“This fake world will end up killing more and more young people."
The three-time world champion Gabriel Medina has written movingly of the dangerous pointlessness of plastic surgery following the death of a friend who was undergoing a “simple aesthetic” procedure.
Gabriel Medina, who turns thirty in December is two years off a divorce dissected in all its lurid details by media as well as an estrangement from his mammy and step-daddy, his mental health issues well-known.
Gabriel Medina posted on Instagram.
Today I lost a friend due to “simple” aesthetic procedures.
Oh world, it’s surreal, people…
Especially you WOMEN, this standard of “perfect” bodies that are impossible to achieve displayed on Instagram and in the media needs to end urgently.
Why risk your life for nothing? Can not understand. We are young, we have several other ways of feeling good, healthy, beautiful, if I can give some advice
We need to return to REALITY in everything. That’s how we are, period.
This FAKE world will end up killing more and more young people.
Time to go back home
Many, or most, things will never be in our time. It was time to understand the process.. understand that sometimes gnt is part of other people’s process too. And this time I didn’t want to be selfish to think only of me. What if.. , but if I … , but… I did my best and prepared for that moment. This year was the most physical training in my career. So I came out calmly, and aware that I gave it all of me
Job was done now got a spot here in Teahupoo. But I’ve already received so many waves that changed my life in this exact place.
For years and years, I have faith and believe in God’s plan It’s supposed to be that way. Tomorrow is another day
Choices, learnings and looking to evolve more and more
Medina is now one of the most popular surfers on tour, with peers and fans, and received almost two thousand comments wishing him further glories etc.
Wrote Julian Wilson, one-time title contender and sparring partner who once made Medina cry, “You had some hurdles and you delivered some brilliance once again. Love watching you compete. I believe there’s 5 guys feeling a little lighter not having you in the draw at trestles. Onto the next chapter and keep inspiring us all along the way. Hats off brother.”