British model Josie Cunningham drew national outrage in 2015 when she said she wanted to have an abortion so that she could have cosmetic surgery to pursue a career in pornography.
A year later, the 26-year-old model says she deeply regrets her self-centered decision.
She told the British talk show Loose Women this week that she is pregnant for the fifth time and “couldn’t be more prepared to have this baby,” according to The Express.
When asked if she regrets her abortion, Cunningham broke down in tears as she replied: “I deeply regret going against my own morals and beliefs. I’m disgusted with myself.”
At another point in the interview, she said: “I was in a vulnerable place and at the time I thought I had all this confidence. I didn’t realize I was a shadow of myself. It’s taken all this for me to get this help. Within a couple of weeks I went to see someone.
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“I’ve learnt that life doesn’t revolve round Botox and teeth and looking perfect, you find beauty within. I believe now that I do feel beautiful inside.”
Cunningham was on the talk show last year when she revealed that she planned to abort her fourth unborn child so that she could get a nose job.
She told Sunday People the following about her decision: “I’d had the boobs done, I had the body, but I realized that to be really successful in the adult industry I needed the face too. People can hate me – but the pregnancy was going to ruin my chance of finally making it. Next year I’ll be posing for glamour shots instead of nine months pregnant lying on the sofa with fat ankles. That’s my decision and no one else’s.”
Later Cunningham explained that her pregnancy was a “major obstacle” in her life and abortion was the answer because surgeons refused to operate on her since she was pregnant.
This week, the young model revealed to the Loose Women hosts that she did not go through with the cosmetic surgery.
According to The Express:
Josie was dubbed ‘Britain’s most hated woman’ since her appearance on Loose Women last year, and was even attacked in the street. “It got to the point where I didn’t want to leave the house.”
“You can’t have a rhinoplasty at least a year after giving birth so the pregnancy would have delayed the process by 18 months,” she explained, before going to on to say that the abortion wasn’t an “easy decision” for her to make.
“It wasn’t a straight A to B, ‘oh I want a nose job so I will terminate a pregnancy’. I’ve had three children already and managed to somehow maintain a career and a way of life for the three children the way I have,” she told them.
Unsurprisingly, her comments sparked national outrage after she previously confessed that she would be willing to have an abortion if it meant that she could secure a place on Big Brother.
Josie has also smoked while pregnant because she was having a baby boy rather than a girl, encouraged women to have unprotected sex, and sold tickets to the birth of one of her children.
Her flip-flopping position on abortion first became an international news item in 2014 when she said she planned to abort her third baby so she could appear on the reality show Big Brother.
Later, she rejected abortion for that baby. At that time she said, “I really thought I would be able to but I couldn’t. I’d felt the baby kick for the first time 24 hours earlier and I couldn’t get that feeling out of my head. I’d forgotten what the feeling was like. It was magical. It was like the baby was telling me not to go through with it.”
She added, “I was in the taxi driving to the clinic and felt physically sick. I was shaking. When the driver told me we were a minute away I burst into tears. I wanted to throw myself out of the moving car to get away. I had my hands on my bump and I had the strongest feeling I couldn’t let anyone take my baby away.”
A few months later, she announced that she was pro-life. She said, “I did consider having an abortion with my third child, which I am ashamed to say. The way I saw it was that I’d rather be able to provide further for the two children I already had than not be able to provide for all three. It wasn’t an easy decision. But now I am anti-abortion, I came close to making the biggest mistake of my life.”
But it was after that announcement that she aborted her fourth child.