Hailey Baldwin on accusations of plastic surgery: ‘I’ve never touched my face’

Hailey Rhode Baldwin Bieber arrives at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg...

Of all the Insta-models and nepotism models, I always thought that Hailey Baldwin was actually pretty natural? My votes for most-tweaked-looking Insta-models would be Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. And I’m saying that as a fan of Bella Hadid, but of course Bella had a nose job and had some other stuff tweaked. Kendall is getting lip work and Kylie looked like she got a head transplant when she turned 18. But Hailey? I genuinely thought the change in her look over the years was mostly about makeup and simple ageing. But someone posted this very old side-by-side:

The side-by-side comparison was deleted, and it was deleted because Hailey clapped back, as the youths say. She commented:

After an Insta user low-key accused Hailey of messing with her face, Hailey fired back to set the record alllll the way straight. “Stop using pics that are edited by makeup artists! This photo on the right is NOT what I look like….I’ve never touched my face so if you’re gonna sit around and compare me at 13 and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn’t edited so crazy.”

[From Cosmo]

Yeah, the photo is Hailey when she had barely begun puberty? It’s one thing to compare Bella Hadid’s nose at 16/17 versus someone looking different at 13! I went through the photo archives to look at Hailey’s early public appearances, and I honestly don’t see that much of a difference? The makeup is very different and that’s about it. She even has the same nose now that she had in 2011.


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    I think she got a nose job, based on a timeline from The Skincare Edit. It’s subtle work and very impressive, but I think it was done for sure.

    My friend has recently become what I would call obsessed with those Instagram accounts dedicated to speculating about celeb plastic surgery and dissecting photoshop by influencers. I thought it was intriguing at first bc I didn’t know how fillers worked etc, but my friend goes over it for hours every day and I think it’s bad for her self-esteem. Like she knows it’s fake but still compares herself and trashes them? What a world we live in.

  2. GR says:

    She also shapes her eyebrows very differently, which can really change your appearance.
    Also “Kylie looked like she got a head transplant when she turned 18” – yes!

  3. Sunshine says:

    Without a doubt, she got a nose job and it was great work. Why the fk you lyin?

  4. LULU wang was robbed says:

    She definitely had her eyelids done, the arch of her eyebrows is entirely different (Botox) and you can see more of her upper lid now.
    Upper lip too, that’s an obvious, if fairly good enlargement.

    Jury’s out on the nose, I’m terrible at judging noses, it’s like I’m nose blind.

    I think she might’ve also had some fillers on/around her jaw and chin to make them more angular, but that also could just be ageing/weight loss.

    The skincare edit is a great resource for following celeb aesthetics, I co-sign that website suggestion

    • Lou says:

      Agreed. And filler in her upper lip.

    • Taryn says:

      I think she may have slightly put some filler in the nose for a non-surgical nose job so it looks more narrow and upturned. It’s not drastically different than her old one, but if you look at younger pics the tip looks more rounded and downturned (like most natural noses are) than in recent years where it looks more angular.

  5. Tootsie45 says:

    Isn’t she saying the younger one is accurate and the more recent one is edited?

    I used to work in “aesthetics,” and her face has been messed with. With facial anatomy, taking into consideration things that move with age/gravity (fad pats), things that don’t (bone and cartilage), things that shrink or can be frozen (fat, muscle)….there are things that can change with aging and things that cannot. For example, your brow height and lip fullness do not change with aging or weight gain/loss. Your eyelid will lose fat, but that causes it to sag down, no lift up.

    One thing I always thought was interesting is that it actually takes a LOT of messing to change the way someone looks.

  6. Alexandria says:

    Whatever it is I think she looks good. If she’s lying, she should own it because I consider this a very good result. If she’s not lying then she is blessed.

  7. lizardqueen says:

    😂😂😂😂 She’s gonna do things the Kardashian way then I guess

    • Jules says:

      I wish I could like/lol your comment. Lol, the Kardashian way! But I’m all seriousness it looks like she definitely had her upper lip enhanced? I want to believe she’s natural or hasn’t had much done but I can’t always tell with certain things (like noses).

      But maybe like everyone is saying she’s had injections and/or Botox and needles but hasn’t been ‘under the knife’, and that’s why she’s wording things like this. I wonder who her doctor is??

      • lizardqueen says:

        I feel like that has to be it, she’s never gone under the knife so technically it’s not plastic surgery and that’s the distinction in her mind. I see her going the snide, cocky route about it like Bella Hadid or Kim about her butt-they seem to think if it’s not a solid piece of plastic on an xray, it doesn’t count as change.

  8. Veronica S. says:

    Girl, who are you kidding? Ain’t nobody have a nasal bridge like that in real life. It’s always a dead giveaway for a nose job. Nobody cares if they had work done is what gets me. Just own up to it! It’s expected for the industry.

    • lili says:

      EXACTLY. Everyone is the showbizness has a nose job. It’s almost a fact.

    • Louise says:

      @Veronica S. Hello, I’m not a native speaker so perhaps I’m mistaking the part of the nose referred to as ‘nasal bridge’ (the upper part between the tip and the forhead ?), but I felt triggered by how you said no one has a nasal bridge like that in real life. Because I kind of do, lol.
      Though my nose is not surgically “perfectly chiseled” like, say, Liv Tyler’s, it’s extremely thin and narrow. A friend once asked if I had a nosejob in a room full of other friends, saying she suspected it because according to her, it had the shape “everyone wanted” . When I denied it people around the room said I was lucky then, and perhaps I’m paranoid but I could feel they were a little skeptical. It annoyed me a little, because this nose always was my best genetic asset and because I’m too unhealthy for cosmetic injections and too poor for plastic surgery and If I had this kind of money, I would get fat transfer to my poor skull-like cheeks any day.

      I know my nose shape is kind of an “aberration” compared to the majority, but having had it all my life I actually want to give her a chance, because normality is such a relative thing. There, sorry for the 15-lines long rambling about my own nose.

  9. albalilium says:

    She hasn’t touched her face, but everything on her face right?

  10. Jules says:

    I’m hoping the term “clap back” goes out with covid.

    Come on now, we all go through puberty and know the difference between normal growth and overly plumped lips, slimmed down nose.

  11. donut_nut 🍩 says:

    She hasn’t, but a doctor has. That is why she said it that way.

    It’s fine. It’s necessary for whatever business she is in.

  12. Becks says:

    She may not have touched her face, but a surgeon has. It is so obvious 🙄

  13. lili says:

    Celebitchy is smart. Top pictures – I preferred her less sculpted (due to bronzer as well) look but her lips, cheeks, it’s all very subtle but how her brows can be so changed. In LA to go to get some fillers/botox is probably like going to grocery stop. We only see Kylie Jenner’s like whole-face makeovers.

  14. AppleTartin says:

    her PR team probably told her to say that, it’s sly wording. “she” never touched her face. But a plastic surgeon did.

  15. kellebelle says:


  16. Taryn says:

    Hasn’t bella also tried to claim she’s never had anything? Or was that just with lip filler? Anyway the new generation of nepotism models have all bought their careers along with their faces, and they know it which is probably why they don’t ever come out and admit to anything. And that’s fine! But girl….don’t talk to us like we’re stupid lol I’m really curious to see how their work ages tho.

    • Ellie says:

      Yes and Bella Hadid was even more obnoxious about it, like “we can do a scan of my face, sweetie.” Or something like that. Like b-tch we have eyes, we don’t need a “face scan,” whatever that even is.

  17. Sorella says:

    She got a nose job for sure I think. She also has the unfortunate thing of having a California-face, something about her overall face looks like nothing on her face is natural even the parts that likely are!! She looks like she is made out of plastic. I always think she is not even a real model, that she did a couple of model jobs but her name and who she married, that is what she is known for – not modeling or any actual talent?! Butif she is TRULY a model, damn, they are bland looking nowadays arent they?! Like baseied on HB, any and every girl in the local mall could be a “model” then!!

  18. Amber says:

    I think she may have had a brow lift–Botox above the eyebrows to lift them up. But I agree that she does look pretty much like she always has.

  19. frenchtoast says:

    Maybe buccal fat removal surgery

  20. jbyrdku says:

    There are some pictures where it clearly looks like she had work done on her nose. That said, she’s still so young and I think any change in her appearance now is subtle enough that it could easily be attributed to just hitting puberty and growing up.

  21. S2 says:

    That’s a definite nose job; the tip was more bulbous and dropped down, as natural noses do, and now is sharp, straight and slightly upturned. Changing the tip, and not the bridge, is often called a mini-rino or just a bob.

    The upper lip is obviously full of fillers (lips get less, not more, full with age) and her brows have been lifted, if not surgically, using a combo of fillers and botox, which is very common. (The distance from your eyelid to your brow can decrease with age and drooping skin, but can’t increase, unless you alter it. You can’t pluck or shape your brows into being 1/2″ higher on your face.) And even though she’s young and it’s unnecessary, I’d bet she’s also had multiple fillers and botox to freeze/smooth her face in photos. It’s done to keep you being snapped with an unflattering expression or with normal lines on your skin; it’s like full-time PhotoShop where you always look composed, only terrible for your skin’s long-term health. It’s one of the things that gives you that plastic look and feel on film which, for whatever reason, young women seem to want.

    Do whatever you desire, it’s your face, but the baldfaced lying about it is just stupid. Own it. Say I did this because I wanted to, or felt pressured, or say it’s none of your goddamn business what I do to my own face, but don’t put your lips in a vacuum cleaner and tell us it’s cause you just “grew up.”

  22. Allergy says:

    I think she had that surgery where “chipmunk cheeks” are removed, (Victoria Beckham).

  23. Gah says:

    I really wish these women would be better role models and own the work they do on their faces!!

    I’ve had to train my hubs to spot work and even Botox bc every woman in nyc I know over the age of 28 gets something done. I’m 39, still have done nada (I’m not against it at all just not ready) bc I feel like we have these unreasonable expectations for what normal humans of a certain age should look like.

  24. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing if one of these nepotism models was like, “yes. I’ve had a lot of work done, doesn’t it look great?” Just own it. Admitting it is a better look than lying about what’s completely obvious to the naked eye. Also, it might relieve young girls to know that it’s not natural to look this way. I will say, for all the things Joan Rivers was, she at least was honest and even self-deprecating about her facial work, which I found endearing.

  25. Jasmine says:

    Watch YouTuber Lorry Hill. She’s gotten and worked with plastic surgeons and she has a series on celebs and their face changes. She has a video on Hailey.

  26. Golly Gee says:

    I think she is gorgeous. She has such beautiful bone structure and a balanced face. As she said, that top right photo has been Photoshopped. So everyone who is speculating on photos that they see — you don’t know to what extent that photo has been edited.
    In the top left picture it looks like she plucked her eyebrows from the top down as well as underneath, so that can drastically change the perception of space between the eye and eyebrow. Makeup has been used to bring out her bone structure and sculpt her nose. I’ve never used any so I don’t know how well they work, but could lip plumping lipstick be responsible for plumping her lips slightly?

  27. Lex says:

    That 2020 pic.. yikes

    Lips way too big, eyemakeup way too severe.
    She could be so much prettier but this seems to be her aesthetic so whatever.

    • JJ says:

      “Severe” is my impression almost every time I see her face. I never understood why people thought she was pretty, but she looks less harsh and very pretty in the earlier photos.

  28. horseandhound says:

    she looks okay now, but as a child she was beauuuutiful.

    • Jules says:

      She was a cute kid… sadly with all this work she now looks about 20 years older than her real age.

  29. Weak Sauce says:

    Wow! She’s a completely different person! Her eyelids have been done no question. Her eyes have really opened up. Her nose…more chilsled plus the bridge has changed and the nostrils have too—definitely rhinoplasty. Lips are so different. Face looks like It has filler too. Chin and jaw area looks a little different but can’t put my finger on it. It’s amazing how she went from pretty to classic refined beauty like that. Just wow.

  30. Emily says:

    She looks the same to me. Her eyebrows are shaped differently and she’s doing that contouring thing, but I believe her.

  31. Ash says:

    I think Hailey is gorgeous and looks very natural. Besides, there is barely a difference between these photos other than styling and makeup. I don’t see why she would be singled out when almost everyone in Hollywood has had more drastic work done.

  32. Fluffinstuff says:

    Her nose job is beautiful. Good doctor, no shame in a nose job. She didn’t need one but it’s there

  33. Kezia says:

    She was clearly getting work done in the before photos used as comparison. But they’re Not good comparison photos at all – as a quick google will bring up a very drastic before face. She has clearly done her Lips (partic upper lip to a ridiculous degree), cheeks, jaw, eyebrow, blepharoplasty, nose tip plus whatever other fillers and Botox. Bella Hadid almost pales in comparison for the level of work done here.