Now THAT'S an extreme makeover! Toothless grandmother, 48, who called herself 'fat and ugly' is transformed into slim, beautiful blonde
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New woman: Jacqui Evans, 48, says she feels 'quite slim and very pretty' after the makeover on This Morning RIGHT: Jacqui was
ashamed of her teeth, which were left crumbling and rotting after having
Indeed, Jacqui was so ashamed of her appearance that she shunned all physical contact – and turned away when her devoted husband of 29 years attempted to touch her.
'I feel sorry for my husband,' she said at the time. 'He ended up moving into a different bed because I won't let him near me.
'He loves me just the way I am. He calls them laughter lines, I call them wrinkles.'
But today, as the mother and grandmother
appeared on This Morning as part of the breakfast show's summer
makeover series, it was clear that Jacqui was a new woman.
Line reduction: Jacqui went to see cosmetic surgeon Alex Karidis who injected Botox and fillers to smooth out her deep wrinkles
Before the makeover, loyal David was
devastated that the woman he loved just the way she was wasn't able to
return his affections.
Challenge: Dentist Dr Bandlish had to remove some of Jacqui's remaining teeth to fit dentures. 'I'll miss that last front tooth,' she joked
'She won't let me touch her, she won't kiss me. If I go to cuddle her, she pushes me away,' he said.
Jacqui had so much invested in the makeover too. 'I hope it will make me look at the world differently,' she said. 'To look at the sky instead of at the floor.'
After having four children, Jacqui had been left with just one front tooth and a handful in the back.
'I hate my teeth,' she said. 'They were OK before, but every time I had a child they just got worse and worse. They just crumbled away.'
Previously, she had been told she would have to have her few remaining teeth removed to have dentures fitted, leaving her terrified of the dentist.
However, thanks to This Morning, Jacqui had a series of sessions with Harley Street dentist Dr Bobby Bandlish, who managed to preserve her existing teeth, which he whitened up and fitted false teeth around.
Big reveal: The This Morning team gather round to congratulate Jacqui , centre, on her 'big reveal' moment – and were left emotional when she asked husband to renew their vows
'She was definitely one of the most challenging cases I've seen,' Dr Bandlish said. 'Every tooth in her mouth had to be either filled, treated or removed. I put in 10 fillings, took out the bad ones and made false teeth so that Jacqui can smile, eat and generally be happy with her mouth again.'
Jacqui hadn't been to the hairdressers in 10 years, providing quite a task for Leo Bancroft to get his teeth into.
The stylist set to work on her hair – toning it and making it a 'very glamorous blonde.'
Highlights cooled down the warm tones and gave it a new thickness, while Leo cut her curly hair shorter at the back and left it longer at the front, in a style that would be easy for Jacqui to maintain.
Appointments with cosmetic surgeon Alex Karidis to have fillers injected into her deep frown lines and nose-to-mouth lines helped the youthifying process, and microdermabrasion helped to smooth out Jacqui's rough and uneven skin tone.
Transformation: Looking at her 'before' picture on a big screen, Jacqui could hardly believe how she once looked
When the final transformation was complete, Jacqui was stunned by her new appearance – as were her family.
'I'll be putting more mirrors in the house now,' she said.
Beaming broadly as he embraced her, husband David said: 'She looks beautiful. Absolutely stunning.'
Son Scott said she looked 'brilliant,' while Jacquie put it succinctly: 'I was fat and ugly – now I look quite slim and very pretty.'
There was barely a dry eye in the house when a newly confident Jacqui brought the show to a close by asking her husband to marry her again on their 30th anniversary next year.