After denying reports that she had undergone rhinoplasty, 2NE1’s Minzy has finally admitted to having a cosmetic procedure on her nose.
The 19-year-old 2NE1 diva fell wide open to viewer speculation over a distinct change in her appearance at KBS’ Open Music Concert on November 22. At the time, a YG Entertainment rep denied rumors, telling IdolWow! that she was "just getting prettier".
However, Mizy today decided to come clean about the operation. In a statement, she explains: "I’m not the type of person who can hide things, so I wanted to come out and tell everyone right away. I had been suffering from rhinitis for a long time, so I always had a hard time while singing and dancing. When I went to the hospital, they told me that because my nose was crooked, I had to get surgery for a perfect recovery."
She continues: "It was the first time I'd ever undergone surgery, so I was worried at first. Then my mother suggested that while I'm fixing my crooked nose, I should receive cosmetic surgery as well. That's why it took even longer for me to decide."
Minzy points out that YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk is against his artists getting plastic surgery, but adds that he has been supportive of her decision.
"He told me 'In the past, Gummy and Wheesung also suffered from rhinitis. As long as you are going to, you should go with your mother’s advice'" the "Do You Love Me" singer explains.
In her statement, Minzy also reveals that her mom was the one who encouraged her to lose weight earlier this year. "My mother is incredibly fond of me," she says.
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"Though I work out almost every day at the YG gym, it seems she was bothered that I wasn't as thin as the other [2NE1] members. That's why to motivate me, she lost 10 kg [22 lbs]. After that, my family members started to go on diets, which is why I naturally lost weight as well."
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