Mayim Bialik shares that she would have likely had plastic surgery if she grew up with social media


Many teenagers today can’t imagine growing up Without social media, while many adults can’t imagine a childhood with it. Mayim BialikRecently, she revealed that she would have considered cosmetic surgery if she’d had apps like Snapchat and Instagram growing up. 

Bialik Reveals ‘I Probably Would Have Asked For Plastic Surgery’

While speaking with actor Justin Long, The Short Life, the pair discussed Bialik’s career as a teen star in the ’90s on Blossom. The actress shared her feelings about insecurity and social media. 

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“I’m so glad there wasn’t social media, because I already knew all the things I wasn’t invited to, so imagine looking at pictures of it,” Bialik spoke highly of her high school years.. She continued to state that she wanted to “disappear” “felt very unworthy of attention or praise.”

“I probably would have asked for plastic surgery,”The actress acknowledged it. “A lot of girls would get a nose job at 16 in a lot of circles. I definitely wished I had a different face, which I think is also, a lot of kids go through that, boys and girls. I do think, if social media had existed, I don’t know if that pressure would not have gotten to me in a way where I would have said, ‘I can do it different. Look at this one who did it different. Look at that one.’”

Bialik: ‘I Had A Lot Of Rough Experiences In Junior High’

Bialik said that she imagined what her life would have looked like if she had used the social media platform as a teenager. “I think I would have gotten into more, I don’t want to say materialistic things, but a lot more body consciousness. I mean, it was hard being flat-chested until I was 17, 16, but, like, the depths to which I would have been miserable about it, I think would have been a lot. It was a big deal to be teased for that.”

Bialik admitted that she was not popular in high school, despite being a TV celebrity. “Boys didn’t like me in the first place because I was strange and I didn’t have breasts,”She elaborated. “Girls were not really a fan of me either because I was pulling attention. I had a lot of rough girl experiences in junior high of like, well, ‘We don’t want people to think we’re hanging out with you because you’re famous so we’re just not gonna hang out with you.’”

How she overcame her insecurity

Bialik finished high school, and then took a break to study neuroscience at UCLA. After graduating high school, Bialik went on to become a star in television. The Big Bang Theoryshe is the co-host Jeopardy!

“I think that’s one of the really beautiful things about adulthood,” Bialik explained. “I don’t have a fantastic dating history but I’m grateful that I’ve had partners that have really really found me beautiful. And absolutely you have to ‘find yourself beautiful’ and you need to ‘love yourself’ but I also don’t think there’s anything wrong, especially from a feminist, to say that when someone who sees you emotionally and intellectually also sees beauty in you, it’s very powerful.” Fans loved hearing Bialik’s candid comments about the effect social media would have had on her, and how she overcame her teenage insecurities. 

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