Kelly Ripa's Botox Secret
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
January 18, 2013
We now know at least one way Kelly Ripa, 42, keeps her face looking its best every morning on Live! with Kelly and Michael.
The petite Ripa admits to getting Botox every seven months in a new interview with Elle magazine.
"Every seven months or so my eyelid skin rests on my eyelashes. So I feel like it makes my makeup artist's life easier, and it makes my eyes look a little more open on TV, which is where I happen to work right now," she says, admitting that she has also had injections to avoid sweating.
But when it comes to her trim physique, she has SoulCycle -- the spin studio known to be frequented by celebrities -- to thank. But though Ripa is famously fit, she continuously admits her "flaws," calling herself "dorky."
"I think that's why people get me," she muses. "No matter how much I try to cool myself up, it's never going to happen for me. But, like, am I dying to be cool? Yes, I'm dying to be ... I feel like as long as you take ownership over your own flaws, it doesn't hurt if someone else points them out."
As for her longtime marriage to her husband Mark Consuelos, Ripa dishes that although she's clearly the more famous spouse, when they're at home, he wears the pants.
"I actually call [Mark] Desi, because the thing about Desi was that as much attention as Lucy got, Desi was always in charge," she says. "I was drawn to Mark because he was positively an alpha male, and I didn’t think I would be drawn to that. But I just worship him. He makes me feel very safe."