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

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