Cherri Lee has undergone extensive plastic surgeries to make her look like Kim Kardashian, her ideal standard of beauty. And now that people say that she looks like Kim, the South Korean woman is satisfied with her makeover and plans on stopping here.
South Korean Woman Spends A Whooping $60,000 To Look Like Kim Kardashian: 'I Don't Regret It'
Cherri Lee, a South Korean woman whose original name is Hanbyeol claims she has spent a whopping $60,000 on plastic surgery to make her look like Kim Kardashian.
The 28-Year-old says she has total of 15 surgeries in 8 years, including three Brazillian bum lifts, two breast augmentations, and double eyelid surgery, among others.
Lee says she has undergone a number of facial and body surgeries to change her features and body shape to emulate the reality star.
Lee, a part-time English teacher, says she “always wanted the glamorous ‘big boobs and big bum Kardashian look’”, adding: “Kim has always been an inspiration to me and she’s the most beautiful woman in the world in my eyes.”
She admitted to becoming “addicted to surgeries” because: “Every time I went under the knife, I saw a positive change and I loved it.”
Lee has changed so much over the years that some members of her family “don’t even recognise me anymore”.
In public, Lee says she sometimes gets mistaken for The Kardashians star when people see her from behind.
“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 a lot of Kim lookalikes, but I came from an Asian background, so it takes much more effort.”
Lee first went under the knife in 2014 after she broke up with her boyfriend and her “confidence was at rock-bottom”.
Now Lee believes that she has achieved the perfect look and has no plans of going under the knife again.
“I’m so grateful that not one procedure I had done went wrong, because I know that can happen,” she adds.
The reaction to her appearance varies, as Lee recalls a time when a middle-aged woman suggested she was a sex worker.
“[She] asked how much I charge per hour… I was out in public wearing a summer dress – it was plain rude,” she says.
“But I don’t let it affect me. 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.”