Tara Reid has 5 bolts in her stomach (update)

Tara Reid has really done a number to her body. Over the last several years we’ve seen her in all states of disarray – from the breast job that left her so numb that when her boob fell out of her dress at an event and she didn’t notice – to her oddly trim-yet-ripply stomach. Tara never had the sense to hide her malformations – and let’s be honest, that’s what they were. I’m really big on being accepting of different bodies and not criticizing on here, but Tara’s body issues weren’t the result of genetics or nature, they were the result of what I can only assume were crazy scalpel-wielding drunks. No way board-certified doctors did that to her. I’m kidding, I know they did. Which is a scary thought. Tara eventually came out and admitted she’d had some very bad plastic surgery, and was doing what she could to correct it. She was honest enough about it – and how self-conscious it made her feel – that I actually did feel pretty badly for her. She got her boobs corrected and the stomach ripply things fixed about a year ago. But recent pictures of Tara reveal that she just couldn’t leave well enough alone. Though I’m unclear on what additional surgery she’s had done, it’s necessitated he placement of five bolts into her lower abdomen. They’re creepier than Michael Jackson’s fake nose tip.

Tara Reid once admitted to having liposuction in the hope of getting a perfectly toned torso, but the unfortunate results were on show for all to see after she stripped down to her bikini while on holiday in Australia. The American Pie star has a large scar around her entire waist and five screw-like pins bolted into her body. She has been also been left with a rippled and sagging stomach after the procedure.

Tara revealed last year: “I got lipo because even though I was skinny, I wanted – I’m not going to lie – a six-pack. I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”

Tara’s breast enlargement in 2004 also had less than pleasing results, and she underwent reconstructive surgery last year. She said: “I figured, I’m in Hollywood, I’m getting older, I’m going to fix them. First of all, I asked for big Bs, and [the doctor] did not give me big Bs. He gave me Cs, and I didn’t want them. At all. Right after the surgery, I had some bumps along the edges of my nipples, but the doctor said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s going to be better.’ But after six months of ‘it’s going to get better,’ it started to get worse and worse.”

“Guys I was dating would be like, ‘What’s wrong with them? They look really bad. You know, you should really get them fixed.’ So embarrassing. I mean, you definitely need to turn off the lights, that’s for sure.”

[From the Daily Mail]

Tara has mentioned the thing about guys telling her to get her boobs fixed before, and it did make me feel really badly for her. What woman can’t relate to being self-conscious about her body? And I really don’t like Tara, so if I felt badly… well her boobs were really crazy looking. But the problem is that she did get those things corrected, and then started all over again. I’m pretty sure the bolts are new – Tara has never had the sense to hide her crazy body mishaps with a one-piece like the rest of us would. I would say “Go you, accept and love your body!” but clearly it’s not about that. A normal person would feel pretty damn self-conscious about having five bolts a few inches below your navel.

I’ve skewered the Daily Mail a few times recently for the way they’ve been on the attack towards celebrities’ bodies, but frankly they’re spot-on here. It almost seems like they’ve held back. We can’t publish the photos here, but you can click this link to view them. The bolts are super creepy. A few other websites have noted that it seems like Tara has tried to dress them up or pull them off as jewelry, though that’s clearly not the case. I’d love to hear what our readers think might have gone wrong that led to the bolts. Few celebs besides Frankenstein can rock that look.

Note by Celebitchy: Those pictures are credited to X17, and it’s possible they’re Photoshopped, because who has bolts in their stomach like that? That’s got to be fake, right?

Tara Reid is shown at the Sydney Airport before her gig hosting the hooker’s ball on 12/1/07, thanks to Splash News.

Update by JayBird: Thanks to all the commentors who pointed out that those “bolt” things are body jewelry on a clear string. The Daily Mail has removed all mentions of it in their article. I think it was deceptive because they’re wedged so tightly into her skin, and the clear(ish) string they’re on could look like a faded scar. And in all fairness, I really, really wanted them to be bolts, because it would have been the weirdest thing ever. Frankenstein rocked that look and people are still talking.

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