The 22-year-old telemarketer insists that she wasn't merely flat-chested — she "didn't have any boobs whatsoever."
"I could never go on holiday as I lived in terror of ever being seen in a bikini and could never set foot outside without a padded bra," she said. "The doctors said they'd never seen anything like it and believed me when I burst into tears and told them it was ruining my life."
"He said he'd have to give me 36DD implants costing £4,795 [$7260] just to achieve the appearance of a 36C - because there was literally nothing there in the first place," Cunningham said.
Now, fully healed and with a new tan in tow, Cunningham says it's time to give back to the taxpayer who gave her the courage to go out and take it all off for money.
"I've even started to collect Louis Vuitton handbags and have ordered a chihuahua puppy," she said. "The sky's the limit now I've got my new boobs."
Unsurprisingly, not everyone is looking forward to seeing Cunningham realize her Page 3 dreams at the taxpayer's expense.
"The NHS is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modelling," said TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair. "NHS bosses must not allow the system to be manipulated by people wanting cosmetic surgery merely to enhance their career prospects."