Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague has revealed her regret at having filler in her face from her late teens.
The 23-year-old influencer – who rose to fame on the ITV2 reality TV show in 2019 – first turned to injectables aged 18.
However, she has admitted to The Sunday Times Magazine feeling "embarrassed" after having a "full package" carried out on her cheeks, jaw and lips for £500 shortly after leaving the program.
The former reality TV contestant said that, after cruel comments from trolls about what they claimed were lumpy results – including that she looked "like an Xbox controller" – she decided to have them dissolved.
Hague said: "It was a big thing for me to be honest about that. I was embarrassed, but I realised other girls are going through this as well. This could really be a bit of a movement.”
Asked if she had felt pressured by fame to have it done in the first place, she replied: "At the end of the day, it happened – and I’m so blessed that I could fix it."
The star, who has 6.3 million followers on Instagram, revealed that she first had filler injected in her lips at the age of 18 after coming across it on social media and TV.
She then explained how she ended up in a "vicious cycle" and proceeded to return for more – including in different areas of her face - every six months for several years.
After leaving Love Island, Hague had "loads" of filler injected and was left "mortified" by how "horrendous" it looked.
She said: "The reality was that my once-sharp jawline had jowls hanging underneath, my lips felt lumpy, uneven and unnatural.
"I knew the swelling would go down but I realised the only way I was going to go back to looking like myself was if I dissolved the fillers. I didn’t feel prettier. I didn’t feel better. Filler had made me feel worse."
Hague said that her 23-year-old boxer boyfriend Tommy Fury, who she met on the show, understands "110%" the pressures of being in the public eye – but that "it's different for boys" because "body shaming is more typical for women to experience".
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