Megan Barton Hanson has opened up on how she started altering her appearance and insisted "you shouldn't be penalised for having surgery".
The 27 year old, who recently shared a kiss with James Lock after the pair jetted off to New York, explained her first operation was when she was just 17 as she got her ears pinned back.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with OK! Online, the former Love Islander shared: "Going to school I was quite introverted and quiet and kids can be cruel. If you're like shy and other people have insecurities they'll project their unhappiness onto you."
Megan said she was bullied for her ears and felt she had to do "elaborate hairstyles" to try and hide them before coming to the realisation that it was taking up a lot of her mind and time.
She continued: "I did have a hard time, I got bullied for my ears and called different names. It was something brought to my attention and it was taking over my day.
"Getting up in the morning I was trying to do elaborate hairstyles and I thought, 'This isn't life…' My ears shouldn't be the main focus of my day.
"I just done it for me. Even at that young age I was pretty stubborn and it was ruining my day and I think you shouldn't penalised for having surgery."
Megan, who recently debuted her peachy pink hair transformation, continued: "It's just difficult."
"A lot of people are very judgemental about surgery but for me it's a tiny thing, it shouldn't be taking over my day so that's why I made the decision to get it done," she added.
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Most recently, Megan underwent a procedure where she got Botox injected into her bum as it "helps give the bum a little lift too" in addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
"Botox in the bum is quite a new thing, I never knew that was a thing," she shared to OK! before adding: "And the guy who does it on my face was I like, 'You know you can have it elsewhere,' so I was like, 'Okay, let's try that!'"
Speaking on the pressures of looking a certain way in the glamour industry, she went on: "I feel like in the glamour industry regardless of if I was in the public eye or not, there's always a certain amount of pressure to look glamorous and feel your best.
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"I think it really does project into your pictures and shoots you do.
"When that's your job you want like you wanna be the best version of yourself."
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