This Woman Spent More Than $30,000 on Plastic Surgery to Look Just Like Her Idol Kim Kardashian

Claire Leeson became obsessed with Kim after watching an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in 2009

By Jenna Mullins Jul 14, 2014 10:02 PMTags
Kim Kardashian, Claire LeesonEvan Agostini/Invision/AP; Instagram

There's keeping up with Kim Kardashian, and then there's really keeping up with Kim Kardashian. This woman falls into the latter category.

London resident Claire Leeson has spent almost £20,000 (more than $30,000 for you Yanks) in plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements in an effort to look more like her idol, Kim K.

The 24-year-old told This Morning that part of the reason she wanted to resemble Kim so badly was because she was bullied so much in school. 


"I was told every day that I was the ‘ugliest thing alive' and I should ‘kill myself. When I left school friends would tell me that I had a resemblance to Kim," Claire said. "So, I watched [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] 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."

Claire has had a boob job, teeth whitening, hair extensions and dropped thousands on spray tans, clothing, make-up as well as a special pad for her butt to give her derriere the Kim lift. However, Claire says the pad is a temporary fix and she hopes to soon have fat removed from other parts of her body and implanted into her butt.


Claire revealed that she's "up to my eyeballs" in debt because she used credit cards to pay for the procedures, and she even admitted that her family is worried about her Kim obsession. She's also been retweeting people who say things to her like "you're beautiful as you are" and "don't try and be someone else."

But for Claire, it's all been worth it.

"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," she said. "I feel strong. I feel that I have built enough confidence to love myself a little bit more."

NOTE TO EVERYONE: Please stop spending money to look like celebrities. It's happening too much. We have enough celebs. What we need more of is you awesome, normal humans. Thanks.