Dianna Agron and Lea Michele Talk Nose Jobs on "Glee"

MakenzieR on 27 Apr 2011 at 11:00pm

Remember when Gaga said she was against plastic surgery because it "promotes insecurity"? Well on this week's episode of "Glee," Quinn (Dianna Agron) admits to having had a nose job, says she is still happy with her choice, and then sings with the group in a rendition of Gaga's "Born This Way." Oh, the irony.

As an interesting mirror plot, Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) breaks her nose and considers rhinoplasty -- even though most of the glee kids try to talk to her out of it. 

In the end, Rachel doesn't do it, and is happy with how she looks. And Quinn has no regrets about the change she made, since she now feels like she always did on the inside. 

Rachel Berry Lea Michele Nose jobIt seems rare for a fictional TV show (particuarly one that caters to a young audience) to share a story of someone whose life was changed for the better by aesthetic surgery. It's even rarer for that character to escape the angry mob of Gaga-esque "naturalists" by the end of the episode.

Kudos to "Glee" for sharing both sides of the journey -- it's one that resonates with anybody who has come looking for answers on RealSelf. 

What did you think about the episode?

Photo credit: "Glee" Season 2, episode 18 on FOX

Comments (4)


I have to admit I was a little afraid she was actually going to go through with it...but as this Jewish girl with an ethnic nose knows: if Barbra wouldn't do it, neither will we!

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I've seen Lea Michele comment in interviews that people encouraged her to undergo rhinoplasty. It's great that the show is tackling this issue.

Great article!
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Look forward to seeing this episode. Many break their nose, but few require rhinoplasty afterward.
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This episode was awesome! "Glee" is so good at covering controversial topics for teens. (BTW Rachel, a septoplasty doesn't have to be cosmetic. You can keep your nose and breathe better!)

I <3 Glee. :)

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