Smiling on the red carpet for Australia’s ASTRA Awards in Sydney on March 12, Giuliana Rancic had fans doing double takes. “My jaw dropped when I saw her,” an eyewitness says. “She didn’t look like herself. Everyone usually talks about how skinny she is, but this time everyone was buzzing about her face.”
Indeed, Giuliana’s once beautiful visage has shifted so drastically, many were wondering if she had gone under the knife. But Saratoga Springs, NY-based plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ridha isn’t so sure. “From a professional standpoint, it doesn’t look like she’s had any surgery,” Dr. Ridha tells Star. “Her cheeks are extremely prominent, which could be the result of fillers…but I think most of what you’re seeing is due to her weight.”
The 40-year-old cancer survivor has come under fire in recent months for her skeletal frame, and while she has downplayed the topic in interviews, friends are concerned that Giuliana’s health may be at risk — especially given the extreme stress she’s been experiencing lately. Her career began to spiral out of control in February amid he fallout surrounding a “disrespectful” comment she made about teen star Zendaya’s dreadlocks on the Fashion Police‘s post-Oscar episode.
There may be trouble at home too, with husband Bill Rancic reportedly pressuring her to move to Chicago. “And Bill isn’t helping much when it comes to Giuliana’s weight,” a concerned pal adds. “He needs to step up and realize his wife is in trouble. Everyone can see she needs to gain weight. He should be making that his priority before it’s too late.”