Saturday 10 December 2016

Amanda Byram: 'I wouldn't take risk of having cosmetic surgery'

Sean O'Grady

Published 03/09/2016 | 11:58

TV Presenter and ISPCC Ambassador Amanda Byram, left, with Brown Thomas fashion director Shelly Corkery at the ISPCC luncheon last week
TV Presenter and ISPCC Ambassador Amanda Byram, left, with Brown Thomas fashion director Shelly Corkery at the ISPCC luncheon last week
Impeccable posture from former Irish supermodels (L-R) Vivienne Connolly, Olivia Tracey, Amanda Byram, Marie Staunton and Sheila Eustace at the ISPCC lunch at which Brown Thomas showcased their new AW16 designer collections Photo: Cian O'Sullivan/Photocall

She hosted cosmetic surgery series The Swan, but Amanda Byram has said she won't be going under the knife anytime soon.

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The Dubliner (43) hosted the controversial reality series on American station Fox in 2003.

Amanda Byram hosting The Swan
Amanda Byram hosting The Swan

It featured female contestants undergoing extreme cosmetic surgery procedures to fix their perceived flaws and improve their self-esteem.

However, Byram reckons a lot of women who go for a nip and tuck are starting to look the same.

"In this day and age, I don't think I would risk it," she told the Herald.

"I feel like women who get surgery are all starting to look the same. It's scary to age naturally, but I think it's the only way to go."

Impeccable posture from former Irish supermodels (L-R) Vivienne Connolly, Olivia Tracey, Amanda Byram, Marie Staunton and Sheila Eustace at the ISPCC lunch at which Brown Thomas showcased their new AW16 designer collections Photo: Cian O'Sullivan/Photocall
Impeccable posture from former Irish supermodels (L-R) Vivienne Connolly, Olivia Tracey, Amanda Byram, Marie Staunton and Sheila Eustace at the ISPCC lunch at which Brown Thomas showcased their new AW16 designer collections Photo: Cian O'Sullivan/Photocall

Amanda was speaking at the annual Brown Thomas ISPCC fashion luncheon, which was also attended by Ali Hewson and former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh.

The glamorous affair showcased some of the key trends for the upcoming season.

Stylist Celia Holman Lee, Louis Walsh, TV presenter Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, Caroline Smurfitt and Keith Duffy's wife Lisa were also in town for the event.

Ireland's original supermodels returned to the catwalk for a charity fashion show. Marie Staunton, Sheila Eustace, Beverly Keegan and Vivienne Connolly took to the runway wearing Dolce & Gabanna.

Amanda Byram at the 50th anniversary L’Oreal Colour Trophy held in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
Amanda Byram at the 50th anniversary L’Oreal Colour Trophy held in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

Top models Thalia Heffernan and Yomiko Chen were part of a glamorous photo shoot on the day.

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