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Fifi Box was pressured to have cosmetic procedures in her twenties.

Radio and TV star Fifi Box says she’s felt pressure to look more youthful for more than a decade.

Speaking on her 101.9 morning radio show alongside co-hosts Dave Thornton and Brendan Fevola on Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old mum said she was first advised to get botox at the ripe age of 28.

What took Fifi most by surprise was where the harsh advice came from: her new hairdresser.

“I went to a new hairdresser and he was really vocal and a bit too lippy,” the latest addition to Channel 10’s Neighbours cast said.

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 "I went to a new hairdresser and he was really vocal and a bit too lippy." (Image: Channel 10/The Project)

"I hadn’t met him before and I was sat there getting my hair coloured and I had my foils in, and he said, 'Ah, darling, you have to get filler in those crow’s feet. Look at the lines.'"

The intense scrutiny of her skin's appearance didn't stop there.

"You know these lines down here from your nose down here? He said you’ve got to get those filled; you’re going to have to do that if you want to get a man."

Despite the hairdresser's advice, Fifi steered clear of botox and fillers for a very simple reason: she has a fear of needles.

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"I could have have started doing all that at 28. Fortunately it was my fear of needles and messing up my face," she explained.

"My mum has also always been on the case, saying, 'You're beautiful' and, 'I don’t want you to look like a freak show'."

The comments come one month after The Daily Mail published an article titled 'Has Fifi had Botox?', speculating the reason behind her "very smooth complexion" and "flawless [Neighbours] headshot".

But Fifi says she's no longer concerned with what the tabloids about her appearance.

"I'm far more secure in my skin and far more comfortable with myself physically that it doesn't affect me now."

You do you, Fifi. We think you look great no matter what.

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