Zellweger stepped out with her boyfriend Doyle Bramhall II at Elle's 21st annual Women in Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in California on Monday, but you honestly could have walked straight past her because she's so unrecognizable now.
The blonde actress attended the event in a gorgeous black lace dress with sheer overlay, and she was sporting a whole new face. She's rarely seen in public these days, but now that Zellweger has reappeared, it's with a line-free forehead and taut cheeks. It also looks as though her eyes have changed shape and she appears to have had a brow lift — not that she has ever admitted to surgery.
Here is what Zellweger looked like back in 2011.
The internet is blowing up about Zellweger's appearance, and fans are all wondering what made the star decide to dramatically alter her looks. Of course, this isn't the first time that fans have asked what happened to the Jerry Maguire star's face, because back in November 2013 she caught our eye when she attended Armani's One Night Only event in New York City looking a little unnaturally youthful.
Here are some of the Twitter reactions:
It's weird Renee Zellweger got plastic surgery like she was worried that the public and the media might comment on her face.— Nina Bargiel (@slackmistress) October 21, 2014
I don't recognize Renee Zellweger at all. Are we sure she hasn't been kidnapped and replaced by a Botox doll?— Mark Perigard (@MarkPerigard) October 21, 2014
Is this really Renee Zellweger? Girl, you gotta chill with the cosmetic surgery pic.twitter.com/PUG6w7s6cf— Kaye Tinga (@kayetinga) October 21, 2014
Renee Zellweger doesn't look like Renee Zellweger anymore. I honestly wouldn't have thought that was the same person. pic.twitter.com/eZXZ1pgdHA— Goodfellajay (@goodfellajay1) October 21, 2014
Everybody needs to calm down; Renee Zellweger has always had that face, she's just THAT good of an actress.— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) October 21, 2014
The amount of casual hatred towards Renee Zellweger is alarming.— Jared Sales (@JaredSales) October 21, 2014
I think #ReneeZellweger was abducted by aliens and they didn't put her back together properly when they were finished.— Jennie Greenhill (@JennieGreenhill) October 21, 2014
Hard to look at this without thinking Renée Zellweger has gone a bit far with the surgery. pic.twitter.com/JOFqIGEzCu— Mitten D'Amour (@MittenDAmour) October 21, 2014
We're not gonna lie: We absolutely love Renée Zellweger, and anyone who has ever watched Bridget Jones's Diary will agree. She may not be the most conventionally beautiful Hollywood star that there has ever been, but she really was beautiful in her own unique way, which makes it so shocking to think that she would resort to surgery.
Of course, if she's happy with the way that she looks now, then who are we — or anyone else — to judge her? The lingering question is really if Hollywood (and the rest of society) has made women feel neurotic about aging and altered their perception of beauty.
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