Celebrity gossip: Michael Strahan on gap teeth: 'I don't want to be perfect'

By December 21, 2012 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Michael Strahan admits his gap teeth caused some self-esteem issues early on. However, the “Live! with Kelly and Michael” personality and retired New York Giants professional football player says he is happy with not being “perfect” and it is who he is.

Elle shared an interview on Dec. 18 it had with the man with the signature smile. He dished on living in Germany, there, being referred to as “Steigerman” (big or mountain man), “his first time” and winning a Super Bowl ring.

However, the most memorable part of the chat was about Michael Strahan’s teeth.

When Mickey Rapkin asked the question about his gap-toothed smile and being “self-conscious” about his appearance, he offered this response:”I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man. … I was in my twenties,” he confessed to. I was playing with the Giants. There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix anything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, ‘This is who I am.’ I’m not perfect. I don’t want to be perfect,” he said to Elle magazine.

Strahan says closing his gap teeth is like “Cindy Crawford removing her mole.” Obviously, he had the means to pay for the best dental work and achieve the “perfect smile” by commercial standards. However, the “mountain man” took a strong look on the inside — undoubtedly, a brave one — and went against the grain.

From sports to Hollywood, celebrities are coaxed into having the perfect weight, smile, skin-tone, digs, whips, walk, gal-pals and boy-toys. It just goes with the territory.

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan teamed up recently and have taken America by storm. And by all accounts, the gentle giant and the half-pint diva enjoy each other’s chemistry.

Thankfully, Michael had the courage and “begonias” to have a love of self, despite not having teeth like Denzel….read more


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