How much would you pay to look like a celebrity? Claire Leeson of London spent more than $30,000 to look like the famous Kardashian. Where did she get the $30,000 she spent on plastic surgery to become a look alike? She borrowed it and is now $30,000 in debt. So while Leeson may be keeping up with the Kardashians in appearance, she’s certainly a long way from them in net worth. Far from being in debt, Kim Kardashian is worth an estimated $65 million.
Leeson says the changes are her way of overcoming childhood bullying. When a high school friend told her she resembled Kim Kardashian, she decided to help the similarities along through breast augmentation surgery, hair extensions, teeth whitening, makeovers, butt padding and more. And she’s not finished yet. Leeson says she wants to keep getting more surgery until the resemblance is perfect.
Was it worth it?
“When I get my Kimmy on, I feel unstoppable. Untouchable. I feel that I’ve built enough confidence to love myself a little bit more,” says Leeson.
Unfortunately Leeson may have some competition. 23 year old Jordan James Parke spent $150,000 to look like Kardashian. In fact spending large amounts of cash to look like celebrities is a growing trend, and although there are no hard statistics on the phenomenon, a google search for it turns up hundreds of instances.
Leeson might have trouble getting a credit card in the future. If so, she could help her situation by reading our article on How to Get a Credit Card With Bad Credit.