A model who underwent more than 100 plastic surgeries and became famous for her unusually large breasts and wide hips has died.
Kristyna Martelli, a model who became well-known on social media for her extreme curves and was often referred to as a human blow-up doll, reportedly died on April 18 at the age of 23. She had over 600,000 Instagram followers at the time of her passing.
“[RIP] beautiful I still can’t believe it,” tweeted Amy Anderssen, a friend of Martelli’s.
A Facebook fan page dedicated to the model also paid tribute to her following the news of her death.
“Yesterday, the most beautiful and amazing woman in the world passed away,” said the post. “We will always love you. You are gone but not forgotten. REST IN BEACH KRISTYNA MARTELLI.”
The cause of Martelli’s death has not been confirmed, but rumors quickly began circulating across various social media platforms when her death was announced. Some believe Martelli died as a result of her numerous surgeries.
“[Martelli] passed away a few days ago while having a procedure done,” The Industry On Blast posted on its Instagram page. “During surgery she had a seizure and died.”
The rumors have sparked fierce debate over plastic surgery, with many criticizing Martelli for her enhancements.
“There should be a law against this when ppl have … plastic surgery more than 10 times!” one Facebook user wrote on Ent! Breaking News’ page. “Smh why, why, RIP.”
Others speculated that Martelli suffered from mental issues and low self-esteem, and that her doctors should have refused to work with her.
“But the doctor though,” another Facebook user commented. “He should have realized a few procedures ago that she had mental issues and turned her down for further work.”
One grief-stricken Facebook user went so far as to write a poem to the late model about her alleged lack of self-love.
“Now that you’ve gone All that’s left is a Bra of holes All that’s left of the dreams you hold, Butt of Gold, Cherry lips you told And the memories of what love could be If you were pleased with what u see,” read some of the poet’s lines.
However, Martelli previously denied having self-image problems.
“The reason of all my surgeries is simply because I wanted to bring my body looks to another level and I regret nothing about any of them,” she once wrote on her website. “I was never unhappy with what I looked like, I was just simply amazed by all these girls with these plastic looks and went and bought myself anything I needed to look like them!”
“I developed a passion to enhance my body to become the definition of plastic’s perfection,” she added. “I just absolutely fell in love with it, it’s not just a passion, it actually became my hobby, my life.”