Woman, 20, who loathed her looks cancels boob job just 48 hours before op after winning a beauty contest
15:36 GMT, 25 June 2012
Olivia Landin used to shy away from revealing outfits in favour of baggy clothes to hide her body.
It got to the stage where she would never leave the house without wearing padded bras and when trying to fit in with her bigger-breasted friends she felt inadequate.
Her insecurities overwhelmed her and she decided to book expensive breast enlargement surgery which she believed would help make her happier.
Olivia now feels 100 per cent confident in her body after winning Miss Everymodel
The 20-year-old from Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, said: 'I was so conscious about my body – particularly my breasts which are a B-cup – and my appearance as a whole. When I went out with friends I didn’t feel clothes looked right on me. A lot of my friends are big breasted so it made me feel different to everyone else.'
She was so desperate that she took the drastic steps of booking plastic surgery to enhance her breasts to a C-cup, which she believed was a more natural look.
Olivia used to shy away from revealing outfits in favour of baggy clothes
Olivia was never satisfied with her B-cup breasts and felt inferior
But just 48 hours before she was due to go under the knife, Olivia cancelled the operation after winning a top beauty competition that she was originally too scared to enter.
She decided to enter the Miss Everymodel competition after discussing it with friends.
'Because it had a lot of elements – personality and appearance were both judged in swimwear rounds and interviews – I thought it would be good to find out exactly what others thought about me,' she said.
Olivia was shocked when she was crowned the competition winner.
Olivia was shocked when she was crowned winner of the beauty contest
'I never expected to win, not for one minute. It was actually so scary for me. But the competition was about who I am and getting to the final made me so happy. Winning it was unbelievable. And as soon as I got off stage I had second thoughts about changing anything about me.'
Olivia immediately realised that she hadn't given the operation enough thought and was using it as a quick fix.
Despite losing 1,000, she decided to cancel it and hasn't looked back since.
She will go on to compete in the Miss England final this week
She feels much more confident around her friends since winning the crown
'If I had any advice for people like me who consider breast enlargement surgery it would be that they need to think about it more like I hadn’t done. I hope all girls and young women out there reconsider surgery after what I went through because everyone is beautiful the way they are and no one should feel pressured to change their bodies so drastically.'
Olivia now feels 100 per cent comfortable with her body and her new found confidence will led her to enter Miss England, which she will compete in the final of this week.