A student who took out a $17,000 (Sh1.47 million) loan for her studies decided it was better to spend it on making herself look good for a modelling career. English Literature graduate Katerina Christodoulou splashed out on plastic surgery for her thighs, bum, hips and knees. Her ex-boyfriend bought her some new breasts to support her wish of becoming a model.
“I did think about using the moment to put a deposit down on a house, but then I thought, ‘why not use the money to make myself happy now,” Katerina told New York Daily Times. “I know some people might be surprised to hear that I spent my student loan on my body, but it was worth it for how I feel now.” Under British higher education rules, students take a loan from the government, then pay it back within 25 years once they start earning more than $28,000 a year, reports the Leicester Mercury. If students are unable to pay back the loan after 25 years, the bill passes to the taxpayer.
But the Government doesn’t prescribe how the students should spend the money although its supposed to be spent on tuition money. Probably Katerina has a better chance of paying of the loan as a model rather than going through the process of tarmacking, internship without pay, entry level job to mid-management which is usually the cycle before former students fully pay off their loans.