Wendy Williams said women who pass judgment on others who’ve had plastic surgery are really just jealous.
“If I said to that person, ‘I got the doctor and I’m going to pay for it. Choose three things you want to do,’ believe me, they would get it done,’” Wendy told xoJane.com. “They are very jealous and scared. Scared of what their other friends would say, or to break out of the box and be different.”
Wendy makes no secret of her past plastic surgery. The talk-show host boasts about her implants, which she said need occasional maintenance like a car part.
“It’s like wheels on a tire. Even if your tire never pops and even if you never get a bubble, even if you have no reason to replace them, you should because the treads thin and when the treads thin you can get a blow-out,” said Wendy, who’s currently trying to train herself to sleep on her back and preserve her investment.
While women of all races have gone under the knife for a nip there and a tuck someplace else, Wendy said there’s an additional stigma in the Black community.
“Ugh, please. My people will not go for any kind of surgery. We are supposed to be natural. Ugh, whatever,” she said.
Of course, Wendy is not the only Black celebrity to have plastic surgery. Vivica Fox, Kelly Rowland and NeNe Leakes are just a few who’ve admitted to having elective procedures. NeNe even allowed “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cameras into her operating room.
The surgery stigma doesn’t seem to extend to hair, though. Wendy, who openly talks about wigs and weaves, said sisters are divided on this issue.
“Some women prefer natural and then the other 50 percent prefer something fake going on,” she said. “Full-blown wigs are looked at as the worst, in terms of hair type faker. Getting pieces is the first line of acceptance. Then getting a full weave is a second line of acceptance,” she said, naming wigs as the last on the hierarchy.
As for Wendy, there’s no shame in her game. Her viewers and fans all know that for her, bigger hair is better hair.
“Big hair offsets my big body. The bigger the hair, the smaller the hips,” she said.
—Tracy L. Scott
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