Former Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton has admitted that she became 'addicted to fame' after taking part in the show, adding how she underwent cosmetic surgery as "a cry for attention". Speaking to this week's Fabulous magazine, Chantelle however added she did enjoy the perks of overnight fame.
Chantele entered Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 as part of a twist which saw a 'normal' housemate take part in the celebrity series. After convincing her fellow housemates she was actually a celebrity - a singer from girl group Kandyfloss - Chantelle stayed in the house and went on to win the series.
Chantelle has undergone drastic changes to her looks via the surgeon’s knife sincee the show, but all for the wrong reasons, “I had my boobs done, my lips done, hair extensions...I think I got addicted to lip fillers, I’d get them done and then be back within three or four weeks asking for them to be done again. It was a cry for attention," she tells the magazine this week.
But Chantelle also confesses that being a Big Brother star has given her amazing perks. “All of a sudden I was famous, everyone knew my name and Princess Diana’s dressmaker was offering to make my wedding gown”.
Chantelle is now dating fellow Celebrity Big Brother winn Alex Reid, and it sounds as though he has made quite an impression on her already, “I like him, I can be myself with Alex plus he’s gorgeous.”
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