Pamela Anderson built a career on her bombshell good looks, but has sworn off Botox, saying she prefers to age gracefully like her beauty idols Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot.
“I am the last person to try Botox but I did,” Anderson told People. “I felt like my eyes sunk into my head so far that I didn’t look look like me anymore! I’m not into all that stuff.”
Pamela, whose anti-aging beauty secrets include a vegan diet and an active lifestyle that includes light weightlifting, said some women go overboard with Botox and plastic surgery and end up looking desperate. “I think a little bit of maintenance is good,” said Anderson, 48. “Some people go too far. I’m not obsessed. My mom looks great.”
The 14-time Playboy cover girl said she feels younger every day and doesn’t need Botox to make her feel or look better. “It is what it is,” said Anderson. “Besides, I feel like I’m getting younger all the time.”
Pamela said her role models for aging gracefully are iconic screen legends who are beautiful, accomplished and interesting.
I love Jane Fonda and Brigitte Bardot. It’s like the old saying goes: ‘Beauty comes from within.’
It’s about embracing it and feeling great about what you have and doing the best for you.”
In 2014, Pam made headlines after revealing she was raped at age 12 and gang-raped at 14. Anderson, who has been a vegetarian since she was a teen, said her love of animals helped her heal after her childhood traumas.
“My affinity with animals saved me, they came to me naturally,” Anderson wrote in a now-deleted blog post. “I wasn’t sure why I was alive. My loyalty remained with the animal kingdom. I vowed to protect them.”
It’s because of her love for animals that Anderson has maintained her lifelong vegan diet, which she credited for her age-defying bikini body at 48. The busty 5-foot-7 Pamela weighs a sleek 115 pounds, thanks to her plant-based diet, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
Other celebrity vegans include Demi Moore, Shania Twain and Beyonce, who credited a vegan diet for her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. While Anderson isn’t a workout fanatic like she was during her twenties, she’s active every day and said a vegan diet has helped her manage hepatitis C, a condition she has had since 2002.
“I have Hepatitis C and I feel great, which I think has a lot to do with my diet,” Pam said in 2010. “I feel better [following a vegan diet]. I always feel healthy.”
Pamela may soon be free of Hepatitis C, thanks to a new FDA-approved drug that kills the virus. “I’m very fortunate that I’ve had Hep C for about 16 years,” said Anderson. “Sixteen years ago that was as a death sentence. I think it really worked on my self-esteem.”
Pam added: “Even though I may have looked confident on the outside, I think it really was a dark cloud that lingered over me. I could be Hep C free within the month.”