Long gone are her slender cheeks as she now claims to have the "world's biggest cheeks," after undergoing filler injections which cost her £1,500 ($2,050).
There exists a woman in Ukraine who is famous for having the "world's biggest cheeks." Anastasia Pokreshchuk, a 32-year-old model, looks completely different from a picture taken in her 20s. Long gone are her slender cheeks as she now claims to have the "world's biggest cheeks," after undergoing filler injections which cost her £1,500 ($2,050), according to The Sun. The Kyiv-based influencer recently went viral after sharing a side-by-side photo of her 21-year-old self and her current look on Instagram. At first glance, one cannot help but notice her dark wavy hair and the surprisingly lean face she had before. "Did you find out? I’m probably 21 on the right. Of course, it used to be better. Or not," read the caption of the post.
Since having her first face filler at 26, the Ukrainian model has not looked back. Her transformation over the years has been so extensive that on viewing the before and after picture, it seems they are two different people. In the throwback picture, the influencer's lips appear to be much slimmer. She rocked her dark, beautiful hair with natural makeup which complemented her stunning brown eyes. But now Pokreshchuk is all about her vibrant pink hair, fuller lips, and extremely high cheekbones. She also wears blue contact lenses to hide her naturally beautiful brown eyes.
After Pokreshchuk uploaded the throwback picture, it quickly went viral and amassed over 16,000 likes in no time according to the outlet. Her comment section was also flooded by people who had opposing views about the drastic change, reports the Daily Star. "I like the way you look now. If only the cheekbones would be smaller," shared one user. Another wrote, "Now is so much better." However, there were many who did not like her current appearance and sang praises about the simple look she used to have. "It used to be better," expressed one.
That being said, there were others who defended the model's looks by supporting her and even encouraged her to stop acknowledging what others say or think of her. "Beautiful – but in different ways," said one. Another explained, "This is your body and your life, which means only you can decide how to look and which was better." A third added, "In general, the main thing is that you like yourself and feel comfortable." As for Anastasia, the strong and confident woman made it clear that none of the negative comments affected her. In fact, she felt that her cheeks were still small. "You may think that they are too big but I think that they're a little bit small, I need to refresh them again soon," she wrote.
Pokreshchuk also revealed she has lost count of how many injection procedures she has undergone to date. The model has fillers in her cheeks and the corners of her mouth, as well as lip filler and Botox, injected into her forehead. Even her jaw and chin have been reshaped. Following the facial procedures, Anastasia fell in love fell in love with the outcome. "I love them, I want them to look like this, and I'm very happy. I regularly inject other parts of my face myself," she added. Pokreshchuk is aware that there are people who may not like the fillers and find it "weird" but she noted that she doesn't "mind" that one bit.
The model went on to reveal that she has been on the receiving end of many offensive comments. "I've had people tell me I am an ugly b***h and that I should kill myself but when I see it I just laugh it off and ignore it," she said opening up. But her obsession with filler may have alarming outcomes as Pokreshchuk told This Morning's hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield in July that she won't stop injecting herself despite warnings from a concerned doctor. Describing Pokreshchuk as a "sticking vision" Schofield asked her why she decided to enhance her facial features. "I love this look," she proudly responded. "I was like a grey mouse. My nose was too big. And now I have big cheeks and big lips it looks OK." She added, "It can be dangerous but I do it with doctors and now I'm learning cosmetology in an online school."
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