The Daily Mail has the scoop:
Supermodel Erin O’Connor has revealed she was told to have extensive cosmetic surgery if she wanted to succeed in the modelling industry.
The 31-year-old, who has been hailed for her unusual look and striking features told how the fashion world was originally unhappy with her physical appearance, wanting her to have nose surgery and a breast enlargement.
Miss O’Connor, who is 6ft 1in, said in an interview with the Radio Times: â€˜In the early days of my modelling career, I think the industry was uncomfortable with how strikingly different I was.
â€˜For example, I was told to have a nose job and get my breasts done. But I suddenly got very stubborn and thought, â€˜Well, no. This is me,’ and suddenly I was being hailed as â€˜a new form of beauty’.
Miss O’Connor also confessed her concerns about society’s obsession with youth and questioned the ease of which people turn to plastic surgery.
She said: â€˜I am concerned about ageism and the loss of beauty – the perception that as you grow older, you “lose your looks”, which I think is diabolical. I worry about how accessible cosmetic surgery has become. Of course, if it has genuinely helped people and their confidence has grown as a result, who am I to form an opinion? But I think there are better routes to confidence than trying to freeze time.’
And just in case you’re wondering… FMD says:
Height: 6’0″ ; 182.5cm
Measurements: (US) 34-25-35 ; (EU) 86.5-63.5-89
Dress Size: (US) 4
See more pics of Erin after the jump!