It's amazing when we speak to people who smash through the stereotypes of women who have cosmetic treatments. The media would have us believe it’s only reality TV stars or upper-class mummies who have fillers and botox, but the reality is women who get muddy and kick a ball around are just as likely to love injectables. Here we chat to Sara Potts, 40, from Windsor, who gives the old clichés a right good booting!
Why I love football and Botox.
So Sara, you were at the England v Denmark semi final in Wembley last night right, tell us about it!
It was AMAZING. I would say, hands down, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The atmosphere was absolutely insane, I have never felt excitement and happiness like it! I was buzzing, everyone was buzzing, it was like nothing I have ever experienced.
Are you a football fan or did you just go for the experience?
Oh god. I am a huge football fan. My Dad’s from Salford and I am a life-long supporter of Manchester United. I was a season ticket holder for years and we went to all the matches, I even travelled to Moscow for the Champions League Final. Football is in my blood.
So, you’re not the stereotypical woman who everyone thinks has Botox then?
I don’t think I’m even a stereotypical woman! I sell cars for a living, I go to football matches all the time, but I am also a girly-girl who dons a high-heel and has Botox!
Do you worry about being judged for having Botox?
Not at all. I couldn’t give a toss. Botox is probably my favourite thing in the word! I first had it about five years ago for my sister’s wedding and I’m never not having it now. I 100% feel loads better about myself after I’ve had it done, you can see the improvement straight away and I love that. I had lines in my forehead before, and now I don't!
Have you been judged?
Well, I am quite open about the fact I have Botox, and I do work in quite a young environment so some people will say stuff like ‘eugh, I’d never put that into my body’ and I just think ‘okay, come back to me in five years and we’ll see’.
You sell cars and work in a predominately male environment, do they comment at all?
Not really. One guy did say to me the other week ‘It’s funny how your forehead doesn’t really move isn’t it?’ and I just said ‘Yep, it’s bloody great isn’t it!’
Are you going to have other treatments?
I think so, but for some reason I’m pretty nervous as I want something done around my mouth as I have some lines forming from smoking that I’m beginning to feel more conscious about. My practitioner is a nurse and she is highly trained in aesthetics, so I do utterly trust her (I’d never go to a beautician for treatments, I don’t want to mess up my face!) and I think I’m on the edge of going for it. I’m sure once I’ve had it I’ll never look back and wish I had done it sooner!
And predictions for Sunday, Sara?
IT’S COMING HOME.
Brilliant. Thanks Sara!
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