By George Loomis
Lea Michele knows she has made good decisions regarding her diet, her dedication to family and her nose. That’s right: her nose.
When Lea recently sat down with Women’s Health for her cover issue, the “Glee” star proudly declared herself as the only girl in her high school class “not to get a nose job.” But Lea has more to be happy about than her lack of plastic surgery.
“I went out to dinner with my boyfriend, and Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem were leaving the restaurant as we were going in,” Lea told the magazine about the moment she knew she had made it. “[Penelope] was like, ‘Eez eet you? Are you dee girl I’ve been zeeing at all of dezz [Award] tings?’”
When her “Glee” schedule isn’t keeping her busy, Lea makes a point of spending time with family. She told the magazine that even though Los Angeles has “been good” to her, she flies home “every chance [she gets].” And although they’re very close, don’t assume that her family has always been supportive of her vegan diet.
“Coming from an Italian family, you can imagine [they] couldn’t understand,” Lea revealed in the issue, hitting newsstands today. “But they respected my decision.”
Lea credited her toned physique to her strict vegan regimen — along with the strenuous “Glee” workouts, of course — a diet inspired by the book “Skinny Bitch.” Lea said of the bestseller, “It slapped me in the face.” She even gave up her favorite habit of relaxing at home with a cheese plate and champagne!
Even Lea isn’t perfect, though, admitting, “I love myself, the way I look, my body, but sometimes I can’t help but feel insecure [in L.A.]. It plays with your head.”
What do you make of Lea’s candid comments? Do you admire her for keeping her nose intact, and do you think she can keep up her vegan diet?