London resident Claire Leeson has spent almost £20,000 (more than $30,000 for you Yanks) in plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements in an effort to look more like her idol, Kim K.
Undergoing a vast array of cosmetic procedures and even wearing pants enhanced with silicone to replicated Kim’s famous derriere, Claire Leeson said she transformed her life after watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians in 2009.
The 24-year-old told This Morning that part of the reason she wanted to resemble Kim so badly was because she was bullied so much in school. “I was told every day that I was the ‘ugliest thing alive’ and I should ‘kill myself. When I left school friends would tell me that I had a resemblance to Kim,” Claire said.
“So, I watched [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] and realized I had the same amount of siblings and that we have the same kind of arguments and things going on. I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her.”
Claire has had a boob job, teeth whitening, hair extensions and dropped thousands on spray tans, clothing, make-up as well as a special pad for her butt to give her derriere the Kim lift. However, Claire says the pad is a temporary fix and she hopes to soon have fat removed from other parts of her body and implanted into her butt. Claire revealed that she’s “up to my eyeballs” in debt because she used credit cards to pay for the procedures, and she even admitted that her family is worried about her Kim obsession.
Speaking with Ruth Langsford and Ben Shephard on ITV’s This Morning, Claire, 24, from Chelmsford, Essex, said:
‘When I left school, friends would tell me that I had a resemblance to Kim.
‘I look at Kim so much and would love to be exactly like her because sometimes I feel like I’m not fully confident all the time within myself. My family are really worried, but they are so used to it now, but I know that I want to be happy.
‘In one way, I feel like I’m living in a fantasy and in a dream world. But it’s real enough for me.
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