IT MIGHT not be the obvious choice for everyone but one Gwent student decided to celebrate his birthday yesterday by having a full body wax.

Dominic Toretto, who celebrated his 23rd birthday yesterday, braved the pain to have the hair waxed from his legs, arms, armpits, chest and back for charity.

The student, who is studying a BTEC in applied science at Coleg Gwent’s City of Newport Campus, was raising money for Cancer Research.

Around 16 beauty therapy students from the college’s level three beauty therapy course took it in turns to wax Mr Toretto.

The waxing was watched by Mr Toretto’s friends and fellow students in the campus’ main hall.