Olivia Munn looks like a different person, will it settle or is it permanent?

I was looking through our favorite fashion blogs trying to figure out who we missed yesterday in our Oscar party coverage, and I came upon a medium size photo, on BecauseIAmFabulous, of someone identified as Olivia Munn. I thought that another model or actress was being mistaken for Olivia, because it didn’t really look like her. This is in fact Olivia Munn and I do think she got something done to her eyes, or maybe a nose job. It’s hard to put my finger on what exactly is different about her, but there’s definitely something different. She’s just 33 years old.

If this is due to injectables, I hope it settles for her and she goes back to looking like herself again. I’ve asked this question here before: what does it feel like to see a different person staring back at yourself in the mirror? Is it exciting or scary to realize that you may never again see the “you” that you’ve always known?


2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

I mean Munn looks nice like this and not overly fake, if I’m only going on her current look. She doesn’t look pinched and pulled or obviously altered. When you compare her to her previous face, she’s at the level where acquaintances might not recognize her. I’m serious!

In terms of her fashion, Munn is in Alexander McQueen. Last year she wore a much more revealing gown to this event. I looked like it was about to fall off at any moment.

So in that respect, even though this has a sparkly shelf for her boobs, it’s much more demure.

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Update: Here’s a photo of Munn from 2006:

Photo credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet

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  1. Paige says:

    That dress is atrocious…looks painful holding up her boobs…

    • Aura says:

      I actually thought the dress she wore last year was lovely on her. Don’t know about surgery- people’s faces do change as they get older you know

      • vvv23 says:

        I loved this dress too, but I have no issue with immodesty or “slutty” dresses…women should be able to rock whatever look they want! i think the color was beautiful on her and her body looked amazing. She does look pretty funny now….hope she doesn’t do more surgery.

      • Wiffie says:

        @aura- that’s so true. You wouldn’t even recognize me in pictures from three Weeks ago. Hello, i’m older! People need to chill. Those pictures are from February! It’s march 4th already.

    • Roxxy says:

      She had that Asian woman eyelid surgery!!!! I just read about it, lots of Asian women do it!

  2. Amanda says:

    It’s the eyelids! She either had some Botox which raised her brow and her eyelids (don’t know if this is possible?) or some sort of eyelid surgery.

    • blue marie says:

      You might be right, it’s such a small difference (to me) that it’s hard to tell. Honestly though, I only look at pictures of her to see Joel. Was he there?

      • bros says:

        I think she got her eyes done too as well as an upper lip implant or something. and her nose looks longer and thinner.

      • bluhare says:

        Don’t know about the eyes, but she’s holding her mouth like her teeth are too big or something.

      • ZanBee says:

        Her eyes no longer turn down at the outer corners and are coupled with a brow lift. Her nose had some subtle shaving. I think it looks pretty good. Still quite natural compared to what I’ve seen.

      • StaCat1 says:

        her eyes are different for sure!

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      Yes, definitely. She looks totally white in the closeup of her in the white dress. Her eyelids are more deep set like a Caucasian’s. Maybe she’s had other stuff done, but she’s definitely done something to her eyelids. Her father was military and was racist and married her mother because he thought Asian women were subsurvient. Shame.

      • annaloo. says:

        OMG, I am asian, and the first thing I noticed was that she lost some of that in her eyes. You could tell she was part asian before ,but now…

        Olivia, please don’t touch your eyes!

      • holly hobby says:

        Didn’t know much about her family life but I did know she was half Asian. It looks like she’s trying to erase that half. A lot of Asian ladies (Hong Kong & Korea in particular) want to look caucasian. There are so many procedures to make to help Asian ladies have a more prominent nose – not flat and wide. Don’t get me started on the eyelid surgery. Such a pity.

      • Nerd Alert says:

        My cousin is Asian and she has had this done. They can make the eyes look more caucasian either with Botox or with minimal surgery. My cousin has a huge complex and had the Botox version done for years until she finally made it permanent.

        I thought both my cousin and Olivia looked better before. I think Renee Z had it done too, but I think hers works for her and is probably not the surgery version.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, I think she had her eyelids done. Over the eye socket bone above her eye, the skin used to go straight across. It is more hollowed out now. I think people looking at her “after” would never guess that she has Chinese ancestry.

        I have never been a fan of hers at all, but it is a shame that she felt the need to change her face. As long as she is happy with it, I guess.

    • Nikollet says:

      Yep, I agree, I think it’s the eyelids. She looks like a completely different person.

      If she was doing this to look less Asian than that is very sad. She had such a striking look before.

      • Juliette says:

        It’s the eyelids. Almost every actress has this done at some point in their career. It’s actually not a “serious” surgery, and has a short recovery time. This procedure only came to my attention recently because of an interview Jane Seymour gave about the work she’s had done.

        ‘Top and bottom, years ago. I was asked by photographers if I’d consider getting them done because they spent so much time touching up pictures,’ she said.
        ‘It wasn’t a big deal — I went out for lunch the day after surgery.’ – JANE

        I think its really common. Its subtle, but changes the whole look of your face. As Jane said: her photographers recommended it as a way to reduce airbrushing. Kate Hudson recently had this done too, I noticed in her new pictures her eyes look more “open.”

      • gabyrana says:

        It looks like the same procedure Renee Zellweger had to make her eyes bigger

      • YuYa says:

        And Cindy Crawford had her eyelids done too and now she looks awful and much much older.

    • mercy says:

      Yep. It’s really noticeable when compared to 2006 photo. She also had her jawline softened and maybe a nose job. It doesn’t look bad, but her original look was far less generic. I wish people with hooded eyelids would leave them alone unless it’s a medical necessity to have them lifted. They’re unique and I think quite sexy.

    • Stef Leppard says:

      She looks like she tried to make herself less Asian. She still looks pretty, just not like herself anymore.

    • Liv says:

      Why did she do that? She looked gorgeous before! Doesn’t she have friends who talk her out of things like this? Totally neddless, she looked better before.

    • Cazzee says:

      Looks like she might have had this done (possibly along with a nose job):


      Agreed with the people commenting that OM looked prettier and more distinctive before the procedures.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      I still have no idea who she is.

    • Megs says:

      It could be that, but to me it looks more like she’s had some work done over the years to build up the bridge of her nose.

    • FLORC says:

      It’s good work. She’s had a lot of work done correctly since AOTS days. Injectables to knife work. No shock here.
      Let her ruin her face trying to fight off the wrinkles.

    • raya says:

      Too bad. She was gorgeous before… still is, but her almond eyes were always part of her appeal.

    • Jae says:

      Just Botox – she probably had some done around the eyes, forehead and her “11′s”.

      Her doctor did a good job – no Oscar forehead or dear-in-the-headlights-can’t-close-my-eyes.

    • MK says:

      She looks like a cross between Megan Fox and Jessica Biel now, both of which have had extensive surgery done.

      She has definitely gotten her eyelids done. Personally I think she’s also gotten a nose job to raise the bridge of her nose, along with a forehead implant…. not sure if fillers or injectables alone can make such a big difference.

    • ivy says:

      Big mistake. Her slanted eyes were an integral part of what made her beautiful. Why the eff does everyone want to look like everyone else in H-wood. Creepy plastic dolls.

  3. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    She doesn’t look any different to me, but I can only tell if it’s really obvious–like something is pulled too tight, etc.

    • Erinn says:

      To me, it was a really subtle difference. If everyone hadn’t said how different she looks, I’d never have noticed.

      • Eva says:

        I wouldn’t have noticed either, and I’m not sure what it is now, something around her eyes and mouth/ teeth area I think.

    • Algernon says:

      I’m pretty bad at spotting plastic surgery and/or face fillers unless they’re really obvious, so she doesn’t look different to me. Her makeup in the new photos does look a lot better than in the others, though. Maybe she just got a pro to do her makeup this time and that’s the difference? She usually does her own and always has the same look, but she looks fresher here.

      There is something about her mouth, maybe? New veneers?

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I still don’t know what veneers are…..

      • Algernon says:

        They’re coverings applied over the face of the tooth. Less work than capping the whole tooth. I think comparable to a crown? Except crowns are meant to cover/replace damaged teeth, and veneers are pretty much cosmetic, I think. I know that when my mom got a crown it was because she needed it because of a root canal gone wrong, whereas veneers always seem to be voluntary. A co-worker who used to work at a talent agency said once most actors have veneers because the porcelain ones don’t show nicotine stains as easily as a natural tooth.

      • nicegirl says:

        I think you might be right – it looks to me like her teeth are different . . . Gosh, she has such a beautiful natural face. I mean, when it is natural, un fussed with.

    • Launicaangelina says:

      The only difference I see is that her eyebrows are now shaped in a better way.

      • ParisPucker says:

        Me too! And also a bit of weight loss, which explains for her face looking a bit more gaunt …but honestly I can’t see these ‘huge changes’ in her appearance that ‘earned’ its own post on here. Everyone also knows that contouring tricks w makeup can also greatly impact how you look.

    • Godwina says:

      ++++++1. Can’t see it, other than maybe different makeup.

  4. Sabrina says:

    Her face definitely looks longer and thinner.

    She kind of looks like Odette Annabelle to me.

  5. db says:

    I agree she does look a bit different — I think it’s her cheeks, there’s seems to be slightly fuller and project more in front

    • Dutch says:

      It looks like she’s lost weight to the point of being gaunt. Her face has always been fuller and now the look sunken in and thrown the proportions of her face off

      • antisocial says:

        that was my thought too. maybe something subtle to her eyes but mostly just looks like weight loss in her face (not that the weight loss couldn’t being surgically helped along).

        She was a guest on New Girl and just to look at her face is have never guessed she was as thin as she is.

        I could see getting your face done if it circumvents all the hard work you put in for your body.

  6. sullivan says:

    It’s startling. I wonder if this is what she envisioned.

  7. GMarchetti says:

    Her dress looks a little like the costume from the movie Species. So…

  8. charlotte says:

    I thought she was pregnant??!

  9. Jules says:

    That last picture looks like Olivia Munn crossed with Demi Moore.

  10. eliza says:

    She is the most overrated version of hot on the planet AND her talent is firmly at 0.

  11. foxyw says:

    Calling eye work over here. I believe she’s half-Chinese, and it looks like her eyes before had a distinctly more Asian look. Pretty sure I can see epicanthic folds in the earlier photos, but not in the later ones. She may have had surgery to remove those, which could make her eyes look very different. Her eyes definitely look rounder and more open. I think she looked fine before, but whatever.

    • booboolarue says:

      Agreed, its the epicanthic folds. She is pretty no matter what but too bad she felt the need to change her face. Terrible rag of a dress.

  12. LiaBee says:

    She looks completely different! Nose job??

  13. GrumpyCat says:

    She had an eye lift. Her eyes were heavily hooded before and bow they are lifted a bit which makes her eyes look bigger.

    • Original Tessa says:

      A botox eyelift if you ask me, not a surgical one.

      And she’s not new to plastic surgery. She has the same nose as half the other starlets in Hollywood, like nothing you really see in nature.

    • Lesley says:

      Agree. Eyes and eyelid surgery. It’s too bad because her eyes were her one distinctive feature. Now she’s homogenized like the rest of the Hollywood plastics

  14. emmie_a says:

    I can’t figure out what she had done – but there is a change. Something around her mouth/jaw looks different but then the area around her nose looks a tiny bit different as well. All I know is her dress is awful. Did she get implants? Looking at last years dress vs this years I’m noticing more cleavage.

  15. bammer says:

    She’s already had at least one or two nose jobs. Find old pics of her from her tv job in Oklahoma. Completely different.

    • Celebitchy says:

      Oh good idea, I’ll add an older pic too!

    • kibbles says:

      She looked the best in 2006. What these women don’t realise is that 1) you can’t stop the clock or the ageing process and 2) plastic surgery often makes a person look worse or weirder or “off”. For a really unattractive person, getting radical plastic surgery might work for them. But for relatively attractive people, why would they feel the need to mess with their face? If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

  16. Micah says:

    I can’t get past the dress and it’s Tit Torture Device….

  17. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m also curious as to how it feels to just change your face. My face is far from perfect, but it’s my face, you know? It’s been through everything with me, good and bad. I’m sort of attached to it. I can see my mother and father and siblings in it. I would feel odd if I looked in the mirror and saw another face, even if it was prettier or younger looking. I think.

    • pru says:

      I’m attached to my face too, and it’s attached to me!
      I get what you’re saying. I’ve wondered if I had the money to do any kind of “work”, would I actually do it? I really don’t think I would, because I would be so afraid of not looking like myself.
      Real expert hair and makeup, and maybe regular facials, but I don’t think I’d have surgery or even injectables.

  18. Lila says:

    If she thought she was just getting a subtle tweak, she was wrong. Or maybe it was something small and she just had the wrong thing tweaked. Regardless, girl looks different. I think she looks even more different because it’s not one specific thing. If I could look at the pictures and think ‘oh, there’s Olivia Munn just with a different nose’ it would be one thing but she looks like a different person. A different person who resembles Olivia Munn, but not Olivia Munn. Sad. It’s like the Photoshop that I mock come to life.

  19. pretty says:

    yeah definitely her eyes are different but it’s very subtle.

  20. Maureen says:

    I can’t figure out what it is! But she’s gorgeous and didn’t need to get anything done.

    The dress is great but the boob holder piece is horrible.

  21. kibbles says:

    Sad. She was an attractive woman. I can still tell that it is her, but her nose looks different. I have no idea why she would mess with her eyes. She is of white/Chinese descent but I can’t believe she would feel the need to get eye surgery. Her eyes weren’t squinty or slanted. And she is only 33 years old. There is no excuse for an attractive woman under the age of 40 to start messing with her face already.

  22. JLo says:

    Wow! Totally different looking. My guess is an eye job and some fillers around the mouth/fold areas. She didn’t look aged before…why?!

  23. Gwen says:

    Her eyes at least look quite different now from back then (the 2006 pic). Very sad that such a pretty women feel a need to change her face.

  24. No difference says:

    I see no difference other than normal changes in how a person looks. A person’s face looks different every decade. Just wait till you are 60 if you wonder what it is like to look in the mirror and not recognize yourself. LOL

    • Esmom says:

      Yes but she’s not 60. We’re talking months, not decades between changes, too. To me she looks entirely different, and most certainly not from natural aging/changing. I know people think Renee Z looks radically different too, I think Olivia’s transformation is even more dramatic.

  25. smee says:

    That disappoints me. I know there’s a lot of hate for her, but I always thought she was really cute. Her hair is incredible when it’s shoulder length. She’s giving me a Lindsay Blowhan vibe in the newest pic…….

  26. TherapyCranes says:

    Her eyes look deeper. Her face seems a lot skinnier as does her nose. Shame. She looked good before.

  27. Penelope says:

    Another beautiful young woman who feels the need to get totally unnecessary facial work done. Hollywood is the saddest place in the world.

  28. ArchieBoots says:

    I had a septo rhinoplasty back in June to correct a deviated septum. The surgeon asked if I wanted to change the shape of the nose but I said no – It was purely a medical procedure to me. Some of my friends did not notice the change but my boyfriend and my family told me it’s noticeable. I can see it too and I’m happy with the new 2.0 nose. I guess it did not change my face drastically but there is definitely something different now. I don’t miss the migraine and the sleep apnea!

  29. dizzylucy says:

    In the first photo I didn’t notice any difference at all…then scrolled down. There’s definitely something different, most likely eye work as others have mentioned.

  30. shannon says:

    nose? cheeks? teeth? damn these people…she was SUCH a cute girl. do these people not realize that us laymen would give anything to have half of their good looks? all the while, they are paying money that could easily pay off my student loans or buy my parents a house just to look WORSE than what the good Lord gave them to begin with!

  31. Jen says:

    Wow. She looks adorable in that 2006 photo, and a mess now.

  32. Grant says:

    Her jaw looks different…

  33. Nikki Girl says:

    Looks like her eyelids have been changed, but definitely a nose job as well, wonder why nobody else has mentioned it. The length of her nose has definitely been shaved and slimmed… I think she looks startling different.

  34. M.A.F. says:

    I’m going with nose job and lip injections. I thought she was pretty before.

  35. Lora says:

    I think she did the same thing like rene z. They both have these big eyes now

  36. claire says:

    Wow. It’s weird how just changing that tiny fold in her eyelids can make her look so much different.

  37. TheCountess says:

    Why are so many female celebrities desperate to morph into felines?

  38. Shelley says:

    Either way she is incredibly sexy and beautiful. I love her character on The Newsroom

  39. Cleveland Girl says:

    I think she had veneers put on her teeth, and this reshaped her mouth.

  40. Mhmm says:

    I don’t know if she is Asian or not, but whatever she did it looks like she is trying to look less Asian. Her jaw is narrower and her eyelids are no longer hooded.

  41. Sumodo1 says:

    At least she left her freckles alone! (PS, I think she did well with the nose, eyelids and filler). And, this nerd girl (G4, anybody?) is emulating Princess Leia with the boob contraption.

  42. Nicole Valles says:

    They always end up looking worse- never better.

  43. Mango says:

    Definitely an eyelid/brow lift. What a shame, it takes away all the character her face had before. Now she just looks generic.

  44. Happy21 says:

    Meh…I’ve never got her appeal. She cannot act and I’ve only seen her like 3 things (has she even been in more?) and I find her moderatley attractive leaning towards the not attractive.

    She has had work and yes she does look like a different person.

  45. Tswise says:

    She’s had a boob job too, right?

  46. Ag says:

    I feel like her entire face looks thinner or something. In addition to eye work.

  47. taxi says:

    Maybe a touch of ‘tox but subtle. This shows pics taken at 3 intervals in less than 4 weeks. Anything major would need heavier makeup to hide bruising & some swelling would still be noticeable. If freckles still show, the makeup isn’t that concealing.

  48. Alyce says:

    I guess I see subtle changes but I hardly think she “looks like a different person.” She looks pretty much the same to me.

  49. Coasty says:

    she used to look part Asian, but now her bridge looks built up and her eyelids look like Rene Z after surgery. Stunning but no longer has Asian eyes and flat profile. Beautiful either weay

  50. Gistine says:

    Upper eye-job for sure.

  51. GIRLFACE says:

    It’s sad that we have such a narrow view of aging and women subject themselves to such Western views of beauty. I wish more U.S. actresses would refuse to use Botox and plastic surgery to fight the aging process. There is a point when it becomes obvious you are losing the battle. All my friends starting plastic surgery and Botox in their 20s, I wonder what their bodies and skin will be like in 45 years… Is anyone even really aware if Botox can have lasting affects in the body over sustained use spanning decades? It seems logical that it could cause problems but oh well. Olivia Munn was beautiful when she looked healthy, natural, and Asian. People need to take care of themselves and their skin and age normally instead of injecting their faces full of crap.

  52. Jessica says:

    Whatever she does to her face, she’s still never going to happen, no matter how much her PR tries to shove her down everyone’s throats. And the boyfriend’s movie just flopped. She can’t be pleased that he isn’t turning into a big star like she hoped.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      She is a total coat-tail rider. She and I know a few of the same people, and she is always pressuring her men to do more to make themselves into stars, regardless if it matches their goals or not. I have come away with a very bad impression of her.

      • Jessica says:

        The thing that bugs me the most is how many people seem to be buying the “nice and respectable” act she’s tried to put across in the last year or so, and have completely forgotten all the things she’s done in the past five years, or maybe longer, to get publicity. It drives me nuts that so many can’t see how fake she is.

        I read interviews with Joel before he got together with her, so I had a pretty favorable impression of him. That’s why I was surprised that he hooked up with her because he seemed to want to be taken seriously, not hanging around with famewhores. I mean, I can guess the reason why he’s with her, but if he’s doing all these famewhoring things because she wants him to, that’s just really sad. He seemed smarter than that. I still think she deliberately went after him because he was new to the scene, and maybe didn’t know about her reputation.

  53. Roo says:

    Definitely looks like she’s had the bridge of her nose worked on. People use injectables for the bridge of the nose–which isn’t permanent, but lasts for a few years. And yes her eyes look different. It’s so subtle, but why mess with an already beautiful face? Sheesh.

  54. Shopperetta says:

    The eyes definitely have it. Just like with Renee Zellweger, it is amazing what just a tweak there can do to dramatically change one’s appearance.

  55. rocky says:

    i think she looks beautiful both ways, although more unique before

  56. sarah says:

    Ok, to the people saying she got double eyelid surgery… sorry but NO. Looks like she got botox around the ‘crows feet’ area of her face resulting in her looking a little surprised/tweaked near the eyes. Sorry but some of your comments are offensive…

    Munn is mixed Asian and as a 1/2 japanese myself-who sometimes looks more asian/less asian depending on my makeup, hair, general tiredness- I’m a little alarmed at how willing some of you are to immediately declare she’s trying to look ‘less asian’…

    I mean yeah, it looks like she got botox, had her nose bridge altered, and possibly either some botox injections around her jawline or fat taken to reduce her baby cheeks, but to say she purposely is trying to look less Asian- insinuating she is trying to look more Western/American/European/trying to change her race/wish she wasn’t asian- is really offensive and honestly makes me a little sad… I have no problems calling celebs out on their bullsh*t but come on. Especially Munn, who is pretty open about her heritage/family/background.

  57. Adrien says:

    She’s been looking like than for a long time so I guess permanent. She erased her Asian features and I can totally understand her. There aren’t much roles for Asian women in Hollywood. Olivia will always have a soft spot for me. She was nice and friendly to us when we met her at Comicon years ago.

  58. bobbisue says:

    She’s had the eyelid surgery. She looks beautiful but it’s sad.

  59. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    She was one of THE prettiest actresses out there today – and I don’t even like her! This to me is bizarre and sad.

  60. lala says:

    Tip of nose refined subtly, fillers in cheek area, botox between brows…….she has also lost weight, but you dont generally lose weight from the tip of your nose

  61. Maritza says:

    She looks pretty either way. Her surgeon did a good job.

  62. JT says:

    Her eyes are less hooded. You can also see she has had some chin work done from looking at the 2006 photo. The bridge of her nose looks built up too. She might look stunning now from the surgeries but she has lost something of her uniqueness. Which, I think, will only harm her career. She really has very little else to go on.