Student pulls out of GDL for a bid at the catwalk

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By Judge John Hack on

Times are tough for law students — which is possibly why one has said sod it, I’ll splurge my student loan on cosmetic surgery


Katerina Christodoulou won’t have to spend hours standing next to a photocopier being patronised by senior associates during an interminably dull training contract — at least for the foreseeable future.

According to the Mail Online, the 21-year-old has parked her bid to become a lawyer and instead launched a modelling career — with the help of £10,000-worth of nipping and tucking.

Originally from Loughborough, the student gained an upper-second class degree in English literature from Essex University. Having done an internship at Leicester-based law firm Salusburys Harding & Barnett (which last year merged to become Salusbury Harding & Barlow), Christodoulou had lined up a place on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at Kaplan Law School.


But last September she threw the handbrake on the legal studies and went under the surgeon’s knife instead, using her student loan cash to finance the ops.

“I could have spent my loan on my studies,” Christodoulou told the newspaper, “but I was lucky enough to have a supportive family who helped pay for my books and social life, this allowed me to save my money.”

Christodoulou — who is a veteran of the Miss Teen Queen UK beauty pageant — told a very interested Daily Mail that she has bagged the odd modelling gig since emerging from the plastic surgery operating theatre. However, her CV on LinkedIn lists her current job as “specialist sales recruiter”, with a reference to some previous work in the “hostessing” field.

And so far, sadly there is no mention of reigniting a possible legal career.

Images via Katerina Christodoulou’s Facebook page.