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February 27, 2006
You couldn't tell from his performance at the Daytona 500--he finished 38th--but Nextel Cup driver Kurt Busch is more aerodynamic this year. During the off-season Busch, 27, underwent cosmetic surgery to have his ears pinned back to his head. "[I'm] a little slicker," he said. "I've wanted to do it for a few years now but never had the time." Here are some other sports personalities who have been through what is known in the business as a rebuilding phase.
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February 27, 2006

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You couldn't tell from his performance at the Daytona 500--he finished 38th--but Nextel Cup driver Kurt Busch is more aerodynamic this year. During the off-season Busch, 27, underwent cosmetic surgery to have his ears pinned back to his head. "[I'm] a little slicker," he said. "I've wanted to do it for a few years now but never had the time." Here are some other sports personalities who have been through what is known in the business as a rebuilding phase.

BRUCE JENNER
The former decathlete, who won Olympic gold in 1976, is a staple of websites that speculate about celebrities' cosmetic enhancements--but he has confessed only to a rhinoplasty. "Yeah, I had the hook taken out of my nose 20 years ago, and they're still talking about it," he told Florida Today in 2004. "You live with it, you move on."

EDDIE (THE EAGLE) EDWARDS
After years of jokes about his Alpine chin and oh-so-British smile, the hapless ski jumper from the 1988 Games had his face nipped and tucked in '96, at age 32. "I'm still young, free and single, so I'm going to be hitting the nightspots now to get a woman," he said. "The only downside is they may not recognize me anymore."

JERRY JONES
After cringing at a picture of his puffy self in 2000, the Cowboys' owner went on a crash diet, dropping from 230 to 175--and most likely had surgery on his face. "I'm not going to give you a straight answer," Jones, 63, once said when asked if he had work done.

RICHIE ADUBATO
The Washington Mystics' coach has found that hair is like the WNBA's attendance: Even with a financial commitment it doesn't grow. He has said he's had several hair transplants.

JOANIE LAURER
The actress, formerly known as Chyna when she was a WWF wrestler, has had at least two rounds of breast implants--one ruptured in the ring--and a jaw job.

NAM HYUN-HEE
The South Korean fencer was suspended for six months for getting cheek implants. (She has yet to debut her new face.) "We have to be more strict," said a South Korean official after Nam missed practice. "What are other athletes thinking when a fellow athlete is lounging around because of plastic surgery?"

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