British woman and aspiring glamor model Josie Cunningham is making headlines across the pond for her publicly funded breast implants.

According to an interview with British tabloid The Sun, Cunningham was able to have public healthcare foot the bill for her cosmetic surgery because her self described flat chest was causing emotional distress.

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.

Cunningham is hoping her new look will help jumpstart her career as a model/singer/actress/celebrity.

I was thrilled with the results and, now I’ve got myself tanned and toned and the scars have healed, I think they look brilliant.

Now I’m ready to launch my new life as a model.

Cunningham has received a lot of criticism for wasting taxpayer dollars since news of her  freebie plastic surgery reached the British public, but her story is not unique. According to The Sun, reports of healthcare funded cosmetic surgies have been surfacing quite a bit recently in the British press.

A transgender patient told in The Sun last month how she was going to get NHS treatment worth £25,000 to transform her into pop star Rihanna.

Student Shaqua Lee, 19, was born a boy but later diagnosed with gender identity disorder — allowing her to have the costly transformation free on the NHS.

Meanwhile, jobless junk food fan Laura Ripley, given an £8,000 NHS slimming op, has planned further surgery at taxpayers’ expense.

The 28-year-old booked herself in for a £15,000 gastric bypass in June and expects to get cosmetic surgery totalling £12,000 more.

Click the video below to see Cunningham's interview with The Sun.

[Via The Sun]


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