Everything you need to know about In the Heights star Daphne Rubin-Vega's plastic surgery speculations, most notably Botox, facelift & nose job, along with before and after changes.
Born on 18th November 1969, Daphne Rubin-Vega is a stage and screen star who portrayed Mimi in the original Broadway cast of Rent and Lucy in Off-Broadway's Jack Goes Boating.
She started her career as the lead vocalist of the Latin band Pajama Party. Notably, she had a brief role in the 2008 film Sex and the City.
When it comes to her family life, her father was a carpenter, while her mother was a nurse. She was born in the Panamanian capital of Panama City.
Recently, Daphne Rubin-Vega is the subject of plastic surgery speculations on the internet. Did she really go under the knife? Let's find out.
Did Daphne Rubin-Vega Undergo Plastic Surgery?
Daphne Rubin-Vega before and after plastic surgery.
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Since her new movie In the Heights hit theatres and HBO Max, Daphne Rubin-Vega is making rounds in more ways than one. While fans are fascinated by her unsurprisingly amazing performance, some appear to be more curious about her appearance.
It's not the first time Rubin-Vega is the subject of plastic surgery. Previously, fans discussed her alleged cosmetic enhancements in an online forum. One user wrote,
Daphne Rubin Vega - what's going on with her face? She's only 40 and already messing up her face. Awful. (Although she's clearly had that nose done years ago)
Another user was quick to defend the actress' suspected plastic surgery. The person replied,
What do you mean she's only 40, and already messing up her face? What about all the really young "celebs" [Ashlee Simpson for example] who already doing it? Now, that's awful.......
Apparently, the accuser was talking about "anti-aging" treatments that they believed Ashlee Simpson wasn't using at the time.
Another user claimed they don't see what's wrong with her face. Likewise, the fourth reckoned she looks better and from a distance.
Well, this was a long time ago, so even if she did not have plastic surgery then, she could have easily had work done in the subsequent years.
Our experts at Weight & Skin performed a close examination of Daphne's change in appearances over the years, and we can conclude she's had Botox injections and facelift surgery, in addition to a nose job aka rhinoplasty.
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz & Dascha Polanco Talk About Their Characters on 'In the Heights'
Upper Manhattan's elegance is on full show in a hair and nail parlor featured in the film musical In the Heights. Through the ladies who manage the renowned salon, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, and Dascha Polanco help convey the morals and heritage of a Latino community in Washington Heights.
Beatriz told the Daily News,
They show how people in your community can become part of your family, your chosen family, and how those people are emotionally committed in not only seeing you succeed, but also in seeing you develop as a person.
They also provide this incredibly safe, loving space, particularly for the women in this story, but really for all of the characters. ... It’s this incredible place of celebrating beauty of all kinds.
The salon acts as a crucial hub for the film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival before hitting cinemas and HBO Max last week.
Based on Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway production, In the Heights reintroduces fan mainstays Daniela, played by Rubin-Vega, and Carla, portrayed by Beatriz, while adding Polanca's Cuca as a newcomer. The stars all agree that the salon is much more than just a location to receive a makeover.
Polanco, 38, told The News:
It symbolizes dreams. Small-business owners. What we like to call iconic figures within our community. They’re like hood celebrities, legends, what can I tell you? They’re there, and they have everybody’s back.
During the upbeat song, No Me Diga, In the Heights transports viewers inside the bright salon. However, the women are also shown outside of the salon as major personalities in a community where everyone aims for big things.
Daniela, Carla, and Cuca open the memorable song-and-dance routine Carnaval del Barrio, in which they sing reverently about their native lands.
Rubin-Vega, 51, told The News:
It’s a celebration of life in the face of all kinds of adversity. This determination to be joyous, and how powerful that in itself is. Yeah, it is beautiful to see flags flying and everybody going, ‘Oh, there I am!’ But more than that, it’s just that feeling of belonging.
The broadway musical In the Heights establishes Daniela and Carla as professional colleagues, and the film upgrades their partnership to be life partners as well.
It’s just part of the background of the film, and that’s really vital, I think, for (LGBTQ) audiences to see themselves be part of the fabric of the film, and not necessarily have their stories always be coming-out stories or always be tragic stories or always be stories that are fraught with drama.
Personal relationships were formed between the actors and their characters. Beatriz, who was born in Argentina, recalls her mother socializing with fellow customers and salon employees at the salon she frequented after relocating to the United States.
Polanco remembers going to a neighborhood salon when she was younger and appreciates how In the Heights depicts that facet of the neighborhood.
It’s what instills confidence. It’s what instills trust, and amongst these three ladies, that’s what they give back to everyone else. In this community of Washington Heights, this is where they go to release, to motivate, to express, to get advice, to make harsh decisions, to console. It’s a revolving door of what I (call) noncertified therapy.
The film provides a glimpse into the lives of many people in the area.
It’s just, ‘Get the cameras rolling and have a lot of people just enjoying and celebrating their life and telling a story.’
The movie is both as simple and as complex as that.