Julie Chen Reveals Career-Based Plastic Surgery Decision

by | September 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM | The Talk

"Big Brother" Host Julie Chen (Photo: CBS)

After learning about Sharon Osbourne’s hookup with Jay Leno earlier this week, fans of “The Talk” were treated to another secret on Wednesday.

Julie Chen revealed to viewers that she underwent plastic surgery to look less “Chinese” (her words, not ours) when she was 25 and working as a local news reporter before her career took off.

The 43-year-old said she was told that she would never sit behind an anchor desk because of her look and should undergo eye surgery in order to be taken more seriously. After getting the same advice from her boss and agent as well as talking it over with her parents, the co-host went under the knife.

Chen even went as far as to show a picture from before and after the surgery.

Here’s the clip…