Britney Spears covers V Magazine: is something different/off with her face?

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This is Britney Spears. Seriously. I mean, in some of these shots, she looks Britney-esque, but there’s something else going on, right? Did Britney get nipped and tucked? If she did, I have to say… it’s pretty good work, because I can’t exactly pinpoint what’s different. She’s definitely lost weight, so maybe this is her maturing face, plus Mario Testino’s lighting, plus Photoshop. Britney covers the latest issue of V Magazine to celebrate that 100th edition. Brit-Brit also gave V Magazine a rare interview. In print, her attitude seems so different too.

Life in the public eye: “Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who’ve experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences that. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately. I’ve been doing this for 20 years. I kind of don’t pay attention to it. I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.”

Her ninth studio album: “Honestly, I’m just particular with this record. It’s my baby, and so I really want it done right. I would much rather have it be completely how I want it to be, whether that takes another year for me to do, or two months. I have no idea at this point. I just know that the direction I’m going in is so good. It’s the best thing I’ve done in a long time. I’m proud of the work, and it’s very different; it’s not what you would think at all.”

[From The Daily Mail]

For a long time, I thought that Britney – or Team Britney – had some of the best pop-song-writers in the business. I haven’t thought that in years though. Hopefully, Britney is working with the same people that write music for Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, because I would probably enjoy a radio-friendly comeback from Britney in a major way. Also, do you believe this? “I have my relationship with God and myself and that’s what matters to me. I really don’t care what most people think.” I don’t believe she THINKS about what other people think. It’s not that she doesn’t care, she just doesn’t think about it.

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PS… Here’s a recent Instagram of Britney – see, her face looks pretty normal here? So is the V Mag stuff just Photoshop and Testino?

Huge confession… biggest @backstreetboys fan! Tonight was truly a dream for me. #Vegas #PieceOfMe

A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on

Photos courtesy of Mario Testino/V Magazine.

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  1. Jane says:

    Her smile in the pix with AJ is starting to look Jokeresque to me.

    • Penguen says:

      I see what you’re saying. Something looks off, even in the IG shot. She’s had something done. I’m just not sure what.

    • Ivy says:

      In a recent pic with Hillary Clinton it’s even worse. Something somewhere went wrong and now her mouth smiles and the rest of her face isn’t invited.

      • Jane says:

        I had to go on IG to find that one. There it looks as if someone photo shopped a different mouth on her as a joke. The rest of her looked lovely. Hillary even looked nice.

      • Lama Bean says:

        Lol! The rest of her face isn’t invited! Lolololol

      • Wentworth Miller says:

        I saw that picture. If it wasn’t for Brittany’s usual uncomfortable little kid being forced to pose and smile look that she always has, she wasn’t easily recognizable
        The second picture ⬆, I saw yesterday and thought the person kinda looked like a couple different people, but definitely not Brittany Spears.
        In the Ig picture, her lips and teeth look creepy.

      • Luxe says:

        Yes! That picture freaked me out!

      • Falula says:

        WHOA. I just went to ig to find that picture with HRC and it’s something else.

      • Abby says:

        Thanks for the belly laugh!

    • Petee says:

      She has been tweaking her face little by little for years.She look’s like she has had filler around her mouth.And some botox too in her forehead(she really should have given up the smokes).I saw her in Vegas when she was on her Circus tour.She was a pretty little thing and she was in really good shape.I can’t say anything bad about Britney.She seems like a kind hearted person but no she does’t look like that cover.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah this. Fillers in her nasolabial folds could create that appearance.

      Aside from that, she looks good though. Body is bangin.

      • Jane says:

        I agree, her body looks wonderful

      • ldub says:

        THIS!!!!
        She should STOP for a while.
        That being said…. This cover is yoga flame! 🔥🔥🔥💥💥💥🔥🔥

      • HollyG says:

        She does have fillers, but she also looks like she had a nose job where they rotate the tip upwards and it creates an unusually long philtrum. Kim kardashian did the same thing–if you grab the tip of your nose and twist it upwards gently, you can feel your upper lip area start to lengthen.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        They also have started using cheek fillers to combat laugh lines. They build up the cheek area, which pulls the skin tighter near the mouth. (according to my co-worker, anyway!)

      • I think there’s been another nose job. Its kind of got that pointy look at the tip that a lot of celebs get…like Jessica Biel.

    • frantasticstar says:

      Yes, there’s something off in the nose/mouth area…

    • M.A.F. says:

      She’s been smiling like that for years though.

    • BreeInSEA says:

      She’s smiled like this for a while now! She’s dragging her lower lip down when she smiles. Drives me crazy!

    • holly hobby says:

      I think nose job and lip injection. Her nose looks thin. When did she get those tattoos on her waist?

    • Erikah says:

      She got veneers. Bad ones. Remember how Hillary Duff looked several years back? Then she had to get them fixed/reshaped. It’s the same thing here. She just needs them tweaked.

      • SydneySnider says:

        Aaahh….veneers. I wondered why her teeth look off. She really does look different, and had me wondering if it really is Britney… Please, let’s hope she doesn’t morph into LeAnn Rimes.

  2. Georgia says:

    Yes . That lady does not look like Britney!

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Britney conspiracy theory! I SWEAR that is not her. They have a clone they trot out for advertising and photo shoots. They’ve been using her for awhile. Faces are subtle, but that ain’t Britney.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        I have been saying for a while that she has a doppelgänger who does part of her work. when she was in Europe last year she looked totally different as well and when she was back in the States she looked like her old self again.

      • Payapa says:

        I thought that was Kelly Brook on the cover.

      • Marty says:

        It’s Mona Lisa. She has been cloned. (Google the song. There are 2 sets of lyrics) LOL

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        I’m going with doppelganger because I don’t get to use this word very often. Looks nothing like Brit Brit.

      • jenben says:

        @Belle Epoch I remember reading a while ago that she does have a ‘double’ that takes over some of her projects. Also, so many people that have met her at a meet-and-greet after her show in Vegas have said that she looked really uncomfortable and almost scared, like she really didn’t want to be there. How can it then be the same person putting on a fierce show on stage??
        I don’t know, something is off and I’m sure her management has been getting away with it for years. I can’t wait for all the dirt to come out although I actually do feel bad for the real Britney, I don’t think she’s ever been the same since the shaving incident in 2007.

      • Azurea says:

        Well, perhaps it is a double, because those don’t look like her teeth, at all.

      • maria says:

        Yes! Look up Donald Marshall. He talks about the cloning of celebrities and political figures as well as himself.

      • aurelia says:

        Her face seems so muh thinner. Now I am really starting to consider the clone thing.

      • Josefina says:

        @jenbean
        That happens. I have a friend who studies drama and she has no trouble doing plays, she just gets in character and does her thing. But when she has to be herself and interact with other people, she is rather shy. You can have confidence in your performing skills, while being very insecure about your social skills.

        After all she went through the mid ’00s, it wouldn’t surprise me to see her getting uncomfortable around strangers. The way the media treated her – I’d never want that for myself. Not even if you gave me all of her fortune.

      • Natalia says:

        +1000 that is not Britney in at least two of the photos.

      • SydneySnider says:

        Okay, make way! Shove over! I’m joining the Britney Clone Conspiracy Bus!

    • Manjit says:

      I would never have guessed it was Britney, it looks more like a mega-photoshopped Jessica Simpson.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      She looks like Ivanka Trump. Warning Britney-stay away from Orange Face!

  3. ell says:

    lmao, she’s been photoshopped to hell and back, but also she did something to her lips, you can tell from the instagram photo.

    btw, she always depresses me. you always get the feeling she’d rather be doing anything other than performing.

  4. Patricia says:

    She looks beautiful and mature. I think it’s a photoshop issue though, because I agree it doesn’t look like her natural face.
    Britney is so beautiful no matter what she does. Wishing her more success and happiness.

  5. Esmom says:

    Her lip in the cover shot has that Nicole Kidman worm thing going on. But it looks normal in the IG shot. Weird.

    • Wren33 says:

      Yeah, her upper lip looks inflated in the first picture, but not the others. But something is different. Veneers? Lost weight? I noticed it in the picture of her with Clinton the other week.

      • Esmom says:

        To me it looks mostly like weight loss. Her face looks more chiseled than it’s ever been.

    • susiecue says:

      LOL at Nicole kidman worm. It’s SO TRUE

  6. Nev says:

    Great cover the face one! Also her Blackout album still her best work imo.

    • Neelyo says:

      Blackout was her best album but unfortunately it was in the middle of her breakdown so it bombed and then her handlers/producers went back to her old formula for her follow up albums instead of moving forward.

    • ldub says:

      Yes!
      I work out to Blackout album religiously.
      Circus was her last good album mix of “Blackout” & “Oops, I did it again”

    • aurelia says:

      I totally loved gimmie more! One of her BEST songs.

  7. Darkladi says:

    I dunno, guys. Slow hand clap for the surgeons, dermatologists, & make-up artists. I am IMPRESSED. 👏🏾

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      I have to agree, she looks good. Who cares if she got work done if it looks this good?

      I’m glad to see that she’s holding it together, or that she has a good team of people helping her hold it together. She obviously had some issues and she seems like she keeps them under control. Which is always good, because there are kids involved. Good for her.

    • Kitten says:

      I said the same above. She looks good.

  8. Betti says:

    She’s looking great – def has had her lips pumped, you can see it in the instagram photo. She has not only lost a lot of weight but she’s lost the puffiness from her face (meds can cause this) – body and fitness wise she looks back to where she was pre meltdown. Personally i think the Vegas residency has been good for her – she seems almost her old self.

    I will always be #teamBritney. You go girl.

  9. Greenieweenie says:

    I believe it. No one who cares what others thought would let extensions rat up like she does. When she says she does not care, I believe her.

  10. Kaye says:

    I have thought her face looked “off” for several years now.

  11. Jt says:

    She looks great with or without Photoshop. She probably got veneers, that changed her smile. Probably botox too. The girl was getting dragged for aging, like we all don’t age, some faster than others, but that is life.
    She is doing awesome and doesn’t look like she needs me or anyone to feel sorry for what she went through. Keep doing you brit brit!

  12. GiGi says:

    She looks like she’s lost a good deal of weight. Her face has been quite puffy for many years, perhaps due to medication- IMO, she looks like a thinner, older version of herself. So maybe she’s just had a change in meds or something.

  13. Canadian Becks says:

    The biggest difference is in the lower half of her face – the teeth and the lips. The teeth have been recapped so that they seem to be crowding out of her mouth (Miley Cyrus has the same thing- it is meant to look like the mouth is just a bit too small to contain the teeth). Also, the upper lip is injected so that it curls up a bit.

    IMO when the teeth crowds the mouth, it seems to give a more youthful look. I don’t know why that is, but maybe it is the opposite of when an older person loses their teeth and then the mouth cavity sinks in – that is an “old person” look.

    Also, has anyone heard of “buccal fat removal”? It’s removing the fat of the cheek and chin to give a more sculpted look. I think this is an example.

  14. Susie M. says:

    My guess is nose job, cheek implants, veneers, lip fillers, possible botox and some obvious weight loss.

  15. timlin says:

    Looks about 16 in the first one. Her face has been majorly slimmed. The 2nd and 3rd one are her – only airbrushed to plastic-perfection. And over-signified eyebrows.

    Not as extreme as the treatment Madonna and Kerry Washington get.

  16. Birdie says:

    Eyebrows are very well done in this shoot. Usually they look awful.

  17. Anaya says:

    Britney had a nose job around 2013. Look back at her X Factor pictures from the year before. Vastly different. The tip of her nose is very pointy and straight now. Her was nose already straight but there used to be a slightly fuller, rounder tip. Now her nose is more defined.

    She gets lip injections, probably Restylane, and Botox. That explains why her smile is off. It looks like she’s lost weight but she looks healthy. Her skin looks great and thankfully her eyes are more expressive. She looks like Britney but an updated version of Britney.

  18. amadabasura says:

    buccal fat liposuction. all the cool kids are doing it.

  19. serena says:

    I don’t know if it’s photoshop or anything else, but her lips seems bigger? Anyway, I think Selena Gomez should stick to acting because her music is really.. how to say it without sounding mean? Unappealing. Terrible.
    I didn’t know her people were the same who worked with Demi (and Britney?).. the difference is noticeable.

  20. Canadian Becks says:

    In the Instagram shot, it’s like the lower part of her face has been cut out, it’s so small!

  21. Ana A. says:

    She looks like Angelina Jolie ’98 in the cover photo. Uncanny.

  22. Nina says:

    Nose job, fillers on her cheeks and for sure some bad fillers on her lips. She looks pretty but completely different from herself so I don’t think this is good plastic surgery work. If there was not name on the cover, I wouldn’t know it was Britney. Even recently she looked like Heidi Klum. So bizarre work on her face. She went too far and I do see some joker like smile as well going on there.

  23. Grace says:

    Too photoshop

  24. daisyfly says:

    It looks like she got botox injections in her masseter muscle. The sudden sharpness of her jaw is a dead giveaway.

  25. Shambles says:

    I’m more interested in BRITNEY AND AJ! All of my 90s dreams are coming true.

  26. Megan says:

    Her cheekbones look more pronounced and her nose looks more defined.

  27. DEB says:

    Looks like she’s had philtrum surgery done, like Kim Kardashian. A procedure to lengthen the space between your upper lip and the base of your nose. It affects your ability to smile, too. And yes, also buccal fat removal.

    • PK says:

      I think you’re right; that “gritting teeth” smile always gives that one away. She’s also had more nose job (too far), which only partially accounts for her much more elongated face. I’m pretty sure those are small cheek implants, and I’d bet money on some chin sculpting as well.

      Oh, and enough botox to paralyze a cow, of course.

      • DEB says:

        Yes, another nose job as well. Either way her smile has been very affected. She’s had more than one procedure recently. Why in hell so many VERY young people get botox – beyond me! I think they will pay later in life. Look at what it’s done to Cindy Landon … very little movement in her face and she cannot move her mouth properly, eesh!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk5eqiE5z-M

  28. ju says:

    She was botoxed

  29. SleepyJane says:

    Lip injections, chin implant, and she had the bridge of her nose shaved down – but they shaved it down too much and it looks fake. Of course botox and fillers. Maybe a brow lift too.

    • DEB says:

      A brow lift in her 30′s … wow. :/

    • jmf says:

      Yeah, I also see a brow or eyelid lift. I was comparing photos online very recently (don’t you judge me!), and she doesn’t have the same “sleepy” eyes she used to, y’know, with the downturned outer corners. Downthread, readers have remarked she seems more “expressive.” I get that, but I still think the effect has to do more with some surgical tweaks in the eye area, as opposed to “makeup” or “vitality”

  30. Kristen says:

    Her mouth looks the same as Julie Bowen’s in the first few episodes of ModFam this season. Totally restylane injections in her nasolabial folds. Jokerish and weird looking.

  31. Sally J. Freedman says:

    Am I the only one seeing Ivanka Trump in the first picture? Whatever it is, I’ll always have a soft spot for her.

  32. kri says:

    It’s good work. It looks like maybe she got a midi-lift or something. But that cover is so photoshopped it’s crazy. She looks like a chimera of Kylie Minogue and some other random models.

  33. dahlia1947 says:

    Her lips look tense in that Instagram picture. Like she’s struggling to smile.

  34. Sisi says:

    the shadow in the top pic makes her nose look concave. She did have it changed last year I think, but the pic is just unflattering.

    Also britney is not knows for her eyebrow game, in fact she usually has barely there blonde fluff, so the heavy brows make her look very different here. I like her with a strong brow, it it looks good.

    and I think her lips have a bit more volume, which she has done befor in the past.

  35. suzanne says:

    Yeah, she looks different because that’s not her face. :)

  36. Magnoliarose says:

    I can’t do anything but give her credit for hanging in there after everything she has endured in her life. I just hope she is healthy mentally. She has had some work but I understand her for doing it. It’s those overworked faces that I can’t stand so now I hope she leaves herself alone for a decade at least.

  37. Velvet Elvis says:

    She started looking really different about 6 months ago. I think she got veneers that don’t quite fit her mouth and it changed her whole look.

  38. Drusilla says:

    I don’t care if it’s all photoshop magic, she looks amazing on that cover.

  39. Cc says:

    Wow she looks amazing.

  40. Lakeridge says:

    It appears to be a combination of a new set of creepy teeth and a brow lift (as evidenced by her new eighthead).

  41. Louisa says:

    she shaved her chin and jaw down

  42. ExistingisExhausting says:

    I thought the magazine cover was Hilary Duff

  43. Otaku Fairy says:

    I think it’s mainly photoshop (+ weight loss), although she’s probably had something done in real life. But the real life picture looks more like her. She definitely looks younger in the photoshoot.

  44. Nancy says:

    I will give Britney a pass. This child was so hounded by the paps and mismanaged and guided in every direction but the right one that she lost her mind. I’d much rather see the older Britney with a little chemical or surgical aid, than the Britney shaving her hair off and busting windows with a baseball bat. I think it’s pretty miraculous that she came back at all. Bless her heart..

  45. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She had her face thinned and skin tucked. Sometimes that leaves you looking like a wide-mouthed frog, so often they will add lip injections to balance out the wider mouth. Sometimes I think celebrities waste money on cosmetic surgery when what they really need is therapy. Spears is one of them.

  46. word says:

    Stop with the photoshop. It’s getting so ridiculous. There is no point to it as we KNOW what these celebs REALLY look like ! Why are men not as photoshopped as women?

  47. Snowpea says:

    Wow I’m not seeing the actual Britney Spears anywhere.

    I might be wrong but the person on the cover and the Insta shot has a different look in her eyes. Like the poster above, I reckon it’s her clone being wheeled out because Spears is probably too unwell? Verrrrrry interesting if so.

    I have friends who are twins and one has bipolar. Despite them being identical, one looks ‘troubled’ in the eyes while the other has a relaxed, at ease look.

    I see the same thing here. VERY strange!

  48. sweetpea says:

    She looks like she’s had some uneccessary tweaking, the worst part of it is the corners of her mouth turning up “joker” style.

  49. Sara says:

    Why do people get veneers? They look horrible when they’re not sized right. Hilary Duff did this too. It looks bad.

  50. Pmnichols says:

    Her top lip looks weird and her nose looks thinner or longer. These pictures really don’t even look like her.

  51. Lisa says:

    It’s a combination of makeup and photoshop used to darken her eyebrows, fill in her upper lip, and straighten the ridge of her nose.

  52. Kate says:

    It’s just Photoshop. She’s posted pictures on Insta this week with her usual bad skin, 5 day old crusted on make-up and hair that looks like she ran a tub of fried chicken through it.

    She’s had Botox, but her weird facial expressions are because she’s barely functional. I don’t think people quite get how severe her mental health issues are? That Joker smile is something she’s always done when she’s not quite sure what’s going on but knows she’s supposed to smile. You can see it in interviews even when she was a teenager.

    • Anna says:

      Always someone perpetuating the stigma of the mentally ill… Good job!

    • Jt says:

      Please if you don’t understand mental illness, don’t talk about it. Pick a book and learn before perpetuating stigma about mental illness. Being bipolar doesn’t make you non function.

  53. sdgirl says:

    was undecided on the plastic surgery/photoshop debate, but have looked very closely repeatedly and cannot figure out what part of that man’s body she is resting on in the second pic. what is that?! his knee? that dude has issues. looks like a werewolf in the middle of transforming. that alone makes me lean toward the Photoshopping being heavy handed here.

  54. Sweet&LowDown says:

    I will never hate on Britney Spears. She’s an example of how the industry can take a genuinely good person and almost ruin them. I love her because she is so human. I’m glad her Vegas show is doing well & I hope her album goes to number one. #teambrit

  55. Tredd says:

    Are you sure this isn’t Khloe Kardashian?
    Guarantee they use the same pastiche surgeon.