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Michael Strahan On Gap Teeth: I’m Not Perfect And I Don’t Want To Be Perfect

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Michael Strahan has made a lot of money during the course of his career, but he’s never fixed the big gap in his teeth. Why? Well, the former NFL player and current co host ofLive! With Kelly and Michael said that he made a choice to not be perfect.

Strahan said that he felt a lot of pressure to be perfect during the start of his career. He was playing for the New York Giants and had the opportunity to straighten up his smile. Instead, Strahan decided to embrace his imperfection and keep his gap teeth.

Strahan told Elle Magazine:

“I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man…I was in my twenties. 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. At this point, I don’t think my kids would recognize me without it.”

Strahan talks about his childhood crush (Elizabeth Shue), talking to American girls (they can be challenging), and his new fiance Nicole Murphy.

Strahan, who has been married twice, said that he still believes in marriage.

Strahan said:

“I can be myself. I have someone who gets along with my family, and who gets along with my friends. And we have a lot of the same interests. Life is just a lot more peaceful. I definitely believe in marriage.”

Are you a fan of Michael Strahan? Do you think he made the right decision about his gap teeth?

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30 Responses to “Michael Strahan On Gap Teeth: I’m Not Perfect And I Don’t Want To Be Perfect”

  1. Sherrie Pettyjohn

    I love Michael Strahan's smile. It would not be the same without the gap. Keep your gap Michael. It is a part of your personality, which is awesome.

  2. Serena Steele

    Chile, Please! That gap makes him sexy, unique, and his personality is phenomenal. Tell'em your sexy MICHAEL STRAHAN when you introduce yourself! In fact, forget them…just say it for mee! Please and Thank you.

  3. Richard Earl Griffin

    YOU GOTTO LOVE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT OTHERS SAY, IF YOU BE WHAT MAKES OTHERS ACCEPT YOU"YOU ARE NOT BEING YOURSELF U R SOMEBODIE EALSE.I AGREE WITH HIM, AND WHAT EVER BLOWS YOUR HORN WHEN YOU CRITICIZE AND USE SMUTTY COMMENTS AND FANTICIZE ABOUT HOW MUCH BETTER IN YOUR MIND HE WOULD LOOK:"WE WERE NOT MADE TO BE PERFECT IF WE WERE WE WOULD LIVE FOREVER.

  4. Amy Lewinson

    I love gaps.. My baby boy has a nice gap between his teeth and I wouldn't want it any other way..
    People need to get the hell over themselves..

  5. Greg Cochran

    "What's this fuss about Michael Strahan's 2 gapped front teeth?" Let's not forget country singer Charley Pride. His 2 gapped front teeth was and it's still his trademark to this day as well. Let's not forget Hall of Famer George Brett of the KC Royals had gaps in his 2 front teeth until he had it fixed at the dentist.

  6. Lou Ann Palmer

    He has a beautiful smile! I too have a gap like this and decided long ago not to fix because it was me. I preaide him for not being caught up in the Hollywood perfect body deal.

  7. Lorel Nilsen

    Like Michael, I also have a large gap and many times thought about changing it. but now I am at peace with it because as he says, "its who I am". Many men secretly like a gap toothed woman… :)))

  8. Lou Gagliardi

    Michael Strahan has a handsome smile. He would be Michael Strahan without that gap.
    and I have to do this…How about them cowboys!

  9. Doyle Brown

    I am a die hard cowboys fan and I do think this is one of the best decisions any giant player has ever made. Be yourself Michaiel and be proud of it. Go Cowboys!

  10. Samantha Johnson-O'tey

    Fix? This article is crazy, like having a Gap is a problem or Tabu or something that needs correction! That's why people have a complex about their body image because the "normal, non-gapped society" (LOL) feels that people are supposed to be cookie cutter! Keep that gap Strahan, it fits you well! Love it!

  11. Anonymous

    Would we say the same if it was woman with a large gap in her front teeth? I doubt it!

  12. Joseph Berdel

    An Eagles fan, born & bred, I want to hate Mike Strayhan. But I can't, he is by far one of the coolest individuals in the media today.

  13. Starla Edwards

    Michael, you think fixing your teeth will make you perfect? Please. Tell your teeth to get in line.

  14. Anonymous

    Don't black people ever know how to look at themselves in the mirror?
    Already BLACK, then do all the best you can to improve your looks: flat big nose, kinky hair, scaredy cat eyes and the list just goes on…

  15. Mark Losben

    It doesn't matter what I think, it only matters what he thinks. His decision will not hurt anyone else. Kind of like a person choosing not to wear a seat belt, but somehow in this mixed up world THAT is illegal.

  16. Scott Woodruff

    Leave Michael alone, he is one of the few good guys. I love watching him on Sundays and when I can catch him thru the week, he is a very funny man his smile is part of what makes him great.