Brandi Maxiell from Basketball Wives recently underwent a series of aggressive plastic surgery procedures - which has left her nearly unrecognizable according to fans, MTO News has learned
Here's what Brandi used to look like:
And this is what she looks like now:
According to fans of the reality show, Brandi clearly got a nose job, and had cheek implants inserted in her face. But MTO News has learned that others are speculating that Brandi may have had even more work done on her face. One seemingly knowledgeable fan claims that Brandi also appear to have gotten a chin implant and a facelift.
Here's video of Brandi's face moving - or not moving (depending on how you see it);
Brandi first made an appearance on TV in 2010 on the documentary show, E! True Hollywood Story that featured an in-depth look at the lives of basketball stars. After which, she became part of the cast of the show Basketball Wives LA.
One of the main reasons Brandi wanted to be a part of Basketball Wives was because she wanted to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Her friend Malaysia Pargo was quite supportive and gave her a warm welcome. She joined the cast of the show in 2014, which was season 3.
However, the other cast members weren’t very welcoming. Brandi said, “I know on a reality show like you have to have drama, you have to have something to keep it interesting, but this was a struggle to just deal with how to balance it all—try to tell my story and then deal with bitter women. It was a struggle and my life is so much more important to me.”
Brandi was a fan favorite on the show because of her straight-forward nature. In an interview, she revealed the reason for her departure from the show. She explained, “They did bring me back, they brought me back and then the first time they had the season coming, it was some things I didn’t agree on.”
“Also when they started filming I lost my grandmother, so my mental state—I wasn’t there. Then in January they called me and said, ‘I need you, I need you.’ “Everyone in the world thinks I’m fired and that Shaunie gave me the boot. I was never fired,” she added. “I said ‘I’m done with this.’ It wasn’t right, they were trying to get girls to not film with me.”
She was one of the main cast members of the show from season 3 to season 5.