A Barbie doll wannabe who believes she has the biggest lips in the world has undergone her 20th lip injection. Andrea Ivanova, from Bulgaria has undergone more than 20 hyaluronic acid lip injections with plans to get her lips even bigger. Andrea, who began her transformation in , boasts over She began her transformation on and said she now feels happier and more content with having bigger lips. Speaking last September when she had completed 15 lip injections she said: "I like my lips now more than before. Celebs TV. Funeral Notices Horoscopes Offers Newsletter signup.
I was in fifth grade the first time it really sunk in that my full lips were viewed, to some, as undesirable. We were learning about minstrel shows in my performing arts class and the message of the visuals—white faces covered in black tarlike paint with exaggerated cherry red lips—were loud and clear: Black features were a mockery, a cartoon form of entertainment. They most certainly weren't something you wanted to, say, walk around the halls of a Southside of Chicago charter school with. No year-old should ever possess an insecurity like this, but I didn't like the size of my lips. They were big, full, and the first thing I'd notice when I looked into the mirror. I'd never smile without my teeth because it would show their "real" size. And now that I think about the correlation between minstrel shows and big, bright lips, it's not all that shocking that to this day there are still certain lip colors I won't wear, like light pink or red, because they draw too much attention to my mouth.
The social media-based Kylie Jenner Challenge exploded across the Internet earlier this week, sparking intense conversation as it trended. If you managed to avoid seeing the swollen mouths of any "competitors," here's the deal: In order to attain Kylie-sized lips which the reality TV star attributes to the magic of lip liner , people encased their mouths in small cups like shot glasses, for example and breathed in, relying on the suction for some thickening action. Although some participants claimed to be satirizing the lip-mania, others seemed to genuinely want fuller lips. The results ranged from alarming to straight-up grotesque if you feel queasy when you see blood, the hashtag's not for you , and lots of folks petitioned for it to stop:. For what it's worth, Kylie got wind of the social media movement she inspired and spoke out against it:. The rebuttal didn't stop more people from joining in, though. So really, what's behind the full-lips craze? It turns out that, as eye-catching as the KylieJennerChallenge may be, it's only the latest example of a cultural obsession with big lips. Remember when "duck face" selfies became a thing?
I would need to ask my husband again. But my relationship with him is worth this small sacrifice. We also had to move several times now and will move few more times.