James Charles talked all things plastic surgery in a revealing new interview with supermodel Naomi Campbell. The makeup mogul sat down with the OG model for a virtual chat on her YouTube channel on October 6, and revealed just how much cosmetic work he’s had done to his face. “I have lip filler. I have Botox. I’m very open about it,” the YouTuber began. “I don’t have too much of it, but for me, my dad has literally the worst forehead wrinkles you could literally imagine on anybody ever. So for me, my Botox was very much just preventative, because my dad and I have a very, very similar face.”
Naomi quickly replied, “You’re too young,” to which the 21-year-old said, “There’s not a lot in there, I promise. I can definitely still move everything around, so we’re very, very good.” He added, “Oh, absolutely! Literally when I first got it, I was like, ‘Listen girl, I don’t want any wrinkles but I need to be able to move my eyebrows. And if I’m frozen, we’re going to have a problem.'” James also explained that he got “just a little bit of filler” in his lips, but said he would “never, ever go overboard.”
The beauty guru, who is no stranger to scandal, made headlines when he underwent two surgeries in May. He joked that he got an “ass reduction,” but later shot down the rumors, tweeting, “it has come to my attention that people actually believed that my surgery yesterday was an ass reduction…. baby… i would never get rid of this thicker than a snicker juicy caboose.”
Plastic surgery has been on the rise in quarantine — and plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Newman says it’s in large part because of video conferencing. “I did more facelift surgeries over the past year than I have done over the prior five years in total! It has been profound. No one anticipated it,” the Beverly Hills plastic surgeon told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Certainly the frequency of video conferencing has been a major contributor. Whether it be FaceTime, Zoom, Google Meet, etc., all of these video conferencing platforms use the camera on your computer or phone which typically is placed below the level of your head making you look down,” he added.
“We know that looking down bunches up the extra skin in your neck and jawline, making you look older than if you were having a conversation face to face. In addition, lighting during those conversations is usually not ideal accentuating the problem. Here is a secret tip…place your phone or computer on a shelf so it sits at eye level and you will look 10 years younger!” he explained.
As for James, plastic surgery isn’t the only thing he’s come under fire for recently: he took to Instagram to blast The Hills star Lauren Conrad on blast over her new makeup brand on Aug. 19. Specifically, James slammed the PR package he received from Lauren’s team which was full of empty products. “I just opened a PR package from a new makeup brand from somebody who has no business having a makeup brand,” he said in the video. “Stop making makeup brands. Stop! Stop!” James later clarified what he meant in his comments, and apologized to the OG reality star, writing “Wanted to write an apology to @LaurenConrad for my stories earlier. I’ve been on the verge of tears all day long from a ton of things going wrong & opening her PR package was the icing on the cake of weird things happening today.”