‘When my family saw me they were amazed, I'm still me and the same person but I look like an improved version of myself.''
‘In my mind, Barbie looked different to who I saw in the mirror, the more surgeries I did the closer I got to my dream and the happier and more content I became with myself.’
‘I'm very happy with how I look now, when I stare at myself in the mirror I can't believe it's me and when I walk past windows my reflection catches me by surprise.’
‘I meditate every day, usually in the morning it means I have to get up half an hour earlier but the benefits during my working day are enormous.’
‘I feel like a phoenix this is my rebirth, when that guy told me I looked older than my age I changed every part of myself - I don't want to be that old person anymore.’
‘Despite my parents telling me I looked beautiful, I would get into the bathtub and try to lighten my skin by scrubbing it with a loofah, because all the girls I knew had lighter complexions.’
‘This year when I was dating a man, he asked me for my driver's license, when I gave it to him he told me I looked a lot older than 41-years-old and that was the last straw.’
'My father gave me much encouragement after I signed up for the competition. My family also think it's a very positive thing to do.'
‘I get so many women messaging me and saying 'oh my goodness! I have never thought my big body would look good in a sexy bra…