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Friday 26 April 2019

Irish blogger Joanne Larby opens up about cosmetic surgery regrets

Joanne Larby. Picture: Instagram
Joanne Larby. Picture: Instagram
Joanne Larby at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2016 at the Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Joanne Larby
Joanne Larby at the Boohoo.com Christmas 2016 fashion preview at Dame Lane Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Blogger Joanne Larby
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Irish blogger Joanne Larby has opened up about her experience with cosmetic surgery and journey to self acceptance.

The 29-year-old, aka the Makeup Fairy, currently lives in London and is preparing to compete in her first bikini competition for bodybuilders.

Blogger Joanne Larby
Blogger Joanne Larby

"The only thing I’ve ever had done is lip filler and I haven’t had it in over a year and I don’t think I’ll ever have it again," she explained on Snapchat.

"It’s something that, in ways, I regret because I like being natural.  But I guess it’s a part of the game, being online and talking about body image and changing your body dramatically…you do tend to obsess with the things that are wrong with you”

Larby said she's "very interested" to see how the competition affects her shape, including her breasts, but is in in no rush to go under the knife.

"Depending on how they look when they get to the shape I need to be, I may consider a breast lift, which I’m terrified about," she added.

"But I would guess I am going to get a lift, and if I’m bothering to get a lift I’m probably going to get a small implant to bring it back to the size that I naturally am. It’s a big decision…I’m thinking in advance, but it’s something I want to start thinking about and considering.”

"It'll be very interested to see what will happen to my boobs because I know from weight training as it is when fat goes...they get a little bit saggy.A lot of bikini girls lose their boobs altogether and that's why they get boob jobs. Because it's all about composition and curves and having a hour glass shape but muscular.

"As of now I'm happy enough with my boobs but that's because I'm a curvy size 10 and I still have fat to lose.

"I know that the leaner I get the lower my boobs go...Unfortunately gravity is not you're friend when you're female."

The former plus-size model has transformed her body over the last year, dropping from a size 16 to a 10 and losing three stone in the process.

Joanne Larby at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2016 at the Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy
Joanne Larby at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2016 at the Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture:Brian McEvoy

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