Kelly Ripa has looked nearly flawless for years now, so if you were wondering what her secret is, she’s here to tell you: Botox. The 42-year old sat down recently with Elle Magazine for an interview, in which she got personal about her upkeep.
Ripa said she’s never had plastic surgery, but is down for some injections every six or seven months: one for her eyelids, which she says helps her makeup artist, and one for her armpits, which keeps her from sweating.
“Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist’s life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now,” she said.
Without the makeup, she says, she’s a transformed woman.
“Once I leave the building, I can walk out to the street and never be noticed. It’s my superpower: I’m invisible. I just look very normal and totally unremarkable.”
Ripa is aware of her appearance perhaps more so than other women who appear on television, simply because she’s so small that any changes in her body are immediately recognized by viewers and called out. She recalls gaining weight during her first pregnancy on “All My Children” and receiving a note from a viewer which read, “Eat a carrot, you fat bastard”. She framed the note and hung it up.
“I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn’t hurt if someone else points them out,” she said.