Former Brazilian model spends over $80k to look like Kim Kardashian

Love her or hate her, you cannot deny that Kim Kardashian West has now become an icon, a far cry from her sex tape days.

She has garnered millions of followers and fans all over the world so it would be no surprise that most want to try to be like their idol.

Jennifer Pamplona from Sao Paulo, Brazil is one of those people.

The 24-year-old received breast implants when she was 17 after being bullied for her skinny frame.

She used to be a full-fledged model who posed for the likes of Versace.

Now, she has spent over $255,000 (US$180,000) of which $113,000 (US$80,000) has gone towards looking like the famous Kardashian, reports Viral Thread.

She talked about how her love for plastic surgery came to be:

"It all started after my boyfriend passed away when I found plastic surgery was the only thing that made me feel good. When he died I was devastated, I never imagined something like that could happen while we were so young.

"I was invited to change my body on a TV show shortly after he died and I chose to continue his dreams of turning me into a curvy Barbie doll for him…

"Some girls love shopping, buying stuff like bags and shoes, but me I love to go to the doctors for a surgery or procedure, it makes everything perfect… It was a way to love myself, it helped me so much in my personal life and career, it was the best decision I’ve made in my life.”

"I fell in love with surgery a long time ago, but after seeing Kim Kardashian, I wanted to look like and have curves like her.

"Now I’m determined to get a larger butt than her. Everyone tells me I don’t need to put any more in, but in my mind, I need to do it because surgery helps my self-esteem a lot.“

“Surgeons have said it’s not possible, they think I’m too exaggerated and that I don’t need any more fat injected but I’m determined to make it happen.

"They tell my body type is too small to be like Kim Kardashian but I’ll keep fighting doctors to get it looking like hers.

"Now I get told that I have lips like Kylie Jenner and that I’m getting close to having a butt like Kim Kardashian.”

She has always though of herself as pretty but now, she regards herself as "perfect".