Vanity Wonder, a mother-of-two who spent $15,000 to enhance the size of her hips and bottom says she's lucky to be alive after her 'obsession' could have killed her.
She admitted she was 'dumb' to go to extreme lengths to get a curvy posterior. After showing pictures where Vanity looked 'bootilicious' before having hundreds of the illegal injections, she was asked why she wanted to change her body shape.
Vanity admitted it had become an obsession as she felt she had to compete against other women in her job as a dancer.
She said: 'When I heard about butt injections I thought it sounded stupid but after a year in that environment as a dancer, everyone was doing it, it wasn't such a foreign concept. I thought I might as well try it.
Vanity revealed each procedure involved at least nine injections in each cheek. She described how the injections felt like being struck by lightning and that they could often leak but this didn't deter her.
She admitted after the first treatment she didn't even know what she had been injected with. 'The first time I went for injections I didn't know what she used. She said it was soya bean oil but after doing my research, I don't believe her,' she said.
Vanity developed an infection as a result of the illegal injections but even this didn't make her stop having them. However, she explained it then meant she had to have silicone implants as the infection had left her bottom looking like 'a sack of oranges'.
She explained: 'It did become addictive but it got infected so I was left with lumps. So I had a choice, I could have a medium-sized lumpy butt or keep padding it with silicone to make it better. So it wasn't my goal to get this big but padding it with silicone is how this happened.'
She is also aware of just how popular the injections are having worked as an assistant to a black market practitioner, who treated women as varied as a 17-year-old brought in by her proud mother and pensioner in her seventies.
It was this job that gave her the wake-up call she needed to stop having the injections herself, as she was faced with jail for being involved in the illegal practice.