Love Island star Shannon Singh says she ‘won’t give in’ to cosmetic surgery offers

Shannon Singh says despite having offers to have cosmetic surgery, she won’t give in to other people's beauty standards.

Shannon, who made a short but sweet appearance on this year’s Love Island, has been thrown into the limelight since her time on the show and, while it’s largely been a positive experience for the 23 year old, she says that some people have made comments about her appearance online.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, Shannon explained that people have suggested that she’s “had work done” and, in light of her having a small chip on one of her teeth that people have commented on, she’s been inundated with offers to fix them.

She explained: “There are many people who are like, ‘you’ve had work done’ no I’ve not. Ever. And if I did, I’d be honest about it.

“I always joke to people who say this that if I was to get anything, I wouldn’t be putting filler into my face, I’d be fixing my teeth. I’ve got a really big chip on my front bottom tooth, and it’s really irritating me, but I feel like I’m making a stance by not getting it fixed. It’s a part of me,” Shannon continued.

Shannon added that she's had offers to fix her tooth for free, but she’s adamant to leave it as it is.

Her boyfriend Ben Sterling, who she recentlyconfirmed that she’s back together with, also encouraged her to stay the way she is.

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“Ben has said to me, ‘please leave it as it is, it’s part of you. You really don’t need them done’,” she explained.

Since leaving Love Island, Shannon has started her own campaign called #Ilovemine in a bid to encourage body positivity.

She told OK!: “I did the campaign to push out a positive message and to encourage people to post stuff they wouldn’t usually post.

“I want people to be like, ‘this is my body, and no one is going to make me feel shameful for anything I've ever done. I’m proud of who I am.’”

“The campaign was to try to get people on Instagram to stop being so perfect,” Shannon added.

In regards to whether Shannon edits any of her photographs herself, the 23 year old insisted the only thing she alters is the lighting in pictures, despite once having edited herself in photos.

She explained: “You’ll never catch me altering myself. I just don’t think it’s normal and healthy.

“I used to do it,” Shannon confessed. “I remember I used to make my nose look smaller, and I used to do other things. I think it’s really toxic.

“But as soon as I went on TV I thought what’s the point in me altering it because everyone knows what I look like.

“That’s what (the campaign) sort of stemmed from. I thought that all these young girls need to know that it’s not normal to be constantly dressed up, and it’s not normal to have an expensive new handbag every five minutes. That is not a normal lifestyle.”

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