A wannabe glamour model has revealed she used her £14,000 student loan to fund breast enlargement surgery, claiming bigger boobs have done more for her career than a degree ever could.
Catherine Byrne attended just two weeks of psychology classes at the University of East London, but still applied and received the £4,000 maintenance grant and £3,000 for tuition, two years on the trot.
After a fortnight of lectures, Catherine quit to pursue her modelling dreams, spending all her loan cash on various beauty treatments. She took her bra size from a B-cup to a D and finally to an H, as well as getting botox and fillers.
The 29-year-old wanted to be a successful model like her idol Katie Price and knew she’d need bigger breasts in order to succeed.
Speaking to The Sun, she said:
My boob job has done more for my career than any degree could.
There was no way I could save enough money to have a boob job. But when my friend went to uni and told me about her student loan, it gave me an idea. As soon as the money hit my account I booked in to have a breast enlargement in London and I quit my course.
I went to my tutor and told her a story about being overwhelmed in my first year. She believed me and I signed up to redo the first year again. This meant I could apply for another year of loans and within weeks I was approved for another £7,000.
Now, six years on, Catherine works part-time as a model, managing to keep her pay rate under the £17,335 limit which would require her to start repaying the loan.
After 25 years the loan will be written off and Catherine reckons she will never earn enough to have to pay it back.
And given how tough the job market can be for university graduates nowadays, Catherine is more than happy, convinced that she made the right decision.
I’m the one who has really invested in my future because my bigger boobs have made me happier every single day. You always hear about people who leave university and can’t get jobs. That just seems stupid to me. I’m probably happier than most of the people who enrolled on that course at the same time as me.