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Julia 2.0

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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People have always told me that I was pretty, but I never really believed it. Sure, I faked it well and I know that I’m not a bad looking girl, but deep down I always had a sore spot. My nose.

I hated side pictures and never posted side photos on the site, as you may have noticed. I hated meeting people or talking to them from the side. I hated walking down the street and wondering if people were looking at my nose. I even hated when boys would take candid photos of me.

I remember in 5th grade someone told me I had a big nose. It stuck with me ever since. I’ve wanted to change my nose since I was 13 years old, but I never actually thought I could. But, as the years progressed, I began being involved with fashion, photos, and meeting people all the time. It became so hard to believe in myself. I was always surrounded with pretty girls with cute little noses.

So, now I’m 18, 19, and 20, and I can’t stop thinking about my nose. I thought that by this age I would embrace it or love myself more? I couldn’t. It hurt even more.

Only a few select people knew how I felt about it because my dad always taught me that no one should know my weaknesses. So, I sucked it up, but I couldn’t do side photos like my friends. I hate videos. I hated candid photos.

Honestly, it made me doubt myself. I always carried this piece of “I’m not good enough” around with me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cried about ugly photos or tagged photos where my nose looks big. It was just so embarrassing and I hated myself for something I had no control over.  It’s the way I was born!

So that’s when I decided to schedule my rhinoplasty. I think it was the best moment of my life. I will never forget how happy I felt that day.

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By no means am I trying to glamorize plastic surgery or changing yourself for others. I did this for myself.

I did it because I finally wanted to believe in myself. I would have done it even if I had to give up all my designer handbags and shoes.

society-grl-nosejobAnd you know what? I cried the day I took my cast off because I finally looked like the person I always wanted to be. I always pictured myself having a small nose.

It’s been exactly 29 days since my surgery and I’ve never felt more happy and comfortable in my own skin. Even my own parents tell me that I carry myself differently. I talk to people differently. I finally believe in my own power.It’s stupid, right? Who would have thought that such a thing as a nose could make such a difference? For me it made the whole world change. It made me think differently.

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Why am I sharing this? Because it’s not that hard to see the change, and I don’t want to lie about it or hide it. I’m not ashamed of it. I did what I thought was the best for myself and I will never regret doing something that has made me truly incredibly happy and confident in myself.

** Remember, noses take a while to heal. My nose will be healed completely in a year and will look WAY smaller. It’s still very swollen.

Some of you may not notice a huge difference, that’s because good angles can be very deceiving 😉 **

COMMENTS

21 Responses to “Julia 2.0”

  1. Elaina Paul says:

    Hi!! You look gorgeous! I am so happy that you did it for you, & that you were confident enough to do it for yourself apart from society’s view on plastic surgery or other people’s opinions. Whenever someone asks me what I’m most insecure about, its my nose as well. There’s just a lot of cartilage at the end & it literally drives me insane. People say its not bad but of course I dont believe them. I dont like my nose. And I dont care if people think its fine because its my opinion. You are beautiful inside & out from what I can see from your profiles hahaha I dont actually know you but ya get it😂😂 and you are so strong!!! Congratulations, You are an inspiration to me & all of us girls 🙂 also, what do you do for a living? I was trying to find out what your job is. I love fashion, and writing, and I also love acting. I have no idea what I’m going to do!!!

  2. Becca says:

    That’s what all the hype was about? A nose job? Hahahah. How narcissistic are you? You don’t look that much different, you’re not a good writer, and frankly I think it’s sickening that you’re receiving so much attention for touting designer clothing and making judgmental comments about what other people choose to wear. Your entire existence seems to be entirely shallow so great job on being a superficial role model. If you’re going to hype something up for weeks and weeks… it better be god damn amazing or people are going to think you’re full of yourself. This website is average. And you’re not a model, sorry.

    • Flygirltai says:

      Well you’re clearly into Julia, hense you’ve been waiting and following her reveal for a month. She must mean something to you or else you wouldn’t care so much. Its ok, don’t be ashamed of it. I follow her twitter and IG everyday. She is an amazing and inspirational young women. Its just better to embrace the fact you look at her website, IG and twitter daily then pretend you don’t like her. Becca, your post clearly shows you follow her. So why be so mean? Youre drawn to her just like many of us. I mean how could you not be? Success and beauty are attractive to anyone. Its ok.
      Julia, you look fabulous. Thanks for sharing your life, your story and your success with all of us.
      Xoxo
      Taisha
      Aka flygirltai

  3. Jessie says:

    Wow… a nose job…. so inspirational. :/

  4. Lindsey says:

    I thought this whole post was amazing. People who claim that it is narcissistic have no idea how much an insecurity can affect your whole life. I could relate to every single thing you wrote. I’m so happy for you, and I think you look great!

  5. Clare says:

    Such a shame that 2/4 posts are bashing you for addressing something that puts you in a vulnerable place. I’m glad to read a post embracing changing what you can in order to improve confidence and overall happiness. I had a nose job at 17 and wouldn’t have it any other way! Sometimes I think “what if I hadn’t?”, but then I remember how I can now smile when I see photos of myself and not critique the angle of the shot. In no way does it make you fake or shallow – it’s about loving yourself. Some people just aren’t born with the cute noses they deserve 💁🏻 but luckily you were brave enough to change what you could in order to achieve confidence – which is THE best accessory. Ef the haters.

  6. Emily says:

    Dear Julia, your nose looks beautiful! The second photo of you reminded me of Serena’s mom, your nose just looks so petite😱I never thought you were insecure about your appearance, but this is completely natural as you’re only human 💗 I’m extremely happy for you! Have a fab recovery💕✨ xoxo Emily

  7. Mateo says:

    You always looked beautiful to me. Even more now with this story. Always be yourself.

    Xoxo your lover boy 😉

  8. Mia says:

    This is so inspirational, Julia! I loved the whole post and your honesty towards the whole situation. It’s admirable that you took this big step into falling even more in love with yourself, it takes guts and you certainly have plenty! You’ve always been gorgeous but the fact that now you can look in the mirror and believe it yourself makes me so happy for you! Also, I can’t wait to see it in a years time. Congratulations, you go girl. xx

  9. Marlene says:

    I hate that I live in a world where getting a nose job is touted as “courageous” and “inspirational”

    • Alexandra says:

      I hate that I live in a world where a somewhat well known woman talks about confronting an insecurity and removing the plastic surgery stigma in today’s society, and then people oversimplify it and say that it’s a nose job that’s being called courageous.

  10. Alexandra Donlin says:

    I absolutely LOVE it! Forget the haters because obviously you are extremely happy you did it and it isn’t their life, so why judge? I’m so happy you can embrace yourself and truly feel happy with your looks (even though did look fab before too). Much love xo

  11. Lauren says:

    congrats !!! I was made fun of for my nose all through out high school all because I broke it when I was little and it grew crooked. when I turned 18 which was two years ago, I finally got a nose job! it changed my life. I felt happy when I looked in the mirror and when I took pictures. no one understands what it’s like until they go through it! don’t listen to what anyone says, they are just so insecure with themselves, they feel the need to bash others in the process! you look beautiful!!! so so happy for you !!

  12. Selma says:

    You look amazing !!! I’m so happy you shared your story! I think you look beautiful either way but your new nose now is perfection! You go girl! My rhinoplasty and septoplasty is scheduled for sept 29! I’m so nervous but after seeing your post im glad I scheduled my surgery!
    Enjoy it !

  13. Alyssa Vella says:

    You are truly amazing and an inspiration to me!! Don’t listen to the haters you are absolutely beautiful and amazing at what you do! I love your blog, your Instagram, Twitter, and your snapchats. Keep doing you beautiful!! Your story is amazing and I am so glad that you feel more comfortable with yourself! Everyone should feel beautiful with themselves and do whatever they need to do to achieve it. 💜💜

  14. Janira Planes says:

    OMG JULIA!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING! Congratulations on your decision, if it makes you happy that’s all that matters! Such a beautiful cute nose! 🙂

  15. Julia says:

    You look pretty as always. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Diana says:

    Um, seriously? You’re so fake! KIDDING! 😉 this is most definitely inspirational!
    Like you said, never should you apologize for or regret something that made you more confident in yourself. Go on with your bad bitchy self! 😜 xoxo

    • Diana says:

      Also, post details!! Who did you get your procedure done with?! Dying to know – I’m shopping for a surgeon myself 😉