Remember that time when someone said you looked like a celebrity who you believed to be much better looking than you so you took the compliment to heart and made it your life mission to look as similar to this person as humanly possible? Me neither, but we’re not talking about you or I, bro. We’re talking about Claire Leeson.
Leeson, a 27-year-old from England, has spent £18,000 ($22,300) in an attempt to look like Kim Kardashian after friends pointed out the resemblance when Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired in 2007. She started doing her hair and makeup like Kim after that, wearing butt pads in her underwear, and getting a boob job when she was 18. Ya don’t say…
Now, Leeson claims that her decision has ‘ruined her life’ and follows her around like a herpe sore. She says that the only thing it has accomplished is getting ridiculed online and stunted her progression into acting.
She told Daily Mail,
‘I’m sick and tired of being compared to Kim Kardashian, I am my own person.
‘I always had a resemblance to Kim and I thought I could capitalise on that by copying her look, but it’s backfired and now I hate looking like her.
‘It’s ruining my life, I’m just being ridiculed.
‘People don’t understand that it’s not a compliment for me to be compared to Kim, it really upsets me.
‘I feel like a bit of an idiot and I regret saying I wanted to be like her.
‘I am my own person and I wish I hadn’t have gone along with it at the time.’
Claire, a part-time receptionist, now realizes that her decision to look like the reality star was sparked by low self-confidence, insecurity, and an ‘urge for attention.’
‘I just think if you go down that road you’ll end up miserable later in life because you’ve gone against your own self-worth.’
‘The best thing that has come out of this whole thing is that I’ve discovered who I really am.’
Props to Claire for breaking out of the Kardashian vice grip and finding out who she really is.
[h/t Daily Mail]