Kellie Pickler: Plastic surgery or too much botox?

In Touch has an article this week that compares country star and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler’s very surprised appearance to her cute normal look in the past. I couldn’t find the exact comparison pictures they use, but these are pretty close and you can see how clownish she looks now. You could guess that in the second picture Kellie is just lifting her forehead up, but In Touch has a photos from another series in which she looks even worse.

They quote a plastic surgeon as saying she’s had botox and lip filler while Kellie’s rep denies she’s had “facial sugery”:

According to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Peter Gelder… (who doesn’t treat the star), Kellie, 22, may have gotten Botox around her eyebrows as well as her lips plumped. “Her expression looks very unnatural and exaggerated,” says Dr. Geldner. “And her lips were very likely plumped with a filler. We see a lot more of her lower lip now.”

Kellie’s rep denies that she’s had work – “She has not had any facial surgery of any kind,” he says – and Kellie tells In Touch that she doesn’t worry about what people say about her: “As long as you’re happy with what you see in the mirror, that’s all that matters.”

[From In Touch, print edition, March 2, 2009]

If you look at photos of Kellie taken four days after the surprised pics, on 2/17/09 at Fashion Week, (the photos with the red dress underneath her coat below) she’s not as surprised-looking and looks almost normal, so her rep is probably telling the truth that she hasn’t had “surgery.” This woman is just 22 and she got Botox. The doctor who did it to her probably gave her enough for a much older woman, but it just ended up making her look ridiculous. Maybe she learned her lesson and won’t be getting injections for another decade or so.

Kellie Pickler is shown on 5/15/07 (pink dress with no coat) and on 2/13/09 (pink dress with white coat) and 2/17/09 (white coat with red dress). Credit: WENN

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  1. the original kate says:

    she looks insane.

  2. LISA says:

    Kelly needs to immediately stop whatever she’s doing. She’s a beautiful YOUNG woman and she’s spoiling her looks, because already her AFTER photo looks worse than the BEFORE.

  3. Holly says:

    I agree, the rep was probably telling a half truth. No surgery. She’s got the dreaded BOTOX BROW!! Why Kelly, why? You could have spent the money on a better concert stylist. She looks a little coke/crazy eyed there too but maybe that’s just the flash.

  4. MsMa says:

    She purposely wants to look like that? She was fine before, looks like the effects of not having a brain and the business.

  5. Ash says:

    She looked like a cute little Brittany Snow before….now, not so much. EEK.

  6. mel says:

    Why does everyone in bollywood want to change their looks? It looks fake and unhealthy and by the time they are in their late adulthood, they will look like Joan Rivers….yuck!

  7. Pont Neuf says:

    She is 22 years old?!?!?!!!!

    I find it VERY difficult to believe. She has either had a very hard life or parties constantly and ingests insane amounts of drugs.

    In the first photograph she already has incipient crow’s feet, her eyelids are sagging and she already has lines around her mouth. In the second picture, she looks like a bizarre cross between Cruella De Ville and a particularly haggard Barbie doll.

    Whatever she is doing, she needs to stop it immediately. If she looks like this now, i don’t want to imagine how she’ll look when the is 25…

  8. Lina says:

    It just looks like a horrible makeup job to me. Her eyelashes are ridiculous and her blush looks like its been amped up a little too much. In the picture on the left there are obviously small lines around her eyes because she’s smiling widely but in the other picture she just looks surprised.

    It doesn’t look like botox to me

  9. Kate~ says:

    She can’t even smile properly in the second picture…I don’t know if that equals Botox or if she realizes how stupid she looks. :s

  10. boomchakaboom says:

    Looks like too much Botox. She’s way too young to be fooling around with Botox. I’ve had Botox before (I’m MUCH older than Kelli), and she definitely had too much. Good skin care is all a young person needs to do.

  11. Kimble says:

    Oh come on, botox for a 22 year old? What are these girls thinking?

    She is such a pretty girl naturally – the 2nd picture is awful. Lay off the botox Kellie!

    I remember when she went back to perform on AI and Ryan Seacrest was badgering her to say if there was anything different about her from last season – it was obvious as her boobs were suddently ginormous – Seacrest is such an ass!

  12. Maritza says:

    Platinum blond hair makes women look so much older, if she darkens it she would look much younger.

  13. Persistent Cat says:

    She’s stupid as all hell. Did anyone see that clip of her on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? She shouldn’t be allowed to vote or drive.

  14. Jay says:

    That pic on the right is Phyllis Diller isn’t it??

  15. daisy424 says:

    Deer*in*the*headlights, yikes!

  16. MaiGirl says:

    Botox and lip fillers, for sure. And she should fire, draw, and quarter those responsible for her makeup and hair in the “after” picture. I really wish more women understood that less is more.

  17. MaiGirl says:

    Oh, and the red dress and black shoes are very, very cute.

  18. WOW! says:

    “I’m ready for my close-up Mr Demille”, lol!.

  19. NotBlonde says:

    Yeesh….apparently the “new” thing among people my age is “preventative Botox”, i.e. you get the Botox before the wrinkles come to prevent them from ever coming.

    What ever happened to just aging like a normal person? All you need is to diligently use sunscreen and good facial creams, you don’t need Botox.

    That girl is going to ruin her beautiful face one day.

  20. Cletus says:

    maybe someone had just put their cold cold hands on her butt as someone was taking her picture? YOU NEVER KNOW.

  21. Jill says:

    oh, i hope it is just botox, at least that will wear off.

  22. 88modesty88 says:

    Jeez, when you’re that pretty, one would hope you would be able to steer clear of the pitfalls of poison being injected into your face!

  23. boomchakaboom says:

    And the makers of Botox wallowed in mountains of money, and said “22 is the new 40. Our work is done”

  24. ez says:

    i saw her at ny fashion week and she didn’t look this bad, i think it’s alot of photoshopping.

  25. fizz says:

    Lips are still small, it’s just lip gloss.

    Maybe she’s high.

  26. Jenn says:

    I personally think that half of the pictures in these rag mags are photoshopped or something. Kelly does look hidious in that picture!!

  27. She needs help says:

    WHY do women do this to themselves? She looks good in the pic on the left (devinitely normal, definitely doable), but looks like she’s wearing a clown mask (and a scary one at that) on the right.

    Chicks: DON’T DO BOTOX!

  28. Ron says:

    You silly gossiping washwomen need to find a better topic to yap about. Don’t you know better than to draw all sorts of ridiculous conclusions after looking at a couple of pictures?

  29. Holly says:

    Hey Ron, don’t you have anything better to do than to yap at silly gossiping washwomen? What’s worse, complaing, or complaining about the complainers?

  30. gia says:

    Yikes, she is only 22!! She is still adorable though… She looks like she actually had a small eyelift, it looks like she had a small piece of skin removed from her eyelid to get rid of the slight overhang on the lid. Maybe she is just making a funny face & it looks like something was done…That red dress is cute though.

  31. 8] says:

    if her forhead ever snaps her eyeballs will break her kneecaps.

  32. Sarah says:

    She didn’t have anything done. She’s just wearing way too much make-up and making a very goofy face.

    If you notice, nothing about her face is actually shaped differently at all.

  33. Malinda says:

    It looks like they really went over the top with her make up….hopefully the wide eyed scary look was the result of a bad make up artist not a cosmetic procedure…if she paid to look that way, she needs to get a refund.

  34. Dr. T. Ruth Sayer says:

    She has not botox and her rep didn’t address that because he was asked only about surgery. All of these ’09 photos are from Fashion Week in NY where the designers, hairstylists and makeup artists gave her many different looks. Paparazzi were everywhere and she was messing with them and making faces in a few photos. This was just for one week so the critics and bashers can sleep soundly tonight. lol

  35. Get Real says:

    I work in a medical office where I see a lot of post-surgical procedures, and I’m telling you that girl had her brow lifted. The skin around her eyes are stretched to the limit. That’s a surgical lift. Not Botox.

  36. kaylina says:

    i like kellie she seemsso genuine and even though she is a little on the ditzy side theres something about her that seems sweet, unlike jessica simpson whom kellie has also been compared to jessica is just stupid and she and she may come off as sweet but she has a dark side a catty,jealous,threatened envious side just ask her about carrie underwood it sure comes out especially on live radio…kellie seems like a nice girl…i think she just had a really bad picture like someone scared her and they used this picture to start silly rumors…kellie doesnt need plastic surgery she’s a beautifull girl

  37. diena says:

    I just saw her on ENews, 2/15/2010 and I was shocked when I saw her face. I told my husband, ‘what did she do to her face?” How can u look like that and not admitt what you had work done? SO Sad. She looks horrible! She was so cute! wow. it actually bothers me…

  38. Kat says:

    The breast implants….oh (sigh) ok. The rest is just plain sad.

    On American Idol she was beautiful and now she does look as fake as Joan Rivers. Besides the botox look at her nose..when compared side by side it is subtle but obvious she had a nose job too!! This once beautiful woman has changed her entire face and for the worse!!

    As to the comment regarding her on “Are you smarter than a 5th grader” it has always been obvious she is so, so dingy!! She comes from a very rural and VERY hick town in Arkansas, she reprsents them well!!

  39. james says:

    kellie why why. you have just destroyed the brand. your draw was the girl next door. you were so beautiful the way you were. now you look like every one else. but you have the right to look how you want to look. me very disappointed

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