If there’s one thing I like more than a boobs story, it’s a deadly boobs story. Brazilian model Sheyla Hershey, 30, of Houston, Texas, is in possession of the world’s biggest breasts, measuring in at a whopping 38KKK. Last year she told the Houston station KRIV, “I want to look better each day, every day. Everybody’s got a dream inside, you know? And it’s good when you can make your dream come true.”But her dream of circus tits filled with a gallon of silicone was not good enough. Hershey underwent her 30-something-th surgery in June — in Brazil, where laws about plastic surgery are looser — and contracted a dangerous staph infection. Yesterday, Sheyla had emergency surgery to remove some of her implants and possibly her natural breasts in an attempt to stop the infection from spreading to her bloodstream. She still gets to keep her place in the Brazilian equivalent of the Guinness Book of World Records, though, right?
Hopefully, Sheyla will not only feel better soon, but she will develop a body image that does not involve endangering her life by injecting foreign substances into her body. Especially a gallon of foreign substances. That’s just icky. [The Sun UK, CBS News]