Among many CEOs whose names are always on the highlight, Mike Jeffries's name remains on top. While being one of the most successful and influential CEOs, rumors of Jeffries's plastic surgery has created quite the buzz. As unlikely as it sounds for a businessman, the revelation of the speculation is quite interesting!
The CEO behind Abercrombie & Fitch's infamous branding – loud, preppy, sexual, and very white, Mike Jeffries is a name well known not just in the business realm but also as a flamboyant television personality. Starring in Netflix’s latest documentary White Hot: The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jefferies has gathered quite the attention on himself with his ever-changing appearance.
Mike Jeffries became CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch in 1992. The company had been operational for a century, having started out as a sporting goods business in 1892. The company struggled to sustain its fan base and filed for bankruptcy in 1976. The company began its era of success once Jeffries stood up in power. It's also said that Jeffries tried to establish a youthful image throughout his time at the design house. So, did he really get those plastic surgeries to preserve that spry beauty?
Mike Jeffries' Plastic Surgery: Did the CEO Really Get Under the Blades?
Mike Jeffries is said to have tried to establish a youthful image throughout his time at the design house. "Jeffries, who is 70, tried to keep up appearances. He lifted weights, barefoot, in the company gym most mornings. He dyed his hair blond and regularly visited his plastic surgeon. And his uniform of choice? Torn Abercrombie jeans and flip-flops," as said by Bloomberg in 2014. All these words only strengthen the speculations of Jeffries getting plastic surgery could actually be real.
Looking at the business tycoon's picture from some time ago in comparison to how he looks now, Jeffries surely does look like he did some work on his face. The revelation of Mike's supposed new look created quite the buzz among people on the internet.
A tweet that pointed out how Mike Jeffries looks botched and like "he went bobbing for apples in a bucket of bees" trying to live up to the "beauty standards" convened quite the attention. Since then the businessman's looks are all that's talked about him.
As per the procedures Mike would have gotten, botox and fillers are claimed sure by many. It's also believed that he tried getting an eyebrow lift but instead it got botched, leaving his appearance seem a bit weirder than it originally was.
Many, too, believe that Jeffries underwent procedures other than botox to tighten and rejuvenate his skin. The fillers are quite obvious on Mike's face since they give an abnormal pulpy look to his face. A plastic surgeon from Miami, Dr. Michael Clayton insisted that too much Botox could have paralyzed the brow muscles causing them to drop. A failed attempt at facelift could have also been the reason for Mike's foozled look.
Here's What Mike Jeffries Thinks About Beauty and Attractiveness!
Mike Jeffries's botched look isn't the only reason people are pointing out fingers at him. Jeffries became recognized for his often dismissive remarks about Abercrombie and Fitch customers, in addition to establishing a distinct aesthetic.
While himself trying to be a fashion icon, Mike often passed conflicting comments on what beauty should be and how he wouldn't let people who he thinks are less attractive at his store.
Passing out the statement, "That's why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don't market to anyone other than that," in a 2006 Salon interview, Jeffries made it clear that it was only good looks that concerned him.
Jeffries also told Salon, as if his statement about "good-looking people" wasn't apparent enough, regarding their exclusionary ways. Presenting quite a controversial statement yet again, Jeffries said, "In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong," clearly stating their exclusionary principles.
This caused much backlash to the company and seeing how the internet now claps back to such personalities, it's not a surprise Mike Jeffries is now pressed under the rubble of his own words and principles.
So, keeping in mind his words from multiple interviews and all the things he and his company stood for, it wouldn't be astonishing to know that Mike Jeffries got plastic surgery to still be A-one on his own little beauty game.