Woman spends $14k to look like Kim Kardashian

An ultra-fan of Kim Kardashian tried to "keep up" with her beauty assets by spending $10,000 (S$14,000) for a surgery to make her booty plumper and look similar to that of her idol.

To re-create the reality star's popular posterior, Marlene Chinea, 36, a nurse from Miami Beach, Florida, underwent a Brazilian Butt Lift, wherein surgeons extracted fat from other parts of her body and injected it to her butt to inflate it.

Chinea told Daily Mail that despite her excessive efforts to work out, she never obtained a larger rear end. In one instance, she attempted to perform 300 squats every day.

"No matter how much exercise I did, I'd never get the results I wanted," she explained. "I was okay with my bum before, but I thought a little more would accentuate my assets. I simply wanted more projection."

"I modelled my butt from Kim Kardashian. Kim is simply beautiful and anything she wears looks fabulous on her."

To achieve her dream booty, Chinea, who also enlarged her breasts years ago, approached Florida's prominent plastic surgeon, Michael "Dr. Miami" Salzhauer.

Before the surgery took place, she was advised to gain weight, and she did so by binging on junk food for weeks, reports Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Today, Chinea is satisfied with the results of her procedure and wants to emulate her idol's elite fashion wardrobe.

"I was so excited with my new body that I was sure to buy outfits that Kim K would wear. I bought a couple of bodysuits and pencil skirts like she's always wearing," she said.

"Many people in today's society still ridicule plastic surgery, but I can attest that some results can never be achieved with diet and exercise alone."

Photo 1 shows Marene Chinea and Kim Kardashian, while images 2 to 5 show just Marlene. The rest of the gallery shows just Kim Kardashian.