Octomom-Examining The Evidence

Recently on BoobCast.net I wrote a piece on Octomom’s plastic surgery denials. For those not following the debacle that is Nadya Suleman, a year ago on Jan. 26th she gave birth to the first live octuplets. These eight children are in addition to the previous six she already had. Yes. She has 14 children.

Nadya Suleman recently did a bikini photo shoot revealing her new, hot bod. She claims, in an interview with Us Magazine, that she dropped 145 lbs in a year. Suleman went from 270 lbs when she gave birth to 125 lbs simply by working out for 90 minutes 3 times a week and eating healthfully.

This is a lesson in thinking critically and examining the evidence. By the end of this article I will have shown that Octomom is, in all likelihood, lying.

Here is a photo of Suleman not long before she gave birth. Please notice the stretch marks.

Consider, too, with such an incredible weight loss, there would be extra skin.  Yet if you look at her bikini shots, there is no sign of the stretch marks OR the extra skin that would naturally be left over. Suleman claims that her friends call her “Rubberband” because of the way she “snaps back into shape” after giving birth.

I highly suspect that a tummy tuck was involved. If you look closely at her belly button, it is stretched vertically. When a tummy tuck is performed, the skin is released from the muscle wall and pulled downwards towards the feet. The extra skin is then removed. There is also no sign of the stretch marks seen above.

Take a minute to zoom in on this photo. Notice there is no evidence of stretch marks over her hip and lower abdomen. Even if she is as elastic as she claims, where did the stretch marks go? I suspect they went into a medical waste bin somewhere.

I am also curious about something else. If you zoom in closely on the crease of her left hip there is something that may be keloid scarring above the second polka dot from the left. Keloid scars look like bubbles of skin. Keloids can occur when scar tissue keeps growing after the incision is healed. If that IS keloid scarring, where did it come from?

This is just one example of how you can use skepticism in daily life. Examine the evidence and draw your own conclusions. Don’t rely on just one source of information. But don’t stop looking when you find information that fits what YOU think the correct answer is.



  1. Sara said,

    January 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    She could be telling the truth _and_ not look like that. Photoshop ahoy! (I don’t know, I don’t really care but it is another option which I’m surprised you didn’t mention.)

  2. Herbwoman said,

    January 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Yes, they could have digitally removed the stretch marks. That IS a possibility. Look at THIS photo though. http://thesuperficial.com/2010/01/octomom_in_a_bikini_this_is_ha.php?bfm_index=0&bfm_page=0 Notice that her stomach is covered in blue veins. If they were going to Photoshop her, wouldn’t they have removed those to?

    Consider, too, that Suleman stressed that she did this all naturally so why would they Photoshop the photos? If they did that, they could be accused of photoshopping other things as well.

  3. Jenna said,

    January 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    It’s very nice to see that someone uses their brain, instead of believing blatant lies. You will find this article very interesting, link provided below. One journalist investigated her claims, and as you suspected she is lying. Not only did she have massive surgery, she didn’t even lose the weight by hard work and discipline (no suprise, she’s a compulsive liar) but by a lap band. A bariatric surgeon looked at Suleman’s photo and noticed the hernia-like lump in her lower abdomen. He says it’s the port for a lap band. The port is most visible in the picture accompanied by the comment by a Dr. Sire. Also, a number of plastic surgeons have confirmed that she has all the signs of a tummy tuck (strange coin slot like belly button in a wierd location, and visible scars), in addition to a probably breast lift (she already has documented implants). Another set of enhanced bikini shot photographs on another website show leg liposuction, and scars for underarm excess skin removal. Also, vein stripping. Several tatoos are also visible. There is ample photoshopping, cover up makeup and or airbrushing..


  4. Elizabrth Norton said,

    February 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Even her parents have stated, repeatedly, that their daughter has mental issues, and yet The View, and other supposedly responsible media outlets, continue to push this obviously mentally unstable woman onto the viewing public.

    Who will be the next lazy, crazy, greedy woman, who wants to be a star, to have a litter of babies for fame and fortune? Personally, I am tired, very tired, of watching all these irresponsible, greedy (for fortune and fame) media ho’s who’s only claim to fame is their fertility. What’s up with that? Why don’t we honor teachers, doctors, nurses,or other people who work and help others. What is so interesting about baby makers?

    There is something vulgar and obscene about parents living off the backs of their underage children. It is morally wrong! And, admit it, who would watch Mama and Papa Duggar, Mama and Papa Goselin, or Mama Suleman if they were childless? Nobody, that’s who. They are dull, untalented people.

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