After over eight surgeries and a gallon of silicone, Hershey's breasts balloon to an astonishing 38KKK, protruding like beach balls from her petite frame. The surgery had to be done in Brazil because of U.S. restrictions on how much silicone can be injected into a person's body.
"I want to look better each day, every day," Hershey told Fox 26 in Houston, Texas. "Everybody's got a dream inside, you know? And it's good when you can make your dream come true."
Hershey, a singer, dancer, actress and model, has consciously undergone multiple procedures on her breasts as well as her nose, lips and buttocks over several years in order to aid her career.
While Hershey's dream might be realized for now, some experts say that the feeling may not last.
"At the moment, the person that says it's enhancing their [career] may believe that," said Dr. Alan Matarasso, a clinical professor of plastic surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
But Matarasso pointed out that overdone breast augmentation could leave a person a breast implant cripple for life, unable to go without implants because the alternative would be stretched out, flat breasts.
"They're not doing themselves any service," Matarassso said. "And most of what we do isn't reversible."
Jocelyn Wildenstein's famous plastic surgery might never be topped. Many women think it's sexy to dress up as cat woman, but this New York socialite decided she literally wanted to be a cat-woman.
When there's a will, and millions of dollars, there's a way. According to The Times of London, Wildenstein spent more than $3 million to transform her face into a feline visage.
Much press coverage mused about her sanity, and there are several documented psychological disturbances that could contribute to such severe plastic surgery.
But Arie Winograd, psychotherapist and director of the Los Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image clinic, cautions the quick judgment of those who get multiple surgeries.
"There are so many factors -- just because someone gets a lot of surgeries doesn't mean its Body Dysmorphic Disorder (or another disorder)," said Winograd, who defined Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) as a psychological disturbance in which people obsess about a body part or body parts and compulsively act on that obsession in a certain way -- either by checking mirrors constantly, hiding the feature, touching the body part or getting repeated surgeries.
"It's not the vain person or the narcissistic person who likes how they look. BDD is the antithesis," said Winograd. "We are referred a lot of people from all over the place, who we find out later might have other conditions."
The unfortunate case of Hang Mioku's silicon (and cooking oil injections) last fall showed the world the depths of a cosmetic procedure compulsion.
Mioku's first cosmetic procedure at age 28 seemed normal enough, but after 20 years of surgeries, injections and lifts, the Korean woman had disfigured herself and ran out of doctors who would help her in her quest for silicone injections.