Courtney Barnes, a 32-year-old Instagram model who is also reportedly a college graduate with an economics degree, has a very simple goal in life: "I want to show men, women, and children that it is possible to be beautiful, smart, and have a big ass."
To reach that goal, Barnes—who goes by the name Miss Miami—regularly posts photos like this on IG in addition to working as a cam girl, party host, brand ambassador, and more:
But before you decide, "Hey, that sounds like a pretty cool profession, I’m going to try it out," know this: Barnes, who is the proud owner of a 59-inch backside, nearly died trying to achieve the figure that she has today.
In a video produced by Barcroft Media, Barnes spoke at length about her now-legendary booty and admitted to getting it by attending illegal "pumping parties." At those parties, she allowed a woman to inject three rounds of illegal butt shots into her booty. She realizes it probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but it worked for her.
"It was a risk I was willing to take at the time and I was lucky not to have any complications," she said. "I was naive and I admit I didn’t know what I was putting into my body, but at the time, a lot of women in Florida were getting it done, and I found a local woman who could do it."
Barnes also admitted that she doesn’t actually know what’s inside of her butt at the moment.
"These are very dangerous products that are being injected," she said. "I don’t know for sure what they injected me with. But when I got it, she said it was like some hydrogel, some kind of silicone that they normally put in gummy bear implants. You don’t know how your body is going to react. It is still something foreign that’s in your body. It’s a gamble. A close friend of mine got it removed and she ended up having to have blood transfusions and she was in the hospital for months. It was a nightmare for her."
And just in case all of that isn’t scary enough, a plastic surgeon named Dr. Constantino Mendieta also spoke about Barnes’ butt and explained the dangers associated with it even though she hasn’t showed any signs of health problems just yet:
"I’m unfortunately seeing more and more of these cases of silicone injections to the buttock. People are going to these underground ‘pumping parties,’ and they are getting these injections that aren’t really FDA approved or anything like that. The dangers with these injections is that people are using different kinds of products, and the product that they use has different consistencies...So you have no idea what’s being done.
Courtney was not alone. She has no clue how much was injected, she has no clue what was injected…Many people are asking me, ‘Are these injections dangerous?’ The answer is yes. They are dangerous because the injections are given into the vein that goes into the lungs and people have died. So there is an immediate danger to it, but then there is a long-term danger. She is starting to get some skin changes in the buttock area. So I think Courtney is headed for some problems down the road."
Problems that could prevent her from reaching her goal. Check out the video above to hear more about the issues Barnes is facing, even though she escaped many of the immediate risks associated with pumping who knows what into her butt.