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When Kaiser previewed the People Magazine cover featuring the royal baby news, some of you noted that Carrie Underwood’s injury was featured as a sidebar across the top. There have been strong reactions to Carrie, from her initial announcement about her “gruesome” injury to her gradual release of photos of her face and eventual return to the spotlight. She came out of hiding after several months and looked exactly the same to many people. Even the release of a photo showing scarring around her mouth didn’t convince everyone that she was as affected by the accident as she claimed. For what it’s worth I believe her, I can see the scarring and I can imagine that she went through a lot of personal turmoil. I think that she was so self-focused that she overcompensated for something that she could have been hidden or downplayed. However as she said several times she didn’t know how it was going to turn out in the end. A new brief article in People supports that, stating that Carrie had a lot of reconstructive work.
A source close to Underwood tells PEOPLE the singer — whose sixth studio album Cry Pretty drops Sept. 14 — looks “gorgeous in person.”
“You honestly couldn’t see any scarring even up close,” says the source. “She had extensive reconstruction done around her mouth area and lips, but the doctors did a really great job obviously.”
For everything you can say about Carrie, that she’s milking this or whatever, consider how much ongoing publicity she’s received. It’s her job to get press and she just got a bunch of it for her new single and for her athletic line. (People has a new “behind the scenes” photo of her doing a photoshoot for it.) I do think she paid the price for that and that she went through an ordeal. This just showed how hard she works to control her image, and she owned that and was upfront about it from the beginning. I don’t know how much more she could have done. If she had shared photos of her face all cut up people would complain about that too.
She’s Back at It! First Look at Carrie Underwood in New Athleisure Campaign: ‘She Looks Gorgeous in Person’ https://t.co/c8F1aNemoB
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