But don’t let the bigger boobs, pouty lips and higher the usual cheekbones fool you.
Alexa swears she’s plastic free… all except one body part.
This is what the 28-year-old has to say, with a healthy dose of humor and newfound confidence to boot, about those reconstructive (and destructive) rumors:
“On a personal (and slightly ridiculous note): I would just like to add that all of the continuously-circulating rumors that I have had extensive ‘face-work’ and undergone breast-augmentation surgery is simply and entirely 100% false,” she wrote on Facebook.
Alexa Ray Joel in 2010. Photo: Getty
“The only thing I have ever had done is my nose, which I have always been completely candid, honest, and open about – and I can swear on my Beloved Gypsy-Stella The Cat that this is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God! (But hey, there could be worse rumors circulating, so, I’ll take it),” she added.
“Any visibly-positive alterations in terms of my public-image are an absolute and sole credit to my brilliant makeup-artist and stylist, Caitlin Monahan… Who is a true beauty-wizard and visionary,” she gushed. “(That, combined with the fact that I actually have a hearty dose of self-confidence now- which took me a little extra minute or so to find.) ; )
Alexa Ray Joel and her supermodel mom Christie Brinkley at her Cafe Carlyle NYC concert April 1, 2014. Photo: Getty
“But hey, wouldn’t it be so refreshingly wonderful if the press could just focus on my music, songwriting, and stage-presence? [And that applies to every female artist/performer, for that matter!] Because, honestly, I would rather be judged, critiqued, and picked apart for my actual work.”
There you have it.