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Twenty-two-year old Andrea Emilova Ivanova, from Sofia in Bulgaria, says she dreamt of having fuller lips from a young age and now she's an adult she's happy to fork out for fillers to achieve her goal.
Andrea, who studies German Philology at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, says she's visited dozens of clinics in her home city and pays around £135 ($168) per treatment.
Lippy linguist Andrea said: "I like my lips now, more than before and I feel very good and very happy with my new lips, because according to me with bigger lips I look prettier and in Bulgaria this is fashion now.
"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, but one millilitre of hyaluronic acid is a standard 300 Lev in Bulgaria (£135)."
Her unusual look has gained thousands of followers on social media - with 15,000 followers on Instagram alone.
While she's received hundreds of compliments from big-lip-lovers across the world, Andrea says she also gets a fair bit of flack, but that she doesn't let the mean comments get her down.
"There are people who like me with bigger lips and there are people who like me with smaller lips," she said. "But it doesn't matter to me, because it's important for me how I like it. Other's people opinion is irrelevant.
"Each person's lips are different, and each person has an individual restriction on enlargement, how many millilitres of filler can the lips endure.
"I can't give any indication of how big is too big, or can lips be too big, because for each person: 'big', 'bigger' and 'too big' are different concepts.
"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."
However, she's quick to deny that she's addicted to fillers and claims she doesn't copy any celebrities when it comes to her look.
When asked if she fancies having the biggest lips in the world, Andrea 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."
Andrea hopes to inspire other people to follow their own hearts and not be held back by what others think. She added: "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.
"The world needs change from a new, free and unlimited thinking to a lot of art, happiness and kindness.
"We are the creators of the present. If each of us is satisfied, then the entire planet will be harmonised."
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