Amy Childs has vowed to avoid Botox and fillers.

Amy Childs

Amy Childs

The former 'The Only Way is Essex' beauty therapist - who claims the current appearance of her lips is now only down to pouting and clever contouring - has ditched surgery because the taunts online about her unnatural look have been so upsetting.

Speaking to New! Magazine, she said: "People say awful things online and I'd be lying if I said it didn't hurt.

"But it's my own fault, I know my lips have looked bad so I just have to take it. I do look back at the pictures and think I look like a freak. I went overboard and looked like Pete Burns at one point."

The 24-year-old beauty addict made the change after facing serious problems due to a botched lip filler job which left her needing corrective surgery.

She explained: "I had to have corrective surgery as one side was bigger than the other, more fool me for having my lips done in the first place.

"I've learned my lesson, I cried when I had it taken out as it hurt so much - I'm 24 years old, hun, and I think, 'why did I do that?'"

And Amy said she is now happy to have adopted a new toned-down look, and claims she has ditched the fake tan and eyelashes for good.

She added: "Back then I thought the more make-up the better, but that's not the case any more. It's fashionable to wear less make-up and fake tan now - I'm older and wiser."