An aspiring British “glamour model” (what proper Brits call women who model in lingerie and/ or topless) received $7,000 from Great Britain’s taxpayers for breast implant surgery.
The National Health Service granted Josie Cunningham over $7,000 to enhance her bra size from a 34A to a 36DD on the grounds that her flat chest was causing her “emotional distress,” according to UK’s The Sun.
“My GP referred me for the operation because I wasn’t just flat-chested — I didn’t have any boobs whatsoever, Cunningham said. “I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra. The doctors said they’d never seen anything like it and believed me when I burst into tears and told them it was ruining my life.”
“I just got emotional when I was explaining to my GP that I felt I couldn’t live a full life the way I was — and he agreed to refer me for implant surgery,” Cunningham told The Sun.
Cunningham says that she wants to be the next Katie Price — a famous British glamour model whose assets have definitely been professionally enhanced — and now that she has new taxpayer-funded boobs, all of her dreams are capable of coming true.
“I want the world to see the new me and want money and fame just like Katie — and my new boobs can make it all happen,” Cunningham said.
Naturally, taxpayers aren’t pleased about funding this unnatural cosmetic procedure. Chief Executive of England’s TaxPayers Alliance said that the funding is a “waste of NHS cash” and that it “is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modelling.”
A representative for Leeds’ St. James Hospital said where Cunningham’s surgery was performed told The Sun, “Normally, quite a careful assessment is carried out. It is not the hospital’s decision whether to fund [it is NHS’]. Cosmetic procedures are not normally funded, but in some cases there may be exceptional circumstances that allow it to go ahead.”
Cunningham also got a brand new spray tan to go along with her enhanced breasts, but it is unclear if that was also taxpayer-funded.