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Making It Big

by | 21st, December 2004

‘HISTORY is littered with the unremembered and unlamented corpses of those who failed to spot the early signs of greatness.

Teacher’s pet

Albert Einstein was famously told by his headmaster that he would never amount to much; the Beatles were rejected by Decca on the grounds that guitar bands were on their way out; while JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was repeatedly turned down by publishers before Bloomsbury took it up.

To that list we can now add the name of 18-year-old Keeley, winner of the Sun’s Page 3 Idol.

She was apparently told by a ‘cruel’ teacher that she would never realise her dream of appearing on the famous page in British newspapers “because her breasts were not big enough”.

“I have wanted to be a Page 3 model from the age of 16,” reveals Keeley.

“I remember telling an art teacher about my ambition. She told me I couldn’t because my boobs were too small.

“It was a terrible thing to say. I think teachers should be more encouraging – but it made me more determined to be a model.”

Boyfriend, 21-year-old plumber Jamie, knew of Keeley’s ambition and sent in pictures of her 34-26-36 figure to Britain’s best-selling daily newspaper.

The rest, as they say, is history…

But not everyone has Keeley’s natural abilities and steely determination to overcome the obstacles that life throws in our way.

Some people look to the surgeon’s knife for a boost – and the Sun reports on the “tragic” story of 34-yer-old mum Lea Walker who has spent more than £40,000 boosting her boobs by 12 sizes.

The sex shop worker has gone from a 30AA to a 30M in a series of operations.

So desperate was she for “mammoth mammaries” that she even sold her house to pay for the last two operations and moved back in with her parents.

However, psychologists think Lea looks a freak and fear for her mental state.

“She is probably sad and insecure,” says Ros Taylor, “and has been foolish.”

“The women I’ve seen who want really big breasts have had serious psychological problems,” advises Sun doctor Carol Copper.

And Sinead Desmond, the paper’s deputy women’s editor, is prepared to wager her cherished shoe collection that, despite her protestations to the contrary, Lea is deeply unhappy.

So, why would she have had it done? What could have encouraged her to do mutilate herself in this way?

It’s not like there’s anyone offering money to impressionable young women to strip off and bare their breasts, is there?’



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