Pregnant model decided to keep smoking once she discovered baby’s gender

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British model Josie Cunningham drinks and smokes 20 cigarettes a day despite being seven months pregnant, which she blames on the baby’s sex. She also says she would have gotten an abortion if she had known the baby was going to be a boy.

Cunningham, 23, already has two sons and had quit smoking after a psychic told her that her next child would be a girl. When she found out last month this was not true, she lit a cigarette and poured herself a glass of wine, and she has not stopped.

“I knew it could harm my child but it didn’t stop me,” she told the Mirror. “Deep down I know I wouldn’t be smoking or drinking if I knew I was having a girl.”

She compared the situation to already having two Fords and getting another Ford instead of an Audi.

Cunningham is no stranger to controversy. She first became infamous after receiving public funds for an elective breast surgery, Botox and dental care. She also uses public funds for cabs because she claims public transport gives her anxiety attacks. Now, she says she will only stop smoking during her pregnancy if tax dollars pay for her doctor’s help.

In April, Cunningham considered getting an abortion so she could appear on the reality show Big Brother, which also caused public outrage. She decided to keep the baby, however, under the mistaken belief that it would be a girl.

The unknown father, either a casual fling or a stranger she slept with while working as an escort, is unlikely to support her or the baby regardless of its sex.

Cunningham maintains that she is not the only expectant mother to feel upset about her baby’s sex, and she is just being honest. Nevertheless, she says she believes she will be happy once the baby arrives.

“My maternal instincts will kick in and I’ll love him as much as my other two boys.”

See the Mirror for more on this story.


  • Carrie

    Model, really? I guess she’s the best looking they got “across the pond”. The more I learn about the British, the more I am disgusted with them. They always try to come off as being better than the Americans, but this is the result.

    • Ashley Masterson

      Wow Carrie you sound ignorant as hell…you’re judging the entire English population based on the actions of one person. You’re the kind of person that makes the rest of the world think that Americans are a judgemental, hypocritical, uninformed and rude people.

  • Hhhhmmmm

    Its total bs for the limelight. If that baby comes out with any complications she’ll get charged. She needs controversy to kick start her already failed career. However if its serious then Idont feel sorry for her when her kids grow up and put her dumb ass in a home and write her off

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