There are many people who believe less is more. Andrea Ivanova from Bulgaria is not one of them. Andrea recently underwent her 20th round of lip filler injections, and is on track to have the world’s puffiest pout.
The 23-year-old has had so much cosmetic surgery over the years that she has earned herself the nickname “real-life Barbie”. But it is her lips that have had the most visible work done.
Andrea, whose lips are now four times bigger that they used to be, has been getting hyaluronic acid lip injections since 2018 at a cost of about $166 (R2 700) for each jab.
Although she’s visited “almost all clinics” in Sofia, Bulgaria, to undergo cosmetic procedures, Andrea insists that she doesn’t suffer from an obsession. It’s just that she believes “bigger is better”.
“In my country, the big lips are fashionable and there are many girls with fillers in the lips too,” she adds.
But she admits her giant lips make it difficult to do essential things – like eat.
“It was hard to eat after the injection, and two to three days after the procedure gets more difficult.”
But she believes the sacrifice is worth it.
“I think my lips are lovely, I love them. I am not sure if they are the biggest lips in the world, but they are one of the biggest, I think,” Andrea says.
She says she gets a lot of compliments on her lips from her more than 64 000 followers on Instagram, but she has also been subjected to negative comments, mostly from women.
But she is not affected and says she is comfortable with who she is and how she looks.
“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.”
One thing’s for sure, she just took pouting to a whole new level!