Whatever her standpoint concerning cosmetic surgery is, we can not help but be perplexed with the story of Krystina Butel, who over the years has been subjected to numerous cosmetic interventions, which have been estimated to cost more than $ 200,000 in total. She began by accident, when 15, she was on holiday and decided to have a caricature done from a street performer: she liked the drawing so much that she spent the next 15 years trying to look like it.
She first undergoes a breast enlargement, then collagen injections to her lips, botox, but also underwent less invasive adjustments, such as semi-permanent make-up. The girl explains with ease her passion, saying that when she saw “the caricature the first time” she was jealous. Because “it was so glamorous, it was all I wanted to be – and – it was like a carrot under my nose, showing me what I could become.”
Many would be content to keep the drawing as a memento, but this is not the case of Krystina, who had decided to engage herself actively in “becoming” exactly like the drawing, ending up several times in the operating-theatre. The procedure, however, is far from being concluded: the girl is planning new operations. If you dig into the past of Krystina, you would see that she was not at all interested in her physical appearance, she was a tomboy. Then, at fourteen, she began to think about beauty working as a hairdresser until the decisive blow, at 15, thanks to the caricature.