Buxom beauty Jessica Rabbit, from the noir-animated Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has inspired everything from cosplay to cartoon lust. She's also been the symbol of the ideal woman for a 22-year-old nail technician from St. Petersburg, Russia. Kristina Rel always felt insecure about the size of her lips. As a child she was bullied and dubbed ugly by her schoolmates. The young woman dreamed about a plumper pout for years, and when she finally turned 17-years-old she had her first lip enhancement.
Since then, Kristina has gotten over 100 silicone injections in her lips — spending over $6,000 on the procedure. She'll keep doing it too, in order to maintain her title as the person with the world's biggest lips. "I want to go more extreme. I want to look like a cartoon character. I’m addicted to it. I love it," she has said. Kristina isn't done achieving her goals. She plans on getting a nose, breast, and ear augmentation (she'd like to look like an elf). "It's good to be different," she feels.
Pictures of Kristina's progression over time show an attractive woman who has transformed herself into something akin to a cartoon version. You may find the modifications ugly or gorgeous, but regardless of taste, her metamorphosis raises familiar questions about how far people are willing to go to obtain an ideal standard — and just how different our ideals vary from each other. Do you see Kristina's modifications as self-mutilation, or is she expressing herself in an unusual way?
Kristina at 15-years-old before enhancements
[via Oddity Central]