Who is Amanda Nchoma? Teen gets bra strap scars due to weight of 40GG breasts
The average bra size in the UK is 36DD but a 19-year-old, Amanda Nchoma from Little Hulton, Manchester, has to live with 40GG boobs. Amanda says though she is happy to showcase her natural 40GG boobs in low-cut tops and dresses, it doesn't mean there are no downsides.
Amanda who first noticed her breasts growing in her early teens as part of puberty assumed they would eventually stop. However, by the time she reached the age of 14, she needed a 38E bra. The 19-year-old, who works in a call center, says she has spent $676 to find bras that fit, as most high street stores don’t stock bras in her size. She adds: "There isn’t much diversity for bigger bra sizes; I normally have to shop in M&S or Bravissimo and they can cost me up to $54."
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"I have always had bigger boobs than most and it wasn’t until mid secondary school when they started to peak. In secondary school, there was a rumour that I had my boobs done and I still get questioned on them all the time", Amanda says in an interview with the Sun. She also says, though she doesn't mind wearing 40GG, she prefers to go without them due to the issues she’s encountered with the straps digging into her.
She continues: "The main problem that I have with them is my shoulders; when I wear a bra the straps dig in due to the weight of them and leave me with cuts". "I’ve adapted to carrying that much weight but it has left me with permanent marks on my shoulders", Amanda said. Because of her bra size, Amanda also has issues finding clothes that fit — "I do have to size up a lot because it’s difficult to find something that fits on my top half," she said.
Amanda says as she has gotten older, she has become more "comfortable" with her boobs and won’t stop herself from buying certain types of clothes. She adds, she’s constantly subjected to “staring” when she goes out in public as her boobs “draw a lot of attention” to her. She added: "Going into the city centre scares me because I've had men come up to me and try and chat me up and they can be really persistent." "I'm just trying to go about my day," she said. She also adds, "It draws a lot of attention to me; walking to the shops I get stares and people beep their horns as I walk down the street." She says, "It doesn't bother me but when other girls give me dirty looks, it does."
Amanda says if her breasts continue to grow then she might have to go under the knife and have breast reduction surgery. The NHS states that the availability of breast reduction surgery on the service varies and depends on the clinical commissioning group. Generally, people go for surgery if they have any issues caused by their breasts like backache, shoulder or neck pain, skin irritation, infections. People can also go for surgery if they suffer from psychological distress like low self-esteem or depression.