Friday 15 December 2017

Twiggy: Botox makes people look like munchkins

A portrait of Twiggy taken in 1967 (left) and whilst attending the ELLE Style Awards Photo: Ronald Traeger/PA
A portrait of Twiggy taken in 1967 (left) and whilst attending the ELLE Style Awards Photo: Ronald Traeger/PA

Hannah Furness

Botox is “dangerous” and can make people look like “munchkins”, supermodel Twiggy says, but she refuses to rule out having other work done in the future.

Twiggy, 63, said she had not had any cosmetic surgery herself but added “that’s not to say I won’t” as she claimed it was harder to find work as an actress over 60.

She added there was “no doubt” younger actresses have a greater chance of success, with older men “always put with 20-something love interests”.

Twiggy, who rose to fame in the 60s, now works as a model for Marks & Spencer as well as designing a clothes line and appearing as a judge on television show America’s Next Top Model.

She has now spoken of the pressure of ageing in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, saying she did not believe in diets and had not yet gone under the knife.

When asked about “never saying never to having work done”, she said: “I haven’t, but that’s not to say I won’t!

“The thing I’m against is the things they pump into your face and lips. People who have had it done can look like munchkins! It’s peculiar. I’m very anti-Botox as I feel it’s dangerous.”

She added there were not many “decent roles” for women in acting nowadays.

“That’s why I do lots of other things,” she said. “There’s no doubt that younger actresses have more chances than older ones.

“Older men have great roles and they are always put with 20-something love interests.”

She disclosed she would ideally like a role in a period drama, saying she missed performing and would “love” to do more acting.

Saying she now feels “the same as I did in my 20s”, she told the magazine: “I’d never want to go back to my 20s. I would go back to my 30s and 40s, though.

“I’m just very happy I’m still around, doing the things I love.”

Speaking of how she keeps her figure, Twiggy said: “I don’t think diets work, because you deprive yourself of the things you love.

“I’ve been fascinated recently by the fasting diet, though. My downfall is crisps and bread. If I eat bread every day for a week, I can feel it around my tummy. So if I stop for a week, I can really feel the difference.”



:: Read the full Twiggy interview in the September issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale Thursday, August 1.

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