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Iggy Azalea to Teen Girls: 'Plastic Surgery Is an Emotional Journey'

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Iggy Azalea—the world’s foremost word-garbler—is talking about her multiple plastic surgeries in the newest issue of Seventeen. Her insights for teen girls? Getting plastic surgery is hard! Not getting plastic surgery is hard! Everything is hard!

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On her recent nose job, Iggy remarked, “I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.”

She continued:

“Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.”

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Not all bad advice, not all good advice, but most definitely not the best advice for Seventeen’s very young audience. Speaking of bad advice, I play a drinking game where I take a shot anytime a celebrity says “journey” (I’m ALWAYS hammered) and you guys should play it with me.

[Seventeen via US Weekly]


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In a crushing blow to those who believe that the love between two volitile young pop stars is eternal, Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, and Perrie Edwards, currently of...something, have ended their engagement. Zayn first asked for Perrie’s hand in marriage in 2013, after he was allegedly caught cheating on her. He has allegedly cheated on multiple other occasions. Also, they’re both 22. Can’t believe they didn’t last. [NYDN]


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In need of conflict resolution? Look no further than Jay Z because, according to Taylor Swift’s current Vanity Fair profile, he’s a big part of the reason why she and Kanye West are now on good terms.

“I feel like I wasn’t ready to be friends with [West] until I felt like he had some sort of respect for me, and he wasn’t ready to be friends with me until he had some sort of respect for me—so it was the same issue, and we both reached the same place at the same time,” Swift tells Vanity Fair. “I became friends with Jay Z, and I think it was important, for Jay Z, for Kanye and I to get along. . . . And then Kanye and I both reached a place where he would say really nice things about my music and what I’ve accomplished, and I could ask him how his kid’s doing.”

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So glad that we’ve all arrived at the place where we respect Taylor Swift. [Vanity Fair]


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  • Very sad news: British singer Cilla Black has passed away. [NYDN]
  • Very okay news: Louis Tomlinson is definitely having a baby. [Billboard]
  • “I’ll be honest with you, I’ve had a black guy call me a honkey and I’ve also been told that white people smell like bologna.” -Brooke Hogan, 2015 [Radar]
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DISCUSSION

As someone who has had plastic surgery, I find everything she said to be 100% true. Cosmetic surgery is an emotional journey. Teens should wait until their faces are fully formed and until they have a better sense of self and what they want. It’s foolish to deny having had cosmetic surgery, and making changes is not easy. Everything she said (this time, not in general, obviously) is completely accurate, and I stand by her statements. This is a good perspective to give a teen contemplating having a procedure at 18.

ETA: I deleted two comments for idiocy. It’s not hypocritical to be a feminist and have plastic surgery. I own my body. If I decide I want to gain weight or lose weight, that’s my choice. If I decide to get plastic surgery or tattoos or piercings, that’s my choice. If I want to have sex, be a parent, have an abortion, those are my choices. My body belongs to me, and only I have the authority to make choices for it. I have agency as a woman. That’s what it means to be a feminist.