Leah Messer is commonly regarded as one of the more “down to earth” members of the Teen Mom family.
Leah lives in West Virginia and struggles with challenges like how to get the kids to school on time, not how to get more subscribers for her live-streaming sex show.
Sure, Leah has struggled with addiction, and her life is certainly not without dramatic fireworks, but her problems are generally of the type that regular folk can identify with.
(Prescription pill problems of the variety with which Leah suffered are sadly not uncommon in rural areas of the US, particularly those afflicted by poverty.)
But while Ms. Messer might be the most relatable of all the Teen Moms, she’s still been famous for the better part of a decade now.
So it should come as no surprise that she’s given into some of Hollywood’s more persistent temptations.
According to In Touch Weekly, fans are convinced that Leah has undergone some minor cosmetic work in recent months.
Some believe she went under the knife, while others are pushing the far more believable story that she’s simply had her lips artificially plumped and maybe benefited from a facial filler or two.
As is often the case with this sort of thing, fans are split not only on the question of how much work Leah has had done, but also on the issue of how they feel about the results.
“I think she looked better without it. She can hardly move her face. Why do these girls do it to themselves?” commented one fan on a recent photo of Leah.
“I don’t think she looks bad at all,” said another, adding:
“Until she tries to make a crazy face. Then it looks obvious.”
Ouch. Delayed burns are always the harshest.
The speculation hit an all-time high during recent episodes of Teen Mom 2, during which viewers claimed the evidence that Leah has had work done was right before their eyes:
“Is it just me or does Leah’s face look really different? I can’t say what it is exactly though,” one fan tweeted during the show.
“Leah looks so good. She looks different, not sure what it is. Either way, she is still pretty,” wrote a slightly more compassionate follower.
Until recently, Leah remained mum on the subject, thus further fueling speculation that she was keeping her procedures under wraps.
This week, however, she decided to set the record straight:
“The fact that you guys seriously think I’ve had some kind of plastic surgery… #wtf #notatall,” she tweeted in response to recent speculation.
“The skincare line I use is pretty phenomenal tho.”
Leah did cop to a cosmetic procedure, however, but it’s not the one fans were looking out for:
“I didn’t get veneers but I have temp filling on my top two eye teeth,” Messer tweeted.
She noted that the dentist she went to was none other than Randy Houska, beloved father of Leah’s castmate, Chelsea Houska.
Denying the rumors and endorsing a friend’s business at the same time?
Maybe Leah is more Hollywood than we ever realized!
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the maturation of Ms. Messer.