Former Bachelorette Ali Oetjen has opened up about her biggest plastic surgery regret, admitting that she “hated” her breast implants for years.
The 35-year-old had her G-cup implants replaced with D cups in 2019 after experiencing both health issues and societal shame.
“They were massive and I hated them,” she told Body+Soul.
“I hated the thought that women were judging me for them, and I knew in my soul it was the wrong decision and one that didn’t make me happy.”
Ali went on to say that it was an ex-boyfriend who persuaded her to undergo the procedure in her 20s, and she wanted to remove the “physical baggage” after their break-up.
While she confessed that she’d prefer to have no implants at all, she was told by her surgeon that she would have had saggy skin if she went back to her natural size.
“I definitely wouldn’t suggest breast implants to anyone,” she said. “Mine impacted on my back and stomach muscles, and to this day I still have a slouch because of the way I stood to try to hide them.”
“How you love yourself reflects how you’re loved, and I value power, strength and vitality in a person.”
Ali, who currently resides on the Sunshine Coast and works as a yoga and meditation teacher, rose to fame on the inaugural season of The Bachelor in 2013.
She went on to appear in the first season of Bachelor In Paradise and then became the Bachelorette in 2018.
Last year, Ali competed in the reality series SAS Australia before withdrawing in episode six.
Channel 7 have announced that this year’s contestants will face ‘the most gruelling course ever seen in the UK or Australia’, with former NRL star Sam Burgess shown being brought to tears in a new trailer for the series.
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