MARIAH Carey's nose "ate away" her face in her new movie.
The Hero singer had to don prosthetic features for her role as a dowdy social worker in Precious but suffered an intense allergic reaction to the materials used to create it.
She said: "We tried to do a prosthetic nose but it made me break out so we had to rip it off.
"After that I was all red and swollen. I have such sensitive skin that it started to eat away at my face.
Carey, 40, recently revealed she struggled so much with the unglamorous role she landed in trouble with the director after he caught her trying to put make-up on.
She said: "It was tough." - Bang