Amassing 25.1 million followers on Instagram alone, Lele Pons far supersedes the fame and fortune of your ~typical~ social media star. In fact, one could argue that her brand of recognizability is on par with actual A-list celebrities. With that, of course, comes a lot of scrutiny.
Being that Lele is only 21 years old, she faces the same backlash over her appearance as say, Kylie Jenner or Bella Hadid. Fans are constantly questioning whether her transformation is a result of puberty or plastic surgery. As it turns out, when it comes to Lele’s looks, it’s a little bit of both!
Being known mostly for her outlandish pranks and comedy videos, Lele is nothing if not open with her fans. Earlier this year, in a photo that has since been deleted, she opened up about having undergone cosmetic surgery.
"A year and a half ago I decided to do something I always wanted to do since 13, and finally got a nose job. Do what makes you happy and comfortable; this is me before and now," Lele captioned the post, according to Yahoo. That wasn’t the first time Lele shared that sentiment, though. In 2015, she revealed she was in recovery from "a nose job" on Twitter, showing only an after image.
The blonde beauty has yet to explain why she deleted the 2017 Instagram post, however, she has shared many before-and-after snapshots since. On June 17, Lele shared a side-by-side image for Father’s Day that really showcased her glow up and fans definitely had something to say about it.
"Oh wow! How many surgeries have you had? You look so different," commented one user. "That’s some money well spent on that face, huh?" wrote another.
Lele has only ever admitted to one surgery and blames the rest of her transformation on the power of puberty and on occasion, some killer glam. Either way, she looks great! It would be refreshing to see more social media stars open up about their looks — it sets a more positive, realistic expectation for their young followers.