It started with teeth whitening. Claire Leeson says friends kept telling her that she resembled Kim Kardashian, and after she watched the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians she realized she wanted to do anything she could to be like the reality star.
“I had the same amount of siblings and we have the same kind of arguments and things going on,” Claire told Ruth Langsford and Ben Shephard on the UK show ITV’s This Morning. “I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her.”
She hasn’t had any facial work done, but she’s spent over $30,000 on breast implants, hair extensions, butt padding, teeth whitening, and makeup, nails, shoes and clothes. She has a low-paying job, so all these expenses and upkeep are mostly put on credit cards.
“I look at Kim so much and would love to be exactly like her because sometimes I feel like I’m not fully confident all the time within myself,” Claire admits. “My family are really worried, but they are so used to it now, but I know that I want to be happy.In one way, I feel like I’m living in a fantasy and in a dream world. But it’s real enough for me. I was badly, badly bullied over my looks and it took me ten years to realise that I wasn’t unattractive. I was so badly bullied that I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”