GEORDIE Shore star Sophie Kasaei has revealed she regrets getting so much filler when she was younger.
The 31-year-old has previously confessed she was offered lots of cosmetic surgery for free when she started on the hit MTV show – and was addicted to filler.
But now, speaking exclusively to The Sun, Sophie insisted she’s had all the filler in her face dissolved, and no longer feels a pressure to look good.
The reality star – who’s starring in Geordie OGs – told us: “When I was younger, I used to overfill my face.
“I used to get lip fillers, cheek fillers, all that.
“And when I got a bit older, I got all that dissolved, and just restarted all again.”
And she’s not alone, as many other celebrities have been getting their filler dissolved recently, including Gemma Collins and Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague.
Learning with age
Sophie cringes when she looks back on old pictures of herself.
Recalling her old look, she told us: “I remember at one point, I had white blonde hair, lip fillers, jaw fillers, and cheek fillers.
“I’d wear shorter skirts, had my boobs out…”
Sophie claims to dress a lot more casual these days, having learnt to not care about what she looks like as much as she’s got older.
“I think it’s probably different for the younger generation in society now, they feel like they’ve got to look hot,” she continued. “But when you’re in your 30s – I’ve been in this industry now 11 years – I feel like who gives a f**k?
“We don’t really care!”
‘I looked like the elephant man’
Sophie opened up on her own horror procedure, which left her looking like “the elephant man”, when she appeared on Channel 5’s Celebrity Botched Up Bodies, back in 2016.
She recalled: “I got it at someone’s house, I was sat on the sofa and no numbing cream or nothing she just [shoved it in].
“Dug a needle right in my lips. It was agony.
“I remember leaving that woman’s house thinking my lips looked great and then realised it wasn’t even filler that I was getting in my lips, it was silicone or saline… Or water basically.
“At the time I thought I was big and clever and looked amazing but in reality I just looked like elephant man.”
She said her mouth immediately reacted badly to the ‘filler’: “My lips were horrendous and lumpy.
“I didn’t even know what it was, it could have been anything. Stupid girl.”
The Sun has been highlighting the dangers and impact of dodgy fillers through its campaign, Had Our Fill.
Had Our Fill campaign
Britain’s Botox and filler addiction is fuelling a £2.75billion industry.
The wrinkle-busting and skin plumping treatments account for 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures.
50% of women and 40% of men aged 18 to 34 want to plump up their pouts and tweak their faces.
Fillers are totally unregulated and incredibly you don’t need to have ANY qualifications to buy and inject them.
83% of botched jobs are performed by people with no medical training, often in unsanitary environments – with devastating results.
Women have been left with rotting tissue, needing lip amputations, lumps and even blinded by botched jobs.
Despite the dangers, there is no legal age limit for dermal filler, which is why Fabulous has launched Had Our Fill, a campaign calling for:
- fillers to be made illegal for under 18s
- a crackdown on social media sites plugging fillers
- a Government-backed central register for practitioners with accredited qualifications
We’re working in conjunction with Save Face and are backed by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
We want anyone considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment to be well-informed to make a safe decision.
We’ve Had Our Fill of rogue traders and sham clinics – have you?
It’s predicted that the non-surgical aesthetics industry will be worth £3 billion a year by 2026, such is the trend, promoted by Instagrammers and celebrities such as Sophie’s Geordie Shore co-star Chloe Ferry, for quick “tweakments.”
The campaign, which recently won a victory when injectibles were banned for under 18s, is pushing for a Government-backed central register of approved practitioners.
Warned by doctors to stop
And Sophie is just one example of why the campaign is so important.
The reality star confessed she felt a lot of pressure to look good at all times.
Speaking to the Celebrity Botched Up Bodies doctor, she said: “I feel like there is massive pressure with fame to look good because you’re in the public eye you have so many people viewing you every single day.
“You have to look perfected in every single photo that you put up, otherwise you get grief.
“I’m not happy I never will be happy I don’t think. Because you’re trying to strive for perfection, I feel I want more in at the minute.”
The specialist warned her she shouldn’t continue having work done on her mouth.
Sophie tried to explain why she needed them in her competitive industry: “It’s addictive, you just want to keep getting more and more I can’t stop.
“Because of the industry I am in, all these beautiful girls obviously look amazing, obviously with makeup and without.
“It is hard just to stop.”
Geordie OGs premieres 13th July at 10PM only on MTV