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.
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)
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."
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.
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.
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
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