In the coming season of “Dancing With the Stars,” viewers will see not only the dance moves of 12 stars who have been expertly coached by professional dancers but also several celebrities’ faces and bodies that have been carefully crafted by cosmetic doctors.
When ABC announced the latest batch of celebrity contestants for “Dancing With the Stars” this week, the importance of cosmetic medicine in the lineup was clear.
Contestants on the new season, which will begin Sept. 20, will include:<
Jennifer Grey, 50, star of the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing,” who has said that an ill considered nose job ruined her career, because people no longer recognized her.
Audrina Patridge, 25, reality-TV personality in “The Hills,” whose breast implants are a popular online topic.
Florence Henderson, 76, who played the mom on the “Brady Bunch.” Her face suggests that “she has had her share of surgery,” said plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia of San Clemente and Anaheim. “Her eyelids look a bit hollowed out. Maybe too much fat was taken in eyelid surgery.”
Two other celebrity dancers have close ties to stars who have benefited from cosmetic doctors’ talents:
Rick Fox, 41, former basketball star for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. He is the former husband of actress and Botox enthusiast Vanessa Williams. Plastic surgeons have also speculated that his current girlfriend, actress Eliza Dushku, has had a nose job and cheek implants.
Michael Bolton, 57, the pop singer who formerly was engaged to actress Nicollette Sheridan. She reportedly had breast implants and plastic surgery on her face. She denied having any work done on her face. As for Bolton himself, Di Saia said he would benefit from undergoing the knife. “He could use some eyelid surgery and maybe a forehead lift. His skin is in good shape,” Di Saia said.
In contrast, the contestants also include:
Margaret Cho, 41, a comedian who has been an outspoken opponent of cosmetic medicine.
Also among contestants are:
Brandy Norwood, 31, the R&B singer and actress who appeared in the TV series “Moesha.”
Bristol Palin, 19, daughter of former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, 28, of the reality TV show “Jersey Shore.” He has been the subject of speculation that he got a nose job, but plastic surgeons concluded that he did not.
Kurt Warner, 39, former NFL quarterback for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals.
Kyle Massey, 19, former actor in several Disney shows, including “That’s So Raven.”
Comments about the contestants have included these:
She has recently dropped a bit of weight and on an already slim frame, her implants look ridiculous.
Her implants are too far apart. Her natural breasts were likely quite narrow and coupled with low body fat, implants like the ones she has now will never fool anyone.
She needs smaller implants. I also wonder if her implants are hardening because her breasts don’t look very soft.
Grey recently told an interviewer that her plastic surgery was the worst mistake of her life, because afterward she was “no longer recognizable as the girl from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ just somebody who looked a bit like her.”
She’s quoted as saying, “I went in the operating theatre a celebrity – and come out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible.
I remember going to a restaurant where I had been going for years. I ran into people I knew and would say, ‘Hey.’ Nothing.
I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes… because of a nose job.”
A representative for retro Baywatch star David Hasselhoff insists … folks who surmised that Mr. Hasselhoff had had regrettable plastic surgery are dead wrong.
“Maybe a little Botox here and there,” snip-snapped Hasselhoff’s impressively forthright rep, “but absolutely no face-lift, he hasn’t had one! No work at all.”