Ex on the Beach star Laura-Alicia Summers unveils £500k surgery transformation
Former Ex on the Beach star Laura-Alicia Summers has revealed the huge amount she’s spent on plastic surgery.
The 34-year-old, who previously dated Keran Hayler, is said to be so set on obtaining Kim Kardashian’s enviable curves that she’s shelled out £500k on fifty procedures in the last 17 years.
From three bum lifts to eight boob jobs, Laura has splashed the cash in a bid to get the perfect look, and she doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
“Cosmetic surgery is like a drug. It’s very addictive, but in a good way,” she told the Manchester Evening News. “It’s not for everyone, but it has enhanced my life in every way.
“People change their cars every two years, why not change their bodies too? I have probably had over half a million pounds worth of surgery. I’ve had 50 operations, but I’ve always been open and honest about it.”
Sadly, Laura’s happiness has come from a tough place. At school she was mentally and physically bullied so badly for being ‘different’ – even ending up in hospital aged 13 when she was ambushed by five kids.
The Ex on the Beach star ended up with a broken nose, two broken ribs and a dislocated jaw.
The horrific attack left Laura at rock bottom – so much so that she was even pulled out of school by her worried parents – but after enrolling on a college course, she was determined to have the last laugh.
“I had a really hard time at school,” she said. “People said I was ugly, I was overweight and wore glasses and all I ever wanted was to look like Barbie.
“I always dreamed of being a Victoria Secret model like the ones in the magazines. I thought they always looked happy, and I wanted to be happy. I had no confidence and was really unhappy, didn’t have a lot of friends.
“After being attacked and leaving school, I started a health and beauty course, and that’s when I started looking into plastic surgery. By 15, I was saving for my first boob job”.
While Laura was saving up for her new bod, she got a surprise gift from her parents.
“Dad joked that for my 18th I could either have a car or a boob job,” she laughs. “I think he was a bit shocked when I told him which one I wanted.
“At the same time as that I had a consultation for a nose job to reduce the damage from when it had broken, and I also had my ears pinned back. It all spiralled from there.
“I started getting attention with my new look – I was taken out for food, invited to places for drinks, got offered guest lists at parties.
“I didn’t pay for anything. People were shocked when they saw how I had transformed.”
Over the years, Laura has had 50 procedures including eight boob jobs – three of which were reductions – seven nose jobs and, most recently, three Brazillian bum lifts to give her a more curvaceous derriere.
She appeared on This Morning last year after one of her bum ops and had to be interviewed standing up because she couldn’t sit down yet.
This procedure sees around three litres of fat taken from parts of the body including calves, tummy, back and even under the chin before being distributed around the bum and hips – which Laura says is the perfect procedure for a curvy woman like herself.
“Fashion changes, and so does plastic surgery”, she said. “It was once all about big boobs, then big lips, and now it’s all about bums. I think the main reason that bum lifts are so popular is because it is a more attainable size.
“I am naturally curvy, so when it was in fashion to be a size 4 to 6, it was really hard for me to maintain that with diets and exercise, but now the hourglass look is in, it means I can be a more healthy size.”
Although Kim K’s curves are her current muse, Laura believes the American TV star is not being completely honest with fans about how she has attained such impossible proportions.
“I love Kim Kardashian ’s look, of course. It’s about putting the fat in the right places,” she said.
“However I don’t believe that her look is down to a certain diet or exercise. I think celebrities need to own up if they’ve had work done because they are basically telling young girls that you can get a certain shape naturally with a vegan diet or whatever, it’s insane and dangerous.
“I’ve been honest and said from the start that I go under the knife for my body.”
Despite her happiness, Laura – who regularly gets involved in raising money for charity including Crisis UK – admits that not all operations have been successful – her first boob implants had to be removed when they leaked into her body, and another two procedures were corrections.
She said: “I am not here to promote plastic surgery – it can go wrong of course. In total I have had eight boob jobs, but four of those were to correct complications. My first op was perfect but I had the PIP implants and they leaked so I had to have them taken out.
“Without a doubt I would advise anyone planning to get work done that they research it beforehand and be aware of the risks – and more than anything, make sure you go to a reputable place.”
With fame comes the inevitable negativity, and Laura is determined not to let social media trolls ruin her happiness.
“I decided from an early age to put all the negativity from other people aside and in the bin”, she said. “People are either jealous or they just can’t comprehend people going after their dreams.
“It can be awful, reading some of the messages on social media, but after putting up a photo I wait two or three hours before looking at the comments and then just delete them and block the person from commenting further.
“It is hard, but I refuse to let other people make me unhappy again. People have to realise it’s my life, and I am sharing what surgery has done for me.
“It’s not for everyone, of course. But as well as getting nipped and tucked, you also have to work on your inner self, too, and try and help others along the way.”
Despite being happy with her looks now, Laura – who is often seen on Manchester red carpets with pals Jksy and Chanelle McCleary – says she will always be on the lookout for other ways to enhance herself.
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