Trans Woman Abandons Plan To Fix Droopy Cheeks After Fundraiser Fails To Hit Target

A trans woman who went viral after she injected industrial silicone into her face has abandoned her plans to fix her droopy cheeks after her surgery fundraiser fell well short of its target.

Trans woman Juju Oliveira went viral after she claimed people called her ‘Fofao’ after the Brazilian fictional character with cheeks resembling a scrotum in August last year.

In a recent video posted to Instagram, where she has 37,700 followers, she explained that she shut down her online fundraising page she created in September last year.


She also revealed she donated the BRL 20,000 (GBP 2,588) she had raised to an unspecified cause after falling well short of her BRL 45,000 (GBP 5,824) target.

She had hoped to raise the money to fix her swollen cheeks after she paid to have 250 millilitres (8.8 oz) of industrial silicone injected into her cheeks, nose, chin and jaw at a clandestine clinic in 2017.

The 30-year-old told her followers she still needed financial help and revealed her bank details in the hope of receiving continued donations.

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She told her followers in the since-deleted video: “Today I am very sad. Knowing that I will not get the operation, that I will carry on with my face like this, all deformed. And that people will continue to bully me.

“I decided not to get the operation because I opened the fundraiser, and all this time, I kept asking, and the maximum I got was BRL 20,000. I was going to use this money for my life, I could give it back, but as it was a donation, I donated it to an institution.”

The former escort, who lives in the Brazilian municipality of Passo Fundo, last hit headlines when she was forced to deny that she had spent the funds she had raised on a motorbike in February.

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She also told her followers at the time that she was not unhappy with her appearance but wanted to get the silicone removed for health reasons and because people bullied her.

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