At age 20, Skye Wheatley was the youngest contestant in the 2014 Big Brother house.
It was a rough ride for the barista from the Gold Coast. She was often called “shallow and naive” by fellow housemates. But popularity with the public saw her make it to the show’s finale, ultimately landing in third place.
Now, the 22-year-old is almost unrecognisable.
First, there’s the professional transformation – she has an Instagram following of nearly 300,000 and a growing YouTube channel. “A company will send me some products, I trial the products, if I like them, I’ll promote them and they pay me,” Wheatley told The Project this evening.
But the physical differences are also profound.
The Instagram model has spent thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery and procedures. It’s an obsession, she says, that comes from being on the show.
“I’ve had my boobs, my nose and my lips done,” Wheatley told The Project this evening. “There’s a rumour that I’ve had my butt done. But that’s not real.”
Wheatley underwent her breast augmentation procedure overseas in Thailand. She spent $7,000 for the surgery, but the procedure didn’t go to plan.