Georgie Goodey swapped her career from wearing army boots to heels and participating in beauty pageants. However, people were not happy with her beauty treatments and many keyboard warriors took to social media to harass and bully the squaddie over her looks and go as far as labeling her looks a 'national security threat.'
British Soldier's Filled Lips Called 'A National Security Threat' By Haters
British Army soldier Georgie Goodey, 27, is hitting back at the trolls who bully her for her beauty treatments and labeled her lips a 'national security threat.'
Goodey won the Miss Essex beauty pageant after she changed her career from the army and participated in the beauty contest.
However, she has had to face endless bullying from keyboard warriors commenting on her pictures.
"I think for every one positive comment there were 10 negative ones. Most of the time they were from people I don't know, a lot don't live in the UK and I imagine they have nothing better to do with their time," she said.
"I had some really quite awful comments about the fact I'd ruined my face, that my dog is more attractive than me and that I shouldn't be in the military because of the work I'd had done on my face."
Goodey shares that one comment that really got to her was that the enemy would be a risk to the security of "the entire British military" due to the size of her lips.
"They suggested I'd be more visible to the enemy because my lips are too big," she said. "They'd see my lips before they could see the rest of the platoon and I'd put everyone else in my platoon under threat. It's ridiculous.
"The biggest backlash I had was people commenting that I shouldn't be allowed to compete in beauty contests because I've had too much work done to my face."
Her eyebrows are "semi-permanently" tattooed on and she's also had Botox and lip fillers.
"I suppose I've had quite a lot of that over the last few years," she said.
"I probably have my lips done every six months and the same with the Botox, but I think that's quite common now because it's so accessible.
"I think what's frustrating about the comments is I'm a huge believer in women having the choice and not criticising each other for making that choice.
"Personally I don't see me having lip fillers and Botox any differently than me going to the gym and getting the body I want.
"At first, I told myself I wouldn't read the comments because others had seen them before I had and told me some of them were very nasty.
"But I couldn't help myself, it was curiosity and part of me wishes I hadn't."
However, Goodey says that she will hit back at the bullies stronger after hiring a new coach, getting a new sponsor and having launched new charity events in a bid to win the title of Miss Great Britain this autumn.
"My current sponsor for Miss Great Britain is also a psychotherapist and deals with a lot of women who have body dysmorphia or eating disorders.
"It takes a lot of time to learn to accept yourself and not just be comfortable with yourself, but with other people challenging that. I do get insecure and I do worry that I could be thinner, or prettier, but I think that's really normal.
"It's recognising that it's okay to feel like that and it doesn't take away from your worth as a human being."
Goodey is eying for success in the final of Miss GB, due to take place on October 21, 2022.