Queen of bizarre beauty trends Gwyneth Paltrow proved that even she has her limits after friend and former Victoriaâ€™s Secret model, Miranda Kerr, revealed that she loves leech facials.
During GOOPâ€™s first-ever wellness summit in Culver City, California, actress Paltrow said that her and Kerr frequently swap numbers on healers and doctors.
But, when the 34-year-old model shared her love for leech therapy, even Paltrow though it was weird.
Speaking on the panel, Kerr said, â€œHave you tried leech therapy?â€ only to be greeted by a wave of gasps from the audience.
A technique that involves placing leeches on your face, letting them suck out some blood and then smearing it all over, practitioners claim that it helps achieve tighter and brighter skin.
â€œItâ€™s adventurous,â€ Kerr added.
â€œHealth is wealth. Theyâ€™ve been doing leech therapy for thousands of years.â€
For hygiene reasons, the leeches cannot be used twice and are commonly killed after being used but the wellness-lover didnâ€™t like the sound of that. Instead, she decided to keep hers as pets.
â€œI kept the leeches, theyâ€™re in my koi pond. Youâ€™re not allowed to reuse them and if you donâ€™t take them home then she kills them and I didnâ€™t like that idea.â€
While friend Paltrow is no stranger to peculiar heath rituals â€“ think putting jade eggs in her vagina and being stung by bees â€“ even she thought Kerr was taking things a step too far.
â€œWow,â€ said Paltrow, laughing, â€œI thought I was bats*** crazy.â€