Celebrities always seem to be under a much higher level of scrutiny than us regular folk. That’s probably the price they pay for all the benefits they reap from their fame.
While many of us may live our lives completely unaffected by the fact that we have a third nipple, that is simply not the case with celebrities. Let’s check out which celebs have the strangest and most unusual body parts.
1. Mark Walberg
Mark Wahlberg is not really ashamed of his third nipple, he’s actually kind of proud of it. The actor said that he has learned to embrace it and that he now pretty much considers it his prized possession. So that’s pretty cool. It is estimated that one in 18 men have an extra nipple, which is a lot if you think about it. The condition is known as polythelia or supernumerary nipple, and it also affects women, but in a significantly lower number – one in every 50.
Today, having a third nipple is no big deal but a long time ago, even before Salem, during the witch hunts in Europe, having an extra nipple was a sure sign of a witch or a warlock. They were known as witch’s teats and warranted an immediate burning at the stake. Mark Wahlberg is not the only celebrity with a third nipple – in fact, actors Frank Langella and Zac Efron have one, and so do Jackson Browne, Harry Styles, and Brian Jones.
2. Megan Fox
For most people, especially guys, Megan Fox is absolutely perfect. But she has one small imperfection, though (not that it damages her terrific looks in any way) – clubbed thumbs. The condition known as brachydactyly, which literally means “small fingers,” is often inherited and in addition to having a thumb that is shorter than normal, the nail is also very short and wide.
According to most official medical explanations of this pretty uncommon trait, people who have this condition in most cases have inherited it, although it may also result from frostbite or a childhood injury. Aside from a misshapen thumb, people with bradydactyly have no other anomalies and can be absolutely gorgeous and perfect in every way, just like Megan Fox.
As for the stunning actress, although she is flawless in every other way and despite the fact that not even a gnarly thumb can ruin her beauty, she still prefers using a hand double for close-up shots of her fingers.
3. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is another actor who is just perfect in every possible way but has something a bit weird going on with one of his fingers. In Denzel’s case, it’s his pinky, which is bent at a 45-degree angle.
The weird pinky is a result of a basketball injury Denzel got when he was a kid. The finger wasn’t set properly and probably never healed well either, so it remained disjointed at the bottom joint at a weird 45-degree angle. In fact, the finger can be popped out of its place even further, which is something Denzel used as a trick many times while he was still a young, struggling actor.
One of his co-stars said that Denzel used to fool around with the pinky quite a lot, especially if there were children around. Needless to say, people, especially kids, were always pretty freaked out by it. But, in the end, with a guy like Denzel, who would mind a freaky finger or two?
4. Lily Allen
Like Mark Wahlberg, Lily Allen isn’t at all ashamed of her third nipple. In fact, she thinks it’s pretty hot and loves showing it off during interviews and various media appearances – most recently she showed it off during a DJ performance in the Bahamas. Knowing Lily Allen, it’s no surprise she’d want to boast about a special feature like that.
She said that one day she went to the doctor to have the weird mark under her left breast examined and the doctor said it was a third nipple, something approximately 20% of the population has, including other female celebs like Tilda Swinton and Carrie Underwood.
Since becoming famous, Lily Allen has showed off her extra nipple on many occasions. The pop star says it gets hard when you touch it and doesn’t seem to mind it at all. And why would she? The third nipple is neither that rare nor abnormal. It’s just a little extra something to love.
5. Rivers Cuomo
The charming Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo was born with one leg significantly shorter than the other. For years he struggled with it, and when he finally became super-famous and made enough money, he decided to have it fixed, although he knew that the process was going to be long and painful.
The leg, which was 44 millimeters (2 inches) shorter than the other one, was fixed in a complicated, highly painful surgical procedure, followed by a lengthy and also very painful recovery. The surgeons basically broke his leg with a chisel, separating the bone.
They put a device around Cuomo’s thigh with screws on it, which he was supposed to turn just a little bit every day for 44 long, excruciating, hellish days. The surgery took place back in 1995, before Cuomo went to Harvard. The experience inspired Cuomo to write the hit single “The Good Life” and the single’s album, the famous “Pinkerton,” featured an X-ray image of his leg.
6. Steven Tyler
It takes one look at the quirky Steven Tyler to understand that this man just has to have something a little off somewhere on him. But, to be honest, his “defect” is not something he was born with but rather a result of years of dancing on stage and giving himself and his body to the show one hundred percent.
Tyler has a condition called Morton’s neuroma and it involves his feet and particularly his toes, which over the years have become deformed and painful. As Tyler explained in his memoir, the surgery to repair his feet involved cutting some bone and taking out two of his knuckles.
The doctors also took out a ganglion of nerves, which was oversized, traumatized and deformed. As a result, Tyler can no longer feel certain parts of his feet, but claims to feel the so-called phantom pain, similar to the “pain” amputees feel after they have had a body part removed.
7. Harry Styles
Another mega-celebrity with extra nipples. One Direction’s Harry Styles has not one but two extra nipples. Basically, he has two sets of nipples, something he explains by saying that there’s a good chance he had a twin who left him and simply left his nipple behind to remember his by. A great way to embrace something most people would be ashamed of, for no good reason, of course.
Styles is one of the One Direction boys who loves to show off their muscles. Once he was a bit self-conscious about his extra nipples but today he’s obviously over it. He did, however, cover the third and the fourth nipple when he shot the video for Kiss You with no shirt on.
For the devoted One Direction fans, the fact Styles embraces his extra nipples and has a sense of humor about them makes him even sexier, if that’s even possible. Judging from the number of hot celebs with extra nipples, maybe the additional teat or two should be seen as a key to success?
8. Tilda Swinton
By now you realize that having a third nipple is really not that rare and that, judging from the successful celebrities who have more than two nipples, it might actually be an asset.
Tilda Swinton is one of the most respected British (and global) actresses right now. Some people are kind of convinced she’s an alien, so it comes as no surprise that she has at least one weird body part. More precisely, an extra nipple.
The nipple, which she calls “a witch’s mark,” was there since her childhood and she used it to scare her brothers when they were bothering her. The Oscar-winning actress discussed her extra nipple alongside other celebrities who sport this additional physical feature in a Channel 4 documentary film “The Triple Nipple Club,” which showed to the world that a third nipple is not only not Satanic or abnormal, but completely natural and actually quite common.
9. Karolina Kurkova
For a long time, the gossip columns were taking about Karolina Kurkova’s weird navel, or, more precisely, the absence thereof. Finally, the reps for the supermodel broke the silence and solved the mystery. Karolina really doesn’t have a proper bellybutton, and it’s a result of a surgery she had when she was a baby.
According to experts, including Dr. Matthew Schulman of Mount Sinai Medical Center, the model’s flat belly button is most likely linked to an umbilical hernia that was either fixed or left untreated – in either way it resulted in a flat belly button. Dr. Schulman, however, believes that it was most likely fixed, since all hernias should be fixed, especially in infants.
As for Kurkova’s perfect bellybutton, we see in magazine spreads, it’s most likely Photoshop. Even though having a flat, the basically nonexistent navel is nothing to be ashamed of and is in no way unattractive, it’s still, unfortunately, perceived as an abnormality that the fashion industry wants to spare us.