As if most teenage girls aren't already concerned enough about their bodies, the British 14-year-old Britney Marshall is the only female in her family who hasn't had breast implants. Britney's mom Chantal and her four sisters own a combined 50,000 pounds in implants. No, not in weight but in U.S. currency equivalent to just over $77,000.
Britney is going through a funny phase at the moment and saying she doesn't want to get her boobs done, Chantal Marshall told the Sun of London. Britney is 14 going on 30. She idolizes her older sisters, so we've already started talking about her getting a boob job. At the moment, she doesn't really have what I would say are boobs, but I'd like to her follow in her sisters' footsteps.
Chantal also described Britney as the brainy one who does quite well at school.
Perhaps most surprisingly, the mom said: I really love the fake look of my girls, and I know Britney will go that way when she's a bit older. ... I love the idea of us all looking similar and glamorous.
Chantal Marshall, who is a grandmother, works as a psychic. She had her first surgery in 1996 to upgrade her cup size from a 34B to a size 34DD. Her bra size currently sits at 32GG, a series of decisions that has cost her north of 18,000 pounds, or $29,000.
When I hit the town with the other girls, I'm often mistaken for their sister, said Chantal Marshall, who appears completely delusional in some eyes. It's a real laugh. ... It's like being young again.
Her four daughters with implants range in age from 30 to 21. They have all had breast implants, adding up to 13 operations, nearly six pints of silicone ... between them all, reported the Daily Mail.
Britney has resisted the pressure from her family so far, although she admits to having considered getting implants in the past.
I'm too young to be thinking about having a boob job, Britney said. I just want to work hard at school. ... In the past, I have wanted fake boobs, but then sometimes I look at them and think they look ridiculous.
The jury is still out on whether most men are more attracted to real or fake breasts -- most sources chalk it up to personal preference. However, a recent article on the Huffington Post by Brandi Megan Granett suggested men are attracted to confidence in women. That's something breast implants can improve, but an option many women simply don't resort to.
At first glance, we would hope that outward appearance isn't so readily tied to self-esteem, Granett wrote. We'd like to say that it's what is on the inside that counts. But research actually shows that plastic surgery helps self-esteem. ... The good news here is that you don't need to have plastic surgery to get this swagger, this man-attracting confidence. If you are willing to work on yourself in any way that matters to you, if you can hold your head high and rock whatever situation you find yourself in, you too will have double D confidence from the inside out.