Sometimes there's no avoiding the elephant in the room.
"What's going on with your lips?" "Today" co-host Hoda Kotb asked about three minutes into a conversation about Lisa Rinna's ongoing stint on "Celebrity Apprentice."
Rinna looked taken by Kotb's question, but explained that she and a friend received silicon injections when they were 24, inspired by the movie "Beaches."
Rinna added that she didn't really regret her famously large pout.
"I never had a career before I had the lips. So my lips have had their own career!" the 49-year-old former soap star said. "Without my lips, I would have had a different career."
"I find it so interesting that it had become such a big thing," Rinna added. "Because I can't tell you how many girls have done their lips. I feel like I'm a pioneer."
The lip convo starts around minute 3:15 below: