Imagine that you have a painting or a drawing that you love more than anything in the world. You tend to see yourself in that photo and get nostalgic about the time you looked like that person in the photo. The most you will do is keep that photo safe and secure, and see it whenever you are reminded of those good times. But this British woman has gone a step ahead and decided to make herself, look like a cartoon image that was made 17 years ago and has spent a fortune on it. Read the whole story.
The Curious Case of Krystina
31-year-old Krystina Butel is a hairdresser form Wakefield, West Yorkshire and she has been in the news for a really bizarre reason. When she was 15 years old, she had gone on a vacation to Ibiza and a street artist had drawn a cartoon/caricature of her and since then, she has been undergoing cosmetic surgery to look exactly like the caricature.
She fell in love with the caricature
She was made into this, by an artist and she instantly fell in love with the image and decided that looking like this cartoon would be the goal of her life. ‘When I saw the caricature for the first time, that was it,’ she said. She added, ‘I was so happy. It was as if finally I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I wanted to look like that cartoon. I felt envious of it.’
It has cost her over $190,000 or 130,000 pounds over a period of 15 years to get close to what she feels like the caricature. In this much amount, she has got five breast augmentations, heart shaped nipple tattoos, lip injections, tooth capping, Botox injections, frequent eyebrow and lip liner tattooing, eyelash extensions, and regular lip injections. Even after all this, she says that there is still scope for improvement and that there is a long way to go until she gets the right look.
This is how she looks now
Through the 5 breast augmentations, Krystina has increased her breast size from 32DD to 36K. Her first breast job came at the age of 17 years and she gradually saved her money so that she could get other procedures done one by one. Whenever she is asked about her obsession of surgeries, Krystina says that she loves seeing something new in her body, when she wakes up.
She has for now loved all her surgeries that have taken her closer to her goals. She has also said that this is just the beginning and as she gets older, she will continue to have surgeries till she achieves the look of the caricature, which she has hung in her room to provide motivation to her.
This is her life!
For Krystina, the opinions of others really don’t matter and she is sure that she wants to do this. Interestingly enough, even her family didn’t object to her decision. Krystina’s fiancé David Scriven also supports her decision and says that he loves her and also the caricature. According to him, they both have got a big personality that he likes a lot.
Krystina has gone through a lot of cosmetic surgeries, to achieve her goal, and apart from those, she regularly receives hair extensions, semi-permanent tattooed eyebrows, eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, and tanning to maintain her look. For her, it is about chasing a goal and she wants to get as close as possible to look like that cartoon.
What do you have to say about this sort of obsession? Is she right in following her heart, or is she blindly running against nature??