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Kim Kardashian look-alike dies after given botched silicone injections - Florida woman arrested

By The Big Magazine Staff

Christina Ashten Gourkania best known for being Kim Kardashian look-alike model is dead at age 34 from botched silicone injections. A Florida woman will be criminally charged in San Mateo County on the matter for illegally administering injections without a medical license.

Christina Ashten Gourkani dead at age 34 due to botched silicone butt injection procedure - Florida Woman Arrested ! - Photo via Instagram

Gourkani, a well known social media influencer and model, relied on plastic surgery and other aesthetic procedures to help sculpt her body into an exaggerated version of Kim Kardashian. Her exaggerated body image garnered her more than half a million followers on Instagram.

On April 19, Gourkani went to a Burlingame hotel room where she received several silicone injections for a buttocks enhancement, the Palo Alto Daily Post reported. She died the following day from cardiac arrest, according to her family.

“At approximately 4:31am on 4/20/2023 our family received a tragic phone call from a family member who was frantically screaming and crying (hysterically) on the other end of the line….Ashten is dying,” family members wrote on a GoFundMe page.

Her modeling website states, “Ashten passed away after complications from a cosmetic surgery procedure. Ashten’s charismatic presence and everlasting positive energy will be missed by her family, her friends, and her millions of fans across the world.”

Gourkani hired Vivian Alexandra Gomez, 50, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to give her the buttocks injections at the Burlingame hotel, according to reports. The model died hours after receiving the injections. Police arrested Gomez at an airport in Broward County, Florida and booked into a Broward County jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and practicing medicine without certification.

Vivian Alexandra Gomez’s April 20, 2023 mugshot was released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. (BCSO) after she was arrested in on charges of involuntary manslaughter and practicing medicine without certification following the death of model, Christina Ashten Gourkani

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Gomez will be extradited from Florida back to San Mateo County to face felony charges.

Gomez’s arraignment is scheduled for May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hall of Justice in Redwood City. Gourkani’s cause of death is still being investigated by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office.

Most FDA-approved dermal fillers are temporary because they are made from materials that the body eventually breaks down and absorbs. Silicone is not one of those materials.

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