Such was the fascination with her face, there were entire articles dedicated solely to discussing her botox and even a full investigation into her lip-licking (which wrongly concluded was due to her lip fillers).
Tracey, 35, said she first got cosmetic surgery after her divorce five years ago. She had a breast enlargement, botox, lip filler and liposuction.
Then, shortly before appearing on MAFS, she had a top up and at the time, she felt bloody great.
“I got filler in my cheeks, lips and under my eyes,” she told Woman’s Day.
“But TV wasn’t so kind. I’d look at some of the angles I was shot in and think, ‘S**t, is that what I look like?’ Then the online abuse started.”
All the attention on her looks hit her hard. And nobody should have to feel pressured into changing their appearance. But Tracey – who wound up dating fellow MAFS star Sean Thomsen – didn’t make any snap decisions. Instead she took some time to self-reflect and ultimately decided she wanted to return to her more natural self.
She told Woman’s Day she’d reversed $9000 worth of cosmetic procedures.
“I’ve been to see my cosmetic surgeon… He’s dissolved all my fillers and it feels amazing. My lips are more liberated and I feel like I’ve got my eyes back, now the puffiness has gone,” she said.
“I feel great and don’t see the need to change how I look anymore.”
She joked that Sean told her she kissed “a lot better now”.
“Apparently my lips aren’t so hard,” she said.
“Sean thinks I’m beautiful anyway. He’s not superficial like Dean.”
In the show’s finale, Tracey saw footage of Dean telling Davina her “looks are not her best quality”. She shot back: “I don’t want my looks to be my best quality, because I have so many better qualities.”
And amen to that.
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