Rough Diamond a Little Smoother

I had a quick chat to Tim Shadbolt who was selling Southland’s attractions at the Farming In Southland stand at the Fieldays last week.

His grin was as wide as ever but I didn’t notice that he’d got botox injections.

It wasn’t vanity but charity which motivated him to endure the pain.

Believing it would take nitroglycerine to remove all the wrinkles on his face caused by his trademark grin, Tim Shadbolt said his first experience with botox was likely to be his last.

The Invercargill mayor received two botox injections near his eyes after volunteering for an extreme makeover competition organised by a local beauty clinic.

“It was excruciatingly painful, and luckily they gave me a rubber ball to squeeze while getting it.”

Tim showed off his new face at the Extreme Makeover Big reveal party in Invercargill yesterday. Proceeds from the event went to Look Good Feel Better, a charity which gives free beauty treatments to women who have cancer.

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