EDMONTON -- St. Albert model Karla-Rae Morris went from a surgical table to the drawing board.
Morris, 29, will soon be featured as a comic book superhero, a role she says she would have never dreamed of before she received $8,000 breast implants.
“I’m really stoked. It’s a huge confidence thing,” said the 29-year-old mother of two, originally from Fort McMurray.
About 2,000 copies of the fantasy-style graphic novel, created by local illustrator Mike Roshuk, will be available by late summer.
Morris posed in panties for photos, holding a broom. Her medieval outfit is computer-generated.
Roshuk said he was looking for a model with a busty superhero body for his yet-to-be named book.
“You have to keep in mind the type of body that comic book superhero women have, and finding models that are close to that description,” he said.
Morris is one of hundreds of flat-chested, financially-strapped women who have resorted to asking men for online donations to get boob jobs.
The cash for Morris’s surgery was donated by men on the controversial website www.myfreeimplants.com.
Three years ago, she went from a size 32AA to 34C.
Two men gave her more than $2,000 each and another man pitched in $1,000. “They were really friendly,” said Morris.
She still keeps in contact with them online.
Getting the funds – it took more than two years - wasn’t without work.
To attract donors, Morris admits she sent nude photos, but says silly rap videos she posted on YouTube worked best.
Just a few months after she received the surgery, Morris began doing photoshoots, she said.
"I wasn’t confident in myself to have done anything like that in the past," she said.
At least 40 females on Facebook have created groups to raise cash for breast augmentations.