Tulisa Contostavlos admits to having cosmetic procedures after her looks were criticised: 'Yes, I've had my lips done'

The former X Factor judge said she had the work done after losing weight

Tulisa Contostavlos has put paid to the intense speculation on her looks by admitting that she has undergone cosmetic procedures.

The 26-year-old explained all in an interview with the Guardian, replying to accusations that she has "ruined her face".

Over the last year, she was pictured stoically attending her trial, surrounded by a circus of paparazzi with her outfit analysed to the minutiae - before the case was spectacularly thrown out by the judge.

She admitted having non-surgical treatments: "Yes, I've had my lips done, and I'm happy with my lips. And I also had a tiny bit of filler in my cheeks.

"Pictures of me where my face was swelling, I had water retention – where you have filler your face draws up a load of water. So my face began to swell like a balloon.

 

"And this is when people thought I'd had surgery and said, ‘what's she done? She's ruined her face’."

She said claims by newspapers that she had denied having surgery were baseless, as she just hadn’t "spoken about it."

"I haven't given an interview in a year, so where have I had the chance to deny it?" she said.

 

The fillers and injections were a result of her losing a "load of weight" and not liking what it had done to her face. "It was a choice I made," she added.

"It really bugs me when people say I've had a nose job. That's just make-up. Can you see the shading there?

"So losing a stone, filler in my cheeks, my lips done and the contouring – and people do think, ‘oh gosh, you look so different’. But I'm happy with it."

Last week, the TV star was found guilty, in a separate trial, of assaulting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan at a music festival, and was fined £200.

She said she is "outraged" at the verdict and is appealing it.

READ MORE: How was Tulisa's case ever allowed to proceed?
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