Jillian Harris has revealed she was a victim of cyberbullying, and taunts about her "hot dog nose" drove her to have plastic surgery.
The former Bachelorette star has opened up about the bullying she received at the hands of "mean people" who mocked the shape of her nose in cruel online posts when she became a reality TV star.
Although she doesn't regret her choice to get a nose job, the brunette beauty reveals she's found a way to move past the mean taunts of people she now realizes aren't worth getting upset about.
Writing on her website, JillianHarris.com, the TV star told fans, "Some people are mean. I’ve found the best way to cope with this is to just feel sorry for them. Think about it…how many emotionally wonderful people will jump onto the old world wide web and lash out at someone they have never met? Not many. So if someone says your fat, have a hot dog nose (yes this happened, and yes I got a nose job because of it) choose the route of empathy instead of anger," she advised.
The post, which reveals the "10 Things I Learned from Reality TV," includes another mention of her plastic surgery decision (and a denial that she's had other work done on her face) during a discussion of the miracles of mattifying powder.
"OMG I didn’t realize how greasy I looked in pictures until i started wearing mattifying powder!!" she shared with her fans. "Ladies..this can MAKE or break a photo and there is a fine balance. NO i have not had tons of work done on my face, rather I’ve only just now figured out how to do my makeup," she wrote.
The reality star then displayed a series of pictures of herself ("all pre nose job") looking progressively less shiny as she learned makeup tricks.
Other life lessons Harris shared in her post include how spending more on your clothes doesn’t make you better dressed, and that there’s no shame in milking fame for all the money you can make — especially if it pays off your mortgage or student loans!
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