'Outer Banks' star Madison Bailey shares why she'll never get a nose job

“That’s very honest”

Editor / March 06 2023

We don’t know what’s more blinding when watching Outer Banks: the constant presence of glimmering gold bars or Madison Bailey’s beauty. Okay, fine it’s Bailey’s beauty! Her skin glows brighter than the real stuff anyway (shoutout to Fenty Beauty on that one).

But even being a modern-day beauty icon doesn’t mean you feel completely confident all day, every day. In fact, when appearing alongside co-star Madelyn Cline in a Truth or Drink segment for Cut, Bailey opened up about a physical feature she’s felt self-conscious about in the past.

When quizzed by Cline on whether she had any insecurities, Bailey got refreshingly real: “Yeah, I guess I would say my nose. That’s very honest.” Cline was shocked. “Really?,” she asked, her mouth falling open.

“But I keep it just to show the kids it’s real,” Bailey clarified, smiling. “Like J. Cole said,” she added, in a nod to the lyrics of J. Cole’s track “Crooked Smile”: “I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it's real”.

Insecurities are of course a highly personal thing (and compliments aren’t always the answer to eliminating them), but Bailey’s fans were quick to flood her mentions with support.

“I cant believe Madison is insecure about her nose, her face is perfect to me it's wild when [you] remember everyone has insecurities that can seem so strange to someone looking in from the outside </3,” one commenter shared.

It's worth noting, though, that fans haven’t only entered the chat following Bailey’s comments. Hot off the show’s 2020 release, Twitter users even singled out Bailey’s nose as a specifically beautiful feature.

“When I watched [season] 1 I absolutely thought her side profile was gorgeous & it was [because] of her nose I swear,” another fan shared.

One comment perfectly summed up our thoughts: “I always thought her nose was stunning and the ‘but I keep it just to show the kids it's real’ is so cute.”

Main image credit: @grahamnation

Bailey isn’t the only celeb opening up. Lili Reinhart has shared her journey with body image.

Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.

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