8:30pm – Wednesday, August 10 on ABC2
Andy Tedder is 32 and has Treacher Collins, a genetic condition that he was born with. At some point in the womb his facial development stopped. He was born with a receded jaw, no cheekbones, no nose, a cleft palete and no ears.
Because of his condition, Andy underwent numerous surgical procedures as a youngster. The nature of his condition lead doctors to warn Andy’s mother that he might never speak, but she was determined that he would and made huge efforts, spending hours doing speech therapy at home.
Andy stopped having surgical procedures in his early teens and is happy with the way he looks. “There’s a couple of ops I could have that would be purely cosmetic, but I don’t think the disturbance is worth the outcome” he says.
Elicia Davies, 23, is the reigning Miss Manchester and works as a freelance makeup artist and is currently doing agency work in Selfridges. She describes herself as being, “very vain” and spends approximately �300 a month on cosmetics and products. She has a degree in drama from Manchester Met and wants to be an actress.
Her beauty regime includes hair extensions, fake eyelashes and fake tan, all of which take about an hour, but getting ready for a big night out will take her at least 4 or 5 hours.