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TikTok influencer says trolls telling her bullied her into getting lip filler  

A TikTok influencer who was bullied into getting filler by trolls who said her 'lips were to thin' says 'constantly looking at herself' on social media worsened her insecurities. 

Katylee Bailey, 19, from Bradford, West Yorkshire shot to fame when she gained two million followers on the app last year - but soon began to receive a barrage of abuse.  

But now, Katylee regrets having the procure, insisting she won't have her lips re-filled once the treatment has worn off and urging other young people not to bow to pressure of social media trolls.  

Katylee Bailey, 19, from Bradford, West Yorkshire shot to fame when she gained two million followers on TikTok last year - but soon began to receive a barrage of abuse about the size of her lips (pictured before filler)

Katylee was eventually worn down by the hateful comments and had 1ml of lip filler inserted in June and a further 1ml a couple of months later at a cost of approximately £110 per procedure (pictured after filler)

The influencer says the bullying about her appearance started in school: 'People always used to make comments about how thin lips weren't attractive and how no one would want to date someone with thin lips.

'People would make digs, some you could tell were directly aimed at me. But there was also a lot of content being shared online about needing bigger lips.' 

When she joined TikTok she noticed that anonymous accounts were also pointing out her lips: 'There's also been comments on my social media. I've noticed as soon as you point out your insecurities people comment on it.

'I made a video about my insecurities and I'll never do that again because as soon as people know what they are that's how they target you.

Katylee (pictured earlier this month) regrets having the procure, insisting she won't have her lips re-filled once the treatment has worn off and urging other young people not to bow to pressure of social media trolls

She said: 'Honestly, I would've never had any insecurity about my lips until people pointed it out. Once it started I would always look at my lips when doing my make up and try to over line my lips.

Katylee (pictured this week) encourages others to think before getting the procedure and has said she won't be going under the knife any time soon

'In my job as a content creator, you're constantly looking at yourself or recording yourself so it became an insecurity.

'Sometimes I regret having my lips done but it got to a point where in my head. I thought it would make me feel better.

'I wanted to get it done for me, in the end, but it was a hard decision. I wanted to feel confident but also didn't want my followers thinking that's the option if they get nasty comments. I was very torn over my decision.'

Katylee encourages others to think before getting the procedure and has said she won't be going under the knife any time soon.

She added: 'My lips will go down. I got them done to see if I felt more confident but once this filler goes down I won't get them re-filled.

'I want to remind people that you should get these procedures done because you want to, but never let anyone pressure you into doing it.

'I'm not going to get any more work done because now I realise I am enough. It's the way I was born, I should love myself the way I am.' 

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