Oksana Baiul might be known for winning an individual ice skating Gold Medal at the 1994 Olympics. But she’s infamous for being a world-class party animal. Her drunken exploits made her the headlines in the city after as she drank her way off of a skating tour and several other post-Olympic endorsement deals. She’s reportedly sober now, but the years of non-stop alcohol use have left her body more than a bit worse for the wear.
In recent years, she’s looking to plastic surgery to help turn back the clock. But, based on her current appearance, there are some things that even a surgical knife can’t make better.
BOTOX AND RESTYLANE INJECTIONS
When she was at her skating peak, Baiul had the sharply defined cheeks and perky eyes that are common in Ukrainian women. She was more exotic looking than traditionally beautiful, but she was still a stunner. For whatever the reason, Baiul has decided to inject her corner of her face with Botox and/or Restylane, giving her this puffy, unnatural look that’s more chipmunk than a beauty queen. But she has managed to put together a look that is both unnatural and slightly creepy. Which I suppose in some way is an accomplishment of sorts.
On top of the medically unwise large amount of Botox injections, Baiul has admitted in several interviews that she has undergone a facelift. Given the amount of damage to her skin and complexion following years of drinking, it’s not surprising that she opted for a facelift. And the good news is that the results aren’t terrible. Her face still moves the way it should and she doesn’t have that obviously carved-up look some celebrities end up with after a facelift. But the lift did change her look in a way that is disconcerting. She doesn’t look terrible exactly, just very unlike what fans might expect to see from their favorite Ukrainian skater.
Like many professional skaters, Oksana Baiul had a lithe, lean body while she was skating. So, given her small frame, it’s surprising that she decided to get breast implants that appear to be a bit large for the rest of her body. The result is that she has an outline that looks a bit like a Japanese Anime character: large breasts, small body and an unnatural face. Perhaps the years of drinking did damage to her breasts and she needed to get them touched up. But replacing them with a life preserver-sized fake breasts seem excessive.