06 May 2009

American supermodel Janice Dickinson has told an Australian newspaper that she supports women who have cosmetic surgery. The self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel" first achieved fame in the fashion industry in the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years, she has appeared as a judge on reality TV show America's Next Top Model, after which she launched her own reality television programme, The Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency.In the past, Dickinson has undergone cosmetic surgery herself, having had a breast enlargement, tummy tuck and liposuction. She has also undergone anti-ageing procedures like a neck and facelift, as well as Botox injections. In fact, one of Dickinson's autobiographies is titled: "Everything about me is fake - and I'm perfect". Speaking to Australia's Herald Sun, she said: "I've had my tits done and a facelift to look good on TV. Having Botox every six months just makes your appearance look less tired. And mothers are tired all the time. If having your tits done makes you feel better, OK, go have it done." However, Dickinson also highlighted the importance of an active lifestyle in boosting women's self-esteem, saying: "If you want to feel better, get to [the gym], or take up bike riding or roller skating, something to get the endorphins going." In 2007, Dickinson appeared as a contestant on UK reality TV show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. The ITV programme has played host to many cosmetic surgery advocates in the past, including glamour models Katie Price and Nicola McLean, as well as television presenter Esther Rantzen, who had Botox before appearing on the show. In June 2009, Dickinson is expected to take part in the US version of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.