UCLA college student turned actress turned model, Gabrielle Union is one of the most recognizable black actresses working in Hollywood today. Recent photos of Union reveal a narrower nose with a more defined bridge and slightly less round tip, sparking rumors that she may have had rhinoplasty. Dr. Paul Nassif has said, "It does appear from the photos that Gabrielle Union might have had a rhinoplasty. From the frontal view, Gabrielle Union’s tip looks a little smaller and defined, while her bridge looks a little narrower. However, the [sides] ala appears unaltered. If she did have rhinoplasty, her surgeon did a nice conservative and subtle job."
Is That A Nose Job On Gabrielle Union?
Gabrielle Union isn’t the most famous actress around, but she is one of the most recognizable black actresses working in Hollywood today. As she moves up the ladder of success, Make Me Heal suspects she may have had a rhinoplasty to help her fit in.
35-year old Gabrielle has always looked younger than her age; portraying a high-school sophomore in the film 10 Things I hate About You, back in 1999 when she was actually 26-years old. Since then, Gabrielle’s nose has looked a little different.
Comparing pictures, Gabrielle’s nose looks like it has been narrowed very slightly. Her bridge looks gently more defined and the tip slightly less round. The rhinoplasty is so subtle, it is very difficult to detect.
In later pictures, Gabrielle’s face looks slimmer, so the appearance of a subtle nose job could be the result of the same nose on a slimmer face. Like many actresses, Gabrielle looks like she has lost a few pounds since she began her career. Also, different make-up and lighting can make a big difference in helping an actress’ nose look slimmer, so the extreme subtlety in her nose could be a result of cleverly applied make-up and flattering lighting as opposed to actual surgery.
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California agrees that Gabrielle had a nose job, telling Make Me Heal, “It does appear from the photos that Gabrielle Union might have had a rhinoplasty. From the frontal view, Gabrielle Union’s tip looks a little smaller and defined, while her bridge looks a little narrower. However, the [sides] ala appears unaltered. If she did have rhinoplasty, her surgeon did a nice conservative and subtle job.”
Gabrielle’s recent appearance on the TV show Ugly Betty is sure to help forward her belief that “Hollywood needs to recognize all shades of African American beauty.” On the show, Gabrielle played sister to Vanessa Williams (another African-American actress who Make Me Heal suspects also had a nose job), the show’s arch villainess. See Make Me Heal’s related story on Vanessa William’s Plastic Surgery.
Look for Gabrielle’s new nose later this summer in the Eddie Murphy film Meet Dave.
Make Me Heal enjoys the strong women Gabrielle often portrays and likes the way her nose fits her face, so we’re glad to see that the surgeon was subtle and didn’t make the beauty unrecognizable.