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The Block Elyse Knowles 'showered in s**t' in Hong Kong

Life on The Block certainly hasn't been easy for Elyse Knowles.

But it's nothing compared to what the 25-year-old had to experience as a struggling model living in Hong Kong at age 15.

According to OK! Magazine, the 's living conditions in the region were so horrific, she used to 'shower in s**t.'

'I showered in s**t': The Block certainly hasn't been easy for Elyse Knowles, but it's nothing compared to horrific living conditions she encountered as a 15-year-old model in Hong Kong

'I showered in s**t': The Block certainly hasn't been easy for Elyse Knowles, but it's nothing compared to horrific living conditions she encountered as a 15-year-old model in Hong Kong

'When I was 15 I went to Hong Kong to work as a model,' she began, after being probed on how she was finding her living conditions on The Block. 

 'Where I lived, the sewage system was so bad we had the toilet water coming up through the shower drain when we were showering.'

Elyse's tales is a surprising insight into what she had to give up for the chance at making it as a model at the start of the century.

Her boyfriend Josh Barker, 28, who also stars on the renovation show, told the publication that being in a relationship with a model isn't easy.

Not so glamorous! 'Where I lived, the sewrage system was so bad we had the toilet water coming up through the shower drain when we were showering,' the 25-year-old told reporters

Not so glamorous! 'Where I lived, the sewrage system was so bad we had the toilet water coming up through the shower drain when we were showering,' the

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