14/08/2014 16:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Rebecca Adlington Says Her Nose Job Hasn't Cured Her Insecurities

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has opened up about her nose job for the first time. She's confessed that plastic surgery hasn't cured her of her insecurities.

The 25-year-old is thought to have gone under the knife at a leading Harley Street clinic earlier this year after facing a barrage of criticism over her appearance from Twitter trolls.

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"I'm definitely happier with how I look now," she said in an interview with the Daily Mail. "But I wouldn't necessarily say happy.

"I think you still always see the same thing when you look in the mirror," she explained.

"A lot of people tell me that you get more comfortable with yourself with age and obviously I've still got a lot of growing up to do."

The four-time Olympic medallist went on: "But I will never have this figure that's big-boobed and tiny waist and curvaceous bum. I know I've got slightly bigger shoulders than some people and an average cup size, that's not going to change."

The blonde, who refused to confirm she's had the alleged nose job, also delved into her struggle with fame. "Obviously, being a swimmer, you never think you're going to get any sort of profile, so I didn't know what fame was. I didn't expect it," she said.

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"The thing that I found very difficult when it all started happening after Beijing was that people were commenting on something that I just didn't understand - on the way I look - and I thought, 'What's that got to do with swimming?' So that hit me.

"At first it definitely upset me. I'd burst into tears when I first started reading things but as I've grown up I've learnt to think, you know what, I don't know them, they've never seen me in real life, they've never spoken to me.

And addressing her trolls she simply put it: "You've got to be a certain kind of person to sit there, make the effort to find somebody, to write them a nasty message... You know what? Just block them out of your mind."

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