Columnist, Veronica Clark: Plastic . . . but not fantastic!

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A mother and daughter who have spent over £60,000 on perfecting their looks are to star in a new show called My Mum’s Hotter Than Me. The show, to be aired on Channel 5 (where else), follows different stories of parents trying to compete with their children. In particular, it features mum and daughter duo, Georgina and Kayla Clarke who are both plastic surgery fanatics. Their skin is orange, their fake boobs pneumatic, and their lips so ridiculous that they look as though they’ve been pumped up with air at the petrol station. They think they look amazing, but they must have a different mirror at home because the words spec and savers spring to mind. The pair, who turn heads but only for the wrong reason, are so hooked that Kayla began plotting her first breast enlargement at just 11. Whilst most children dream of playing with Barbie dolls, Kayla wanted to look like one. As she grew, the former tomboy began to model herself on her idol, Katie Price. She not only had her boobs enlarged from a C cup to a G, she also shelled out on semi-permanent make-up and regular sessions on the sun bed to turn her skin the colour of creosote. Katie was her inspiration, but if I were Katie Price I’d be gutted because Kayla looks much older than her actual age - 21. But what does her mother think of her daughter’s dramatic transformation? She’s proud. In fact, she’s so happy that she's hopped on-board the plastic fantastic surgery train after Kayla suggested she get her lips done. Now it seems there’s no stopping them. Despite spending around £60,000 on their transformations so far, Kayla craves even more surgery, including another boob job, a nose job, liposuction and fat transfer, and a Brazilian butt lift.

She admits: “Women just stare...but I quite like it. If other people don’t like it, it’s one of those things. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. It’s my body and this is what I like. I really like the fake look.”

Fair enough. It is her body, but what happens when she gets older? Will the NHS have to step in to help? After all, gravity always wins. Unlike ‘celebrity’ Josie Cunningham, at least Kayla has paid for her own boob job, although her career choice is a little questionable. She does ‘webcam work’ and strips for a living to rake in enough cash. She does this with Georgina’s knowledge. In fact, her mum was supportive when Kayla bagged herself a 50-something sugar daddy at 18 to help pay for surgery. In return Kayla provided ‘companionship’. Whilst most people treat their mum to a nice outfit to wear or new hairdo to make them feel good about themselves, Kayla’s ‘work’ funds her mother’s plastic surgery.

Georgina, 39, explains: “I’m so lucky to have a daughter like Kayla who pays for my treatments. I don’t mind her having a sugar daddy or stripping to pay for our cosmetic work because we’re living the dream. I’m really proud of her.”

She hopes to complete her ‘look’ with more surgery later this year. The mum-of -four wants a designer vagina. Yes, that bit left me speechless, too. For starters, why a mother would even want to compete with her daughter is beyond me. Also, what’s wrong with trying to inspire young women to use their brains instead of their bodies to get on in this world?