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NHS paramedic hits back at trolls who shamed her for wearing full face of makeup at work

AN NHS worker has hit back at trolls who shamed her for wearing a full face of make-up to work.

Earlier this week, newly-qualified paramedic Laura Heath posted a selfie on Twitter saying how proud she was to work for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

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The 24-year-old was pictured sitting in the front of an ambulance as she posed for the glam shot.

Her tweet quickly racked up over 85,000 "likes" and 2,2000 retweets as other users praised the young NHS worker for her work on the front line.

But not everyone was so grateful for Laura's contribution to the cause - and instead felt the need to comment on her makeup.

One bitterly replied: "Proud to be a heavily made up paramedic for this photo."

Another added: "Seriously? I think that you've probably got better things to do than trout pout!"

Meanwhile, a third moaned: "Wtf really? 'Look at me I'm gorgeous an I work for the NHS' selfies for a few likes while people are dying smh."

Laura says she was struggling with her mental health on the day she posted the selfie.

She continued: "The replies made me feel hurt and upset that people really think that shallow of me and judge my whole persona on one photograph.

"I've only been qualified for six months and I never thought I would me facing something of this magnitude."

But most of all, Laura hoped her post would make other girls want to work for the NHS.

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She added: "The whole purpose of my post was to try and be a role model to young females who want to make a difference in the world and show that we can be on the frontline too."

That said, the overwhelming majority of the feedback Laura received was positive.

"Go girl. Proud to be in the NHS. Proud to be part of the Ambulance Service," one replied. "Ignore the haters. Do what you do. We're behind you!"

"I think she can wear makeup, do her hair & be a great paramedic all at once," another joked.

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