With his wild and curly red hair, comedian Carrot Top (whose real name is Scott Thompson) is known for his distinct look. In the past, he's been accused of undergoing plastic surgery and abusing steroids -- but he scoffs at such rumors.
"People think I've had plastic surgery -- no, it just takes a lot of makeup to make me look good," the comedian jokes in a new episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
In the above clip from the episode, Carrot Top recalls a Comedy Central roast where his looks became the butt of jokes. The comedians were actually there to roast Flavor Flav, but "they love picking on me," Carrot Top says. "And one of the comics says, 'Jesus, Carrot Top, when are you gonna stop with all the plastic surgery? You look like the guy from 'The Mask' or something.'"
Carrot Top remembers his reaction at the time. "I'm sorry that I look good," he says. "I don't think I look anything different than I did when I started [in comedy]."
As for his physique, Carrot Top says he's just always been fit. "I get a lot of grief because I've always been in shape and I think for comedy in general, they don't expect comics to be in shape," he says.
"When I first started, I had my little Nissan pick-up truck and my two teeny, barely funny trunks of stuff, and I used to bring dumbbells with me, literally, to the hotels," he says.
When he began his comedy show, "Carrot Top Live at the Luxor" in Las Vegas -- now in its eight year -- he really started to bulk up. "I worked out more, I really got into that training stuff, where I'm like, 'Holy crap. I'm big.' You really forget how big you can get," he says. "So people would say, 'My God, you're huge.'"
Also in the video, the self-proclaimed "King of Props" takes cameras on a tour of his home and introduces viewers to his "best friend" -- his blow dryer -- and drawer full of products. "Mousse and gels and crap," he says. "Every five seconds, I'm putting something in there," he adds, gesturing to his curls.
In the video below, Carrot Top joins OWN executive producers Jill Van Lokeren and Julie Simpson on HuffPost Live to talk more about the episode.
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