I don't know about you, but lip fillers give me the heebie-jeebies.
I guess cosmetic surgery can be a resolution to feeling insecure. We've all heard stories about people who couldn't step out of their front door because of the way they looked and how a "simple procedure" changed all that.
Cosmetic surgery is so common now that it's becoming as normal as getting your hair done.
Even Simon Cowell has succumbed to going under the knife. Recent pictures of Nicolas Cage suggest he's had work done.. and the Kardashians? Well, they have every goddam surgeon under the sun on speed dial.
Andrea Emilova Ivanova, from Bulgaria, has had so much work done on her lips, they've left my own feeling sore.
Continue scrolling to see Ivanova's surgically enhanced puckers and learn about the peculiar history of this insatiable trend...
Meet Andrea Emilova Ivanova...
Take a closer look...
She always dreamed of having big lips.
Andrea isn't concerned about how much the procedures cost.have I spent on my lips."
"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous."
Where did this fashion trend come from?
There was a time when we didn't even know what lip fillers were.When Kylie Jenner first began getting lip fillers circa 2015 most people hadn't even heard of the procedure before.
Jenner has now made millions of her lip enhancing empire.
The lip filler "look."billionaire of all time.
Remember the Kylie Jenner bottle challenge?Not to be confused with the more recent "bottle cap challenge."
The "Kylie bottle challenge" was much more dangerous...
Never forget the Kylie Jenner lip challenge @EliLupo https://t.co/4uOZsOy7gO— elena lupacchino (@elena lupacchino)1568946967.0
People soon came to realize that sucking bottle caps was not the way to get plumper lips.The horror stories were awful... kids' lips bursting left right and center. It was a dark time for internet trends.
A prime example...
Tbt to when my stupid ass did the Kylie Jenner lip challenge soph year and ended up like the dude from monsters inc https://t.co/reFIdNwo5x— gianna ⁂ (@gianna ⁂)1499705032.0
The bottle cap challenge of 2019 was way better, no?I mean how cute is this gif of a young boy perfecting the ultimate bottle cap challenge? I am 100% behind this trend.
Plenty of people are not behind the lip filler trend.The obsession for white girls to enhance the size of their lips has been considered appropriation by a lot of people in the black community.
Whether you consider it appropriation or not, most people still think it looks dumb.I can't say I disagree with this Twitter user's assertion that lips fillers can make white girls look as though their lips are "bee-stung hot dogs/"
via: ShutterstockIn the above image, we can see two hot dogs. These hot dogs are in bread buns and have been smothered in American mustard.
via: InstagramHere we see Andrea Emilova Ivanova's lips. In this Instagram story, shared with her 15,000 followers, she is smearing lip balm product, Blistex, onto her lips. I am not sure whether the Instagram star has a paid promotional sponsorship deal with Blistex, but, considering the number of followers she has garnered for her extremely big lips, perhaps she does.
You might also think they resemble the lips of a fish.
via: ShutterstockMany people have taken to calling filler-enhanced lips "fish lips" as they can resemble the slimy bloated lips of an aquatic animal.
Not that lip fillers always look terrible.
Things have changed since Kylie stopped getting filters.
white girls now that Kylie took out her lip fillers https://t.co/a6zUWSqkRf— spunch bop (@spunch bop)1531178624.0
Now Kylie's lips are just a bit of a joke.
Between my work life, my (attempted) social life & my personal life, i feel like I’m spreading myself thinner than… https://t.co/JHJYx9Skzc— 4:44 (@4:44)1568206931.0