Long-time news journalist Julie Chen has finally opened up about a secret she had been keeping for more than a decade. The Asian reporter has admitted that she underwent a plastic surgery procedure when she was 25 years old to make her eyes look bigger. The 43-year-old claimed that she opted for a double eyelid operation in order to look less Chinese and boost her career.
From having small and chinky eyes, Julie now has bigger ones. She successfully achieved the Caucasian look. The plastic surgery procedure was triggered by her previous bosses who said that she would not succeed because of her Asian eyes. She was told that her eyes make her look bored and disinterested when conducting interviews.
With a booming career, Julie claims that she is happy with the result of the double eyelid operation and that she has no regrets with it. Even if she may not be as Chinese-looking as she was before, the journalist remains very proud of her Asian heritage.