A model has boasted of how she enrolled at university in order to get a student loan to spend on fake boobs.
Catherine Byrne had no intention of working for a degree and even went to lectures for two weeks before dropping out and pocketing the cash.
AND a year later she enrolled again after convincing tutors that she had been overwhelmed and wanted to try again – all so she could get more money forcosmetic surgery .
The 29-year-old now says she has no intention of paying the money back.
Catherine says had the boob job because she was embarrassed by her small breasts and hated wearing a bikini on holiday.
She said she wanted to be a successful model like Katie Price and knew she needed bigger breasts to succeed.
She said: “There was no way I could save enough money to have a boob job. But when my friend went to uni and told me about her student loan, it gave me an idea.”
Catherine, who was 22 at the time, said she applied to to study psychology at the University of East London, and after filling out forms was given a £7,000 loan – of which she spent £3,600 on getting her breasts enlarged from B to D cup.
She said: “As soon as the money hit my account I booked in to have a breast enlargement in London and I quit my course.”
Catherine said her new look gave her more confidence and made her happy and she soon dipped into her loan money again to have Botox injections and collagen pumped into her lips.
At the end of the year she learnt she had failed her first year but rather than walk away she did exactly the same thing again.
First she told tutors she had been overwhelmed in her first year and then signed up to do her psychology degree again.
After getting another £7,000 she spent that on cosmetic surgery too.
She told The Sun: “I didn’t waste the money on anything silly.
“To me, it would have been a waste to spend it on boring books.”
Catherine’s university loan has left her with a huge debt which, with interest, comes to more than £17,500.
She doesn’t have to start paying it back until she earns more than £17,000 a year and in her case, after 25 years it will be written off, bur reckons she will never earn enough to pay it back.
Catherine says she has never been happier and revels in her new figure and looks.
She said: “That loan was to invest in my future and that is what I did.
“I’m probably happier than most of the people who enrolled on that course at the same time as me.”