Woman spends more than $50,000 to transform into real-life Jessica Rabbit
While it used to be something that was seen as only accessible to celebrities, cosmetic surgery is now commonplace in society. A quick flick through the headlines on any given day of the week will reveal the extent of this new trend, with there being endless amounts of people altering their bodies to extreme lengths. However, one of the most eyebrow-raising is the transformation of Carly Mersola.
Mersola, 26, from California, has spent over $50,000 on plastic surgery in order to look like Jessica Rabbit. The model has undergone multiple surgeries including lip fillers and a boob job that has increased her bra size to an H-cup.
While her look may not be to everyone's taste, Carly has amassed over 100,000 followers on Instagram.
Carly has been going under the knife for a number of years, with the aim being to achieve a look that is heavily inspired by her idol, Jessica Rabbit.
"Jessica Rabbit has always been one of my fictional inspirations because of her hourglass body shape and curves," Carly said;
"I wanted to enhance what I already had naturally. Before plastic surgery, I was more plain, but naturally beautiful in my opinion.
"I loved myself, always have, because I was raised to know that being a good person is more important than looks."
Despite Carly's insistence that it's who we are that matters, she says that she has always been attracted to the idea of plastic surgery.
"Plastic surgery attracted me, because I always had a fascination with women that looked plastic, I knew I wanted to and would go for this ‘look’ ever since I was young.
"A lot of people stare, like, hardcore stare. It could be for good or bad reasons, who knows? I look the way I want for myself only, and no one else.
"I loved the way my naturally large breasts looked even bigger. The surgeon did a great job.
"My lips were the thinnest lips I’ve ever seen in my life before. I had absolutely no lips. Now they are huge, but I like that. My lips were getting so big that I’ve had doctors refuse to inject me.
"They told me to come back in two to four weeks to get them injected. They said they were scared to inject because they were huge already and didn’t want complications."
While you would think that Carly has had enough procedures and has spent an eye-watering amount of money already, the model claims that she wants to undergo further surgeries in the future.
"I have spent $50K in surgeries and procedures, not including hair and extensions and nails etc. I Have had 11ml of Juvéderm injected into my lips," she said;
"At $500 per syringe, I have spent $5,500 on my lips alone so far. I maintain them regularly. Usually Once a month or once every six weeks or so.
"In the future, I would like a Brazilian butt lift and possibly bigger breasts. Brazilian butt lifts are a procedure I’ve done a lot of research on.
"Seeing before and after photos of random women on google are what inspired me. It makes a huge difference and gives you that hourglass shape."
Carly says that there is more to life than what you look like and implores people to do what they love;
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Be beautiful on the inside first. Do what you want and do what makes you truly happy, always.
"Don’t worry about people that judge, as long as you’re not hurting anyone else."
While Carly's appearance is controversial and no doubt comes with an element of danger to it, her sentiment behind it is innocent. As long as she's not harming anybody, it shouldn't be an issue.