It seems that Peggy Sulahian isn’t so “real” after all.
The Real Housewives of Orange County newbie and 100th Housewife had a secret nose job when she was just 17 years old, according to The Daily Mail.
Peggy went under the knife at 17 because she felt insecure about her “pronounced Armenian nose” sources reveal.
“The official reason was a deviated septum, but Peggy was desperate to get her nose fixed for cosmetic reasons too,” a source reveals.
Adding, that the surgery was performed by Peggy’s plastic surgeon cousin Dr. Vatche Bardakjian over a long holiday weekend. At the same time as Peggy went under the knife so did her now estranged brother, Pol’Atteu.
While Peggy now seems very confident and self-assured on the Real Housewives of Orange County, it turns out that wasn’t always the case.
“She hated [her nose] and thought it made her look ugly. She was often teased about her nose and “monobrow” at school, and as she got into her later teens she got more and more obsessed about the way she looked,” an insider explained.
“The only reason her parents agreed to it was on medical grounds. They paid for half of the cost and health insurance paid out the other half,” the insider added. “Peggy and Pol’ were some of Dr. Bardakjian’s very first patients too, but he did a great job, and Peggy was delighted with the results.”
In her mid-twenties, Peggy met and married her now husband, Diko Sulahian. Tragically Peggy’s mom Ani died at the age of 51 from breast cancer just six months before Peggy and Diko’s wedding. Following their marriage, sources say that Peggy drifted from her family and less and less contact with her siblings.
As time went on Peggy’s look continued to evolve according to sources with the help of her brother Pol’ who “groomed” Peggy into the Housewife she is now.
“He groomed her into a trophy wife for Diko and was with her each step of the way from getting a nose job with her, to dressing her up to look like a million dollars,” said a source.
However, Peggy’s plastic surgery obsession didn’t stop with her nose job; revealing that Peggy also had a breast augmentation after the birthday of her second daughter, Gianelle.
“She’d had two kids and just hit her 30s and felt self-conscious,” the source reveals.
Just this past year, Peggy made the difficult decision to have a double mastectomy after finding a 3-millimeter cancerous lump in her breast.
Peggy has also made it clear that she’s not enjoying her time on RHOC telling ET, “one percent of the time I enjoyed it. The other 99, I was trying to figure it out.”
Check out the before and after photos below!
I would have never guessed that this was Peggy. I always wondered why her daughters didn’t resemble her at all. In my opinion, Peggy’s daughters look much more Armenian than she does, and I always found that odd but it makes sense now since learning that Peggy has gone under the knife. I have a sneaky feeling Peggy had more than just her nose done because she looks nothing like her old self at all.
Thoughts on Peggy’s before and after photos? Are you surprised Peggy had a nose job? Why don’t you think Peggy is open about her plastic surgery?
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