Carrot Top Denies Plastic Surgery and Steroid Rumors
Performer Carrot Top contends his extreme looks are completely natural – or should we say organic?
With his trademark wild and curly red tresses, the so-called comedian Carrot Top (whose real birth name is Scott Thompson) has often been accused of obtaining plastic and cosmetic surgery. The entertainer of some has been criticized in the past for purported plastic surgery and even steroid use but Mr. Carrot Top vehemently opposes such allegations.
In a new episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?” the performer was extremely vocal about the stories concerning his potential plastic surgery and substance use. According to him: “People think I've had plastic surgery - no, it just takes a lot of makeup to make me look good.”
The accusations have come from his professional peers as well. In the aforementioned Oprah show, Carrot Top recalls a celebrity roast on Comedy Central where he quickly became the source of much of the night’s rumor. The roast was intended for rapper and performance artist Flavor Flav but Carrot Top remembers that most of the jokes were directed at him. Says Carrot Top, "And one of the comics says, 'Jesus, Carrot Top, when are you gonna stop with all the plastic surgery? You look like the guy from 'The Mask' or something.'"
Carrot Top says he still recollects his own reaction to the humor at the time. "I'm sorry that I look good," he says. "I don't think I look anything different than I did when I started [in comedy]."
As for his dubious physique, Carrot Top insisted he has never used the juice (steroids not carrot juice). Carrot contends he has always been fit. "I get a lot of grief because I've always been in shape and I think for comedy in general, they don't expect comics to be in shape."
Digger deeper, Carrot Top claims: "When I first started, I had my little Nissan pick-up truck and my two teeny, barely funny trunks of stuff, and I used to bring dumbbells with me, literally, to the hotels," he says.
Carrot Top contends his Las Vegas comedy show, "Carrot Top Live at the Luxor", which has been running for nearly decade, really provided the catalyst – the carrot in front of the jackass as it were.
"I worked out more, I really got into that training stuff, where I'm like, 'Holy crap. I'm big.' You really forget how big you can get," he says. "So people would say, 'My God, you're huge.'"
Huge in a relative way, of course.
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