Michelle Phan, a makeup artist and connesuir. She’s sweet, endearing, and motivational…not to mention very good at what she does! When I was 15, and very ill with something that put me in mortal danger, I was in and out of the hospital, and forced to be homeschooled for years. While at home, to prevent myself from dwelling on what I could not change, I watched this girl who had captured my interest. I had never known much about makeup and would just slather it on, but this girl taught me that it was an art, and she helped me to become a makeup artist myself after years of practice and watching her encouraging videos. One could say she saved me from falling into the depths of depression at the time.
Now, recently, I noticed something a bit off. Still watching everyone of her videos, I noticed her face had gotten much slimmer, more long, and her nose was…different to say the least. I knew something was up. It was more than the makeup illusions of contouring that she had taught me, this was cosmetic alteration of some kind. Now, I didn’t think the change was ugly, not at all, I liked her new look, but I noticed her blatantly ignoring her fans commenting on possible work done. This disturbed me a bit. She’s always shared her life with her fans, why was this part a big secret? Michelle was all about telling us we were beautiful no matter what face shape, eye lid shape, weight, height…then why was she altering her own appearance with cosmetic surgery. And the more pressing question…why was she hiding it? Her true fans know Michelle is beautiful inside and out, no matter what, and this is what I believe.
Now in the pictures and videos it appears that she had her chin shaved down to more of a point, possible cheek fillers, and rhinoplasty. Such drastic changes will appear even if one is trying to hide it.
Now we come to the point of why am I writing this article and why is it so important to me, someone on the internet had surgery oh my gosh! Well, she’s one of my biggest insperations in life. She’s the model of a kind respectable and self accomplished woman, and I have always respected that and wished it for myself. I am a little put off by the dishonesty of her videos by her not acknowledging she’s altered her appearane and leading us girls hanging on whether or not she did, girls that look up to her.
A message to Michelle from myself: You’ve taught us girls to own our God given beauty, and some of us want answers. You look wonderful, no matter what you have done or not done. Your inner light shines brighter than any alteration you have or will do. None of your fans, I don’t believe, would foresake you if you admitted to them and did a vlog on when, why, and how it was done; it would actually be interesting. We support you, and your decisions, so please don’t stop being honest, we love that about you. From a loving fan, Brooke Mckenzie. As you’ve said from the beggining….goodluck. <3