One woman's obsession with Kim Kardashian
A 24-year-old has opened up about her insane quest to look exactly like reality star Kim Kardashian - and her transformation hasn't come cheap. Surely one Kim Kardashian is plenty?
Claire Leeson claims she's already spent an estimated $35,000 on breast implants, hair extensions, spray tans, makeup and clothing in an attempt to emulate her idol, and she is preparing to move on to Kardashian's most well-known, ahem, ass-et next.
Appearing on a British TV show, the Essex resident (we could've guessed that one) explained that the extreme measures she's taken to look more like Kanye West's wife were done in an attempt to gain self-confidence after being bullied as a teen.
"I've had my teeth whitened, then I wanted my boobs enhanced... and with pictures [of Kardashian] explained to my surgeon that I wanted to look like this," she told the hosts of This Morning.
"I also wear bum padding - it's a silicone base. Pants with silicone inside."
Leeson says the pads "feel very real" but that she is still planning on having surgery to increase the size of her backside, because "my bum is never going to be as big as Kim's is," she said.
According to online reports, Leeson became obsessed with Kim Kardashian after friends told her she resembled the star.
"So I watched [the show] and realised I had the same amount of siblings and that we have the same kind of arguments and things going on," she explained. "I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her."
Whatever her reasons for wanting to look just like the newly married 33-year-old, Leeson has spent well beyond her means to achieve her current look.
She admitted she is in debt "up to [her] eyeballs" and has received warnings from banks due to her maxed out credit cards.
But it doesn't matter, as she says: "When I get my Kimmy on I feel like I'm unstoppable and untouchable and 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."
While we're most definitely creeped out by just how far this woman is willing to go to imitate someone who became famous by way of a sex-tape, our biggest issue with this story is Leeson's reference to 'getting her Kimmy on'.
Please let's not make this a commonplace phrase, ever. Just say no.
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