Heidi Montag Interview Prompts Huge Response

Montag talked to "GMA" about having 10 plastic surgery procedures on one day.

ByABC News via logo
January 18, 2010, 6:47 PM

Jan. 20, 2010— -- Viewers were shocked and outraged by Heidi Montag's "Good Morning America" interview about undergoing 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day.

Viewers on both sides of the controversy weighed in, but the overwhelming majority objected to Montag's plastic surgery and many thought that the surgery made her look older.

A typical post from user tania0622 read, "Poor thing, all that surgery and she looks at least 15 years older!"

Some viewers voiced support for Montag. One viewer, simone8980, wrote, "At least she's honest about it ... not like others promoting anti-aging cream products when you can clearly see these women had facial lift/surgery/botox ...and so forth."

Many viewers said they felt sorry for her and thought, like Pattydiva, that "She should be visiting a therapist rather than a plastic surgeon."

Reality-tv star Montag, 23, has been in hiding since the operations in November only to re-emerge with a "tweaked" face and body, amid controversy about what she had done. Critics accused her of being addicted to the knife.

"I would say that none of those people know me at all," Montag told "Good Morning America." "And that's just a judgment. I'm not addicted."

"The Hills" star said she had surgeries done three years ago as well, but that the intervening procedure-free time proved she was not addicted.

"If you're addicted to something, you have to do it all the time, not once every couple years, if even," she said.

Montag's surgeon, Dr. Frank Ryan, said many young people get cosmetic surgery, and that it is a popular elective surgery in Hollywood.