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Lea Michele, Before and After

The beauty evolution of the ‘Glee’ star.
Lea Michele before and after

“I don’t look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean?” Lea Michele once declared.[1] That was more than a decade ago, when she suddenly became one of the biggest stars in America thanks to her role on the hit TV show Glee

“How many managers told me, ‘Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough’? But I proved them wrong.”

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“I was one of the only girls in my high school that didn’t get [a nose job]. And if anybody needed it, I probably did. But my mom always told me, growing up, ‘Barbra Streisand didn’t get a nose job. You’re not getting a nose job.’ And I didn’t. Fuck those people.”[2]

Well, well, well. We haven’t heard such an unequivocal denouncement of plastic surgery in the entire history of our Before & After column!

But I’m not so sure that Lea (who is now 35) stuck to her guns. If we examine how her look has evolved over the years, the photo evidence tells a different—and contradictory—story. Keep scrolling, and you’ll see what I mean....

From 2006-2007: Lea Before ‘Glee’

Lea Michele Spring Awakening opening night 2006
Lea Michele Drama Desk Awards Nominees Cocktail Reception 2007

From 2009-2013: Singing Her Way to Stardom

Lea Michele Fox TCA Party 2009
Lea Michele Glee Season 2 premiere 2010
Lea Michele New Year's Eve world premiere 2011
Lea Michele Glee Season 4 premiere 2012
Lea Michele Elle Women in Hollywood Event 2013

From 2014-2018: Updating Her Look

Lea Michele Teen Choice Awards 2014
Lea Michele Fox Summer TCA All-Star Party 2015
Lea Michele Elle Women in Comedy Event 2016
Lea Michele Emmys 2017
Lea Michele Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party 2018

From 2019-2022: All Grown Up

Lea Michele amfAR Gala Los Angeles 2019

Lea Michele Before and After

Lea Michele before and after