It's not easy living in the reality TV spotlight, a fact former "Bachelorette" star Jillian Harris knows all too well.
The 35-year-old television personality, who currently appears on HGTV's "Love It or List It Too," reveals in a new blog post that she had plastic surgery after cyberbullies told her she had a "hot dog nose," among other disparaging remarks. In a post on her website entitled "10 Things I Learned From Reality TV & The Bachelor Premiere Recap," Harris wrote:
Some people are mean. I’ve found the best way to cope with this is to just feel sorry for them. Think about it … how many emotionally wonderful people will jump onto the old world wide web and lash out at someone they have never met? Not many. So if someone says your fat, have a hot dog nose (yes this happened, and yes I got a nose job because of it) choose the route of empathy instead of anger. It just shows that they must be hurting somewhere internally to be taking it out on you. Live and learn!!!! I love my new nose and am thankful for what it taught me!!!!
Harris also admits she gained more confidence by applying powder makeup. "OMG I didn’t realize how greasy I looked in pictures until I started wearing mattifying powder!! Ladies … this can MAKE or break a photo and there is a fine balance … NO I have not had tons of work done on my face, rather I’ve only just now figured out how to do my makeup … for example (all pre nose job) :)," she wrote, posting before and after photos.
For more of what Jillian Harris says she's learned from reality TV, head over to JillianHarris.com.