Michaela Strachan named her fake boobs Pina and Colada
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2017
Michaela Strachan has named her fake boobs after an alcoholic beverage after she had a mastectomy in 2014
Michaela Strachan has named her "wonky" fake boobs Pina and Colada.
The 51-year-old television presenter was forced to have a double mastectomy almost four years ago after she diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine mammogram but, although she didn't particularly like her "hard coconut-like" bosoms after her reconstruction surgery, she tried to make light of the situation by naming them after the sweet cocktail, which is made with rum, coconut cream and milk.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Thursday (19.10.17), Michaela said: "I sobbed and I panicked and then you go into stoic mode ... Within a week, I had gone from not knowing I had breast cancer to looking at fake boobs. You actually laugh because this is so surreal. That was weird. I actually didn't go down the nipple route because I have a loving partner and after you have the reconstruction, they're as hard as coconuts and I found it very difficult to love them. So my friend said to me: 'Why don't you give them a name and then you might love them more.' I said: 'But they're like coconuts.' So she said: 'Why don't you call them pina and colada.' "
But the former 'Springwatch' host still isn't particularly fond of her fake boobs.
She added: "They don't look the same and they've gone a bit wonky."
However, she's glad she caught the cancer relatively early because she felt sorry for her husband Nick Chevallier, with whom she has 12-year-old son Nick, and his three grown-up children as he lost his first wife and they lost their mother to colon cancer.
She said: "His first wife died of colon cancer. I phoned him [after the mammogram] and I said: 'I've had this test done.' And he said: 'Don't panic, darling.'
"I went privately because I live in South Africa so the next day they phoned me and said: 'I'm very sorry to tell you that you have got breast cancer.' The thought of having to tell my partner that I had cancer was awful because however supportive he wanted to be, in the back of his mind he was thinking he'd lost his first wife to cancer. And his three grown-up children also had to go through the whole thing again."