Woman Spends £15,000 On Surgery To Get On Love Island And Fails
A Love Island hopeful who spent £15,000 in a desperate attempt to get on the show is picking up the pieces of her life after she was rejected by producers.
Emily Dorrell squandered her house deposit on a series of operations to boost her chances of starring in this year's series but ultimately failed.
The 27-year-old single mum from Coventry has been a mega fan of the reality TV show and had previously suffered three knock-backs in the past.
But this year she went under the knife to secure her place, paying thousands for a boob lift, boob reduction and a Brazilian butt lift.
Speaking to Closer Magazine, she said: "Before, I was a size 14 with JJ boobs - not the skinny look you see on Love Island.
"I thought the show could kick-start my career - maybe I'd get a fashion line - so I spent the £15,000 I had in savings on the surgery. I thought it was an investment in my future - I've seen girls like Olivia Attwood go on to have great careers and make money, so I'd love to emulate that.
"Now, I love my new body, but it didn't work - I'm still not going to be on TV.
"I was saving for a house deposit. Now all that cash has been squandered, and I'm stuck wasting my money on rent."
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In January this year, Emily contacted the official Love Island Instagram account, to ask them what they look for in a contestant.
She said: "I asked them to think about making me an Islander. I'm bubbly and good fun, so I'd be perfect.
"I've read about previous contestants suffering with depression afterwards, but I think I'm mentally strong enough, and I've got a great support network around me.
"I was so excited when I got a reply from a producer to say they'd look out for my application, as I thought it meant I might be in for a chance - they were so friendly."
After receiving the hopeful response, Emily says she immediately decided to go for surgery. A month later she had a Skype consultation with a surgeon before flying to Spain for her operation.
She added: "I know a lot of the Love Island stars have had surgery, so I wanted to maximize my chances by making sure I looked like them. Really big boobs like mine aren't in fashion. I also wanted a skinny waist and pert bottom.
"I started researching clinics on Instagram, and came across one in Marbella that was recommended by a Geordie Shore star, so I rang them up.
"My mum was furious and told me I was being selfish. I'd seen the news about women who have died after a Brazilian butt lift, but the clinic I chose had good reviews.
"I did feel guilty about leaving my son behind with Mum - but I thought I was investing in a future for us if it would bring career opportunities."
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