'Southern Charm' star Naomie Olindo defends nose job: I feel really good about it, just be supportive!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/11/2018
Southern Charm star Naomie Olindo has no regrets about changing her appearance in the wake of her split from co-star Craig Conover.
Naomie went under the knife and got a nose job in February, and she's now insisting to People, "I feel really good about my decision."
The 25-year-old reality TV star reportedly had the procedure done in New York City by Dr. Joshua Zimm.
Naomie's social-media followers instantly noticed a difference in her looks when she posted her first selfie of herself post-surgery in mid-February. But instead of receiving positive comments, haters tore her apart.
"When people started figuring it out, I was very open about it," Naomie explained. "People were so angry and saying they couldn't believe it. I was so surprised. This is something that is making me happy, just be supportive."
Naomie, who currently resides in Charleston, SC, said she believes there is no problem with women doing whatever it takes to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin.
"Everyone's goal is to be happy with themselves," Naomie told the magazine.
"I can't tell you how many messages and emails I've got of people who were like, 'You know I would never publicly say this, but I wish that I could be as strong as you and get my nose done too. I'm just scared of what people will think.' And I'm like, 'Why are you scared? Just do what you want to do. It's not for anyone else but yourself.'"
Naomie has, however, received support from some fellow reality TV stars -- including Stassi Schroeder from Vanderpump Rules and Amanda Batula from Summer House.
"All of the castmates on Southern Charm have been super supportive; very, very nice," Naomie continued.
"Stassi has been super supportive. Amanda from Summer House was so kind, because they get it. If somebody from another show reaches out, it's like an automatic friendship. Everyone has been wonderful really."
Naomie and Craig split in September 2017 after three years of dating.
Southern Charm's fifth season currently airs Thursday nights at 9PM ET/PT on Bravo. The season premiered on April 5.