03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Rise Of Plastic Surgery

Pity poor Ashley Tisdale. Riding high from her success as the scheming Sharpay in "High School Musical 2," she seems to have come down with a minor case of Jennifer Grey syndrome.

After having surgery to fix what she said was a deviated septum on Nov. 30, she emerged two weeks later with what looked to many casual observers like a brand-new nose. Celebrity magazines and blogs piled on, questioning her for tinkering with the trait that many people say made her special.

Five-year-old fans said they no longer recognize her. She looks "plain," "average," even "Stepford," according to some of the online comments.

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