We were already fairly impressed last April, when we heard (via ABC) that one Sheyla Hershey traveled to Houston for a boob job. And not just any boob job: An enhancement bound for the record books. Because after eight surgeries and a full gallon of silicone, the petite model/actress was a staggering 34 FFF.
Still, Hershey wanted more! And she was determined to get it. When her boyfriend begged her to stop, she broke up with him (note to men: You have to support our dreams, no matter how deluded and life-threatening silly they might seem!).
But Hershey was forced to settle with her FFF mosquito bites because “the state of Texas has limits on the amount of silicone that can be injected into breast implants,” noted ABC. Reading this, we found ourselves impressed by Texas, because we didn’t think it was the kind of state to impose limits on such things, what with the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders and the state priding itself on everything being bigger there and whatnot.
But, as Hershey discovered through diligent research, they have no such restraint in Brazil! And so now, after a ninth surgery, she’s the proud owner of both a 38KKK bust (according to Britain’s Daily Star) and the world record for largest breasts. We wonder if Guinness has a category for worst back pain.
Or biggest idiot.
Normally I’d start talking about how our culture promotes the concept of “the bigger the better” in terms of our “toys” – whether they be bigger TVs, cars, homes or, in this case, breasts. But this woman is clearly going for the attention angle and she did it to the point that even her own boyfriend said enough was enough. I dunno what this woman was told about the “advantages” of having bigger breasts but most women who have them the natural way will tell you that they are not all they are cracked up to be. There’s the back pain, the unnatural look of most of them, not to mention the fact that men tend to not look you in the eye as much when you’re talking to them as they do to women who are smaller up top. And then, for those who have gotten the huge implants, there are the myriad of problems associated with them, including the “maintenance” and having to replace them ever so often.
It’s one thing to get relatively small implants to give yourself the chest you may not have. It’s also one thing to get small implants after you’ve lost a lot of weight and need a little “lift” up top. It’s another thing altogether to get them so big they need their own seat on an airplane.
Anyway, to each their own, I guess. I just wish these women who think having massive chests will be the magic cure-all for all their issues would grow up and realize that there’s more to life than chest size measurement. Being desirous of a “triple cup size” sort of reminds me of certain men who brag about their outrageously expensive cars 24-7 in an effort to impress women. I tend to think that some of them are attempting to make up for inadequacies elsewhere ….
Just my .02.