A woman from Bulgaria has tripled the size of her lips with a whopping 15 procedures in a bid to make them the biggest in the world and to become "more fashionable."
Andrea Emilova Ivanova, 22, from Sofia, says that her plumped-up pout makes her feel content with herself. It fulfills her childhood dreams of having big lips.
Andrea has undergone 15 lip procedures and spent £135 per treatment on lips fillers. And she isn't done yet.
The German Philology student at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski has visited dozens of aesthetic clinics in Sofia, which perform various cosmetic procedures. She claims having fillers has made her feel happier.
The Bulgarian claims:
"I like my lips now, more than before, and I feel very good and very happy with my new lips because, according to me, with bigger lips, I look prettier, and in Bulgaria, this is the fashion now."
"I have visited almost all clinics for aesthetic procedures in Sofia, and I put in my lips almost all kinds of lips fillers: Princess Volume, Princess Filler, Hyaluronic Vital Esthetique, Apriline Forte, Revolax Deep, and Teosyal."
Andrea also manages an Instagram page with over 15,000 followers, where she posts selfies. She secures dozens of likes and comments from admirers, complementing her lips.
She even gets marriage proposals from some of her admirers. However, she also receives backlash from some social media users who criticize her aesthetic procedures.
Describing others' opinions concerning her enlarged lips, Andrea said:
"I get thousands of compliments on my lips and on my outfit, and on my vision and style every day from people all over the world. I have both positive and negative comments, but women write most of the negative comments."
Despite the critics, Andrea says she doesn't care what people think of her lips, as long as she feels happy with herself.
"There are people who like me with bigger lips, and there are people who like me with smaller lips, but it doesn't matter to me, because it's important for me, how I like it."
"Other people's opinion is irrelevant. Each person's lips are different, and each person has an individual restriction on enlargement, how many milliliters of filler can the lips endure."
"I can't give any indication of how big is too big, or can lips be too big, because for each person: 'big, bigger and too big' are different concepts."
"I'm broad-minded. I think people should be free to choose which one is for them big, bigger or too big. There are no boundaries for me."
And when asked if she'd go for the "biggest lips in the world," she revealed:
"Yes, why not? But in my country the big lips are fashionable, and there are many girls with fillers on the lips too. And for the biggest lips in the world, I think I still have competition."