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Lisa Kudrow Fesses Up About Her Teenage Nose Job

The star says it was a "good, good change"

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Beauty is so much in the eye of the beholder, or the owner. Just ask Lisa Kudrow, star of Friends, with one of the most recognizable faces in the world. At 16, admitted Kudrow, she hated the way she looked, and decided to do something about it.

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So she got a nose job. In the latest issue of the Saturday Evening Post Kudrow says it was one of the best decisions she ever made. "That was life altering," she said. "I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change."

It was also around the time when two of her closest friends ditched her -- a junior high rite of passage if their ever was one. "That happened in seventh grade when we moved from sixth grade to a new school. So they knew some people, and I didn't. Eventually they just got tired of me being a tag-along," she shares. "They said, 'For your own good, you need to see what would happen if we weren't here.' It was really brutal. Very hard."

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The experience was part of what motivated Kudrow to play her most famous character, Phoebe Buffay, as a ditzy, flakey optimist. "She was basically a ditzy girl who lived in a happier reality than everybody else, because everything was so gloomy around her. That's what I decided," said Kudrow. "Now on Twitter or Facebook I see young girls saying, 'I identify with Phoebe because I'm different too.' That's nice, to think that people who don't feel they fit in perfectly well can relate to that character." [Us Weekly]

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