02 September 2008

Recently evicted Big Brother contestant Lisa Appleton has planned to spend her 25, 000 prize money on cosmetic surgery.

Appleton, who has already had a breast enlargement, won the sum during a task in her last week in the house, and has said that she'll be treating herself to some lip implants.

According to, she said: "I might get a few bits of surgery done, some Botox here and there. And I want big Pete Burns lips - I'd love them like that. He's my idol."

Lisa is expected to undergo the lip surgery, which will involve dermal fillers, before her impending wedding to fellow Big Brother housemate Mario Marconi, who proposed to her during their time in the house.

Commenting on both the proposal and her prize money, Lisa said she felt like she had "won the lottery", adding "I'm still in shock over being engaged and having the ring on my finger... more shocked than when I saw an alien."

Lisa and Mario, who have been dating for three years, have appeared on reality television before. Lisa, who was crowned Miss Wigan Body Building in the 1990s, has appeared on Gladiators, Kitchen Criminals and Body Heat.

Mario, on the other hand, has previously been on Brits Behind Bars, Deal or No Deal and Saturday Night Takeaway.

40-year old Lisa's announcement comes shortly after pop guru Simon Cowell claimed that he thought all women aged over 40 should have plastic surgery.