‘Love Island’ star Molly-Mae Haig said fans were ‘crying in front of their eyes’ when they met her after she dissolved her lip filler.
The creative director of PrettyLittleThing, who clashed with music last week over her controversial comments about poverty and wealth, spoke to The Diary of a CEO podcast about the emotional backlash she gets in public.
Molly-Mae, 22, spoke to podcast creator and Dragon’s Lair star Stephen Bartlett about dissolving lip and face fillers.
“I literally felt like the most beautiful person I’ve ever felt once it was all gone,” the ITV2 reality star who won Love Island with boyfriend Tommy Fury was heard to say.
She added that her face and lip filler had dissolved: “I didn’t realize how much respect this would bring me, I didn’t do it out of respect, I did it for myself.
“I didn’t do it for anyone else, I did it because I knew I needed it.”
Molly-Mae went on to reveal that the dissolution of the filler had such an impact on some fans that they “wept uncontrollably” when they met her.
“I actually got approached by my mom when I was visiting Hitchin with my mom, she came up to me on the street crying in front of me,” the influencer elaborated.
“[She said] she was so grateful to me for what i did with my filler because she is so happy with the effect it had on her kids.
“My mom started crying. It was like emotion. My mother, when the woman left for us, said: “I’m so proud of you.”
She concluded that she “didn’t realize the effect it would have” on “so many people” before moving on to talk about her role as creative director at PLT.
Last week, Molly-Mae sparked outrage from fans for her “silent” remarks about poverty and success that were posted on social media.
Molly told host Stephen Bartlett that “we all have the same 24 hours in a day” while discussing work ethic and opportunities.
But many listeners criticized the comments, calling them “deaf”.
After receiving backlash for her comments, Molly finally addressed the fallout and issued an apology on Monday night after not using social media for four days.
Molly wrote on Instagram with a formal apology: “When I say or post anything online, it is never done with malice or malicious intent.
“I fully understand that different things can affect different people differently, however I just want to emphasize that it was never my intention to hurt anyone or upset anything I say or do.
“I apologize to people who have been hurt negatively or misunderstood the meaning of what I said on the podcast.
“The intentions of the podcast were only to tell my story and inspire me through my own experience. With love to all of you, always.”
However, Molly-Mae celebrated being a multi-millionaire after signing a massive seven-figure contract with Beauty Works.
The star is already the creative director of fast fashion brand PrettyLittleThing, which was signed last summer for a seven-figure sum.
Now she has signed an exciting new contract with Beauty Works.
A source told Kristen Bell Tattoos Online: “Molly’s range with Beauty Works was a bestseller, so she signed with them until winter 2022. The deal is valued at seven figures.