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Katy Perry, Before and After

The beauty evolution of the pop star and 'American Idol' judge.
Katy Perry before and after

“I’ve never had any plastic surgery,” says Katy Perry. “Not a nose, not a chin, not a cheek, not a tit. So my messages of self-empowerment are truly coming from an au naturel product.”

That was her claim in an interview with GQ in 2014.[1] But it hasn’t stopped plastic surgery rumours from following the 36-year-old singer and American Idol judge to this day.

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In recent years, her red carpet appearances have generated much speculation that her features have changed. (“All of my assets are real,” she countered in an interview with Refinery29.[2]

And then there’s her Instagram account, where in some photos, she is virtually unrecognizable. (Like this one—I could have sworn that was Lauren Conrad!)

So, is this a simple case of lighting, angles, and hair and makeup wizardry? Or could her current blonde hair be an attempt to distract us from more permanent cosmetic procedures? 

Let’s take a look at Katy’s beauty evolution over the years to see if we can find out.

From 2000: Katy as a Teen

From 2004-2007: Before She Was Famous

Katy Perry Clive Davis American Music Awards Celebration 2004
Katy Perry Xbox Next Generation Console launch 2005
Katy Perry Lucky Magazine LA Shopping Guide Party 2006
Katy Perry BCBG Max Azria Fashion Show 2007

From 2008-2011: Pop Music Superstar

Katy Perry MTV Video Music Awards 2008
Katy Perry Beautiful People Party 2009
Katy Perry MTV Movie Awards 2010
Katy Perry Grammys 2011

From 2011-2012: Hair Colour Chameleon

Katy Perry Change Begins Within Benefit Concert 2011
Katy Perry Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch 2012
Katy Perry NARM Artist of the Year Awards 2012

From 2013-2016: Single and Sophisticated

Katy Perry Grammys 2013
Katy Perry MOCA 35th Anniversary Gala 2014
Katy Perry Change Begins Within Benefit Concert 2015
Katy Perry Office Christmas Party Los Angeles premiere 2016

From 2017-2018: Goodbye, Long Hair

Katy Perry iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017
Katy Perry Stella McCartney Autumn Presentation 2018

From 2019-2021: Blondes Have More Fun?

Katy Perry Carnival Row Los Angeles premiere 2019
Katy Perry Baby2Baby Gala 2019

Katy Perry Before and After

Katy Perry before and after

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