Why TikToker Alix Earle Says She Got “Face Transplant” in Her Sleep

Social media star Alix Earle compared her old driver's license photo to her updated one, commenting on the change in her appearance.

By Alexandra Bellusci Oct 26, 2023 2:11 AMTags
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Alix Earle doesn't want to filter the truth.

The TikToker shared a look at her old driver's license photo compared to her current one and took a moment to explain what cosmetic work she had done in the years between.

"I think I got a face transplant in my sleep, because what is going on here with the difference of these two photos?" Alix teased in an Oct. 20 TikTok video. "I'm 17 years old in the top one and 22 in the bottom. I mean, no wonder I was getting denied from every single bar."

Despite her joking, the 22-year-old gave insight into what she has done, adding, "Puberty and some life filler, man. These are just not the same people."

Fans flocked to the comments section to share their surprise, with one user writing, "It's legit a different person," to which Alix responded, "They are not the same."

Another follower wrote, "The way my jaw dropped when I realized it was Alix Earle."

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But this isn't the first time Alix has been open about going under the knife—or lack there of. Back in August, the social media star shut down speculation that she had a nose job.

"Look at my nose," Alix said in a TikTok clip as she pointed to the photo. "Like granted, I didn't know how to use nose contour at the time. But it's crazy how much your nose grows into your face."

She added, "I've literally had boyfriends before and I've shown them young photos of me like going through puberty. And they're like, 'I literally don't believe you.' They ask my parents like, 'Did she have a nose job?'"

As for what the influencer has done? Well, in January, Alix marked the one year anniversary of having breast implants, celebrating what she dubbed her "boobaversary."

"From the start, I decided I was going to be open with this, especially on social media," she explained on TikTok. "If you're paying to get something done, wouldn't you want people to notice? Like, I paid all that money for a surgery and no one noticed anything different about me, I'd be pissed."

The University of Miami grad made it clear she felt it was important to be up front because she didn't "want to set an unrealistic standard" for any girls watching her videos.

"This is also not me convincing anyone to get a boob job," Alix continued. "You should love yourself. But if there is something you want to do for yourself, then do it. Don't care about what other people think."

 

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For a look at more celebrities who have admitted to getting plastic surgery, keep reading.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Gypsy underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty (both part of a nose job) in April 2024, TMZ reported, three months after she was released from prison (where she served seven years for her role in the murder of her mother Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard).

Brandi Glanville

The former Bravo star has been candid about her plastic surgery procedures in the past, including getting a nose job, having breast implants and dabbling with Botox and filler. And now, she's turned to CellSound's body sculpting treatment to tighten her stomach.

"I have actual abs," she told People in an interview published March 21. "I have lines on my stomach that I haven't had since before I got pregnant. I think any mother knows after kids the elasticity of your skin will never be the same."

Brittany Cartwright

The Valley star revealed she underwent facial liposuction before filming the new Bravo series.

"I had work done on my double chin. We call it the turkey gobbler, runs in my family," she said on the March 14 episode of  her When Reality Hits podcast. "No matter what I was going through, no matter how much weight I lost, I still felt I had something there."

Martha Stewart

After years of denying cosmetic procedures, the lifestyle expert recently confessed in the Feb. 8 episode of her eponymous podcast that she gets Botox, fillers and lasers to tighten her skin. "I don't think a lot about age," she explained, "but I don't want to look my age."

Tori Spelling

The Beverly Hills, 90210 star has spoken publicly about her nose job and her breast implants.

Sharon Osbourne

In addition to getting candid on using Ozempic for weight loss, the talk show host admitted that her 2021 facelift was "the worst thing that I ever did," explaining in December 2023, "I looked like Cyclops."

Lady Gaga

"I've never had any work-work done, but I went through a phase when I was smoking pot when I was really obsessed with getting facial injections," the "Born This Way" singer told radio host Howard Stern in 2013. "I was going to this strip mall in Chicago in the back…Everybody was like, 'You are a nut job.'...I'm telling you, I wasn't exactly in the best frame of mind, and I would smoke a bunch of joints and have some drinks and I would be like, 'Oh, let's go see my girl' and we would drive to this strip mall and I would get shot up with a bunch of whatever, Juvéderm, and then leave."

She continued, "Now all the stuff is gone. Before I shot the 'Applause' video, [a photographer friend] was like, 'Gaga, I love you but if you don't stop injecting s--t in your face I'm going to just kill you.'"

Bethenny Frankel

The Real Housewives of New York star got breast implants in 2005, but removed them in 2008.

"Now I feel comfortable," she told Life & Style. "If there's something you're not comfortable with and you can correct it, great."

Olivia Colman

The Crown star revealed that she's a fan of Botox. "I've had loads," the 50-year-old told BBC Radio 2.

Julie Chen

In 2013, The Talk co-host revealed on the show that she got plastic surgery at the beginning of her career in order to make her eyes look bigger.

"And after I had it done, the ball did roll for me," she said. "And I wondered, did I give in to the man?"

She added, "I have to live with every decision that I've made. And it got me to where we are today. And I'm not going to look back."

Jamie Lee Curtis

"I've done it all," the actress told The Telegraph in 2002. "I've had a little plastic surgery. I've had a little lipo. I've had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it."

Jennifer Aniston

"I had [a deviated septum] fixed–best thing I ever did," the actress told People in 2007. "I slept like a baby for the first time in years. As far as all the other [rumors], as boring as it sounds, it's still mine. All of it. Still mine."

NeNe Leakes

In 2010, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed that she had had a nose job, a breast lift and liposuction.

"I'm very comfortable and confident in myself," she told People. "I just wanted a tune up."

Kim Zolciak

In 2015, the reality star called Dr. Lenny Hochstein her "boob God" doctor for giving her perky breasts. Of course, the reality TV personality has been an open book about her other procedures, including a tummy tuck and lip injections.

Lisa Rinna

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had her lips injected with silicone at age 24. In 2010, she had some of the filler removed.

"I find it so interesting that it's become such a big thing because I can't tell you how many girls have done their lips. I feel like I'm a pioneer," she said on Today in 2013. "I was one of the first ones to ever do it and be honest about it."She also said, "I would do it again. I never had a career before I had the lips so my lips have had their own career!"

Heidi Montag

In 2009, at just 23 years old, the Hills star underwent a head-to-toe transformation, having 10 cosmetic procedures done in one day. In addition to Botox, chin reductions and a nose job, the reality star also got fat injections in her lips.

Iggy Azalea

The Aussie rapper said in the April 2015 issue of Vogue magazine that she got breast implants. "I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I'd thought about it my entire life," she revealed. 

Tyra Banks

In her memoir, Perfect Is Boring, the supermodel revealed that she went under the knife early in her career. "I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching," she wrote in her book. "I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose." 

Kim Kardashian

"I really, genuinely care about looking good," the SKKN founder told Allure for its August 2022 issue. "I probably care more than 90 percent of the people on this planet. It's not easy when you're a mom and you're exhausted at the end of the day or you're in school, and I'm all of the above. I do my beauty treatments usually late at night. After everyone's in bed, I'm doing laser treatments."

Kim revealed she's also gotten "a little bit of Botox," but hasn't dabbled with filler on her lips or cheeks, revealing, "No filler. Never filled either one, ever."

Kristin Cavallari

During an Instagram Stories Q&A on Aug. 23, the reality TV star didn't shy away from answering a fan's question about her boobs. "Gonna keep it real with y'all," Kristin began her response. "Got a lift after breast feeding all 3 kids."

While The Hills alum isn't opposed to cosmetic procedures, she admitted she's "never done" Botox.

"It's not for me. But I've seen it look amazing on some people," she wrote. "My concern is that we don't know the long term effects of it (and I don't mean 5-10 years, I mean like 20 years) and I think your face is muscle, so we need to work it out the same way we would any other muscle."

John Stamos

In his new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, John opened up about feeling insecure with his appearance, which led him to get two nose jobs. "That nose," he wrote. "It bothers me."

"My nose looks kind of pushed up like Peter Pan or something," he shared of the initial procedure. "So on my next hiatus, I have it redone by Michael Jackson's plastic surgeon."

Sia

The singer recently revealed she got a facelift.

"I'm a pop star that normally hides my face and doesn't lie about s--t," she said at the 5th annual Daytime Beauty Awards in Los Angeles on Oct. 1.. "I got an amazing face lift from Dr. Ben Talei. He is incredible. And he is doing so much good work—and not just for the pop stars of the world."

Nicki Minaj

The rapper revealed she recent went under the knife. "I had to get a breast reduction," she told Vogue in a cover story published Nov. 9, "and actually I love it. I used to want a bigger butt, and now I look back and realize how silly that was."

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa recently shared the cosmetic treatments she gets, telling Page Six, "I'm due for Botox. I don't do filler and I have so much full movement that there is no Botox at all."

When asked if she's thought about going under the knife, she replied, "That would be the one thing that I would probably put off for the very last thing. The technology now for lifting, sculpting, tightening, is incredible. And there's a machine for anything. I just got a microcurrent thing for your neck, it was called Forma and it's like a total package facial."

 

Kim Cattrall

The Sex and the City alum opened up about why she receives cosmetic injectables. 

"I'm in my 60s now and I'm all about battling aging in every way I can," Kim told The Sunday Times in an interview published June 4. "There are fillers, Botox, there's so many different things that you can investigate and try and see if it's for you. It's not just a vanity thing."

 

Blac Chyna

The reality star underwent several cosmetic procedures over the years. In March 2023, she underwent breast and butt reduction surgery and got her facial fillers dissolved. The following May, as she celebrated her 35th birthday, she reflected on her previous look on Instagram, saying in a video, "I was looking at old pictures, you guys. That face was looking crazy."

Genevieve Padalecki

In April 2023, The actress, wife of Supernatural alum Jared Padalecki, revealed on Kimberly Van Der Beek and Peggy Rometo's podcast Bathroom Chronicles that she got a breast augmentation a year and a half prior and then had her implants removed after she found she could not exercise as long as she used to and felt joint pain.

Kathy Griffin

The comedian revealed that tattooed her lips and documented the behind-the-scenes experience of getting her desired color and shape.

"I didn't know it would be that bad," Kathy told People about the swelling on Aug. 28. "I could not stop laughing even though it was painful to laugh for about four days."

Alix Earle

The TikTok star has been open about her January 2022 breast augmentation. In a January 2023 TikTok video, she celebrated her "boob-aversary" and reminisced about her decision to undergo the plastic surgery and share her experience with her followers. She said she used money she had earned working as well as her "childhood savings" to pay for the procedure.

"And that was probably meant to go toward something a little bit more important," she said, "but I thought that this was important."

Anitta

The superstar opened up about going under the knife, telling WSJ. Magazine for its November 2022 issue, "It's nothing to do with me not being happy with myself. For me, it's like changing my hair."

According to Anitta, she's gotten a nose job, jaw-shaping procedures and breast augmentations.

"Even if it's not good or the way I expected," she added, "I still like the process. I like the adrenaline."

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