In 2014, Renée Zellweger shocked fans when she appeared at Elle magazine’s Women In Hollywood event looking very, very different. Reporters and doctors speculated about which plastic surgery procedures she had done to alter her appearance.
Later on, Zellweger said that “international humiliation” — AKA, all that press about her face — shifted her feelings about the situation. She stated that she got “the hardest kick” and became more in-touch with how criticism affects her, and is now living a happier, more private life.
Unfortunately, Zellweger continued to face criticism, and once heard strangers gossiping about her on the subway: “Why would she go and have surgery on her face like we wouldn't know?” She got to surprise one of them when he spotted her on the train, and the man was quite embarrassed.