Woman Spends Thousands On Cosmetic Surgery After Discovering Partner Was Engaged
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A woman has spent more than £8,000 ($10,344) on cosmetic surgery after discovering her partner was engaged to someone else, channelling her heartbreak into the motivation for revamping her look - at first for 'revenge', but ultimately for herself.
Estate agent Jo Ann Munz, 54, was in a happy relationship with 18 months, and had no reason to believe anything was wrong.
However, she was shocked to find out that her partner wasn't just cheating on her, but was also engaged to somebody else.
Jo Ann, from Las Vegas, Nevada, confronted her partner and his fiancé, which was when she was labelled an 'old hag' and 'grandma loser' - cruel words that sent her into a downward spiral, losing 30lbs and only leaving the house to go to work.
Knowing things needed to change, Jo Ann went on to spend £8,280 ($10,650) on cosmetic surgery in a complete overhaul of her look, including replaced breast implants £6213 ($8,000), a plasma fibroblast £776 ($1,000), Botox £776 ($1000), micro-needling £388 ($500) and a chemical peel £116 ($150).
She also hopes to have her upper and lower eyes done in the future, and plans to continue maintaining her Botox and fillers.
Jo Ann also adopted a strict workout regime incorporating pilates, kettlebell and boot camp workouts five to seven times a week, and is sure to drink plenty of water and protein shakes alongside this.
Having found herself in a much better place with a fresher outlook on life, Jo Ann decided to take part in a liberating naked photo shoot in the desert after turning 50.
Now she regularly models, with the hope of showing older women that there's no expiry date on beauty.
Jo Ann said: "Revenge was the impetus originally for my first photo shoot, but once I started getting positive responses from women, I realised that I was inspiring some of them to step out of their comfort zones.
"With age comes a sense of cool. If you don't like me or my style, okay. I feel much more attractive now because I have confidence.
"I'm not trying to turn every head in the room - just enjoy the moment. I've learned how to hide my flaws for the days when I'm just not feeling it."
Jo Ann said not everyone responds to her new look quite so positively, with some branding her a 'Barbie', but she takes the backlash as a compliment.
"There's lots of 'colourful' comments from men - that's inevitable," she continued
"People immediately either love me or hate me - there's no middle ground.
"One of my brothers is always telling me to put some clothes on. My friends really support and love what I do with photoshoots. They admire that I always move to my own beat and do what I want.
"Once, I was at a photoshoot and no one could remember my name and so they just called me Barbie. It's a very fun title to have - especially at my age.
"For me, it plays well. I really don't take a lot of things seriously and it makes me relatable.
"My signature look is heels too high, nails too long, and clothes too loud."
Now Jo Ann hopes her story will inspire other woman her age to continue embracing their own beauty.
"It's important for me to inspire other women to not give up. Strong women inspire each other," she said.
"Water is you best friend, drink it. Don't make any cosmetic changes unless they're for you. Be consistent with your exercise and good eating habits - but plan for a cheat day.
"Stop comparing yourself to a photoshopped image of perfection. I look at altered pictures of myself and I wish I looked like her too.
"Confidence is the sexiest accessory a woman can wear. Fake it until you don't need to anymore."