30 October 2009

Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese has explained the reasons behind the cosmetic surgery that helped make her career. The 37-year-old dancer, actress and Wonderbra model underwent a breast enlargement at age 21 to repair the damaging effects of excessive weight loss caused by drug taking.Discussing her plastic surgery with The News of the World, Dita revealed: "I was a bit of a party girl in the early 90s and used LSD and Ecstasy. Eventually my weight fell to 6st 7lb and I looked terrible so I gave up drugs. My breasts never recovered, so when I was 21 I had 32D implants. Now Im a healthy 8st 2lb." Dita's slender figure has seen her grace the covers of numerous magazines, including Playboy, Bizarre and fetish publication Marquis, and her official website has been recognised as one of the first model sites on the internet. The enduring appeal of Dita's performances has inaugurated a new fascination with burlesque, leading to her being frequently dubbed "the Queen of Burlesque" by the media. However, Dita is the first to confess her human limitations, candidly stating: "Just like any woman, I have a bit of cellulite, but youd never know thanks to good lighting and my way of posing. "We all have our flaws, and the best we can do is accept them and disguise them!" On maintaining a slender waistline, Dita explains: "Everyones more obsessed about my waist than I am its about 23in. I dont sleep in corsets, but I wear clothes that exaggerate it."