10/29/2014 03:22 pm ET Updated Oct 29, 2014

Carol Alt: Renee Zellweger's New Look Spawned From 'An Issue With Her Lids'

Renee Zellweger's dramatically changed look has been a large part of the media narrative as of late, with Zellweger coming forth and claiming that it's simply a result of her living "a different, happy, more fulfilling life."

But that's not what former supermodel Carol Alt heard, she explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday.

"I know Renee had an issue with her lids. They were very heavy and I believe what she was having was that kind of an issue," she told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

The Sports Illustrated cover girl wishes Zellweger had been more open about getting a procedure done, as well as her reasons for doing it.

"I think that she should've just said 'I had a medical issue. I had to take care of it. My lids were heavy'," she said. "I have several girlfriends who have heavy lids and did that, because they couldn't fully open their eye."

Despite reports of the contrary, the 53-year-old says she's never had any work done herself because she's afraid of scarring.

"Life & Style -- thank you guys by the way, I'm very flattered -- said I had [a surgery] when you cut your eye lids -- I was flattered!," she laughed.

Watch the rest of Carol Alt's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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