An aspiring celebrity who first made international headlines when she had the UK government pay for her breast enlargement is again making jaws drop.
Josie Cunningham, a UK woman now 18-weeks pregnant, has revealed that she plans to get an abortion to help her chances of getting on the reality TV show “Big Brother.”
Cunningham, already a mother of two, told the UK Mirror that she is “finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now.”
“An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way,” she told the paper.
According to Cunningham, the father is either a soccer player or a client she had while working as an escort.
She claims that she was on the “shortlist” to be on the show until the channel found out she was pregnant.
“Then they suddenly turned cold. That was when I started considering an abortion. After the operation I will be going back to them and asking if they will still consider me,” she said.
“I’ve also had loads of other offers to further my career — and I’m not willing to give them up because I’m pregnant,” added Cunningham, who is still smoking and drinking despite being with child.
But the uproar around her comments seem to have hurt her chances to get on the show. Reports from Monday morning say the show will not be allowing her on, pregnant or not.
“Josie is deluded if she thinks this will improve her chances of signing up, which were slim to non-existent to start with,” a source reportedly told The Sun. ”How can we work with her — or pay her — if she admits having an abortion to achieve that? It would be a minefield.”