A transgender taxi driver who won £4 million on a National Lottery scratch card has expressed her dismay after she was blocked from buying her dream £440,000 home.
Melissa Ede, 57, from Hull, wanted to buy a five-bedroom home in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, but claims the sale was blocked by local Nimbys.
Ms Ede wanted to move in with her fiancee Rachel Nason, 37, and her five children.
Melissa Ede, pictured, said she has pulled out of a deal to buy her £440,000 new home after she sensed hostility from her new neighbours who held a meeting about the purchase
Ms Ede was looking to buy a luxury home in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, pictured
Ms Ede was planning to move in with her fiancee and her five children
She told the Mirror: ‘It was going to be our fairy-tale ending. All I wanted was mine and Rachel’s own little palace, a safe haven.
‘All the kids were very excited about having their own bedrooms. It was the happy ending we’d dreamed of. It was stopped for some unknown reason. I feel terribly hurt by this.
‘What did I do to deserve this sort of discrimination? Maybe I should still buy it and put a big statue of me in the drive with my middle finger up!’
Ms Ede said she received a letter of refusal following a meeting of residents.
According to the Mirror, while the sale could not be legally blocked, Ms Ede decided against going through with the purchase as she felt ‘unwanted.
This comes after she revealed a dramatic new look after splashing out thousands of pounds on treatments to reshape her face.
The former reality TV personality, 57, from Hull, showed off the results of the procedure to lift sagging skin around her jawbone.
Miss Ede, a taxi driver, won £4million with a £10 National Lottery Blue Scratchcard in December last year, days after her partner Rachel Nason asked her to marry her with a Christmas proposal.
Transformation: Melissa Ede, 57, pictured before her £4million Lottery win in December 2017
Gradual change: The taxi driver has had Botox, lip fillers and cheek fillers to change her face
Dramatic results: The 57-year-old recently showed off the results of a non-surgical jaw procedure. The laser treatment lifted her ‘jowl’ to make her look younger and more feminine
She has already spent some £3,000 of her prize money on Botox, cheek fillers, lip fillers, and fillers under her eyes to remove dark circles, the Hull Daily Mail reported.
She said she wanted to look ‘fresher, younger and more feminine’.
Commenting on the non-surgical chin lift, Miss Ede said: ‘I had jowl around my chin area. There’s a big difference. It’s completely lifted it.
Miss Nason said the laser procedure made a ‘massive difference’ and joked her partner’s skin previously looked like the sagging skin of a turkey.
Entrepreneur: The TV personality, pictured last month, has plans to write an autobiography
Now Miss Ede has her sights set on a nose job and dental work to further feminise her appearance.
Before her life-changing win she was a prominent social media personality who had appeared on TV programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show to describe her battles as a transgender woman.
Speaking last month, Miss Ede revealed her plans to more than double her fortune to £10m by launching her own reality television show and publishing an autobiography.
Dream: Miss Ede, pictured before the £3,000 transformation, now wants to have a nose job
Miss Ede explained how she had the transition operation seven years ago and now wants to write a book about her ‘extraordinary life’.
She bought the scratchcard after stopping at a garage in Hull for fuel.
After spending £8.91 on diesel she could not decide whether to buy cigarettes or the £10 National Lottery Blue Scratchcard.
Miss Ede, who previously worked up to 15 hours a day, said she had hoped to win £100 to make up for taking off New Year’s Eve for the first time in 25 years.