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Woman from South Korea spent £50,000 to look like Kim Kardashian

Emma Guinness

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Woman from South Korea spent £50,000 to look like Kim Kardashian

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A South Korean woman has revealed that after spending £50K to look like Kim Kardashian, people no longer believe she's from South Korea.

Cherrie Lee, 28, is a Kardashian superfan and thinks Kim is 'the most beautiful woman in the world', so, she's spent eight years trying to transform herself into her.

She has now had a whopping 15 procedures done, including facial surgeries, three Brazilian butt lifts, and two breast augmentations.

Cherrie says people no longer believe she's South Korean. Credit: SWNS
Cherrie says people no longer believe she's South Korean. Credit: SWNS

Cherrie, whose South Korean name is is Hanbyeol, began her transformation into the reality star at the age of 20 with a procedure that gave her double eyelids.

She now has a breast size of 34GGG after having 1050cc implants inserted.

Cherrie admits that she never expected to have so much work done, but the part-time English teacher has no regrets.

"I didn't see myself coming this far, but I got addicted to surgeries," she admitted. "Every time I went under the knife, I saw a positive change and I loved it.

"I always wanted the glamorous big boobs and big bum Kardashian look.

"Kim has always been an inspiration to me and she's the most beautiful woman in the world, in my eyes.

"I actually look like a completely different person now to before - I look Western, and some of my Korean family don't even recognise me any more.

"I know when to stop and I'm not planning any more surgeries now - I have achieved the look I always wanted.

"I don't regret a single procedure and I'd do it all again the same - my only regret is why didn't I do it sooner!"

Kim Kardashian at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Credit: Alamy / Doug Peters
Kim Kardashian at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Credit: Alamy / Doug Peters

Cherrie explained that she went through a bad breakup in 2014 and that prompted her to get her first eyelid surgery.

She said: "After the breakup, my confidence was at rock-bottom. I always wanted the glamorous Kardashian look with the big bum and hourglass figure.

"My ex didn't want me back after the first surgery, but every time I went under the knife I would see positive change, and I quickly got addicted."

The Kardashian fanatic said that she had Brazilian butt lifts over a three-year period because each time 'it just wasn't big enough for my liking.'

Cherrie said that her parents funded her plastic surgery addiction, but she admits that she now has the look she wanted.

She explained: "I'm not planning any more surgeries now, I know when to stop.

"I was addicted before. I would get a buzz when I would wake up in excruciating pain and then see myself afterwards and it would be my reward.

"I'm so grateful that not one procedure I had done went wrong, because I know that can happen."

Cherrie had three Brazilian butt lifts in three years. Credit: SWNS
Cherrie had three Brazilian butt lifts in three years. Credit: SWNS

She claimed her look is so different now that people assume she's a tourist in the country and some of her family don't recognise her.

She added: "I don't think my facial features look like Kim K but the overall vibe is her.

"I do get people commenting from behind, thinking I can't hear them asking each other if I'm Kim.

"I get people saying I should be her body double.

"There are lots of Kim lookalikes but I came from an Asian background, so it takes much more effort.

"You don't see many Asian girls doing this.

"I know this might upset many people, but I was never really a fan of Oriental looks. I didn't like how I looked before, but I'm really happy now."

However, while Cherrie has her fans, she admits that not everyone likes her look and a middle-aged woman asked if she was a sex worker.

"Once a middle-aged lady looked at me and asked how much I charge per hour, suggesting I was a sex worker. I was out in public wearing a summer dress - it was plain rude," she said.

Cherrie revealed that her ex did eventually ask for her back, but she turned him now as she has 'a bigger pool of men approaching me.'

"Whenever I have to explain to someone that I'm Korean and they tell me I don't look it, I feel unique and exotic," she said.

"I think Kim is the most beautiful woman in my eyes and to be compared to her is amazing."

Topics: Beauty

Emma Guinness
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