Shaughna Phillips fans have heaped praised on the reality star for saying goodbye to fillers and embracing a natural look.
The former Love Island favourite, 28, had her filler dissolved earlier this year and documented the process for her followers, admitting she was ‘hesitant’ at first, but realised there is ‘more to life’ than the size of your lips.
Shaughna – who appeared on the first Winter Love Island in 2020 – has been complimented for her new look, after learning to ‘practise what she preaches’ when it comes to body acceptance and happiness.
She appeared on Good Morning Britain this week to discuss the cost of living crisis, cutting a chic figure and sporting less of a pout.
Viewers were quick to tell the TV star that she looks ‘beautiful,’ while also praising her argument that people should be able to talk about their holidays without feeling guilty.
‘I can completely understand going in and talking about my holiday while someone is trying to figure out whether they are going to have breakfast or dinner, I get it,’ the influencer began.
‘I think it’s all relative. Hearing someone else going on holiday would make me happy for them, and I’d love to hear their experiences.
‘You can be happy for someone, while also be thinking, “I wish I was going on holiday”.’
‘I love hearing about people’s holidays! I’ve not been away for 8 years so love seeing pictures and hearing all about it,’ agreed one GMB viewer.
‘You look fab,’ another told Shaughna, while one said: ‘Looking grand!’
Shaughna, who donned a baby pink blazer, white tee and light wash jeans on the morning programme, wants her fans to ‘separate their happiness from their body image’, hence why she chose to share her journey with dissolving the fillers after her lips developed lumps.
‘The real reason I’m sharing my lips dissolving journey is because I have been preaching about separating your happiness from your body image,’ she told Instagram.
‘I’ve been putting this off for so long because I just can’t bear the thought of not having lips anymore. It will be all done in two weeks, all fresh and new so I’m trying to practise what I preach.’
After visiting a London clinic, she later announced: ‘I am done. My lips are a little bit swollen because of the treatment, they’ll be gone in about six hours and then I’ll have no lips so I’m gonna enjoy this six hours.
‘You know what, you build it all up in your head but it really ain’t nothing is it? It’s bloody lips, life goes on. It really weren’t that bad.’
Shaughna has been open about her experiences with disordered eating and body image struggles, previously revealing that she started dieting at the tender age of 14.
She spoke about her body dysmorphia on the ITV dating show and has admitted to ‘terrible eating habits.’
Shaughna is now on the road to self-acceptance and recently launched her own wellness platform called Be You With Shaughna.
Speaking to OK!’s New Magazine recently, she shared: ‘I think from a very young age I was taught that food is the enemy.’
‘I definitely think I had body dysmorphia in Love Island because I was so insecure,’ she explained.
She went on to criticise magazines aimed at teenagers, claiming their articles about ‘holiday diet tips’ are damaging.
The social media star believes her own unhealthy relationship with food and desire to lose weight before entering the villa was linked to the death of her father Eddie, who died in December 2016.
Shaughna has said she used to believe being happier meant being ‘skinnier’, before adopting better eating habits in a bid to get fit and strong.
Love Island returns to ITV2 on June 6.
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