Model Defends Faking Depression To Get £7,000 Nose Job On NHS

by : Emma Rosemurgey on :
Model Defends Faking Depression To Get £7,000 Nose Job On NHSCarla Bellucci/ITV

A woman has sparked outrage after admitting she faked depression to get a nose job courtesy of the NHS and even says she would do it again.

Carla Bellucci appeared on This Morning where she told Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield how she managed to cheat the system by flirting with her GP who guided her through the process.


You can watch the full interview here:

The 37-year-old told the hosts:

I did bend the truth to get a nose job. I lied, but I do work. I was born here. I feel like I’ve not really done anything that wrong.


Explaining why she was so eager to go through with getting the operation in the first place, she said it was ‘something on [her] mind,’ because her nose ‘was slightly off centre and had a little bump.’

Clearly perturbed by the model’s confession, Philip shot back, telling her: ‘Your nose is still a bit off,’ before adding: ‘You will get battered on social media.’

Model Defends Faking Depression To Get £7,000 Nose Job On NHSITV

Carla admitted paying a visit to a cosmetic surgeon who advised her against splashing out on the surgery, prompting her to joke to friends that she would get it done for free.


She recalled:

It started off as a bit of banter between friends. One evening I said: ‘I’m going to see if I can get this nose job.’

I said I was unhappy about I’ve never been clinically depressed I just said it. I was advised to say a few things by a GP.

I think I am one of many. Maybe there’s cracks in the systems. I’m not saying what I done was right, but I don’t live in regret.

Needless to say, Phil was right, and people turned up in their thousands to slate the mum on social media for ‘milking’ the vastly stretched NHS.


Later, Holly revealed the daytime programme had received a whopping 6,000 complaints following Carla’s brazen confession.


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Although cosmetic procedures are not usually provided on the NHS, they can be given for psychological or physical health reasons.

If you’re experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Journalist who started her career by producing The Royal Rosemurgey newspaper in 2004, which kept her family up to date with the goings on of her sleepy north east village. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining Tyla (formerly Pretty 52) in 2017, and progressing onto UNILAD in 2019.

Topics: Health, cosmetic surgery, depression, ITV, Mental Health, NHS, This Morning


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    The Woman Who Faked Depression to Get a Free Nose Job on the NHS