A cautionary tale from the woman who spent over a million pounds on surgical procedures...
In this remarkable book entrepreneur, former model and occasional reality TV star Alicia Douvall tells the story of a life with more than its fair share of ups and downs. She opens up about her traumatic experiences with plastic surgery throughout the years and the treacherous journey towards self-acceptance: from the turmoil of operations going wrong, her inappropriate relations with one of her surgeons, to how she's now reached the point where she acknowledges the mistakes she made by trying to alter her body so frequently, as well as the consequences of undergoing such life-changing procedures.
Alicia reflects on her strict upbringing, her disastrously rebellious teenage years - which included expulsion from school and spending her young pregnancy moving from hostel to hostel and her often bad choices in partners, which strangely mirrored the relationships with her plastic surgeons. Alicia's story is certainly emotive, yet allows the readers to experience her positive humour throughout.
Alicia Douvall is most well known for her former model status. Since her career in modelling Douvall has appeared on various television shows including; Celebrity Love Island (ITV) 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers (Channel 4); Glamour Models, Mum and Me (BBC3) Glamour Models, Mum and Me and Baby (BBC3) and Celebrity Big Brother 2015 (Channel 5).
Alicia’s primary focus in life is now on her own wellbeing and her successful organic Argan skincare range called Douvall’s stocked in luxury stores such as Fortnum and Mason.
Having gone through extensive plastic surgery operations and dedicating over £1 million on adapting her appearance, Douvall has a truly important story to tell. From procedures ending up with disastrous consequences, to inappropriate relations with one of her surgeons; in Don’t Call Me Ugly we learn the hard and sometimes gruesome truths of the plastic surgery industry.