The world responds more positively to beautiful people. I see it every day — and I knew it back in my 30s when I had the first of my 12 full-scale cosmetic surgery operations.

I have always believed that if I can control how I look, then I can control how people feel about me. And I'm right — it has worked ridiculously well. I'm 68 but I look 25 years younger, minimum.

In the 1980s, I had the very first extreme surgical makeover. Not just a facelift or a nose job but a long list of procedures to refine and maximise what nature hadn't given me. No one else was doing anything like that back then, but because the results were so good, people started coming to me for advice.