It’s strange and funny to see how far people would go to achieve the kind of appearance they deem perfect. Case in point is Kristina Rei, a 22-year old nail technician from St. Petersburg, Russia, who has an obsession with the size of her lips. An obsession, that has today, earned her the status of the woman with the biggest lips in the world.
It’s really not uncommon to find women these days resorting to the knife or syringe to enhance their beauty. But what Kristina has done goes beyond the definition of regular beauty enhancements. She has endured over 100 silicone injections on her lips, spending around £4,000 ($6,200) on them.
Kristina claims that her goal is to look like the cartoon character Jessica Rabbit, whom she claims, is her idea of a perfect woman. She had been unhappy with her thin lips since the age of four, and envied her sisters big, pouty lips. Incidentally, Kristina was bullied and teased by her school mates as “ugly”. This led her to believe that she could look more beautiful if her lips were bigger. Kristina opted for her first lip enhancement when she was just 17 years old. When the results made her happy, she just couldn’t stop herself from getting more injections. She realizes that she might be addicted, but even then has no plans to stop. She said. “I want to go more extreme. I want to look like a cartoon character. I’m addicted to it. I love it.”
However, what Kristina calls beautiful, in fact, seems odd to many. Her early pictures with regular lips is an image that many would call pretty, if not stunning. She claims to be aware of the fact that many people think she looks weird. But she says this doesn’t affect her much. “My big lips have helped boost my confidence. Even my parents are happy for me. They really don’t care about my appearance. Some of my friends have told me I shouldn’t go any bigger but I’m not satisfied yet.”
Kristina, who is single and has never had a boyfriend, plans on getting a nose job, boob job and also making her ears pointed like an elf, when she can afford it. “It’s good to be different,” she says.
Kristina, age 15
There’s just something about sexy cartoon characters some Russians seem to find irresistible. Only a year ago we wrote about a strange sect that worships Gadget Hackwrench.