Who is Tilly Whitfield? ‘Big Brother' contestant has 'temporary loss of vision' for trying TikTok beauty hack
A participant of ‘Big Brother’ has recently revealed what she went through after trying a TikTok 'beauty hack'. Because of the DIY procedure, Tilly Whitfield had to get admitted to a hospital and she is still recovering from the terrible after-effects. Whitfield, with more than 30k followers on Instagram, is one of the contestants of season 13 of the Australian version of ‘Big Brother'.
In a recent episode of ‘Big Brother’ Whitefield opened up about the mishap. She reportedly first told another contestant Melissa McGorman about it. She told her, “I acupunctured my face recently and I’ve got scars all over.” When McGorman questioned: “Do you do it often and does it hurt?” The 21-year-old replied, “No. I shouldn’t have done it. I copied a TikTok video and my whole face is scarred.”
On Friday, May 7, Whitfield took to Instagram to show what happened to her and also warned others not to do repeat her mistake. “For those asking why I have my blue clay face mask on continuously through out the show this is what my face looked like a week prior to entering the house hence why I always have makeup on and my skin is always covered,” she wrote. She also shared several of her photographs on the social media platform to show the extent of the damage caused by the beauty hack.
She continued: “This is the result of attempting to remove scarring I inflicted on myself trying to replicate an at home beauty procedure I saw on a tik tok video 2 months before big brother who bloody else would manage to do such a thing. Please please don’t try any 'DIY' or 'at home' beauty procedures. I ended up in hospital with temporary loss of vision in my eye due to swelling and was very sick from the infection, not to mention my face was somewhat unrecognisable. Leave it to the professionals. thanks @bigbrotherau for being so super cute and supportive #bbau #bigbrotherau.”
In the later part of the social media post, Whitfield added, “Edit: this is deep below surface level scaring and dark pigmentation whilst I’m fortunate enough to not have keloid scaring and the surface of my skin is smooth, the pigmentation is very dark and obvious. Edit again: I literally shoved needles deep into my skin this is not a rash lol.”
Her Instagram post received a lot of supportive comments. One person said, “You still brighten our screens and we love you for it,” while another wrote, “I DIED when you told me it was from tiktok hahah still look cute tho!!” A fan noted. “YOU ARE AN AMAZING HUMAN TILLS, I ADORE YOU FOR HAVING THE COURAGE AND THE LOVE TO SHARE THIS. Bravo Darling”.
A sympathetic comment on the post read, “Ohh no that is horrible!!! Hope you are o.k now. Do you mind sharing what tik tok video it was so we can be aware of it... thank you.”
Another said, “Far out Tilly!!!! 🥺 you poor thing. Good on you though for being such a trooper and bringing awareness to not try everything you see online ❤️ I wouldn’t be surprised if you have a few skin specialists reach out to you offering their services to help heal it, just ask lots of questions before deciding on who you go with”.