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Aubrey O'Day Responded to Critics Who Say Plastic Surgery Has Dramatically Changed Her Appearance

Allure logo Allure 10/13/2019 Marci Robin
Aubrey O'Day holding a sign posing for the camera © Getty Images

Aubrey O'Day's face has been a familiar one since 2005, when she became one of the breakout stars of MTV's Making the Band. As a member of Danity Kane, she helped create catchy pop hits, and she has remained a TV personality on a number of reality shows. With nearly a million Instagram followers, she clearly has attracted a lot of fans who've taken a continuing interest in her life and pursuits, but lately, that interest has often turned to concern-trolling and criticism from people who think her face doesn't look all that familiar anymore.

O'Day has recently been called out by commenters on Instagram and Twitter who have suggested she's undergone excessive cosmetic surgery. Side-by-side photos of O'Day 14 years ago and this year posted by a Twitter user last month prompted unkind remarks like "Looks like her face is melting" and "Got all that work done to look like a platypus." There are far more critical comments on O'Day's Instagram photos, but according to a new interview with Us Weekly, she has neither had invasive plastic surgery nor been bothered by the criticism.

"I’ve had lip fillers and Botox,” she told Us Weekly at the Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition premiere October 10. "I know all the tricks, and I use them." Those tricks, she says, are photo filters; and in 2011, she told CelebBuzz that the way she sometimes does her makeup makes people think she's had plastic surgery.

Aubrey O'Day smiling for the camera: Aubrey O'Day in 2006 © Getty Images Aubrey O'Day in 2006

If she was still in her teens or early 20s, the comments might have bothered her, she says, but now, at 35? Not so much, especially since she essentially ignores them these days. "I think the worst comment I ever read — and then I didn’t read any more — was 'She looks like an old leather handbag that’s been put in the dryer 15 times.' That was one of my faves," she tells Us Weekly.

Ultimately, the only opinion she values regarding her appearance, she says, is her own. "I look in the mirror. I know what I look like," she says. "I love me! I’m the happiest I’ve ever been."

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