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NeNe Leakes Got a Second Nose Job: ‘People Are Constantly Judging’ Me

No shame! NeNe Leakes revealed during Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, June 16, that she recently got a second nose job. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star opened up about the surgery to a caller who was intrigued by her new look.

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“I had my nose done again. Yes, I did. It was a real medical reason why I had to get it done again. My cartilage was growing in my nose, and my tip was touching the top of my lip,” Leakes, 48, explained.

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The To Tell the Truth star initially went under the knife in 2010. “When I did the first time I only had my nostrils taken in on the side and this time I had more cartilage moved around,” she continued. “I didn’t love my nose and I wanted to do my nose to make it more beautiful for myself.”

NeNe Leakes nose job
NeNe Leakes in April 2016 (left) and June 2016.

The reality star turned actress appears satisfied with her recent procedure. She told Cohen, 48, that she got it 13 days ago and is still a little “swollen.”

The surgery has had its downsides, though. “I got a lot of comments about it, too, on my social media. People are constantly judging and picking people apart. It’s absolutely horrible. People don’t even know what the purpose is,” Leakes told host Andy Cohen. “So, first of all, educate yourself and get the reason why. But I’m also the kind of girl who will give it to you straight. I got my nose done because first of all, I can. I will. And I’ll get it done again if I want to. OK?”

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This is Leakes’ first time opening up about her second nose job. Earlier this week, she kept mum about the topic while visiting Us Weekly‘s NYC headquarters. Instead, she dished about trying to live a healthier lifestyle. “I’m a yo-yo dieter,” she told Us. “I’m a bread eater. … I know I have to cut back on my sweet drinks.”

She added: “I’m not really a workout girl. [But] I want to be more of a workout girl. I travel, I walk fast, that’s about it. I do like walking because it frees my mind.”

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