A die-hard Kim Kardashian fan has spend over $30,000 on plastic surgery to look like her idol. Claire Leeson is now in thousands of dollars of debt and has been summoned to court because of everything. However, she likes looking like the star so much that she refuses to stop spending money.
The 24-year-old from Essex in England admitted that she has spent around £20,000, which is around $30,000. The money has gone on hair extensions, breast implants and regular spray tans to keep the Kardashian glow. She has also bought clothing that makes her look just like the reality TV show. As her defense, she claims that being bullied as a teen seriously knocked her confidence and she decided to do this to give her confidence a boost.
Leeson shared her story on ITV’s This Morning, and explained how she tried to kill herself on two different occasions because of the bullying. She was often called ugly, and never dreamed that her looks could help her make some money. It was while watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she realized there was another option.
She wanted to look like the main reality star, and started right away to get the look. This has included breast implants and bum padding, and she hopes to get fat injected into her bum to get the same curvy one that her idol has. All of this has led to a career as a lookalike, but she is not making enough to clear the £6,000 debt (around $10,000) that she currently has.
The Kardashian fan estimates that she has spent $30,000 on plastic surgery and other items to look like her idol. It has led to relationships being destroyed, but she does not care. Right now she is happy being a lookalike, and she enjoys getting her “Kimmy on.”
The likeness does not stop with the looks. Leeson explained that her family life mimics the 33-year-old’s life. They have the same number of siblings, and all have the same arguments. She just felt like she and the mother-of-one have too much in common for it to be a coincidence.
However, the lifestyle choice has landed her in debt and she is not paying it back. Most of the surgery is paid for by credit cards, which she wants to pay off. The problem is whenever she gets a paycheck, she ends up spending it on more of her obsession, which is realistically what this has turned into. Her creditors have sent plenty of threatening letters and her credit rating is ruined, but that does not stop her continuing with the surgery and the makeover. Now her parents are worried because she is facing court over the debt.
She is certainly not the first person to spend so much money to look like another celebrity. Some people, like one Brazilian man, has had surgery to make them look like a different nationality. However, this plastic surgery is to the extreme and has cost the Kardashian fan around $30,000 so far and she is not even finished.
By Alexandria Ingham