"If you Google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time, or whatever it is… They've compared me to Michael Jackson," Bruce once said on an episode of his reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
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Both Bruce and Michael were called out for going too far. After undergoing a nose job and partial face-lift in 1984, Bruce's post-plastic surgery face has been ridiculed and attacked in the media.
"'Because you're Bruce Jenner, Olympic champ [people said], 'Oh my gosh, you shouldn't be doing things like that.' The media kind of went nuts on that stuff," Bruce told Access Hollywood'sMaria Menounos.
When asked why he underwent surgery, Bruce said he "was just going through a bad time."
"I don't think you ever had a lot of self esteem," his wife, Kris, added.
"I had just gone through my second divorce, lost a lot of money. I was in a little dinky house," Brue added.
As documented on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," a family vote helped Bruce decide to have surgery to correct his previous procedures.
"It was exciting for us," Kris said. "Probably scary for [Bruce], but we were really excited."
But Bruce wasn't the only one concerned. Stepdaughter Khloe Kardashian was also frightened.
"I was scared," she said. "I didn't want it to be worse than it was."
Bruce kept his surgery a secret at first.
"I had it done and not even my close friends knew I had it done," he told Maria. "I mean that's how good of a job they [did]."
Bruce was looking great this weekend at the Aces and Angels Celebrity Poker Tournament benefiting families of injured firefighters, held at the Playboy Mansion. The family couldn't be happier with his results. In fact, Bruce may serve as inspiration.
"I know after I have kids, I'll definitely want a lift," Kim Kardashian added.
"Kim's always the one that feels very free about giving her advice. On a daily basis, she comes up to me and says, 'Mom, it's time. It's time for a partial face-lift on her neck.'" Kris chimed in. "I get it every day!"
Kris hasn't gone under the knife yet, but she has – coincidentally – undergone treatment with dermatologist Arnie Klein, Michael Jackson's longtime doctor. While she doesn't have insight into whether he's the father of Jackson's kids she does have a strong opinion on the man.
"I saw Arnie Klein for years because I had psoriasis," Kris said. "He's amazing. He really helped me. I'm very grateful to Arnie Klein for the treatment he gave me."
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