Tanya Sarne in her own words:

`I'm a masochist and I like a challenge. I refuse to be defeated. It really is a tenacious streak. You just refuse to give in.'

`Designer is still a dirty word in this country. You go to borrow money, say you're a designer and they more or less tell you to f... off.'

`Oh I'm large. And I get extremely cross if clothes we make don't fit me.'

`I wasn't a serious model, partly because my boobs were too big. I did whisky and cigarette commercials in places like Brazil. And they loved me for swimwear and furs.'