Schoolgirl Romy Reyes is only 15 but she's so desperate to become a glamour model she's saved £5k to boost her chest to a 32FF
Originally published 9 February 2010;
Romy Reyes dreams of being rich, but the 15 year-old has no intention of working hard – she plans to boost her boobs to a huge 32FF and become a topless model.
The schoolgirl was just 13 when she vowed she’d go under the knife, and though her mum Beverley has begged her to wait until she’s finished growing, she intends to quit school after her GCSEs next year and blow her £5,000 savings on the £3,500-£5,000 op.
Romy, who is a size 32B, is convinced increasing her chest size will bring her fame and fortune like her idol – glamour model Jordan.
She says: 'I want to be rich by doing very little and I’m going to need big boobs so I can model to achieve that.
'I want to be rich by doing very little and I’m going to need big boobs so I can model to achieve that.'
'I’m sorry my parents are disappointed, but they can’t stop me. I’ve got no intention of working hard. I want to be like Katie Price. I don’t care that she’s unpopular now – she’ll turn it around because she’s clever.'
Romy has idolised Jordan since she was 13.
She says: 'I love her hair, make-up and her huge boobs. My friends say she looks fake but I’m in awe of how famous and rich she is. I’ll do whatever it takes to be like her.'
Romy has been saving all the money she’s received as birthday gifts from relatives, as well as her wages from helping her decorator dad, Ernie, 42.
'Dad went mental when I told him what I was saving for, but by then I’d saved almost all of it,' she giggles. 'He said he won’t allow the op, but he can’t really stop me now.'
Unsurprisingly, her mum Beverley, 42, a health and safety assistant, is also horrified.
Romy says: 'She says my boobs will grow, but I’ve known since I was 13 that I want to be a 32FF. I don’t hate my boobs, I just want to be like Jordan.'
Last November, Romy, who spends £45 a month on make-up and beauty treatments, got a Saturday job at a market stall near her home in Upminster, Essex.
'I’m only doing it to earn enough for my operation. There’s no way I’ll do something that boring when I’m older,' she moans.
Now, size 8 Romy looks at surgery websites every day. Although most surgeons won’t operate on under 18s, she claims to have found surgeons who’ll perform the procedure at 16. But experts warn that if her breasts continue to grow after the op they could end up looking unnatural and lumpy and she may need a follow-up op as early as in her 20s.
'My life will be 100 per cent better after surgery.'
Naively, Romy says: 'It’ll hurt and could go wrong but I’m going to check out the surgeon to make sure he’s not dodgy.'
Worryingly, Romy, who’s never had a boyfriend, is convinced she’ll have her pick of men after boosting her assets.
She says: 'Men fancy Jordan, so boys will find me attractive after the op too. My life will be 100 per cent better after surgery.'
Mum Beverley says: 'We’d prefer her to go to college and get qualifications. I just hope we can make her wait until she’s 18, by which time she will have seen sense.'
Psychologist Dr Funke Baffour says: 'So many girls see Jordan and think if she can become famous by getting a boob job, then they can too. Romy needs to choose her own path to success, not copy someone else.'