Carrie Underwood regrets overplucking her eyebrows in high school
Not even American Idol winners were safe from the 90’s and the craze over ultra-thin arches. Carrie Underwood recently revealed in an interview that she would totally stop her high school self from overplucking her eyebrows.
And, as we’ve already said before, we 100% agree.
When judge Simon Cowell predicted in 2005 that Carrie would not only win the competition but also outsell all the previous winners of the show, he had no idea how right he would be.
35-year-old American singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood indeed won the fourth season of American Idol. But that’s not all she did.
Since then, Carrie’s also won seven Grammy Awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, fourteen Academy of Country Music Awards, and twelve American Music Awards—among many others.
Relive Carrie’s American Idol first audition here:
Still, Carrie has remained humble throughout her 13 years in the music industry. In fact, she has the same regrets as we do: going tweezer-crazy.
Carrie Underwood’s big beauty regret
Carrie guested at the Bobby Bones Show in September and was asked what advice she would give her teenage self.
Her response? “Stop plucking your eyebrows!”
“Back in the ’90s, super thin eyebrows were the thing, and mine were kind of crazy,” she confided. “And the more you pluck them, the less they grow back.”
And it’s not the first time Carrie has opened up about her brow blunders.
“Growing up in the ’90s, I feel like the thin eyebrow was definitely a thing, and I, like so many others, overdid it,” she once told People magazine in 2017.
“They never really grew back the way they were supposed to, so now I am very happy that they do have eyebrow pencils, so I can fix what I did to myself when I was young.”
In addition to eyebrow pens, the interview also mentioned microblading as an option to get better brows. Microblading is achieved by tattooing fine hair-like lines, resulting in a fuller, well-defined brow.
Carrie also bravely opened up about the challenges of learning to love yourself, especially about the parts of her she didn’t have control over.
“I had freckles on my face, and they were in the exact same spot on both of my cheeks, so I felt like I got teased at school,” she confided. She added, “I remember asking my mom if we could get rid of them—well, I did get rid of them.”
She also admitted, “I had bad teeth, too. I had to get braces [more than once]. I actually had them on the bottom for like three months while I was doing red carpets, but no one knew, so I felt like I had a secret.”
But Carrie is over all that. In fact, she jokes about shaving her eyebrows now.
“Someday, I am going to be like one of my crazy aunts growing up and just shave them off and draw ’em on purple,” she said. “I feel like that is going to be my game when I am old. I won’t care anymore!”