Kelly Ripa defends her love of getting Botox: “These are my choices for me.”

Kelly Ripa arrives at the 92nd Academy Awards
Kelly Ripa arrives at the 92nd Academy Awards Photo credit Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY

Kelly Ripa loves getting Botox, and she’s not afraid to let the whole world know it.

In a new interview with People, Ripa got candid about the many insecurities she faces that come with hosting a daily talk show, and seeing herself on camera every single morning.

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She told the magazine, “For me, it was just more of my comfort level. If I worked off camera, I would not wash my hair with regularity or wear makeup but when I started to see things that I didn’t like, I thought, well, the next turtleneck is going to have two eye holes.”

To combat these insecurities, Ripa started getting routine Botox procedures.

“I’m not saying you should let people bully you into cosmetic procedures. These are my choices for me,” she said.

Ripa even joked about her “Botox deficiency” during the Coronavirus lockdown in 2020, taking viewers behind the scenes as she got jabbed on camera.

In video accompanying her People piece, Ripa said, “As I describe in the book, being open and honest about cosmetic procedures, I’ve always done on the show. I’ve always talked about it open and honestly because I thought, really honestly, at 40 years old that I was the only person aging and I couldn’t figure out why.

“I kept saying, ‘I need to quit my job because … it’s too early in the morning, it’s too much reading, it’s too much work, it’s a lot of anxiety, it’s too much makeup and it’s weighing on me and I’m just looking older than everybody else.'”

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