What the heck happened to Renee Zellweger? That's what everyone has been asking ever since she showed up at the Elle magazine "Women in Hollywood" event on Monday looking like anything but Renee Zellweger.

She obviously had some work done to her face to the point where she doesn't even look like herself. For one, her signature squinty eyes seem to be a thing of the past.

And there's more. Check out some pictures from the event here and judge for yourself.

There will be a lot of speculation as to what she had done and why. Time Magazine writer Brian Moylan just wants us all to give her a break and explains why she went under the knife.

"There is a very real reason why Zellweger would want a whole new face: we were all incredibly mean to her old one," writes Moylan.

Personally, I understand why people get plastic surgery. However, it doesn't always come out at as expected. And when you are in the public light, the beacon seems to shine much brighter and unfortunately those who choose these surgeries open themselves up to much too harsh scrutiny.

(By the way, the above side-by-side photos are from 2004 and 2014 respectively.)