Krystina Butel’s life changed when a Spanish artist drew a caricature of her, on holiday when she was 15.
She thought it would be a “nice souvenir” from her trip, but, as she told The Mirror, the finished product completely overwhelmed her.
“When I saw the caricature for the first time, that was it. 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. He’d done quite an ordinary portrait of my friend, but for some reason, he had gone to town with mine.
I was wearing a dress at the time – so I didn’t expect him to draw me topless! I adored how over-the-top she looked and how done-up she was. I loved her massive boobs and tiny waist.
I loved her eyes, hair and lips too. It was as if the artist had seen the potential in me; he showed me what I could be if I pushed myself to the limit. The caricature led me in the direction that I wanted to go down.
Now 31, Krystina explains how she couldn’t get the caricature out of her mind, and dedicated her life to becoming the woman in the picture.
She has had five boob jobs, botox, lip injections, eyebrow, eye-liner and lip-liner tattooing, hair extensions, eyelash extensions and teeth whitening – as well as spending thousands on regular tanning on sunbeds.
“The surgery is definitely addictive, I get a buzz from it.
I know I’m going to wake up afterwards and see something new in my body. For me, it’s about getting closer to my dream. As my funds have got bigger, I’ve spent more and more on cosmetic work. With every surgery, my appearance has got more exaggerated and I’ve gone for the caricature look fully.”
The caricature is reportedly hanging in her living room, inspiring Krystina to get more cosmetic work done:
“The girl in the caricature is like who I am now. She’s confident and happy. She doesn’t care about what other people think.”