happened to stumble upon that (through a D-listed link a long time ago) and I’m scarred for life!

        It really looked like a hyena with a mock penis.

      • Agnes says:

        Don’t watch it. There’s no unseeing it. Haha.

    • Arock says:

      Ummm- ok, I’m just going to say it- can we get a link for that?

      There has to be some plastic surgery that they’re all doing that ends up like this, it’s too common in more angular faced women ie- Boyle. What is it?
      Maybe she’s taking whatever Kathleen
      turner and Kelly mcgillis took.
      Man pills, baby.
      But seriously- the link, ill have Chyna mini penis in my in my head all day if I don’t just see it. *shamefully slunks away*

  8. Julie says:

    is that chyna or one of the Willis/Moore daughters?

  9. Uma says:

    Looks like that khloe kardashian girl

  10. some bitch says:

    Looks like she got a botched nose job and too many fillers. Really sad, her features were lovely before.

    Maybe painkillers as well, but I hope not.

    -1 for the wonky false eyelashes

  11. Cathy says:

    She looks like hell. Her face is all puffy and rectangle like. And her hair looks like a rats nest. Someone call that lady a stylist.

  12. Britt says:

    I think she looks like the human version of Miss Piggy.

  13. Agnes says:

    Kaiser, that’s exactly the person I thought of – Lara Flynn Boyle and her disaster face.

  14. Memory30 says:

    Lmao Khloe Kardashian in a couple of years.

  15. says:

    She looks like she had fillers, fat injections, fix-a-flat cement injected into her face AND had all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed ALL AT ONCE.

  16. AquaticMusings says:

    Is that a sauce cup behind her in the first picture? Like BBQ dipping sauce from a fast food joint? LOL!!

  17. Franny says:

    I’m doing everything possible for my face to look less chubby, so it is beyond me why anyone would willingly do this to themselves.

  18. TXCinderella says:

    She looked way prettier in the before pic. The heavy makeup and red lips just make her face look more round.

  19. Stacia says:

    She had such a lovely face and mucked it up with fillers and surgery.

  20. tru tru says:

    unfortunately, I saw her sex tape and I think steroids her done a number on her “down there” too.

    I feel sorry for her, she has alot of issues–I wonder if that abusive/drug addict boyfriend is still in her life, bullying her.

    • Anya says:

      I agree with you. That crap she’s been putting into her body for years has really done a number on her! When are people going to learn…..’Taint nice to fool with Mother Nature!!

  21. ladybert62 says:

    I didnt see much difference between the two faces.

  22. girl says:

    I’m currently dealing with the steroid issue and I’m less inclined to think that is what she is dealing with too, based on my experience. If her whole face was swollen, I’d be more likely to believe it but it seems like the bottom part of her face is quite swollen but you can actually see some bony structure at her temples and forehead.

    Poor thing. She seems like a pretty lost and broken person. I hope whatever is going on with her is dealt with appropriately.

  23. MOONAGE says:

    Mmmm. That nose has got the phrase “sculpted from Plasticine” written all over it.

  24. Jag says:

    I’m wondering if she has acromegaly. She’s very tall and might have a pituitary problem.

  25. Lesley Ann says:

    At first glance she looks like Liz Taylor.

    She was so pretty, I don’t understand why people feel the need to tamper with what nature gave them (if indeed that is what she’s done, and not a health related thing).

  26. bobjustbob says:

    I’m “wrestling” whether she looks more like she could be Kloe Kardashian’s sister or Stockard Channing’s daughter. Either way it’s bad, she looks very mannish, a bull in the china shop of her life.

  27. Francesca says:

    Khloe’s real older sister…

  28. Moi says:

    Um…duh! She looks like Octo Mom’s long lost sister.

  29. Rory says:

    There are so many fillers and so much Botox involved that she looks bloated from a sickness. And we’ve seen what that can do to a face, a la Lara Flynn Boyle? Yikes. She looks comical, and that wasn’t the intent.

  30. ST94 says:

    Some (not all) of that looks like bad makeup too. Makeup looks a lot more natural in the 2008 pic. Not so much in the January one.

  31. crazycatlady says:

    Hmmm. Good question. My guess is it’s her REAL face – sans creatine and/or steroids or whatever else body builders use. It’s a more feminine face.

    Or it could just be bloating.

  32. Meanchick says:

    I’m scarred for life.

  33. I am Legend says:

    – She had some pretty major plastic surgery while still wrestling. Not just implants — jaw restructuring and work on her nose I think.
    – I thought she looked like a white Gary Coleman which made me wonder if the lastest changes aren’t the result of a medical condition.
    – From what I’ve seen of her post wrestling, she does seem to be mentally ill. Drugs, attention whoring, and so on.

  34. Adrian says:

    She looks like Rumer Willis

  35. isabelle says:


  36. Bob says:

    Shit’s gross. Bottom line.

  37. Laura says:

    She was raped as a teenager which is why she went down the body building route in the first place. She looked super masculine about 5 years ago before she got more famous wthin wrestling, then went away and had a ton of major facial surgery as well as implants. Nothing about her is natural, which I would normally hate but I can understand where she is coming from knowing her past. I’m hoping it’s just an illness or side effects from medication and not surgery. If anything she has no excuse for poor surgery considering how good she looked before – she clearly had links to good surgeons. Poor Joanie.

  38. muppet_barbershop says:

    That’s especially terrible, because this particular botched job looks like she gained a bunch of weight, which she obviously didn’t. She was quite beautiful before. I was even a little happy when she did Playboy.

  39. carrie says:

    This is actually the best I have seen her look. Last time I saw her, she looked like Fabio in drag. She actually looks like a woman here. It is good to see that the effect of steroids and male hormones is reversible.