Butt Implants By Age 12, intestines removed by 16

Updated: December 13, 2014
Butt Implants By Age 12, intestines removed by 16

Butt Implants By Age 12, waists crushed into painful straps for weeks and intestines removed by 16: Inside the extreme Venezuelan ‘beauty factories’ where girls go to shocking lengths to become Miss World.

Caracas is where MailOnline recently went and visited one of the country’s well-known beauty schools to speak with instructors about the methods girls as young as 4 years are using to try and become the next big star. What reporters uncovered was that girls as young as 12 were receiving butt implants, at age 16 students were able to have abdominal surgery to shorter their intestines (to absorb fewer nutrients), and girls of all ages were allowed to sew mesh patches to their tongues so that eating solid food was horribly painful.

“Going on a diet is expensive, so for many having the plastic fitted to their tongue is a cheaper way to lose weight,” Alexander Velasquez, Belankazar Academy director, told MailOnline. “Removing the lower intestine means that food exits the body faster. The girls who do this are the ones who aren’t disciplined enough to lose weight by willpower alone. It is an extreme measure, a last resort to make themselves thin. Sometimes it is the girls who choose to do these things, or sometimes it is the parents choice, and sometimes both the girls’ and the parents’ decision.

“The parents always want everything fast,” he added. “My job is often to convince the parents to slow down, to wait a while until starting surgical procedures because when they are so young it’s not good for the girls’ development.”

Those who were serious competitors received breast implants or reductions, dependent on the type of competition they wanted to compete in, and plastic casts were placed around students’ abdomens to compress organs and allow an hourglass figure.

For many of the thousands of girls entering Venezuelan beauty schools each year, their parents have already been administering hormones to help encourage the appearance of feminine curves.

“Every girl here dreams of being a “Miss”. We Venezuelans see those people as the perfect women,” said student Maria Trinidad to The Guardian reporters. “When you live in a country where a beautiful woman has greater career prospects than someone with a strong work ethic and first-class education, you are forced into the mindset that there is nothing more important than beauty.”