When it comes to her style and beauty, we wouldn’t change a thing about Glee’s Lea Michele (Rachel) — and clearly we’re not the only ones who feel that way, since she’s now the face of L’Oreal. But she once met a Hollywood agent who didn’t agree.
Lea tells Makeup.com that she is relieved that she never got a nose job, even though she was encouraged to when she was first starting out in the industry. “I'm a singer, and when you get a nose job, you don't know how it's going to affect your voice or change your sound,” Lea explains. “So that was just a risk that I didn't want to take.”
Lea doesn’t begrudge anyone who has gotten a nose job, but it just wasn’t the best idea for her. “I feel like people should make their own decisions,” Lea says. “That was just my personal choice, and I think that was a great choice for me.”
Lea was also asked to name her personal beauty icons, and she chose an interesting mix. “I love Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Wood, Raquel Welch — all of the Old Hollywood women who were ethnic and different-looking,” she says. “Those are the women I look to and try to represent in photo shoots.”
It’s no surprise that Lea is such a Barbra fan, as Rachel is equally devoted to the star. And it’s also interesting that Lea included Natalie Wood on her list, given that Natalie played Maria in the film version of West Side Story — the same role that Rachel played in McKinley’s production last season.
And speaking of beauty icons, we can only assume that Lea is now becoming one for this generation!
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