Woman Spends $30,000 to Look Like Kim Kardashian
Claire Leeson will stop at nothing to look like Kim Kardashian.
The 24-year-old from Essex, England, has gone into debt spending $30,000 to look like the reality star, getting breast implants, purchasing hair extensions, clothing, makeup, spray tans and getting her teeth whitened in order to resemble Kardashian as much as she can.
“I really thought that she was just so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her,” the soft-spoken Leeson revealed to the hosts of UK morning show ‘This Morning’ yesterday, June 14. “So I really started working on myself to make the look more prominent.” (Check out a clip from her appearance here.)
On the show, Leeson revealed that she was bullied when she was younger, and her transformation into a Kim Kardashian lookalike has given her confidence since she first became obsessed after watching ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ in 2009. Leeson may have developed more self-confidence thanks to Kardashian, but her lookalike maintenance has also wreaked havoc on her personal life, including being “in debt up [to] her eyeballs” according to the Huffington Post, and losing a relationship, according to ITV.
And while Leeson manages to find work as a Kardashian lookalike (which is more than we can say for the man who spent $100K to look like Justin Bieber), it’s not enough to pay the bills.
“I work, my job doesn’t pay enough … I’ve used credit cards to pay for everything,” she said (quotes via the Huffington Post). “I’m in major debt. I say that I’m going to pay them but as soon as money comes in I just think about getting my Kimmy on.”
And “getting her Kimmy on” is something that she refuses to stop — because it gives her so much confidence.
“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.”
Check out more pictures of Claire Leeson below and tell us: Do you think she looks like Kim Kardashian?
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