Kathy Lee is vacationing "on the west coast," according to her Today co-host Hoda Kotb. In her place on Monday, producers slotted in Melrose Place star and Soap Talk host Lisa Rinna.
Rinna is well-known for her roles in Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives. More recently, though, the star has been battling her fellow celebrities on season 13 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
Kotb and Rinna went through the normal small talk about the show and how crazy Omarosa Manigault is, but after that things got interesting. Kotb, seemingly out of the blue, brings up Rinna's obviously fake lips. What followed wasn't the normal celebrity brush-off about plastic surgery.
Rinna recalled that she had gotten her lips injected with silicone when she was 24 after seeing the movie Beaches.
"Stupid thing to do," said Rinna.
She stated that she had all (or nearly all) of the silicone removed in recent years, and that her lips are now what is left after the silicone was removed.
However much grief Rinna has taken in recent years, she still doesn't regret getting the procedure done. She even pinned her entire career to her silicone-injected lips.
"I never had a career before I had the lips," said Rinna. "So, my lips have had their own career!"
The lip talk starts at around the 3-minute mark:
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