Olivia Munn denies plastic surgery, fillers: ‘your face changes because of makeup’

Check out the photo, above, of Olivia Munn at the Vanity Fair Oscar party this year and tell me she hasn’t had injectables. If I saw her out and had no idea who she was, I would assume she’d had botox at the very least. There’s just something off about her face. Next look at the the photo below of her in 2006. Yes she’s lost weight, but her nose shape has changed as has the shape of her eyes.


We last talked about Olivia Munn’s possible plastic surgery and/or injectables when she credited her smooth skin and altered appearance to eating Japanese potatoes. (She really did this.) Several of you said on that post that her face changes could be due to weight loss, but others noted that she looks like she has increased volume in her cheeks and like she’s had an eye lift.

In a new interview with Canada’s Fashion Magazine, Olivia has come out and denied that she’s had any work done whatsoever, which… does not ring true to me.

“Being multi-ethnic―I’m half Chinese, half white―brings up a whole set of complications that people don’t even think about when it comes to being photographed,” she says. “I have more of a white appearance on the outside, but my bone structure is very much Asian. I have high cheekbones and smaller eyes. When you put shimmer on the inside of my eyes, I immediately look cross-eyed,” she says. “If you put too heavy of an eyelash on me, it looks like my eyes are halfway closed.”

Then she opens up her Instagram. “I posted the picture on Instagram because the glam team had worked very hard. People were like, ‘What did she do to her face?’ A week later, I looked completely different,” she says. “As an actor, you can be completely transformative and take on different roles. As an individual in the world, it’s a totally different story―we live in a time where there’s so many pictures that bring so much scrutiny. When your face changes because of makeup, it’s hard to let people know that you’re not actually doing surgery or fillers…

“People have so much to say about Lena Dunham getting naked on Girls. To me, that is more of a problem. That’s where it’s unfair: the judgment that is put on women for how we look. If you’re looking bad, you have to cover up. If you’re looking good, you’ve done something or made a deal with the devil.”

[From Fashion via US Magazine]

Couldn’t she have come up with something better than makeup? Maybe she could cop to laser resurfacing or something. Sure makeup and contouring can change the appearance of your face, but it’s doubtful they can make dramatic changes like this. Also, Munn posted a comparison photo to Instagram and claimed her face looks different because she eats a certain kind of potato. She’s saying that we shouldn’t judge women for how they look while at the same time inviting scrutiny of how she looks by making implausible claims on social media.


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  1. Eve says:


    Now show me the potato. SHOW. ME. THE. POTATO!

      • Eve says:

        Have to leave now (the living room, with the better wi-fi) to my bedroom (with the shitty wi-fi).


    • Kitten says:

      Eve-I held it down for you on the last Pratt thread.
      Hope you’re feeling better ♥

      • Eve says:

        Thank you, dear.

        I don’t even click on his posts because I’ll be infuriated at some point.

      • Bridget says:

        @Kitten: are you still angry about the cat thing? I don’t click on those posts because to be honest I just don’t find Chris Pratt very interesting.

        Though as I’m having cat issues myself I’m kind of getting how someone could be so callous about an animal – and I feel really deeply about the responsibility of pets. My cat has decided that every time we leave a room door open she runs in and poops on the most inconvenient places. Beds, couches, on top of stuff… I am very, very tired of laundry and the smell of cat pee and I can understand how people feel pushed to their limits. Because seriously, cat pee is the worst.

    • BGirl81 says:

      For real hahahahaha!! My boyfriend is a plastic surgeon and he says this is his favorite celebrity surgical falsehood of all time. I told him he won’t be laughing when he’s put out of business by a spud ;) #ComeOnNowGirlfriend

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      LOL!!! Munn is so full of potatoes.

  2. Nina! says:

    Whatever she is doing, it is erasing her eurasian features for just a european look. Which happens to be the looks standard for the industry shes in coincidentally. She altered too much at once- eyes, nose, cheekbones, and lips for sure. All of them are subtle but together make a major difference.

    • Luna says:

      i think is her jaw, too ( among other things) i noticed because i have a very similar shape and now is completly different

      • Nameless says:

        Yeah, her chin looks significantly smaller.

      • Kitten says:

        Masseter reduction Botox. Guarantee that’s what she did.

      • Greenieweenie says:

        I think you nailed it with the jaw. Who even knew that was possible. But she changed the shape of her face from square-jawed to oval. Unbelievable. Jaw shave + fairly subtle eye work + lip plumping at a minimum is my guess. And I *hate* it when ppl go overboard with plastic surgery speculation but this seems unmistakable.

      • Ctkat1 says:

        Cosign the masseter reduction botox- she’s definitely messed with her jaw/lips/mouth. At the Oscars, when you saw her in motion, she was clearly having trouble keeping her lips closed.

      • Melodycalder says:

        She looks like she got the Megan fox special, especially in the pic with the orange top

      • Mel M says:

        Yes, she used to have a wide jaw, I do too. Now it’s a lot more narrow. She used to have more of a square face and now it’s almost heart shaped. at my lowest weight when I was almost too thin my jaw was still wide.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        And her hair is pulled all the way back, which emphasizes the jaw.

      • bella says:

        I cast my vote for jaw, eyes and def lips…look at those lips!

      • MC2 says:

        I noticed the eyes right away only because I have the same as her pre-op. My eye lids have a little extra skin on the top & almond shaped- all the women in my family have it. I think she had that removed so you can see more of her eye lid and it looks tighter. Rene Zellwhatever had that too. These ladies have made me decide to leave mine as-is. I do want to look like myself & it seems like just the tiniest adjustment but you look totally different.

      • Erica_V says:

        Yes it’s the jaw that stands out the most to me too.

    • Charlotte says:

      That is not the same woman. Lol at her attempt to deny any surgery.

      She clearly altered her face shape (something very common in Korea). She has this roundish face which I assume she dislikes and had it altered to make it smaller (?).

      There was something unique about her old face. Now, she looks like an ordinary model wannabe.

    • Miss M says:

      I thought she was prettier before… *sigh*

  3. OriginallyBlue says:

    She now looks like Megan Fox before Megan Fox went too far on the plastic surgery.

    • tegteg says:

      Yeah, I think they have the same surgeon.

      And not only has she had plastic surgery, she’s had INTENSIVE surgery. A jaw shave is a big deal, I think. Not to mention the fillers/or cheek implants, the eye job (last year she looked like Sandra Bullock after the eye job she had years ago), the nose job, and her lips. Seriously, she has had her entire face done. It makes me sad, because she was pretty before… I guess you can’t have any flaws anymore. How are natural women supposed to feel being compared with all of these plastic girls? The photoshop expectations were already bad enough. :| I’m glad my SO loves me for more than my looks.

    • Yun says:

      She looks like a mixture of the post plastic surgery faces of Megan Fox and Emily Blunt.

  4. Josefina says:

    I dont think she looks bad or unlike herself now, but very stiff. Like a wax figure of herself.

    I never understood this culture of secrecy and scrutiny regarding cosmetic procedures in the USA.

  5. Isa says:

    Her jaw looks smaller.

    • Eve says:

      And much higher cheekbones.

    • Kitten says:

      Said above that it’s masseter reduction Botox.

      • Greenieweenie says:

        double post, sorry

      • Greenieweenie says:

        @Kitten, Wow, what on earth IS this and how does it do that to your face? Looking at pics and it’s amazing

        MASSETERS. Who knew???

        I have a square jaw….if I made a living off my face, hmm. I’d be tempted.

      • Isa says:

        When I first commented there were only 5 other comments so I didn’t see yours yet. But I have googled and I complete agree. I’m mind blown bc I didn’t even realize you could get this done.

      • Izzy says:

        Just Googled this. Mind = blown.

      • INeedANap says:

        I think I might do this. Dating life is a disaster and nearly non-existent. At this point I assume it’s my looks (I’m…on the ugly side of plain).

      • I Choose Me says:

        Googling masseter botox now. I didn’t even know this was a thing. Hm.

      • SilkyMalice says:

        I totally want to get that done. I clench terribly and already have a square jaw, so I’m going to try and talk my tmj do into botox.

  6. Magnoliarose says:

    There are about 3 people who believe her and they are relatives with poor eyesight.

    • tracking says:

      +1 So annoying when they are obviously lying.

    • Carol says:

      Ok, I believe her. Kill me now! LOL! and no I’m not related to Olivia. I don’t believe in that potato thing, that just sound stupid, but I do think makeup can change the shape of your eye and your face a little. On a side note, I have a friend who insists, INSISTS, that my sister had her nose done. My sister never had plastic surgery and is pretty much against it. And it doesn’t matter what I tell my friend, she doesn’t believe me. My sister and I just laugh at her mindless insistence. Hee!

    • april says:

      I believe her too. A lot of things can affect your appearance.

    • MC2 says:

      Her cat might buy it too but only because it doesn’t care enough to argue….

  7. doofus says:

    her chin looks smaller, too.

    this woman has always annoyed me, ever since she was on that gaming show on G4. “look, I’m a nerd gamer AND I’m hot, game-boys!” so, so try-hard.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah I haaated her on G4- and I couldn’t stand her on the Daily Show either. I found it was all too forced and try-hard.

      I like her more now – and I think she’s beautiful. But G4 Olivia was insufferable. It never seemed even vaguely genuine- she was showing up for the paycheck, and they were handing it to her to have a hot girl they could put in some cosplay outfits.

      • Apsutter says:

        G4 Olivia was the wooooooorst! She just had the attitude of showing up, not giving a crap, rolling her eyes, posing, and collecting a paycheck. You could tell she reveled in the days when she got to dress up and freaking wrestle in pie…gah. Just the worst. And I always get pushback when I criticize her role on the show but guess what? Sara Underwood was a beautiful woman on the show but she was also funny, sweet, interesting and most importantly she seemed INTERESTED in her job.

      • Bridget says:

        @Apsutter: the gamer girls I know hated Olivia on G4, so you’re not alone. The other person folks couldn’t stand on G4: Road Rules Blair. He was so obnoxious.

  8. Tiffany :) says:

    Her jaw line is completely different by her ears. I think she got her jaw shaved.

    • HK9 says:

      That’s right. And if a potato can do all that plastic surgeons all over the world would be looking for work.

  9. Susan says:

    At this point I’d find it far more interesting if a famous person came forth and owned what they had done…and let everyone gush about what a great improvement and what restraint they showed in doing the work. I have no negative association with a little work being done, just with people that go overboard and look like that cat face lady.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I mean it’s so obvious with the ones always denying they got something done. There’s something called Google & it’s so easy to see the before/after pictures. The K’s, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, & now Olivia Munn, we all know they got something done but keep saying that it’s makeup or losing weight or potatoes.

      • Apsutter says:

        The losing weight argument is such bullcrap in the case of these starlets. I have a round face and have always fluctuated about 25lbs on and of over the years. Yes it makes a difference but in the case of Olivia there’s barely any weight to lose. They talk like she was a size 12 that went to a 2. Of course that would drastically alter your face but she’s ALWAYS been very skinny. She went from at most a size 4 to a zero or double zero. It’s not like she lost 50 pounds people.

  10. Abbott says:

    Her new melon is all because of potatoes? Is she injecting her face with potatoes? Did she carve her new mug out of potatoes?

  11. Tiffany27 says:

    I don’t get why people do this when 99% of the time they looked better before.

  12. Dee says:

    Whatever keeps you relevant, I guess. For her it’s her looks?

  13. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Sureee blame the potatoes!

  14. Malice says:

    She used to look trashy, her face looks better now.

  15. swak says:

    Compared to her 2006 pic, looks like she has injections in at least her bottom lip. I can’t tell about anything else. Plastic surgery, botox, fillers, etc are more the rule now than the exception.

  16. lila fowler says:

    She’s an idiot, or she thinks we are. She’s had a lot of work done, omg. She’s starting to look alien.

    • Apsutter says:

      I cannot wait until she inevitably gets photographed post gym with no makeup and looks exactly the same

  17. Tandy says:

    She’s done something to her eyes and cheeks. And it ain’t potatoes or makeup.

  18. Emma - The JP Lover says:

    LOL! It seems like that only two actresses safe from the ‘Hmm, she looks different. Is it fillers, botox … perhaps the makeup?’ scrutiny are Jennifer Aniston and Kate Winslet. :)

    I think makeup ‘can’ change a man or woman’s looks. Professional makeup artists do this all the time.

    • Izzy says:

      Well I’m pretty sure Kate Winslet has had some of that scrutiny too, as in has she been using Botox. And Jennifer Aniston’s nose has been the subject of much discussion through the years. So, no one in Hollywood is really safe from it. It may be a lot harder to tell with some of them, but they all get scrutinized.

  19. felixswan2 says:

    Yeah, she looks totally different.

  20. JustJen says:

    Clearly nothing was learned from the Jennifer Grey fiasco. IMO, people with a distinctive look- which she had AND she was gorgeous- are much more memorable than bland features that mimic everyone else’s. Also, it looks like whatever she had done caused her to have a permanent smug expression. FAIL.

    • Luxe says:

      Yeah. If she likes it and feels good about herself, great…but I don’t think it was a good career move.

  21. missmerry says:

    i dont care if she had surgery or not, I just can’t stand her face…

    her face looks way thinner, though. Like she had a boxy/square jaw before and now she doesn’t…how does that happen?

  22. Marty says:

    Lol, it’s because the multi-ethnic that her face looks different in pictures? Ooookkkaay. Next time someone takes my picture, I’ll make sure they get a good angle of my black side.

  23. Algernon says:

    Looking at the 2006 photo to now, here is what I notice:

    1) Her jaw is less square than it was as recent as 2014. I think she’s had the same work done on her jaw as Megan Fox.
    2) The bridge of her nose is noticeably thinner = nose job.
    3) Her eyes are a different shape, so she’s had some kind of eye work done.
    4) She has a noticeable overbite now which she did not used to have, so she’s had some pretty intense dental work done.

    I don’t think she’s done anything to her cheeks, though. She has apple cheeks in that 2006 photo, and they don’t look any bigger/rounder now than they did back then. But her jaw is smaller, her nose is smaller, and her eyes and teeth are bigger. That’s changed the overall impression of her face. She still looks like herself…barely.

    • claire says:

      She had hooded eyelids and had them fixed. I hate when celebrities talk like we’re idiots. Makeup isn’t suddenly going to give you a whole different set of eyelids.

  24. Greenieweenie says:

    Definitely did her lips. Know how you can tell? (This may be self-evident but in case someone doesn’t know) the bottom edge of your top lip should be flush with the corners of the mouth, and it should be flat all the way across that edge. But when the lip has been filled, it gets all bumpy and since the lip is fatter, the bottom edge is no longer flush with the corners. It’s like the most obvious give, if you’re looking for it.

  25. jferber says:

    I liked her in Iron Mike. Yes, she’s done drastic things to her face, but she still is very beautiful (though no longer natural).

  26. shannon says:

    everyone has their opinion and mine is that she has chopped the sh*t out of her face. She looked so much cuter before all of her PLASTIC SURGERY. not fooling me Olivia. Such a shame.

  27. Kate says:

    Make-up does make a difference. People on this site really underestimate what it can do. A half decent makeup artist can make it look like your bone structure is completely different.

    She hasn’t had her eyes done, she’s just applying different shades of colour in different ways, which opens them up and creates the illusion of more lid space. She hasn’t had her jaw shaved, she’s just contouring like crazy. In profile you can still see the same square jaw, but front on it’s hidden in ‘shadows’ of contour.

    I think she’s had some injectables, maybe a slight nose tweak years ago. Most obviously she’s lost a significant amount of weight, which really changes a person’s looks. She’s always had insane cheekbones, but they stand out a lot more now that they’re the only plump part of her face.

    • tealily says:

      I was going to say the same thing. I know I’m waaaaay in the minority here, but at least the bulk if the change looks like weight loss to me. I’m not saying she had nothing done, but as far as the jaw, it really to me looks like she’s just lost her cheeks! I don’t think she looks that drastically different.

    • Bridget says:

      No clue on the jaw, but what’s getting me is the mouth. She looks like she got huge veneers and can no longer close her mouth correctly. It’s distracting when she speaks.

    • Izzy says:

      I never really saw it before. I can kind of see it now, bu I don’t think it’s so drastic. And she is lovely regardless. Just my opinion.

  28. ClaireB says:

    I’ve only seen pictures of her from the last couple of years, and I had no idea she was multi-racial. She is so much more interesting and lovely in her picture from 2006! I’m sorry she thought she had to change her face to be beautiful or get work.

  29. Apsutter says:

    She is so so dumb. Just so dumb

  30. TessD says:

    I like her new look. Whether she has done something to her face or not – I like it!

  31. Jh says:

    If that’s make-up, then I’ll buy every last product. Oh, wait. It’s absolutely not the make-up.

  32. TOPgirl says:

    Why can’t some women just leave their faces alone!! She looked beautiful before but now her face looks boring.

  33. Huckle says:

    How can you not tell she’s mixed? She’s lovely. Who cares if she had something done, and why does she have to admit it to the world if she has? It’s none of our business. It’s a rude and prying question to begin with. I don’t care if she’s a public figure. The public does not have a right to know.

    • Apsutter says:

      The thing is…she’s the one that came out guns blazing before the Oscars talking all about Japanese potatoes and makeup and yadda, yadda, yadda. It was a preemptive strike because of course people were going to notice. It’d be ludicrous to think no one would notice

      • Huckle says:

        I didn’t realize that. But I didn’t notice other than she’s maybe lost weight and it shows in her face. Obviously I don’t pay close attention to these things. All the comments though are so negative. She still totally looks mixed ethnicity, she doesn’t looked like she’s removed that at all. Plus she’s still gorgeous. Why do we gaf?

  34. Ai says:

    As a ‘multi-ethnic’ Asian myself, I just can’t at her explanation and trying to use the ethnic genes excuse. Her eyes before were not small by Asian regular standard (also wtf re the cross eye bit too). As someone mentioned, she minimized her Asia features even more and looks just like anyone that had these procedures done. As someone living in Asia now where these cosmetic procedures are very common, it is sooo obvious that at minimum – she has had her jaw redone, eye worked and a nose job.

  35. holly hobby says:

    Whatever Asian features that she had, she pretty much erased them. You can see the asian features in her eyes and nose in the before pics. So sad. She was better in the before pics.

    • Yun says:

      Agree. I’m Asian and have followed her career because, I dunno, misguided Asian unity or something, but when she stepped out with this new face I was aghast. She;s erased what made her stand out. It’s awful and it looks painful.

      • princessbuttercup says:

        Misguided Asian Unity!

        That just made me imagine a bad but enthusiastic garage band of Asian preteens.

  36. Izzy says:

    I honestly couldn’t see it at first. I guess I can see some difference now. But I still think she’s gorgeous.

  37. Redgrl says:

    She looked better before! Now she just looks alien. Or like an occident waiting to happen…

  38. Rockin Robin says:

    She looked better before.

  39. I Choose Me says:

    Yeah, she’s full of it to echo nearly every single person above. She’s definitely had something done to her jaw, nose and the shape of her eyes.

    Also, that underboob picture up top is no bueno.

  40. gwen says:

    She used to have such a beautiful and interesting face. Now she looks like every other young girl in LA.

  41. TheOtherSam says:

    She’s had work done no question but not as much as some think. Her nose honestly doesn’t look different to me. I don’t think it’s been touched. Her lips are pretty much same too, maybe some slight plumping but not enough to make a huge difference.

    The obvious change is her facial shape and size. She’s clearly lost weight and that’s helped but doesn’t account for the reduction in her jaw size. I can believe she’s had her jaw shaved if that’s the procedure (ouch).

    Her cheekbones look the same so all the work is on the bottom half of her face. Except her eyes are slightly wider/rounder – there’s some kind of botox treatment that can achieve that, many Asian women allegedly use it to look ‘less Asian’. I don’t think she’s had actual invasive surgery on her eyes or eyelids.

    She was pretty before and still is. The changes (except the noticeably narrower jaw) are subtle, to me.

  42. SilkyMalice says:

    Celebitchy, I would like to change my handle from Crumpet to SilkyMalice. Crumpet isn’t really something that suits me, and Hugh Laurie gave me a great new handle when he described Alan Rickman’s acting.

    I hope this is OK, and I don’t get banned. :)

  43. Kilgore Trout says:

    Hollywood is so damn scary. When I see the before pictures of her I’m astounded that she found it necessary to lose weight. She definitely had work done but weight loss played a big part in her significantly different appearance. Her face is extremely thin.

  44. Liz says:

    I wonder if she sees how much better she used to look. She used to have a unique look. The most obvious changes I see are the jaw area which are making her teeth appear too big for her mouth. You can see the stress on the front of her neck. The other obvious change are the inflated lips. Overall, her face looks tight as if she’s using Botox. It’s possible she shaved her nose to make her eyes appear larger. She is going to be Megsan Fox II and make herself look plastic, older and much less attractive. The breast implants are not new but they are there.

  45. Goop's Noodle says:

    To me she looks like she’s had an eye lift. The skin over her face looks so tight. The natural pics are sooooo much better. She always overdoes things.

  46. mdjdj says:

    she got the Minka kelly liquid facelift plus more

  47. Tredd says:

    She’s starving herself.
    What a let down.

  48. Felice says:

    You know, I don’t see the problem here. She looks great. I don’t know what she’s had done, but it was done well. These people are in an industry that judges you based on talent and BEAUTY. So if she had to do something in order for the paychecks to keep coming in, frankly thats her business. I just hate when they do it and they wind up look like monster of their former selves (see Courtney Cox and Mickey Rourke). Good job Olivia.

  49. serena says:

    For sure there was a jaw-shave.. but sure, it’s just make-up Olivia. Whatever you say.

  50. princessbuttercup says:

    It’s ridiculous to expect that people won’t notice the changing looks of someone who is mostly known for her looks in the first place. Her face shape-shifted, people with working eyeballs noticed, and she’s lazily using gender and race as a shield to try to shame people away from stating the obvious. NOT BUYING IT, MUNN.

  51. Mango says:

    She tries too hard to convince people this way or that. She should have just ignored it and did a sidestep if asked in interviews and there goes that story. Instead it’s a talking point on celeb gossip blogs. Always trying too hard – with outfits, makeup, the strong-woman thing, etc. If she had plastic surgery, fine. So has the other 99% of HW. Should have just let this one go.

  52. Ladytron2000 says:

    I’ll admit if you look at BEFORE pix and notice her brows, changing the shape of them did make a HUGE difference. However, if you do this side by side comparison – please don’t try to tell us its potatoes or whatever other bull dookie you selling!



    That’s not even the same face!