Woman who spent £50K to look like Kim Kardashian says people don't realise she's from South Korea
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A woman who spent 50k on surgery to look like Kim Kardashian says people no longer believe that she's from South Korea.
Cherrie Lee, 28, whose South Korean name is Hanbyeol, has forever idolised the Kardashian family and reckons that Kim is 'the most beautiful woman in the world'.
Having had her first surgery at 20-years-old, Cherri has had a whopping 15 surgeries in just eight years.
From her very first procedure which gave her double eyelids, to then having three Brazilian butt lifts, two breast augmentations and countless facial surgeries.
She now has 1050cc implants in each breast - making her a 34GGG cup size.
The part-time English teacher said: "I didn't see myself coming this far, but I got addicted to surgeries. 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!"
Cherri had her first eyelid surgery in 2014 following a tough break-up.
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."
Between 2019 and 2021, she had three Brazilian butt lifts (BBL) to get Kim's famous behind.
She added: "I had it done three years in a row. Each time it just wasn't big enough for my liking."
Between those years she also had a nose job, cheekbone surgery, a double chin reduction and two rounds of buccal fat removal, which thins the cheeks.
Cherri, who is currently single and living in South Korea, says she has been able to afford the surgeries thanks to help from her parents.
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."
Cherri says that even some members of her own family don't recognise her and people assume she's a tourist."
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."
"I love it when people stop and give me compliments," she continued. "But I hate it when guys ask for my number.
"That happened a few times when I was in London - it offends me when they think they stand a chance!
"Since seeing my transformation, my ex has been back in touch and said he wants me now - but I'm too good for him now and I'm getting a higher calibre of men approaching me!
"I have had a few negative reactions as well.
"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.
"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."
Cherri concluded: "Now, I have a bigger pool of men approaching me.
"I've always been an attention seeker - it makes me feel sexy. I like random people giving me compliments.
"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.
"I think Kim is the most beautiful woman in my eyes and to be compared to her is amazing.
"My confidence is through the roof, I'm so much happier now than when I was younger.
"It was 100% worth it. My only regret is 'why didn't I do it sooner?'"
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