Marie Buchan, a British mother of eight, is in the news because of her decision to have cosmetic surgery on her breasts.
The decision is controversial mostly because she receives generous welfare benefits, according to the Mirror. The implication being that she should be spending the boob-job money on necessities, instead.
However, having eight kids really takes a toll on your physique, Buchan explains, admitting that ,“I am doing this for myself not for anyone else. I feel after having eight children I need a little bit of help firming things up.”
She is not alone. According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, there were 15.9 million cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States in 2015, and breast augmentations are still among the most common operations, as reported by Science Daily.
After making her ordeal public by appearing on television, she has received various commercial offers, including one from a porn company offering her a role in a movie. She also received a proposition from one individual who offered her money to pose for a nude photo.
Fortunately, her agent assures that she will choose her opportunities carefully to prevent any embarrassment for her children, reports the Mirror, citing the Birmingham Mail.
Currently, Buchan is working an undisclosed job for 16 hours per day, and also has a part-time gig as a mechanic, which she performs once a week.
For those interested in Buchan’s opinion on Brexit, she is all in favor of it. “We have no more room, no money and no jobs,” the Mirror quotes her as saying.