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Mensa Member Owen Cheshire Has Nose Surgery To Up His Chances Of Landing Job (Photos)

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A recent graduate in the UK who is a member of the intellectual organization Mensa underwent plastic surgery to reduce the size of his nose in order to increase his chances of getting a job.

Owen Cheshire, 21, of Southampton, England, says having a nose job was the most clever thing he has ever done, the Daily Mail reported.

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Cheshire, who had the surgery done on his nose before graduating from Southampton Solent University last year, says, “It was a no brainer for me. I wanted to enter the job market at my best and I couldn’t be that with confidence issues about my appearance.

“I hated meeting new people or having photographs taken. I shied back from the spotlight,” he said.

Cheshire says he inherited a large and bumpy nose which embarrassed him, and it was the reason he was bullied. He focused on working hard at school and was invited to become a member of Mensa in 2012 with an IQ of 132 — the passing score for joining the genius organization.

But once Cheshire was ready to graduate with a degree in media and marketing from Solent, he was afraid of not being hired for a job because of the way he looked.

"You don’t have to be a genius to work out that in the current job market only the very best will win the few jobs available,” he said. "I felt sure that couldn’t be me because I simply wasn’t the best I could be because of my confidence."

He started researching plastic surgery companies and ultimately paid over $6,700 to have the bump on his nose reduced and make the tip more refined.

According to the Huffington Post, Cheshire is working for his alma mater’s research team, a job he landed before his surgery, and is also an aspiring designer.

“Everyone knows how tough it is for graduates to find work right now,” he said. “I’m so pleased I made the decision to have surgery ... because now my chances are just as good as the next man's.”

Cheshire is pictured below before his nose job:

After his nose job:

(Photos via the Daily Mail)

Sources: Daily Mail, Huffington Post