I was looking at the IMDB for some information today and while I was there I thought I’d look at their Hunter Tylo message board. There was a person that has posted there and in other boards related to actresses on The Bold and The Beautiful and they’ve talked about how ugly these actresses are. The person obviously needs glasses but their comments about Hunter reminded me of a topic I wanted to write about here this year. Now is just as good a time as any.
I’ll probably be criticised for talking about such a personal topic, even though I’m only trying to help in my own “weird” way (writing a whole blog article about it), but it’s about Hunter’s alleged plastic surgery (her breasts). This is something she has gone on the record as denying that she has ever had (she never answers the question in media interviews, which makes critics suspicious, but she did in her own forum).
In July 2007, Hunter said:
I have not had plastic surgery. I have taken great care of myself over the years and work out hard to keep my body in shape. I advise deep chemical peels for women (and men) who want to resurface and tighten their skin, plus it keeps it healthy and free of dead layers that suffocate the skin. I like lasers for sunspots and acne scars. I also think lasers for hair removal and leg veins are miraculous inventions that women and men have every right to do!
Now, sure she didn’t comment on what people call her “fish lips”, and we all saw how swollen her top lip was when she returned to The Bold and The Beautiful (B&B) in 2005, and critics laughed hard everywhere (I encountered that here on this site in the chat area for almost a year afterwards), but that’s a different topic to the one of her boobs and any alleged surgery on them (which a notorious celebrity plastic surgery site attempted to illustrate several years ago). By the way, the “oral sex lips” look (that’s what it’s called) seems to be all the rage these days.
If Hunter’s critics were to look at the photo of Hunter in a bikini – that she has been smart enough to post in her MySpace site – they might get a small indication, if they “perve” hard enough, that her boobs have not been tampered with at all (because they weren’t just about slapping her in the face like they almost were in that Emmys dress that the plastic surgery site showed photos of).
But what really started all this discussion about her bosoms? Around the late 1990s or earlier this decade, Hunter appeared to have had a chest uplift (some of her outfits showed some much more pronounced cleavage), and I have thought that myself on a few occasions since then. (Maybe I’ve just taken a little too much notice of what she has worn and how she has worn it sometimes over the years.) It is the reactions of people at magazines that got the ball rolling earlier this decade after they started noticing this “new” cleavage. I’ve noticed that some magazines have even called in prominent plastic surgeons to discuss what they think she has had done.
The reality seems to be that surgery is not what she has had and instead it is probably the type of support she uses that makes people think she has had a breast augmentation of some sort (hence the “shelf boobs” comments from critics like that particular notorious, but still obscure, site). But the poor woman can’t win either way, though, because I’ve seen discussion in magazines about her breasts sagging. So it’s no wonder she tries to get a little support under her outfits for photo shoots and red carpet events (and even on the job at B&B in a scene last year, for example, when ‘Taylor’ was in bed with ‘Nick’ and her bosoms seemed to be quite well “uplifted” when she was supposed to be butt nekkid).
It’s the magazines helping to spread these rumors about plastic surgery that really annoys me. Why hasn’t she sued them? Maybe she has had a boob job? Maybe she hasn’t like she said and she thinks a strategy of avoiding the issue is best instead. If she wanted to protect her image and reputation it’s not working, whichever is the case. If she is going to use her MySpace site to blog about topics close to heart then it might help to write about this “storm in a B-cup” (as she once described her rack) to set the record straight.
It might’ve helped if she had done it last year. I remember when someone supposedly made up a story last year that Hunter was suing the celebrity plastic surgery site that had a field day with Hunter a few years ago. I saw conflicting messages about the validity of the story and how it was being handled. I was even outraged that such an obscure site could be sued when magazines get away with far worse. Of course it shouldn’t have been brought up again two years after the fact by whoever was responsible, but it was and it gave Hunter even more negative attention and the critics started up again. Doh!
That brings me back to a few examples of what a poster at the IMDB said about Hunter while laughing at her for not even getting a “sympathy nomination” for the Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B after her son passed away.
- “… Freak Face/Table T*ts”
- “… the Botoxed horror show”
- “Good Lord she’s a lousy actress, and especially so when she’s trying to be tragic.”
- “… the idiotic freakshow”
- “… that hideous, Joker-ish face … she was putting those dead slugs filled with collagen she calls lips on him.”
The reason I’ve wanted to write a post about this is to see if I can get it into the top of the search engines. If people read it, it might go a little way towards contradicting the false rumors that she has had plastic surgery, and it might help people to keep some the above types of mistaken comments to a minimum (wishful thinking maybe). I’m a hypocrite because I’ve mentioned in her official forum a few times over the years that I thought it appeared that she had had some work done on her bosoms (such as a chest uplift) but I haven’t commented about it in a while. Other fans have gone a bit further there and said that the plastic surgery is a bit over the top. Then you have magazines and critics making similar comments.
I was even told in one egotistical, ignorant reply to something I said in Hunter’s forum – about how strange it is that an obscure website can be sued but magazines get away with their slander – that I was just playing a game (when I warned others that their messages about the lawsuit could be deleted, given the censorship I had experienced just weeks earlier on the same topic – my ulterior motive was a game of sorts; one aimed at magazine writers that I know go there). So who knows if I was really just speculating or if’s there an element of truth in it, after all.
Anyway, like I was saying, even her own fans have had doubts and have expressed their disappointment in Hunter for altering her gorgeous appearance so much (you can have your faith in someone tested even by fellow fans these days). Throughout it all over the years, though, Hunter has remained silent about the topic. That is until last year. I’m glad she finally went a small way towards clarifying that she hasn’t had plastic surgery, whether we all truly believe her or not (I’m starting to believe her somewhat). Hunter could go a bit further towards helping herself by talking a bit more about the topic and refuting the claims of everyone that has ever discussed the topic. She could either use her MySpace blog or her next book (if she’s going to write one). That’s just a suggestion but it might prove to be a helpful strategy.
Boobs are my favorite topic, but that’s all I have to say about Hunter’s – for now!
The photo gallery has many photos going back years for those that might feel the need to satisfy any personal curiosity about any part of Hunter’s appearance in that time.
Oh and here’s something that Hunter’s haters can lose a bit of sleep over. If you Google the word ‘beauftiful’ without quotations, have a guess whose face greets you first up above the Web results