Julie Chen Plastic Surgery: Host Admits Altering Eyes to Look Less Chinese

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Julie Chen made a surprising confession on CBS' The Talk Wednesday morning, revealing that she once had plastic surgery to make her eyes bigger.

Check out the Julie Chen before-and-after photos right here:

The 43-year-old Chinese-American TV personality explained:

"My secret dates back to - my heart is racing - it dates back to when I was 25 years old and I was working as a local news reporter in Dayton, Ohio."

"I asked my news director [if] over the holidays, if anchors want to take vacations, could I fill in? And he said, 'You will never be on this anchor desk,

The reason was simple, too: "'Because you're Chinese.'"

"He said, 'Let's face it Julie, how relatable are you to our community? How big of an Asian community do we have in Dayton?'" she recalled him saying.

Julie Chen Plastic Surgery Pics

And he wasn't finished: "'On top of that, because of your Asian eyes, I've noticed that when you're on camera, you look disinterested and bored.'"

"Well, fast forward, I'm like I need to get another job - if I can - so I start meeting with agents for career advice," she said.

"This one big-time agent basically told me the same thing. He said, 'I cannot represent you unless you get plastic surgery to make your eyes look bigger."

Chen discussed the surgery with her parents, and with their support, she went under the knife. "And after I had it done, the ball did roll for me," she said.

"And I wondered, did I give in to the man? I have to live with every decision that I've made. And it got me to where we are today. And I'm not going to look back."

What do you think of The Talk and Big Brother host's admission?

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it also looks like she had her nose cheeks and lips done. looks like a different woman

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She is trying to blame it on others! What a BULLSH*TTER! I hate people that can't own up to their own decision and try to blame it on others! She also got a nose job! So, was this to look less 'Chinese' too? Ugh, please- I hate that woman.

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looks like she had a nose job too?

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She's right about the Dayton area I'm from Springfield and not many residents are Asian. And I didn't realize my home state was an A@& to her.

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Asian women sellout asian man to hop on white penises and ride off into the sunset.I guess it makes the asian-american woman feel like she arrived.Meanwhile the white liberal who runs hollywood will continue to typecast asian man as dick-less,kung fu fighters who are happy just to get to shake hands with the cowboy.Julie Chen has had more white pecker in her then most white woman -im surprised she doesn't look like a porcupine.

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IT'S VERY UNUSUAL FOR AN ORIENTAL TO DO SUCH THINGS !!!! ORIENTALS ARE SUPERIOR TO SEMITES ( INDIAN, ARAB ,JEW , HISPANIC ) AND NEGROES !!?? SHE'S PROBABLY NOT ALL , PURE , ORIENTAL ... NOW SHE LOOKS LIKE A MEXICAN !! OOOOPS !!!!

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@ JOY

you Joy are an Idiot and a sorry excuse for a human being, your probably not even human maybe your an ass wipe. I think you are an Ass wipe.

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@ JOY

Oriental? Negro? You are an idiot using those archaic terms. It's Asian and African American. I'm the latter and one thing people like you better remember is the American part of that description. Their are dumb people of every ethnicity.

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Its like saying you will never be anchor cause your black... and then you get a skin bleaching treatment to turn urself white... Damn son ppl are obsessed with looks... I wouldn't change me at all. I've gotten this far with my looks and brains. I'm only going further.

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@ Brizzy

PS i know it doesn't exist but hey Michael Jackson did it... and it wasn't a skin condition....

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She caved into racist platitudes and found herself livinga 'white' lie. Not suprised; most asian women want the upward mobility of the caucasian race. She was a sellout (I'm an Asian male). Yes, she not only had lid lifting, but a nose reduction/plasty, maybe wears colored contacts too. She dyes/bleaches her hair too. She was sooo 'white' she roped in Les Moonves to give her her own show. What a sorry excuse to demand she is a professional who won't look back.

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Barely even looks like her. She has clearly has a nose job and possibly a chin implant as well.

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Are you kidding? What kind of nut job are some of you people? I don't care what race or color a woman is or her size, if she is beautiful on the inside it shows on the outside!