Do what you love and love what you do. This popular saying seems to be what Andrea Ivanova is presently doing as she enjoys ballooning her lips to look the way she loves. Sounds bizarre but she is cool with it.
Ms Ivanova who has quadrupled the size of her lips with injections says she’s not done growing her pout yet.
The 22-year-old from Bulgaria, has had 17 lip injections – including two treatments in the last three months – but she hopes to have another one or two before the New Year.
Ms Ivanova who studies German Philology at Sofia University, spends an average of £134 ($174.60) on each procedure and has lost track of exactly how much she’s spent, but she said it was worth every penny.
Speaking in September, she said: “I like my lips now more than before. I feel very good and very happy with my new lips, because according to me with bigger lips I look prettier.
“I have visited almost all clinics for aesthetic procedures in Sofia and I put in my lips almost all kinds of lips fillers.
“I didn’t count the money for these procedures. I don’t know exactly how much money have I spent on my lips.”
Ms Ivanova has more than 26,000 followers on Instagram and has received criticism online for her look, however, she said the negative comments have been outweighed by praise.
She said: “I get thousands of messages 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.
“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.
“I’m broad-minded and I think people should be free to choose, which one is for them big, bigger or too big. There are no boundaries for me.”
Ms Ivanova insisted that she wasn’t addicted to lip fillers, however, when asked if she fancied having the biggest lips in the world, she said: “Yes, why not? But in my country the big lips are fashionable and there are many girls with fillers in the lips too and for the biggest lips in the world I think I still have competition.
“I’m glad that the universe gave me the chance many people to see me and to know that I exist and I want to tell people: be happy and do what you like, don’t let others restrict your choice.
“Each of us must follow our heart and our goals without being influenced by other’s opinions.”
Sounds weird but Ms Ivanova is really loving what she is doing especially as her Instagram followers continue to grow in number.