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New 'Glee' star Charice used Botox for pain, not wrinkles, rep says

July 19, 2010 |  3:49 pm

Charice-botox-gleeCharice, the 18-year-old singing phenom and new recurring star of "Glee," recently received a round Botox cosmetic -- but it wasn't cosmetic, as far as her rep says.

At a recently held press conference in Charice's native Philippines, the young star admitted to a skin-tightening treatment and Botox "to look fresh on camera" for the Fox hit.

It's a questionable procedure, given the star's age -- Botox is widely used to temporarily eliminate wrinkles -- but her publicist says the injection wasn't a vanity move.

"She's had Botox for some jaw pain she's experiencing," the rep said in a statement.

People points out that Botox is occasionally used in the treatment of TMJ. Charice will play a fellow student and competition for Lea Michele's Rachel Berry. 

-- Matt Donnelly 

Photo: Charice in New York in October 2008. Credit: Donna Ward / Abaca Press/ MCT.

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