A lot of women get breast implants and it's no big deal -- they simply want to feel better about their bodies and boost their cleavage. But Penny Brown had a major plan when she went from a 34H bra size to a 36O -- she was determined to turn herself into a human cartoon character. Brown, who is 25 and Australian but lives in Japan, has been obsessed with Jessica Rabbit, from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, since she was 5. That is, coincidentally, the same age she says she decided she'd one day go under the knife to get bigger boobs.
Brown says she has always looked up to the red-headed siren because she was sexy, but also had "power" and "strength." Here's a video of the pin-up and fetish model:
Despite her ample -- and that word doesn't begin to describe it -- bosom, Brown says she doesn't think her breasts will ever be big enough. In order to accentuate their size and look even more cartoonish, she wears a corset every day, which shrinks her waist down to 23 inches. Ouch!
Brown isn't the first woman, and she certainly won't be the last, to get plastic surgery in order to look like a totally different person -- or, in this case, a make-believe character. The most famous recent example of this is, of course, Valeria Lukyanova, who goes to extremes to look exactly like a human Barbie doll.
So why is it that looking at photos of Lukyanova make me sad, while Brown's super-enhanced body makes me -- I'll admit it -- smile?
Call me a hypocrite -- maybe I am. But the human Barbie seems like she's trapped in a cycle of plastic surgery and starvation. She doesn't appear to be in on the joke of trying to look like a human Barbie. Brown, meanwhile, comes across as a happy woman who is embracing her curves -- taking things to an extreme, for sure -- but having a good ol' time doing so. She's actually smiling in her photos. She's IN on the joke.
What do you think of the human Jessica Rabbit? Do you feel this is different from the human Barbie?
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