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I love my new boobs, says ex-Miss NI Leanne McDowell

I hated being flat-chested says Miss Northern Ireland beauty

By Ali Gordon

Published 16/09/2016

Leanne McDowell
Leanne McDowell
Miss Northern Ireland Leanne McDowell working on the Sunday Life practice Transfer Test. Picture Mark McCormick 02/10/15
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Miss NI Leanne McDowell at today's Big Coffee Break kickoff held at the offices of ACA Models on Beersbridge Road. All proceeds will go towards the Northern Ireland Hospice. (Simon Graham/Harrison Photography)

Leanne McDowell can’t wait to show off her new assets after going under the knife last week to take her boobs from a 32A to a 32C.

“I don’t know how I will feel the first time I put a bikini on, but I’m so excited,” the 2015 Miss Northern Ireland told Sunday Life.

“I haven’t been on holiday in about two years, but I feel like it was something I put off before because I didn’t want to wear a bikini because I was so flat-chested and I just felt like everyone was looking at my chest.

“I wouldn’t mind doing lingerie modelling because I’ve done bikini shoots before. I just won’t be so self-conscious any more.”

Leanne, 21, who finished in the top 20 at Miss World last year, has wanted a boob job since she was 13 and is delighted with her new-found cleavage.

“The feeling when you first wake up is amazing,” said the model, who lives in Newtownabbey with her mum Elaine.

“After the surgery, the nurse told me not to move my arms, but I couldn’t stop feeling them. I was just screaming, ‘I’ve got boobs, I’ve got boobs’. I was so happy, it was amazing.

“The nurse told me she was going to give me 100 lines if I waved my arms about again, but I was just so excited to finally have boobs.

“I kept looking down and I couldn’t believe they were actually there. They’re still small compared to other people’s, but for me it’s a big change because I was so flat before.”

Leanne said that after careful consideration she decided that Dr Khan at North West Independent Clinic was the right surgeon for her.

“A lot of people have asked me where I went to get my boobs done and I’m getting loads of questions about being sponsored, but I chose where I wanted to go after a consultation and I paid for it,” she said.

Despite the prospect of getting more lingerie and swimwear jobs, the blonde beauty queen has revealed that she got the boob job for nobody but herself and her self-confidence.

She said: “Being flat-chested is something that I’ve been aware of for a long time, so it wasn’t some decision I just went and made there and then. I knew I wanted them done for a long time.

“When I was at school I hated getting changed for PE. It wasn’t something people were nasty about, I just knew that I was different. My friends all had big boobs and I always felt like the odd one out. When I was 13, I started to become very aware of my chest. When you’re that age, everyone tells you that you’re going to develop and how their sister didn’t develop until she was 18, but that never happened to me.

“So, when I was 18, I decided I was going to book it, but I decided I wanted to wait until after Miss Northern Ireland, because I didn’t want other girls to feel like they needed to change themselves.

“Even now, I would still tell people not to change themselves to try to be like someone else. You have to make these kind of decisions for yourself.”

Leanne, who runs online fashion boutique Pretty Dolly, added: “Before the surgery, it didn’t matter how nice something was. I felt like bodysuits were the only clothes that suited me because I was so flat-chested and I couldn’t just wear bodysuits my whole life.

“For me, it wasn’t about having massive boobs, it was about being more womanly and feeling better about myself, which I already do. I love them.”

While her chest is still tender and her prescribed painkillers are making her very sleepy, Leanne is in no doubt that the surgery was worth it and is looking forward to returning to work at ACA Models next week.

 

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SO HAPPY: Leanne, also below, in some of her modelling shoots and (above) her message on Snapchat following breast surgery

 

By Ali Gordon

 

LEANNE McDowell can’t wait to show off her new assets.

The 2015 Miss Northern Ireland went under the knife last week to take her boobs from a 32A to a 32C.

“I don’t know how I will feel the first time I put a bikini on, but I’m so excited,” the 21-year-old told Sunday Life.

“I haven’t been on holiday in about two years, but I feel like it was something I put off before because I didn’t want to wear a bikini because I was so flat-chested and I just felt like everyone was looking at my chest.

“I wouldn’t mind doing lingerie modelling because I’ve done bikini shoots before. I just won’t be so self-conscious any more.”

Leanne, who finished in the top 20 at Miss World last year, has wanted a boob job since she was 13 and is delighted with her new-found cleavage.

“The feeling when you first wake up is amazing,” said the model, who lives in Newtownabbey with her mum Elaine.

“After the surgery, the nurse told me not to move my arms, but I couldn’t stop feeling them. I was just screaming, ‘I’ve got boobs, I’ve got boobs’. I was so happy, it was amazing.

“The nurse told me she was going to give me 100 lines if I waved my arms about again, but I was just so excited to finally have boobs.

“I kept looking down and I couldn’t believe they were actually there. They’re still small compared to other people’s, but for me it’s a big change because I was so flat before.”

Leanne said that after careful consideration she decided that Dr Khan at North West Independent Clinic was the right surgeon for her.

“A lot of people have asked me where I went to get my boobs done and I’m getting loads of questions about being sponsored, but I chose where I wanted to go after a consultation and I paid for it,” she said.

Despite the prospect of getting more lingerie and swimwear jobs, the blonde beauty queen has revealed that she got the boob job for nobody but herself and her self-confidence.

She said: “Being flat-chested is something that I’ve been aware of for a long time, so it wasn’t some decision I just went and made there and then. I knew I wanted them done for a long time.

“When I was at school I hated getting changed for PE. It wasn’t something people were nasty about, I just knew that I was different. My friends all had big boobs and I always felt like the odd one out. When I was 13, I started to become very aware of my chest. When you’re that age, everyone tells you that you’re going to develop and how their sister didn’t develop until she was 18, but that never happened to me.

“So, when I was 18, I decided I was going to book it, but I decided I wanted to wait until after Miss Northern Ireland, because I didn’t want other girls to feel like they needed to change themselves.

“Even now, I would still tell people not to change themselves to try to be like someone else. You have to make these kind of decisions for yourself.”

Leanne, who runs online fashion boutique Pretty Dolly, added: “Before the surgery, it didn’t matter how nice something was. I felt like bodysuits were the only clothes that suited me because I was so flat-chested and I couldn’t just wear bodysuits my whole life.

“For me, it wasn’t about having massive boobs, it was about being more womanly and feeling better about myself, which I already do. I love them.”

While her chest is still tender and her prescribed painkillers are making her very sleepy, Leanne is in no doubt that the surgery was worth it and is looking forward to returning to work at ACA Models next week.

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