A jilted 54-year-old woman has revealed she spent over $10,650 on cosmetic surgery after discovering her partner was engaged to someone else – and now she’s flaunting her revenge body all over social media.
Realtor, Jo Ann Munz, from Las Vegas, was in a happy, healthy relationship and for 18 months, had no reason to believe that anything was awry – that was until Jo Ann discovered that her partner was engaged to someone else.
After confronting her partner and his fiancé, Jo Ann was labelled an ‘old hag,’ and ‘grandma loser’. Soon after, she spiraled into a depressive episode and lost 30lbs – only leaving the house to go to work. Jo Ann knew things needed to change.
Making changes: Las Vegas realtor Jo Ann Munz, 54, has spent $10,650 on achieving the perfect ‘revenge body’ after discovering her boyfriend was engaged to someone else
Transformation: When she confronted her then-boyfriend and his fiance, they cruelly branded her an ‘old hag’ and a ‘grandma loser’, sending her into a depressive episode
Work it: Jo Ann began isolating herself from others, and lost 30lbs because she wasn’t eating properly, dropping to a dangerously low weight
Way back when: The realtor, pictured when she was younger, decided she needed to overhaul her life, starting with her body, and proceeded to start undergoing cosmetic procedures
She subsequently spent $10,650 on cosmetic surgery in a complete overhaul of her look. This included replaced breast implants ($8,000), a plasma fibroblast ($1,000), Botox ($1,000), micro-needling ($500) and a chemical peel ($150).
In the future, Jo Ann hopes to have her upper and lower eyes done in addition to maintaining her Botox and fillers.
Alongside this, Jo Ann also adopted a strict work-out regime and incorporated pilates, kettlebell, and boot camp workouts into her routine five to seven times a week. She credits drinking water and protein shakes as key components in maintaining her impressive muscular physique.
With her new look came a fresh outlook on life, and Jo Ann decided not to hold back.
After turning 50, she took part in a liberating naked photo shoot in the desert and hasn’t looked back since. Jo Ann now regularly models – posting the seductive images to her Instagram page – and hopes to show older women that there’s no expiry date on beauty or having fun.
‘Revenge was the impetus originally for my first photo shoot, but once I started getting positive responses from women, I realized that I was inspiring some of them to step out of their comfort zones,’ Jo Ann said.
Looking ahead: Jo Ann says she isn’t done with the procedures, and plans to have work done on her upper and lower eye area, while also maintaining her fillers and Botox
Flaunt it: After turning 50, Jo Ann began doing photoshoots in order to show off her new body
Sharing is caring: She proudly posts the photos on social media, where she says she gets lots of positive responses from other women, whom she hopes to inspire to be more confident
Inspiration: ‘Revenge was the impetus originally for my first photo shoot,’ she admitted
‘With age comes a sense of cool. If you don’t like me or my style, okay. I feel much more attractive now because I have confidence.
Keeping up appearances: Jo Ann, pictured with her aesthetician, admits not everyone has been positive about her cosmetic work
‘I’m not trying to turn every head in the room – just enjoy the moment. I’ve learned how to hide my flaws for the days when I’m just not feeling it.’
Not everyone has responded to Jo Ann’s look positively. Some people have branded her a Barbie – something Jo Ann takes as a compliment.
‘There’s lots of “colorful” comments from men – that’s inevitable,’ she said.
‘People immediately either love me or hate me – there’s no middle ground.
‘One of my brothers is always telling me to put some clothes on. My friends really support and love what I do with photoshoots. They admire that I always move to my own beat and do what I want.
‘Once, I was at a photoshoot and no one could remember my name and so they just called me Barbie. It’s a very fun title to have – especially at my age.
Putting it out there: ‘People immediately either love me or hate me – there’s no middle ground,’ Jo Ann said of her haters
Support: She noted that her friends have supported her through everything, and have been incredibly complimentary about her photoshoots
Spreading the word: ‘It’s important for me to inspire other women to not give up,’ Jo Ann said. ‘Strong women inspire each other’
‘For me, it plays well. I really don’t take a lot of things seriously and it makes me relatable.
‘My signature look is heels too high, nails too long, and clothes too loud.’
Jo Ann hopes she can inspire other women her age to continue embracing their beauty.
‘It’s important for me to inspire other women to not give up. Strong women inspire each other,’ she said.
‘Water is you best friend, drink it. Don’t make any cosmetic changes unless they’re for you. Be consistent with your exercise and good eating habits – but plan for a cheat day.
‘Stop comparing yourself to a Photoshopped image of perfection. I look at altered pictures of myself and I wish I looked like her too.
‘Confidence is the sexiest accessory a woman can wear. Fake it until you don’t need to anymore.’