Lisa Kudrow reveals getting a nose job at the age sixteen. The popular actress known as Phoebe Buffay from the sitcom Friends reveals because it was no hard for her to make friends in school, she got herself a nose job at the young age of just sixteen. The Web Therapy star believed it was a “life-altering” rhinoplasty on her nose, as she revealed in a new interview for the
“I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous,” the now 50-year-old Kudrow said about her then teenage looks. “I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
She got the nose job after junior high when she experienced the pain of rejection from her two best friends who by the time they entered seventh grade decided they no longer wanted her to be associated with them. She described it as “really brutal” and “very hard.” “All of junior high felt upside down to me. It was not, like, the nice people who were popular; it wasn’t the most entertaining people — it was the meanest people who were popular.”
And like a blessing in disguise, these feelings were what the Kudrow used as her motivation for her role as the “fearless and unapologetic” Phoebe, “a ditzy girl who lived in a happier reality than everybody else, because everything was so gloomy around her.” The “Scandal” star now feels that through her beloved character on “Friends”, she has been able to provide “people who don’t feel they fit in perfectly well” with someone they can totally relate to.