She started modelling her look on Barbie when she was 15.
Charlotte Poole became so obsessed, she dressed herself in figure-hugging corsets, dyed her hair platinum blonde and even enhanced her breasts to a curvy 34F.
The style prompted a string of cruel comments from women who saw her as nothing more than a ‘brainless bimbo’.
But Miss Poole is living proof that appearances can be very deceptive.
Rather than being the ‘stupid airhead’ she is often labelled, she has a law degree and masters with distinction.
The 22-year-old, who has spent thousands on her looks over the years, said: ‘If I’m out with a corset on I will get attention from people saying horrible things to me as you would expect, saying I’m stupid or a slag. But because I know I’m not it makes me laugh.
‘People are pretty surprised when they find out that I have a masters degree.
'I don’t make a point in telling people but if they find out it’s so funny to see their reaction.’
The graduate actually had her breast implants within two weeks of beginning her BA in law and psychology.
Since then she has gone on to attain a masters in fashion marketing, also from Nottingham University, and secure a high-flying job as a social media coordinator for a fashion company.
Miss Poole, who also boasts 12 GCSEs and 3 A Levels on her CV, began modelling herself on Barbie because she was insecure about her own looks.