A woman from South Korea has spent more than $60,000 on plastic surgery to look like Kim Kardashian.
She has had 15 surgeries in an attempt to look more like the world-renowned reality start and entrepreneur.
Cherri Lee, who was born with the name Hanbyeol, grew up watching Kardashian, 41, and has longed to be like her.
“Kim has always been an inspiration to me and she’s the most beautiful woman in the world in my eyes,” Lee gushed to South West News Service recently.
Lee had her first surgery when she was 20, doing a procedure to get double eyelids.
She has had three Brazilian butt lifts, two breast augmentations, cheekbone surgery, a double chin reduction, two rounds of buccal fat removal, and a nose job.
Her appearance has changed so much that most people don’t realize that she is Asian anymore, she says.
“I actually look like a completely different person now,” Lee says.
“I look Western, and some of my Korean family don’t even recognize me anymore.”
Lee says she has received financial help and support from her parents for her surgeries. She got her first boob job in 2016 in Seoul, South Korea, and now has 34GGG breasts.
She said that she “was never really a fan of Oriental looks” and didn’t love her appearance before she had her surgeries.
“I didn’t like how I looked before, but I’m really happy now,” she says proudly.
Her only regret? That she didn’t do it SOONER!
The part-time English teacher says she is done with surgery for now but does not “regret a single procedure and would do it all again the same.”
A breakup triggered her plastic surgery addiction
It was after a hard breakup in the early 2010s that she decided to switch up her look. She became “addicted to surgeries” but saw “positive changes” every time she came out of the hospital.
“I would get a buzz when I would wake up in excruciating pain and then see myself afterwards and it would be my reward,” she said.
Her ex-boyfriend didn’t want her back after her first surgery in 2014.
This triggered her to have her BBLs and other facial surgeries between 2019 and 2021.
Lee’s ex-boyfriend is reportedly back in touch with her since her transformation and now wants to get back together, but Lee is not too fond of the idea.
“It was plain rude,” Lee said.
“I’m too good for him now and I’m getting a higher caliber of men approaching me,” she said.
While Lee says she gets a greater “caliber” of men approaching her, she also has to deal with the haters! People come up to her to ask her if she is a prostitute, which she isn’t too happy to hear, but she doesn’t let it get to her.
As for the few negative reactions she said she gets, Lee “doesn’t let it affect” her.
“If you have nothing nice to say, jog on. Everybody should have the right to modify their body. Do what you want, as long as you’re not harming anyone,” she stated.
As for the whole Kim Kardashian inspiration, she says, “I don’t think my facial features look like Kim K but the overall vibe is her,” adding that people do tell her she “should be her body double.”
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