Naya Rivera is opening up about getting plastic surgery when she was 18.
The 29-year-old former Glee actress got breast implants while she was in high school and she is opening up about the experience in her new memoir “Sorry Not Sorry.”
“I went around to all my teachers, told them I was going to be out. ‘I’m getting plastic surgery!’ I’d tell them gleefully,” Naya says in the book, excerpted on People. “My art teacher was stoked – when I told her she said that she too had fake tits and that she was very excited for me.”
“My new boobs were a confidence thing, not a sexual thing,” Naya added. “I’d never even taken my top off for a guy. I hadn’t had many opportunities to do so, but even if I had, my bra was always stuffed with napkins.”
“As soon as I went back to school, [the boys] all practically fell over themselves rushing to see who could hold the door open for me,” she continued. “People have a lot of opinions about plastic surgery, but more than ten years after I got my boobs, they still make me happy when I look in the mirror. It might have even been the best $8K I’ve ever spent.”
Naya wrote in the book that she saved up for the surgery from her roles on Family Matters and The Royal Family. She also said that her family did not approve of her choice at the time.
In the memoir, Naya also talks about her battle with anorexia and how she got an abortion while on Glee.