A Nose Job Exposé + Blog Rebrand


In case you didn't know, I got a nose job 10 years ago!

I feel very awesome about it. I had a pretty serious reason why I did it (one that I hope to open up about in the near future), but that shouldn't matter. About three or four years ago, I had my worst cyber bullying over it. Someone made a fake IG account and started talking to everyone in my comments, saying cruel things. I couldn't block them because it was like cutting off the head of a Hydra; three more accounts would spring up in its place and they'd "talk" to each other. It went on for hours and hours so I drank a bottle of Jameson and sobbed all night and just waited it out.

I always wondered when this person would come back. Well, they came back today. They've changed their strategy to emailing Instagram followers a photo of me in high school, titled "feral creature before plastic surgery" (UPDATE: I just heard that people have been receiving these emails for a while now).

I have no idea who Andi Kim-Mendoze is, and it's likely a fake name.

The thing is--I'm a different person than who I was four years ago. I'm older, more jaded, and I'm also like...I could die ANY DAY. Every week I see a friend of a friend die at a young age. We exist in fear of nuclear warfare. I live in NYC which is obviously the first place aliens will attack (I've watched enough movies!). This life is too short to care. I'm gonna do me.

I'm not ashamed of my procedure (but throw absolutely no shade at people who opt to keep theirs private), and I want to take the wind out of this hater's sails. So here is the photo of me they've been circulating, at 16 years old (nearly 12 years ago!) in all my mostly-makeupless, scene-haired, SUPER SMILEY (*gasp*) glory. Let's also take a second to let it sink in that this person has been thinking about my nose for TEN YEARS and is fixated on teen pics of me. Don't think about my nose! It's gross. There are boogers up there and stuff.

I actually love this picture of me; I look so happy! Also, I'm way more concerned about outing my terrible hairstyle choices than I am my nose.

I have a good job, great friends, two okayish cats, and am with the absolute love of my life. I told Rich about my nose job and the related stories today and he loves me even more for it because we can be vulnerable and honest with each other. So, I'm feeling pretty dang good about that.

This person seems to think I can't preach self-love and have plastic surgery. Excuse me, I LOVE ME! I love myself enough to get eyelash extensions, manicures, cute clothes, cool books, ethical taxidermy, groomed (although I should probably shower more haha), and yes, even a nose job that I got an EXTREMELY long time ago. Those are some of my forms of self-love. I'm also a medium-okay human and I try to upgrade lots of other people's lives too--maybe not nose jobs lol but in other ways. I feel like I'm not a bad person. I'm not hurting anyone. I am honestly kind of scared to post this, because maybe you'll think less of me. This is such a silly thing for me to "come out" about haha. Let me upgrade my flesh prison during my meaningless existence in peace!

Gear switching--I wish I had a different first post on the newly designed blog, but hey, life is full of weird timing. I'm sure you've noticed Feral Creature's new look...and the fact that there is a specific News category now. I've been feeling so useless in the overall fight for justice in this world and have been itching to do more. I'm donating part of my career (and income, of course) to the cause and will be speaking out about important issues, along with the fashion, beauty, and travel posts you know and love. Slowly but surely, this will be a one-stop shop for the open-minded, enlightened reader (who also cares about looking fly as hell). I'm so happy to have you here for the ride. Can't wait to see what the future brings!

xx


36 comments

  1. Love you. Proud of you posting this. You were beautiful then and are beautiful now.

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  2. I love you Eugenie! Well said!

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  3. love you <3 people are lame and petty. more than upsetting, it's saddening to see someone so hell bent on hurting someone for A DECADE. proud of you for taking away their weapon <3 my nose job was the best decision i ever made for my self image/confidence.

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  4. You took their ammunition and spoke one helluva speech. I'm proud to say I look up to you ♡

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! You are beautiful in both photos ! Being vulnerable is a beautiful thing & being able to improve anything you'd like to change is the ultimate form of self love because you are improving your feeling about you! 💕

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  6. You are awesome!

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  7. YES, love the honesty and positivity. Don't know why people like that exists but you exude confidence through it all which is very admirable ♡

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  8. First off, we would have totally been friends in high school because I always wanted hair like that but my mom never let me do it haha.

    If anything I love you more for sharing this!!! By you speaking your truth it takes power away from your creepy ass nose stalker haha

    See u in Mexico my baby chalupa

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  9. Nice one! Plus so weird that they still have the energy and time to still be pestering you with stuff like this. Beautifully written!

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    1. I appreciate this. I hope I've put the issue to bed for them!

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  10. omg, your baby face <3
    also, i love that part about you describing self love!

    "Excuse me, I LOVE ME! I love myself enough to get eyelash extensions, manicures, cute clothes, cool books, ethical taxidermy, groomed (although I should probably shower more haha), and yes, even a nose job that I got an EXTREMELY long time ago. Those are some of my forms of self-love." <3

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  11. Beautiful inside and out, you're amazing for sharing. You go girl :)

    Xx,
    Mish

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  12. Hate and jealousy does not go anywhere. Whoever the person is, she/he is obviously so jealous of you.
    I am sorry for that poor creature, that person's life is so sad and bitter. Go Eugenie! The truth and honesty goes strong!

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  13. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! You do you boo. Fuck everyone forever.

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  14. I love you and am so proud of you for having the guts to post this!

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  15. I figured you had something done, and I'm so happy for you that you can finally say fuck u haters. Lol. Just curious, did you get your lips done too? Love you either way! I know that there's so many bloggers out there that lie/hide about this topic, but you admitting to it makes it so much better imo.

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    1. I did! Maybe I'll do a post about that too lol. I haven't done it in like two years but it's pretty permanent at this point.

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  16. By the way, Thank you for sharing with us, and we sincerely hope you will continue to update or post other articles.
    cara mengeringkan bisul yang sudah pecah dengan cepat tanpa membekas,

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  17. Replying like you do is the best strategy! You are a strong and amazing person. Keep going, gorgeous!

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  18. 1. Your nose is super cute both now, and a decade ago.
    2. I am absolutely BAFFLED that someone has enough time and energy to go through all these lengths to shame + out your nose job for that long. I'm not even that dedicated enough to go grocery shopping regularly.
    3. The new website layout looks amazing!

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  19. People are cray. You dye your hair and have tattoos, who cares about a nose job and power to you for owning it.

    That being said, it did occur to me that you spoke a lot about growing up poor and having to work 3 jobs as a teenager to make money for your family. That being the case and nose jobs being thousands of dollars, and no disrespect at all but curious, what made it such a priority to get the surgery if these were your circumstances 10 years ago? Thank u for your openness always.

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    1. Hey Sammy, thanks for your kind words!

      To address your question rather succinctly: my money and how I spend it is my business and nobody else's. Clearly I was working hard for everything I did and that question really shouldn't matter.

      Thanks for stopping by <3

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  20. I had no idea you had work done. But wow thats crazy people would commit so much time to try to shame you..I could totally see this happening to me if I was a social media celeb.

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