Claire Leeson, a woman from Chelmsford, Essex (where else) has spent $35,000 trying to look like her idol Kim Kardashian.
Leeson is a “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” superfan and decided to change her looks to match Kim’s after watching the show in 2009.
Speaking on UK chat show “This Morning,” the 24-year-old says she has spent almost $10,000 on hair extensions alone and is badly in debt.
“When I left school, friends would tell me that I had a resemblance to Kim,” she said. “So I watched [the show] 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.”
According to Leeson, being badly bullied at school killed her self-confidence and she thought looking like Kim would bring that confidence back. Instead of, you know, therapy, or doing something worthwhile.
“I’ve had my teeth whitened, then I wanted my boobs enhanced… and with pictures [of Kim] explained to my surgeon that I wanted to look like this. I also wear bum padding – it’s a silicone base. Pants with silicone inside. They feel very real… and hopefully will end up having that done because my bum is never going to be as big as Kim’s is.”
Leeson spent the money on a boob job, teeth whitening, hair extensions, shoes and clothes, and of course, “bum padding”.
“I was badly, badly bullied over my looks and it took me ten years to realise that I wasn’t unattractive. I was so badly bullied that I didn’t want to be alive anymore. My life was hell and I was told every day that I was the ugliest thing alive and that I should kill myself. People do not realize what a damaging effect it has on your mental state for the rest of your life.”