Alena reached her goal of $4,567.46 on October 11, 2013. It took her about 4 months to raise the funds for her ticket to Hooterville. Her friends say “Alena has made HOF, and she deserves it. She is a lovely lady and makes you feel special. She is still here and still responds to messages and chat. One of the nicest ladies I have met in 4 years on here”, “She is the nicest and most understanding lady on MFI. So totally respectful and very beautiful”, and “Alena is an amazing gorgeous, sexy and wonderful woman. With a beautiful smile!”
- How long have you wanted surgery?
I have wanted surgery for over two and a half years when I realised mother nature had not been overly generous.
- Where did you hear about MFI?
I overheard a colleague mention mfi so being curious I had to search for it on google.
- How long did it take you?
It took me 4 months to reach my goal thanks to my amazing friends, both male and female:-)
- About how many hours per day or week did you spend on MFI?
On week days, I probably spent an average of five to six hours each night. Of course I spent a lot longer during the weekends and public holidays often staying awake until 4 or 5 am some nights.
- What do you think was the most successful thing you did on the site?
I think the most successful thing I did on this website was making friends and making time for them. I have completed my journey with so much more than I ever thought possible and by this I mean, the great friendships I have formed.
- Do you have any special advice for other ladies?
My advice to other ladies would be to remain true to yourself and treat people the way you would like to be treated.
- Tell us about your first and last donation.
My first donation was through a paid message and my last one which pushed me in to HOF came from a very dear friend who had stayed with me throughout my journey so it really was a double celebration. He always said he would get me to HOF when the time came as long as he was around so when I logged in after work and realised it was him I was overjoyed
- How much of your total was from messages and how much from donations?
I received 999 messages and 3487 in donations.
- When did you realize this might work for you?
I realised reaching my goal would be possible when I hit the 1000 mark and also knowing there was genuine support for me.
- How big are you planning to go?
I am really hoping to increase my size to a DD cup.
- Do your friends and family know about you and MFI?
Only one person in my family knows about MFI.
- What’s the best thing a benefactor did for you?
The best thing a benefactor did was support me on my journey and gave me encouragement when it was really needed but most of all, offering friendship. This certainly applies to more than one person on this website.
- What was your favorite moment during your time on MFI?
There are too many moments to just choose one. I have enjoyed some of the most amazing chats both happy and sad and shared some extremely funny moments. Of course reaching HOF was one of the big highlights!!
- Was there anyone who you took inspiration from on your trip to the Hall of Fame?
There were several ladies who really inspired me when I first started my journey whose progress I followed. Even to this day, there are still many other ladies who inspire me on this website. One who has become quite the queen of inspiration.
- Has being on MFI made any difference in your life besides breasts and time?
My confidence has grown a lot since I first started my journey. Making HOF has given it a wonderful boost. I really never thought someone like me could achieve so much here.
- Would you recommend it for a friend?
I have already recommended MFI to a friend.
- Which lady are you rooting for to succeed next?
Of course I am rooting for the two ladies I am going to PIF who are the beautiful Rosetta and SJ4!! This does not mean I am not behind all the other ladies who are working hard at making their dreams come true so I wish them all good luck and much success
- What new feature would you most like to see on MFI?
A way of making contact with other ladies but not mentioning any usernames.
- If you could tell the benefactors here one thing, what would it be?
Each and every one of you can and do make a difference for which I will always be grateful.
- What’s the first piece of lingerie you plan to purchase when you get your new breasts?
Of course the first thing I plan to purchase are some new bras in the appropriate size. I just can’t wait to compare my old ones to the new ones!
- What question would you like me to ask the next person to make the Hall of Fame?
Which one thing boosted your confidence the most?
- If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?
Perhaps, not be so trustworthy and naive at the start of my journey especially with people who never intended to become friends.
- Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I honestly believe you can gain so much more on MFI than raising enough to have surgery. I really have made some wonderful friends here and come to realise how strong the community spirit is.
Tech giant Microsoft has revealed a new project that detects emotions through a bra. The ‘smart bra’ was recently revealed in a new study presented by a team of five scientists at Microsoft Research, titled “Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating.”
The idea is that the bra measures your emotional state through a sensor built into the bra, which is cross-referenced with your feelings of overeating in the past. If the system thinks you are likely to overeat, a warning will be sent to your smartphone.
“This is the first study, that we are aware of, that makes use of wearable, mobile sensors for detecting emotions,” the team of scientists wrote. “The bra form-factor was ideal because it allowed us to collect EKG [activity] near the heart.”
The women who participated in the study had to remove and recharge their bras every three to four hours, and report their moods every hour in smartphone diaries. Though the process was what researchers described as tedious, the results were fairly impressive. The team found that the bra could predict the emerging emotional states of the women with a ~75% accuracy.
The researchers haven’t tested whether or not an alert that you are in an overeating mood will actually make a difference in your decision to modify your behavior or not, but they are pressing ahead with the device anyway.
According to their paper, the team’s next challenge is “how to build a robust, real-world system that stands up to every challenges with regards to batter life, comfortability and suitability for both men and women.”
The team explored whether they could create boxer briefs similar to the smart bra, but found that male underwear is too far away from the heart.
[ From: mashable.com ]
According to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than a million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in the United States in 2012. A majority of those procedures were for things such as a nose job or liposuction, but there are other surgeries that are less known, yet equally self-esteem enhancing. (Or so says Details: The Modern Man’s Guide to Culture, Style, Entertainment, and Fitness )
1. Scrotoplasty (Scrotum Lift)
AKA: A face-lift for your family jewels.
For those that hang low, a doctor can remove excess skin to improve comfort and overall appearance while preserving all normal function.
Cost: $4,500 to $8,000
Procedure time: 1 to 2 hours
Recovery time: 4 to 5 days
2. Pectoralis Plasty (Pec Implants)
AKA: A male boob job.
Even if you work out like crazy, sometimes genetics can prevent even the biggest of gym rats from achieving the pectoral definition that they strive for. Similar to a breast augmentation procedure, a surgeon inserts a silicone implant through a small incision in the pectoral area. You choose the cc’s!
Cost: $5,000 to $9,000
Procedure time: 1.5 to 2 hours
Recovery time: 1 month
3. Lipo-etching (Abdominal Etching) AKA: A surgically sculpted 6-pack.
If your abs are covered by a layer a fat, a surgeon can go in and liposuction out the fat between the ab muscles to create a washboard stomach. While this procedure can work wonders, it will only be beneficial if the muscles are already well-developed.
Cost: $3,000 to $5,000
Procedure time: 45 minutes to 2 hours
Recovery time: 1 to 2 weeks
4. Follicular Unit Extraction/Follicular Unit Grafting (Body Hair Transplant)
AKA: Body hair plugs.
Men wishing to have more torso carpeting can undergo a technique called follicular unit extraction where a surgeon takes hair from somewhere else on the body to harvest and graft to the chest area. Generally hair is taken from the back of the head, but pubic and underarm hair can be used as well if necessary. Hairs are removed individually and grafted to the chest, eventually growing on their own a couple months down the line.
Cost: $5,500 to $11,000
Procedure time: 3 to 8 hours
Recovery time: None
5. Phalloplasty (Penis Enlargement)
AKA: Something that sounds horribly uncomfortable.
Until recently, phalloplasty was only for penile reconstruction after female-to-male reassignment surgeries, but now surgeons perform it for cosmetic reasons. To increase the length, a surgeon loosens the ligament connecting the penis to the public bone, which allows the penis to extend further. The results typically add one to two inches to the length. To increase the girth, tissue below the skin is grafted, which results in a 10-30 percent increase in circumference. Buyer beware: a majority of the increased girth will only be apparent when the penis is flaccid.
Time: Lengthening, 1 hour; girth enhancement, 2 hours
Cost: $6,000 to $15,000
Recovery time: 2 to 3 days
[ From: details.com ]
A new infographic from our friends over at Transform. Click to enlarge!
[ From: transform.co.uk ]
Vanity Cosmetic Surgery in South Florida is now accepting Bitcoins as payment for cosmetic surgery. According to their website, the company is allowing patients to use their loaded Bitcoin account to pay for such services as a breast augmentation, nose job, or even laser hair removal.
Vanity is currently the only medical establishment to accept Bitcoin as official payment. The website goes on to say that it “benefits anyone, especially foreigners who do not want to exchange their currency for U.S. dollars, who already have a Bitcoin account.”
Bitcoin is a digital currency, developed and introduced in 2009, that is created and exchanged independently of any government or bank. The currency is held in virtual “wallets” and can be converted into cash. Bitcoin has made recent headlines as the value of one Bitcoin has soared to over $1000.
In addition to a South Miami boob job, Bitcoins can also be used to purchase such items as pizza in Vermont, cannabis seeds (for medical/legal purposes only), Mediterranean food in New York, drinks at a group of pubs in England, and Alpaca wool socks… to name a few.
I’m kicking myself for not investing back in 2009… Can you imagine all of the socks?!
[ From: jezebel.com ]