This Former ‘American Idol’ Judge Reveals That She Had Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery is pretty commonplace in Hollywood. Celebrities including Chrissy Teigen, Courtney Cox, and Kaley Cuoco have revealed they’ve received cosmetic procedures in the past. One former judge from Fox Network’s American Idol just shared that she has undergone some work of this sort.

“American Idol” Maddie Poppe and Ryan Seacrest | Mitch Haaseth/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Revolving ‘Idol’ panel

American Idol premiered on Fox Network in June 2002, instantly becoming a ratings giant. The reality competition show had its series finale in April 2016, but was rebooted in March 2018 on ABC.

Since its launch, the show has had its share of famous judges. Music icons including Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, and Harry Connick Jr. have served at the judges’ table, as well as other pop celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and most recently, Katy Perry.

While the panel of celebs giving their critiques has showcased a myriad of chart-toppers, the original crew still holds a special place in the hearts of diehard Idol followers. Simon Cowell’s brutal truth, along with Randy Jackson’s expert pointers, and Paula Abdul’s maternal guidance made the pioneering three judges a fave of fans.

Cowell, Abdul, and Jackson were recently reunited on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Clarkson, who won Season 1 of American Idol, received accolades from Cowell who recalled her performance that earned her the title.

“I actually genuinely do not believe we would be sitting here today if you hadn’t entered the show that year,” Cowell said, according to E! News. “The whole premise of the show was we had to find a star who was gonna sell records. We found some great people that whole year but when you delivered that moment on that first live show, when you sang that winning song at the end.”

Prep for Vegas residency

Abdul recently appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to discuss her new show in Las Vegas, “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl.” “It’s a real thrill to have the iconic Flamingo Las Vegas welcome me to their stage,” Abdul said in a statement for the venue. “After 30 years as an entertainer, I can’t think of any better place to showcase my love for performing than Las Vegas.”  

Williams praised Abdul for “never aging,” prompting the singer to reveal that she has recently undergone some cosmetic procedures in preparation for her residency.

“Women of our age, we start really looking for aesthetic treatments that resonate with you,” Abdul told Williams, who is two years her junior, according to Yahoo! Lifestyle. “I was thinking, ‘I’m going to have my residency, I want to do something,’ but I wasn’t ready to have the big incisions or any facelift.”

A business opportunity

Abdul went on to tell Williams that she went to InMode, a company that “develops, manufactures, and markets platforms that use radio frequency-based technology to perform minimally-invasive procedures,” as reported by Yahoo! Lifestyle. The former Idol judge was so impressed by the company, she became a brand ambassador in August after her procedures.

“I am proud to get the word out about what InMode’s amazing technology in face and body rejuvenation can do for people like me who notice the inevitable effects of natural aging,” she said in a statement for the company. “While maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and skincare routines, I still wanted more definition and tighter, firmer skin at my jawline and arms – and InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite helped me restore a sleeker, more youthful look without invasive cosmetic surgery.  I am very pleased with the results!”

She told Williams about the procedures she received on her arms, lower face, jawline and neck, saying they were “minimally invasive” with no visible scars and little downtime.

Currently, Abdul’s residency at the Flamingo is scheduled into December.