Note from BW of Brazil: By now, we’re all pretty much accustomed to the routine. A black man or black woman enters the entertainment business. Whether being very attractive, more average looking, lighter or darker-skinned, it seems that eventually, to stay relevant, or perhaps reach the next pinnacle in superstar success, said celebrity undergoes some sort of cosmetic procedure to alter their original appearance. Of course, the most notorious case of this would be the late, great Michael Jackson, who took cosmetic surgery to a new, and many would say, unnecessary level. Jackson’s appearance over the years would prompt some to say that, ‘only in Hollywood/the US can we see black boy grow up to be a white woman.’ But MJ isn’t the only one; perhaps the most drastic but certainly not the only one.
We’ve seen the same bizarre transformation of the American rapper known as Lil’ Kim. In Brazil, we’ve seen singer Tati Quebra-Barraco undergo some 26 surgical procedures. But, quiet as it’s kept, this is pretty much the norm in Brazil. Let us also remember the transformation of singers Anitta and Valesca Popozuda. The fact is, when one does research on Brazilian women in the limelight, it gets somewhat difficult to find any woman who hasn’t undergone some sort of procedure. Then there was our article “It takes three months for samba school to find women without silicone breasts.” Do you see where this is going?
In a country where African physical characteristics (hair, nose, lips, etc.) continue to draw expressions of rejection and racial insults or indeed some persons seeking to “improve” these features for their children by marrying with white partners, it is any wonder that so many clearly black and even more mixed looking individuals of African descent want to distance themselves from their connection to Africa? In today’s case, we consider the controversy surrounding singer Ludmilla’s cosmetic surgery to alter the appearance of her nose. And as we consider this latest case of a black entertainer going the surgical route, let’s ponder Ludmilla’s career ascendance, the blond and platinum wigs/extensions, the color contact lenses, now the new nose (and according to some sources, many other procedures), her ‘perfect (white) man’ making machine in her music video and ask, is it a contradiction for one to claim to be ‘proud to be black’ but alter physical characteristics that defines said person as black?
- “Ludmilla says that she is very proud to be black citing “Formation” in her Instagram but has surgery to leave her nose finer equal to whites
- “Man, Ludmilla is very strange with this nose looking like Michael Jackson”
- “Ludmilla had correction surgery on her nose and…”there was nothing wrong with her nose for her to correct”
Singer undergoes a new plastic surgery on her nose and appears unrecognizable; see the before and after of Ludmilla
Courtesy of iG Gente
At 21 and at the height of her success, the Ludmilla that we see today is very different from the beginning of her career, still under the alias MC Beyoncé. Since then, the funkeira (funk singer) saw your bank account grow, becoming one of the most popular singers in the country today. Along with success came the search for the perfect look.
The before and after of Ludmilla
Ludmilla has had a makeover throughout her career. Liposuctions and some plastic surgeries were responsible for the almost complete transformation of the singer’s body. The latest procedure by which she went through was a second intervention on her nose. In 2013, the funkeira had already resorted to plastic surgery to make it thinner and now displays an even thinner and upturned one.
The surgery was performed at the aesthetic clinic famous among celebrities, in São Paulo. The controversial transformation of singer Anitta and Mirella Santos also came out of the same operating room.
About to release her new album, A Danada Sou Eu, the owner of the hits “Bom” and “24 Horas Por Dia” is also quite thinner than when she began to bur up the stage as MC Beyoncé. This is because, in 2015, the funkeira underwent liposuction to refine her silhouette.
Ludmilla didn’t have only plastic surgery on her nose; know more
By Fabiola Reipert
Ludmilla, who lied saying that she needed emergency surgery (to breathe better) and didn’t show up for a show, actually had a nose job.
But this blog blabbermouth found out that it wasn’t only on her little nose that she’s had.
Ludmilla did liposuction on her stomach, waist, cheeks, arms, chin and some fillings in her face. And due to a liposculpture, an augmentation on her butt.
She didn’t want for this to leak in any way and will deny to the death that she’s had these procedures, outside of the nose (of which there is no hiding).
This is the second or third time Lud has done her nose and it’s not her first lipo.
The funkeira sought the same clinic that reformed Anitta from head to toe, Santé, in SP. The clinic maintains confidentiality and doesn’t comment on the plastic surgery of their patients.
The before and after of Ludmilla’s nose
By Solange Reis
Ludmilla had plastic surgery on her nose.
In fact, the first intervention was in 2013 and this year, a “correction” was made, according to a spokesperson for the singer.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this story since I read it, and wondered why Ludmilla, at 21, had surgery on her nose. I’ve never seen anything grotesque or, indeed, impressive in her face, justifying remodeling, and I decided to research noses and ethnic groups … and I shouldn’t have done it: I found that the overwhelming majority of famous black American women made, at one time or another , a change.
The nose can show a facial feature of specific ethnic groups: Mediterranean, Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians and Africans. The latter, which interests us, it has nostrils and extended tips.
For the surgery, rhinoplasty is used, which is held in the nasal structure for aesthetic purposes or trauma correction. Usually, the most used technique is reduction, so that the nose has the appearance of noses of…Caucasian individuals (bingo!). Therefore, there will not be a plastic surgeon in the world that will receive in his office a person who wishes to increase the nose to look a little more like an African individual. On the contrary, Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell all bought a Caucasian nose.
Needless to say more. Today.