Under fire for the staggering number of cosmetic procedures she’s recently undergone, Heidi Montag now says she isn’t addicted to plastic surgery — she just wants to be as beautiful as she can be, inside and out, people.com reports.

Asked on Tuesday’s Good Morning America for a response to those who say she is addicted, Montag, 23, replied, “I would say that none of those people know me at all, and that’s just a judgment. I’m not addicted. If I were addicted, I would have had 10 plastic surgeries.”

What she had, actually, was 10 procedures on the same day, back in November. This followed a previous surgery three years ago. In a recent interview with People, Montag admitted she was “beyond obsessed” with having work done.

Asked why she would want to look like a Barbie doll, Montag replied, “I think I look like myself. I think I just look like a different, improved version of myself.”

Many observers are upset with the message that’s sent to young girls when an already attractive 23-year-old chooses to undergo so many alterations. But Montag says it’s her life — and in her line of work, alterations can be necessary.

“I’m in a different industry,” she said, “and I have to do things that are going to make me happy at the end of the day.”