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Katherine Ryan has said she is planning to have her breast implants removed as she thinks they are an outdated trend of the noughties.
The 38-year-old comedian — who welcomed son Frederick in June — said pregnancy and breastfeeding had delayed her plans to have her breast augmentation surgery reversed, as she is no longer happy with them.
Ryan told The Observer: “The only thing that’s preventing me from getting them out now is finding the time. I was pregnant for 18 months and now I’m breastfeeding. But now I think they were such an emblem of the noughties — they’re like a lower-back tattoo.”
She said: "When I was in high school, I certainly knew about plastic surgery and I valued being beautiful. I thought plastic surgery was an aspirational, very Hollywood thing that rich people could do.
"I thought it was so amazing that they could change the way they looked with science. I had a checklist of surgeries, all part of my plan for becoming a nice girl who’s pretty and tanned. I wanted to alter things, not for any deep dark body dysmorphia. Just… curiosity. I wanted to be feminine, and I wanted to be liked. So I got breast implants. And they were great.”
The Canadian comedian also defended working at Hooters, an American restaurant chain where the female staff are known being objectified by their tight-fitting uniforms, and calling herself a feminist.
Speaking about setting an example to her 12-year-old daughter Violet she said: "Violet might look at me and say, ‘Why work at Hooters, that’s not very feminist?’
"Well, I was just living in the world that I was in, and it was different. And we didn’t have smartphones, Violet, and this was still acceptable. It’s not like I was misbehaving – that’s what the world was.”
Ryan is married to Bobby Kootstra, who was her high school sweetheart, but they went their separate ways after breaking-up in their teens. The comedian moved to the UK to pursue her career and ended up becoming a mother to 12-year-old Violet.
She reunited with businessman Kootstra 20 years later on a visit to her home town and they entered into a civil partnership in 2019 with a ceremony in Denmark.
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