Would You Pay $30,000 To Look Like Kim Kardashian?
Apparently buying Kardashian's signature fragrance just wouldn't cut it.
What would you do to get a piece of the Kim Kardashian lifestyle? Update your wardrobe? Learn to do the Kim K contour? Get the video game? By those standards, this woman’s commitment is off the charts. 24-year-old London resident Claire Leeson has shelled out $30, 000 on numerous cosmetic surgeries to look more like her reality star idol.
Kim K definitely has the look, but is it worth $30 000 to achieve?
After she started watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2009, Claire found herself relating to Kim in a number of ways, including having the same number of siblings. And thus, an obsession was born.
"We have the same kind of arguments and things going on," she told ITV's "This Morning." "I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her.”
The transformation didn’t come cheap, but Leeson was prepared to pay. A breakdown of her biggest expenses - more than $8,500 for a breast augmentation, several grand on teeth whitening, as well as more than $1,700 in spray tans. Then there’s the constant wardrobe and makeup expenses to stay up to date with Kim’s ever-changing style.
Leeson also shared the darker reasons for her transformation. The 24-year-old came from a past of bullying.
"I was told every day that I was the 'ugliest thing alive' and I should 'kill myself,'" she told the program tearfully.
Now, Leeson is much happier, having achieved her new look. The trouble is, her procedures have already driven her into quite a lot of debt and the Kim K lookalike isn’t done yet.
"It may not be right, but when I do it, I'm unstoppable and no one can touch me," she concluded.