Jodie Marsh blasts Barbie for boob jobs
Jodie Marsh insists Barbie dolls are more to blame than any celebrity for encouraging young girls to want boob jobs
Jodie Marsh has blasted Barbie for encouraging young girls to want boob jobs.
The 35-year-old star - who has had surgery on her breasts and nose - blames the fashion doll for wanting to go under the knife from a young age because the figurine looks "like perfection" in comparison to rival doll Sindy, who she describes as Barbie's "ugly mate".
Speaking ahead of her new documentary, 'Jodie Marsh on Plastic Surgery', she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I blame Barbie for when I was a child. I had Barbie and Sindy. Sindy kind of looked real, although her head was really, really, really, big, but Barbie didn't look real at all - she looked like perfection.
"But as we know, if she was made into a human in that proportion she'd look like an alien.
"So I would put far more blame on Barbie than I would on any celeb for me wanting a boob job. I was thinking, 'Sindy is like the ugly mate and Barbie is the one I want to look like.' "
Jodie admits that while she has no regrets about going under the knife, the programme has put her off ever having plastic surgery again.
She added: "Filming the episode was really emotional, it was a massive journey for me. I know why I had my nose and boobs done. I don't regret it at all. I thought long and hard about them, it was never an easy decision.
"But I was happy with the outcome and I moved on with my life. I'm certainly not addicted to surgery, I haven't had anything since and don't want anything done. It has put me off having anything in the future, not that I was planning anything.
"It was really upsetting seeing other people's reasons. You meet someone who is addicted to surgery and you think, 'Oh, they are a bit weird or a bit mental.'
"You can't really understand why someone would want to deform their face by having so many different things done to it. But when you hear their story it makes it understandable. It was really upsetting. I cried a lot.'
Jodie Marsh's new documentary series - which includes 'Jodie Marsh On Mail Order Brides', 'Jodie Marsh On Lying, Cheating Men' and 'Jodie Marsh On Virgins' - airs on TLC Tuesdays at 10pm, starting with 'Jodie Marsh on Plastic Surgery' tonight (14.10.14).