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Kelly Ripa's Plastic Surgery Reveal: 'They Tore All The Way Through'

Rebecca Cukier
Kelly Ripa Smiles Seated At A Talk Show

Kelly Ripa has made a surprise plastic surgery reveal. The "Live! With Kelly and Ryan" host might not be the first celebrity you'd peg as having undergone a cosmetic procedure, but it looks like Kelly has one under her belt.

Kelly took to Instagram on Friday – not her own account, but the one run by her popular daytime show. The 49-year-old was in the usual closet setup seen as she showcases her outfit of the day, but fans got way more than the Erdem dress.

Yes, Kelly admitted to having visited a plastic surgeon. For her ears.

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Pierced Her Own Ears With 'A Needle And An Apple'

Talk turned to Kelly's ear piercings, with the blonde showing hers off before admitting that she'd pierced her own ears with a "needle and an apple."

“Me too, that’s why mine are so crooked. Mine are crooked because half of these are self-pierced,” she said.

Then it all got a bit...punkish.

“I also have gauges. See these holes up here? There were my ear holes that tore all the way through. So I had to go to a plastic surgeon," Kelly added.

“My two earlobes are now very different… There’s a piece of my earlobe that’s not there, just because he had to sew it together," she concluded.

Talking Botox And That 'Jock Strap'

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos pose on the red carpet

Kelly is an open book in her videos. They can be pretty lengthy, although they almost always bring out something that fans didn't know. Earlier this year, Kelly revealed why her "Thanksgiving pants" come with a "f– you."

Friday's video brought a Botox admission.

“[In the morning] I'm trying to roll my face and put essential oils on and make myself look frozen in time, which is hard. Even the botox is like, ‘Look sis, maybe it's time to hang up the jock strap,'" she said.

Nothing About That Gym Body Is Plastic, Though

If Kelly Ripa is anything, it's ripped. Pint-sized she may be, but this mother of three makes up for her lack of height in muscle. Kelly's super-slim pins and rock-hard abs are still a head-turner, and there's nothing clinic-like about the star.

Kelly's workouts aren't documented too often on her Instagram, but beady-eyed fans will have spotted the stories showing Kelly using a thigh-master and training by her home pool.

As to the botox, well, it's showbusiness. Think hard about an under-35 star who actually has a wrinkle.

How Her Mornings Actually Look

Kelly Ripa smiles in a sleeveless dress

Kelly spoke to The Cut in January of this year with a simple breakdown of how her morning goes.

"I wake up around 5:30 or 6 o’clock in the morning and start thinking of stories for our Host Chat segment that day — the silly, mundane, ridiculous stories like “You should have three cups of coffee a day to make you live longer!” Then I shower and wake up my kids," Kelly said.

"I do my moisturizing routine, and I like to apply my own foundation so I put it on and I do my eyelashes and my eyebrows. I leave around 7 a.m. for work. I have to be there at 8. If it’s bad traffic or bad weather, I’ll just walk across the park because it’s quicker than getting in a car," Ripa added.

But Her Caffeine Intake Is Unreal

And you can't blame her. Kelly's interview with The Cut came with a giant section on the star's caffeine intake. Kelly revealed that she kicks off her day with a "Bullet Coffee."

That's at home.

"I have a Starbucks latte when I get to Live. Then I will have a half a coffee after the show wraps. I have a great energy level. I don’t nap, and I fear that if I did nap it would probably make me stay awake all night," Kelly added.

Well, now you know it all. Self-piercing, what's technically plastic surgery, and Kelly's Starbucks order.