Kelly Ripa has nothing bad to say against those who turn to plastic surgery to fight back time but, as far as she’s concerned, she’s already decided it’s not for her. However, she does get Botox, she admits in the latest issue of Elle magazine.Because she happens to work in television and she can’t afford not to look her best (after all, her face is part of her livelihood), Ripa gets Botox every 7 months, she tells the publication.
She gets the injection to her face and to her armpits, the latter being meant to help her with the sweating particularly when she’s at the gym, working on that insanely fit figure of hers.
“It’s the Botox. 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,” Kelly says very honestly.
She’s also very honest about how much work it goes into making her look flawless as she does on TV, mostly because she’s a self-titled “dork” who always looks dorky no matter what she does.
“No matter how much I try to cool myself up, I’m really dorky. I think that’s why people get me. I look at you, and you remind me of Jemima Kirke,” she tells the Elle reporter.
“You came in and you were so effortless, with your black jeans and your black blazer and your turtleneck on and your hair was just, like, perfect, and I know – I know – you didn’t have to do anything to get your hair that way, whereas I would have styled my hair for 17 hours and it would still look very much like a Westminster show-dog. No matter how much I try to cool myself up, it’s never going to happen for me. But, like, am I dying to be cool? Yes, I’m dying to be,” Kelly adds.
In the same interview, Ripa also talks about her husband (whom she adores to no end and always allows to be in control because he’s an alpha male), their marriage and her plans to try to make it as a writer as well.