The new cast of Dancing With the Stars was just announced this morning, and famed actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist Charo is among the 12 celebrities competing for this season’s mirror ball trophy!
It didn’t take long for fans of the long-running ABC show to comment on the 65-year-old’s apparent plastic surgery, which has been a popular topic for most of The Love Boat star's life.
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“Charo is a poster child for not having plastic surgery. Watching GMA and she looks kinda frightening. I'm sure she's a great person, but wow,” one Twitter user wrote, while another said, “I had no idea Charo was still alive. She looks like the midget from Fantasy Island went crazy on the plastic surgery.”
Although Charo has never openly admitted to any cosmetic procedures before, the website Plastic Surgery Talks alleges she’s gotten facial fillers, a facelift, lip implants, and a breast augmentation.
Charo circa 1960 vs. 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The mother-of-one previously talked about her desire to remain young, telling AXS.com, “I’m so stupid because I refuse to think that I’m getting older. I get up in the morning and it’s like ‘La, la, la, I’m so pretty.’ I still mingle with a lot with young people. I even go to college campuses to talk to them because I know how they think. They don’t think I’m boring, either. They think I’m cool, but I want them to think I’m hot!”
She added, “My costumes are the same measurements they were when I was 19, 20-years-old. I eat pizza and ice cream, but whenever I gain three or four pounds, that sets off a red alarm. It’s like, ‘S--t, back to exercising and salads I go. Exercise, exercise, cut the gluten and the fries.’”
Scroll through the gallery below to see how Charo has changed since she first started out in show business!
With former husband Xavier Cugat on the CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show.