After Julie Chen speaks out on having plastic surgery, there was a sense of relief, a feeling of nervousness, and eventually thankfulness. The "Big Brother" host said that her plethora of feelings were well worth it because she felt accepted after coming clean about her past surgeries. On Sept. 14, E! News reported that Chen is feeling much better after talking about her body changes.
"I felt vulnerable and nervous that the haters who hide behind their computers on the Internet would come out and say mean things. And some did. That was expected. I was pleasantly surprised by all the supportive emails, tweets, and postings from our show's viewers who are not Asian, but told me they understood my story. To them I say, thank you," said Chen.
Julie Chen speaks out on plastic surgery stories surfaced all over the web last week. "The Talk" co-host admits that she was treated poorly because she was Chinese and that the negativity stemmed back to when she was just 25-years-old. Chen admits to getting a little nip/tuck after she was told that her "Asian eyes" didn't work for television. She was told that she looked "disinterested and bored" -- and it was in that moment that she decided to think about changing her appearance by going under the knife.
Chen often wonders if she did the right thing but she says that she isn't going to look back and regret. She hopes that her struggle will highlight the difficulties for Asian-Americans today -- not just women in broadcast journalism.
Julie Chen speaks out and admits plastic surgery helped her get where she is today. Do you think she made a smart decision? There's no question that she is now very successful -- and beautiful. Does she owe it all to a plastic surgeon?
© Effie Orfanides 2013