Forget Kylie Jenner’s lips. VH1 reality star Tiny just underwent the wildest cosmetic procedure you’ve ever heard of, changing her eye color from brown to gray.
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, best known as T.I.’s wife and co-star on their VH1 reality show, revealed her new eye-popping (sort of literally) new look this week.
Along with a close-up of her new ice-gray eyes, she wrote on Instagram:
“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin it!! Huge thanks to the incredible doctor for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true!”
Brightocular is essentially a permanent colored contact that is applied over one’s actual iris, a controversial concept that has sparked lots of debate.
Is that even safe? Not enough to have it done in the U.S., at least not yet. As for why she decided to have this done, and if its something she’ll regret?
“I had been wearing colored contacts for a couple of years and they were making my vision blurry,” said Tiny to People, looking to quiet some of the critics.
“A friend of mine mentioned that she had heard of a procedure where you could permanently change your eye color and we looked into it.”
“We researched it for a bit but I was nervous because … it’s your eyes! But two years later it came up again. I spoke to the doctors and to patients who’d had it.”
“I learned that there was no downtime, that it only took about 15 minutes … plus it’s reversible. When I found out that your could reverse it, I was sold.”
“The implant that they use to cover your natural eye color is a medical implant usually used on patients with eye illnesses like glaucoma,” Tiny explained.
It costs around $10,000 … not including your plane ticket to Tunisia, one of the few places you can legally have it done. The only other price she paid?
Not being able to wear makeup for weeks. It’s rough. We can only hope to see this when we watch T.I. and the Family Hustle online in the future.
As for the “haters” she faces? Tiny has a parting shot: “Do what makes you happy. As long as you’re being healthy and safe, just do what makes you feel good.”
“People are saying I must have low self-esteem, but if you really know me, I have no problems in the self esteem department!” Cottle says emphatically.
“[T.I.] always thinks I’m crazy. But when I told him I researched it he didn’t have a problem with it. He loved my eyes before and he loves them now too.”
“He just loves me.”
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