The Winter Olympics are just around the corner — and as always figure skating will be front and center. Gold medalist Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been named the official broadcast team for the 2018 competition and we can't wait to see the duo, in their matching bedazzled headsets, on our television screens.
However, during trials for the figure skating team, fans noticed that Tara, who competed in the 1998 Winter Games, looked slightly different — and are convinced she went under the knife. According to Google Trends, search for plastic surgery and the athlete went up nearly 500 percent over the past week.
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So did Tara, 35, get some work done? Life & Style reached out to plastic surgeon Dr. Tal Rounder, who has never treated Tara, for his opinion. "From looking at the pictures, it appears as if Tara has gotten Botox on the upper face, primarily for crow’s feet and on her forehead, and she has had upper eyelid surgery, as well," the Miami-based surgeon said. "It also looks like she’s gotten fillers in her cheekbones and possibly in her upper lip because they look a little fuller, though nothing too obvious. Less subtle changes are her nose, which could be attributed to a nose job, and her chin, which could be a result of fillers or an implant."
He continued, "Ultimately, she’s a very pretty girl! She has very nice open eyes, nice lips, and just an overall nice appearance." While Tara has never responded to cosmetic surgery rumors, she has credited her age-defying beauty on getting a good night's sleep.
"Nine hours. I needed nine hours [when competing], and I still do. Seven hours I can sort of work on, but once we’re below seven, I’m in a fog," she told the Huffington Post. "I’m really grateful for having the career that I did because it gave me some perspective. Whenever I start to feel stressed, I compare it to what my life was, and it doesn’t seem so stressful anymore. I’ll never experience those types of nerves as intensely again, which is nice! I love competing, but it’s nice to not have that stress anymore, as I get older." Tara still gets a perfect 10 us!