Cosmetic surgery photos of Miss Universe 2018 2nd runner-up go viral

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MANILA, Philipppines - "Before and after" cosmetic surgery photos of Miss Universe 2018 second runner-up Sthefany Gutierrez from Venezuela have made its rounds on social media.

The photos were uploaded on Instagram by Froilan Paez, a doctor who specializes in "aesthetic and functional nasal surgery" according to his Instagram page.

He shared side-by-side photos of the Venezuelan beauty queen to show the differences of Gutierrez facial features before and after she underwent some enhancement procedures.

Hashtags #rhinoplasty, #mentoplasty, #otoplasty were written in the Instagram post's caption which hinted that Gutierrez had her nose, chin and ear enhanced.

Sthefany Gutierrez during the swimsuit segment of the competition.Photo: AFP

Gutierrez's comment on the now viral post when translated in English read, "Thank you so much for your professional attention and excellent work. The best! See you soon!"


Photo: Screengrab from @froilanpaez

As of posting, Gutierrez's photos have garnered over 23,000 likes and 2,700 comments since it was shared by Paez on Christmas day.

Gutierrez was second runner-up to the Philippines' Catriona Gray at the Miss Universe pageant held last December 2018 in Thailand.

Sthefany Gutierrez (L) of Venezuela, Tamaryn Green (C) of South Africa and Catriona Gray (R) of the Philippines stand on stage after being selected as top three finalists during the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok on December 17, 2018. Photo: AFP

Philippines' Catriona Gray crowned Miss Universe 2018

  • Christmas came early to the Philippines as Catriona Gray bested 93 other aspirants for the 2018 Miss Universe crown in ceremonies staged at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday morning to becoming the fourth Filipino woman to win the crown.
  • She received her crown from last year's winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
  • Nel-Peters' compatriot Tamaryn Green failed to score a back-to-back victory for their country, and settled for second place. Venezuela's Sthefany Gutierrez came in third.
  • Nel-Peters' compatriot Tamaryn Green failed to score a back-to-back victory for their country, and settled for second place. Venezuela's Sthefany Gutierrez came in third.
  • The representatives from Vietnam and Puerto Rico, both strong and popular contenders, cracked the Top 5.
  • During the final round of questioning, the final three were asked about the most important lesson they learned in their lives. Gray shared her experience working in the slums of Tondo, Manila, and looking at the "silver lining" through the smiles of the children there.
  • She hopes to inspire a feeling of being grateful "where negativity will not foster, and the children will have smiles."
  • Contestants selected for the top 5 are pictured during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. From L-R: Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutiérrez, Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, Miss Philippines Catriona Gray, Miss Vietnam H'Hen Nie and Miss Puerto Rico Kiara Ortega.
  • Miss Universe contestants (L-R) Sophida Kanchanarin of Thailand, H'Hen Nie of Vietnam, Manita Devkota of Nepal, Catriona Gray of Philippines and Tamaryn Green of South Africa stand together after selected as top 20 candidates
  • Last year's winner Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.
  • Miss Curacao Akisha Albert speaks next to host Steve Harvey after she was selected as one of the contestants for the top 20.
  • Miss Thailand reacting after being selected into the top 20.
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