facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Julie Chen says she had surgery to make her eyes look less Asian

Sept. 13, 2013 at 8:48 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Chinese-American TV personality Julie Chen has revealed she underwent plastic surgery to make her eyes look less Asian in an effort to boost her career.

Chen, 43, discussed the experience on "The Talk" Thursday. She and her co-hosts have been sharing secrets on the air this week.

"My secret dates back to ... My heart is racing. It dates back to when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter," she said.

"I asked my news director ... over the holidays if anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in? And he said, 'You will never be on this anchor desk, because you're Chinese.' He said: 'Let's face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? On top of that, because of your Asian eyes, I've noticed that when you're on camera, you look disinterested and bored.'"

Chen said an agent echoed his assessment, so she had plastic surgery on her whole face, including a procedure to trim excess skin above her eyelids.

"And after I had it done, the ball did roll for me," she said, adding she sometimes wonders, "Did I give into the man?"

Chen went on to become a CBS news anchor and is now the host of the prime-time reality show "Big Brother."

Topics: Julie Chen
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen' Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik not a fan of 'Frozen'
2
Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to illness
3
George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey' George Clooney made Maggie Smith swoon on 'Downton Abbey'
4
Prince William to step in for Kate Middleton after she cancels Malta tour Prince William to step in for Kate Middleton after she cancels Malta tour
5
Taylor Swift named People magazine's 'Best Dressed' celebrity Taylor Swift named People magazine's 'Best Dressed' celebrity
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback