Rebecca Adlington Reveals Twitter Trolls Pushed Her To Have A Nose Job

'I'm Happier With How I Look Now, But I Wouldn't Say Happy'

Rebecca Adlington has spoken for the first time about having a nose job earlier this year, revealing she was sick of cruel taunts on Twitter.

The Olympic swimmer - who won two gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics - admitted to the Daily Mail that she hadn’t anticipated that her appearance would be such a talking point because of what she does for a living.

Rebecca Adlington

“I’ve never opened the door in that way. I never set out to be in the spotlight. I’ve fallen into it by doing something that I love, that is my passion.”

Rebecca announced last year that she was retiring from professional swimming, having competed in two Olympic games and won four medals, and is now carving a career for herself as a TV personality.

She now acts an occasional guest panelist on ‘Loose Women’, and appeared on the most recent series of ‘I’m A Celebrity’, where she revealed some of her insecurities based on her appearance and compared herself unfavourably to fellow contestant Amy Willerton.

After leaving the jungle, Rebecca was photographed looking as if she'd had a nose job, which she's now revealed she had done after being bombarded with abuse on Twitter.

“In a day I’ve blocked 100, 200 people, if something’s happened.”

Rebecca back in 2012

Rebecca also revealed that while she does feel better about herself after having the procedure, her insecurities haven’t completely subsided.

“But I will never have this figure that’s big-boobed and tiny waist and curvaceous bum. I know I have got slightly bigger shoulders than some people and an average cup size, that’s not going to change.”

Olympics & Paralympics Team GB - London 2012 Victory Parade

Rebecca Adlington Career Highlights

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