Lana del Rey is the stage name for 28 years old American singer Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. Although she was quickly catapulted to fame and success with her debut mainstream album, Born To Die, thanks to her dramatic fusion sound and vintage themes and imagery, del Rey has been in the musical scene for a much longer time, having recorded music as May Jailer and Lizzy Grant, among other stage names.
Due to how dramatic and visual her sound is, del Rey also outs a lot of effort both into her music videos, which are often elaborate short movies, and her stage and public image. Her classic beauty and vintage fashion sense have led her to be a muse for fashion houses; having starred in ad campaigns and even had a Mulberry bag named after her, an honor only attributed to those considered fashion icons.
However, as often happens with celebrities, especially those who become famous overnight, some wonder whether Lana del Rey’s look is all real, other whether she’s had any cosmetic procedures done to achieve her sophisticated, ethereal beauty. Also fuelling the Lana del Rey plastic surgery rumors is the dramatic change in her image from her Lizzy Grant days. Whereas before stood a bleach blonde not particularly attractive young woman, now stands the vintage, pouty mouthed, seductive goddess image that made her famous.
It seems most of the Lana del Rey rumors are concerned with her lips and her nose. While the difference may be more noticeable in some photos than other, people are quick to point out that the difference in her pout is visible from pictures of before and after she adopted her famous persona, which is only natural, since her lips, which look so juicy they could give Angelina Jolie a run for her money, are one of the main focus points in del Rey’s ‘vintage beauty’ look.
And although the possibility that the singer, who claims she was living in a trailer park before she became famous, has enhanced her lips with collagen injections, which are technically not a plastic surgery procedure, and could possibly explain the fluctuation in her lips’ size, or by having implants put in, which would give her a more permanent solution, as well as a softer, more natural look, Lana del Rey is very assertive in denying any plastic surgery rumors. It’s believed that Lana had nose job plastic surgery because bridge of her nose looks shaved down but it looks good and the change isn’t drastic.
The controversial singer has, in fact, famously gone as far as addressing the subject directly in an interview, vehemently denying that she has gone under the knife to enhance her looks, saying “I haven’t had anything done at all.” And even adding, quite dramatically that when she lived at the trailer she ‘didn’t even have money to buy Cocoa Puffs’ and joking that she didn’t ‘crawl from under the bridge to get surgery’.
Still, both the public and the gossip and celebrity obsessed media seem to doubt she is ‘just quite pouty’ when she sings, and her flippant attitude only seems to fuel Lana del Rey plastic surgery speculation.
One most note though, whether she did get her lips enhanced or not, Lana del Rey’s pouty mouth works in her favor, adding to her ethereal charm, and making this controversial singer one of the most iconic beauties of her time in a lot of her fans’, as well as fashionistas’, eyes.