A British woman is taking the old adage “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” to new heights.
Meet Claire Leeson, who claims to have spent $30,000 on plastic surgery to look like her hero, Kim Kardashian. The 24-year-old Essex native was said to have dropped racks on breast implants, teeth whitening, and spray tans.
Leeson explained her obsession to ITV’s This Morning saying, “When I left school, friends would tell me that I had a resemblance to Kim. I watched [Keeping Up] 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.”
The celeb imitator has amassed a hefty lump of debt for the transformation since 2009 but doesn’t regret it. Leeson’s Kimmy K act brings thousands of onlookers to her Instagram account where she regularly copies Kim Kardashian’s pictures. The Brit added, “I feel like no one can stop me and I can make something of myself. I feel strong.. and I feel that I have built enough confidence to love myself a little bit more.”
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