Sandra Bullock Hasn’t Gotten Plastic Surgery—But Why Does It Matter?

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Three aspects of a celebrity’s life usually get analyzed to the hilt: their dating life, their weight, and whether they have had cosmetic procedures.

Sandra Bullock is a star whose face is often scrutinized. People are looking for clues to determine if she has had any surgery to change her facial appearance. It is hard to imagine how frustrating, hurtful and disconcerting it must have been for her to deal with persistent, intrusive rumors regarding something so personal.

Bullock Consistently Refused Plastic Surgery

Bullock looked stunning in a Louis Vuitton sequined dress, with her long, flowing dark hair. She epitomized Hollywood glamour and elegance. However, there was one thing that people were drawn to: her slightly puffy cheeks.

Bullock’s appearance was interpreted by some as evidence that she might have had cheek implants or fillers. It was a popular topic on Twitter at the time.

An archived version from a 2018 report. InStyleBullock claimed that she was actually suffering from allergies that caused her facial swelling.

She’s Opened Up About How Speculation Affects Her Self-Image

Despite Bullock’s superstar status, she acknowledged that she is still self-conscious about how she looks, especially when she’s at high-profile events. Bullock’s insecure self-confidence is evidently exacerbated by the probing remarks she receives. Even though they may seem innocent or written in a polite manner, such comments can be quite painful.

She said, “I am affected by it because I don’t feel confident when I dress up and go on the red carpet. I’m not that person who knows how to work it. I try to channel Beyoncé. I do the same pose every time. I try not to dread that kind of stuff, but I do get incensed and think, ‘How can they write this?””

Bullock was selected in 2015 People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman. The honor, which she enjoyed but considered lighthearted fun, gave Bullock the chance to express her views on what true beauty is. In an industry that places a very high premium on youth and beauty, Bullock’s opinion on the subject is refreshing, realistic, and compassionate.

This is how she explained it: “Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh, I need to look like that,’”She said. “No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.”

Bullock also shared a precious moment she shared with Louis, her son, that helped to put the entire discussion about beauty in perspective. As she was putting Louis to bed, Bullock wondered aloud about why she had wrinkles. Bullock told him they’re from laughing a lot. Bullock’s reply got to the heart of the matter. “You’re not old, you’re just happy.”

Maybe It’s Time To Let Female Celebrities Make Their Own Beauty Decisions Without Constant Criticism

Perhaps all of us should emulate Sandra Bullock’s attitude about true feminine loveliness. It isn’t about striving incessantly for superficial perfection. That’s a throwback to the old days when a woman’s looks, in some people’s opinion, superseded her talent or character.

Midlife women in and out of Hollywood are finding empowerment in freeing themselves from society’s narrow expectations about how they should appear. Some women are happy to let gray their hair. It is amazing to see them freed from the archaic rules they have had to follow for so many decades.

Stop picking at them, sniping and wanting to make them look forever 25 years older. Instead, let’s applaud their triumphant expressions of selfhood. That is what beauty—the genuine kind—is all about.

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