Wednesday 16 October 2019

Eye on prize: Visage to judge Junk Kouture fashion show

Lofty designs: Emma Dempsey, of Presentation Secondary School, Co Wexford, Roisin Killian, from Moate Community School, and Kayla Hand, from Ballybay Community College, Co Monaghan at the launch of Junk Kouture yesterday. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Lofty designs: Emma Dempsey, of Presentation Secondary School, Co Wexford, Roisin Killian, from Moate Community School, and Kayla Hand, from Ballybay Community College, Co Monaghan at the launch of Junk Kouture yesterday. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

TV star Michelle Visage (51) is making a documentary on her decision to have her breast implants removed as she believes they were making her sick for 30 years.

Earlier this year saw the 'RuPaul Drag Race' star going under the knife to have the silicone implants removed after finding out they were exacerbating her Hashimoto's disease.

It is an auto-immune condition which causes the body to attack the thyroid gland. She said the surgery has given her a whole new lease of life.

"I'm doing a documentary at the moment on breast implant illness. It's important because so many women are sick and don't know why," she said.

"I feel so much better now but the detox process takes years."

Also competing on BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing', she flew into Dublin yesterday to help launch the 10th anniversary of Junk Kouture, which she is judging with Louis Walsh. It is a contest that sees post-primary students creating couture fashion from junk.

Louis Walsh and Michelle Visage with Kevinas Sadauskas from Beechill School in Monaghan. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Louis Walsh and Michelle Visage with Kevinas Sadauskas from Beechill School in Monaghan. Photo: Brian McEvoy

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