Twiggy slams lip filler ‘chipmunks’ and blasts Botox as the 1960s supermodel, 70, blames the Kardashians and says fans are trying to replicate their look
- The Sixties icon confessed that she could ‘do with a bit’ of cosmetic work
- She decided against it, saying she doesn’t like the look of ‘too much’ on people
- Former model told Platinum magazine that craze is down to the Kardashians
- Discussed #MeToo and said she never faced sexual abuse as a teenage model
Twiggy has mocked cosmetic treatments such as lip fillers and Botox because they make women look ‘like chipmunks’.
The 1960s supermodel, 70, who became a star at 16, confessed she probably needed some work, saying: ‘I could do with a bit.’
But she said she had decided against it, explaining: ‘Mainly it’s because I don’t like the look of some people who’ve had too much work.
Twiggy (left, posing in 1966) blames Kim Kardashian (right) for the popularity of botox and filler but blasted them as making people look like chipmunks
‘I don’t like those filler things they pump into people’s faces. They look like chipmunks.’
Procedures such as lip fillers and Botox have surged in popularity in recent years as women attempt to replicate the look of TV personalities like America’s Kardashian family.
Surgical procedures have declined but alternatives have increased by 41 per cent since 2016.
The industry is worth £2.75billion, according to the BBC’s Watchdog programme. Asked about the reasons for the boom, Twiggy told Platinum magazine: ‘It’s the Kardashians, isn’t it?’
Twiggy (pictured in May at a London book launch) blamed the filler and Botox craze on the Kardashians
The model retired at 21 and went on to build a successful acting career, winning awards for The Boy Friend.
She also told the magazine she did not face any of the sexual abuse highlighted by the #MeToo movement.
She added: ‘Now all this has come out about all these men that have done awful things.
‘It never really happened to me because I always had a person with me. I was never hit on at all. I was lucky because I was so innocent and green.
‘I met a couple of horrible photographers, including one really famous one, very early on.
‘He told me, “You’re far too young, come back to me when you’re a woman” and I went outside and cried my eyes out. He was awful.’
Twiggy added she would no longer go out in her trademark mini-skirt but still wears skinny jeans and ‘loves’ trainers.