A former Versace who spent 600,000 dollars to transform her looks to look like Kim Kardashian is now spending 120,000 dollars to revert the whole procedure.
29-year-old Jennifer Pamplona, who went through almost forty cosmetic surgeries in the last twelve years to look like the model and media personality Kimberly Kardashian, now says she no longer wants to look like her.
Speaking with the Caters News Agency, the Brazilian-born model said,
“People would call me a Kardashian and it started to get annoying. I had worked and studied and was a businesswoman. I had done all these things and had all these achievements in my personal life, but I was only being recognized because I looked like a Kardashian.”
Jennifer got her first surgery in 2010 at the age of 17, when the Kardashians first rose to fame. According to New York Times, after her first surgery, she became addicted and decided to completely transform her looks.
“I had worked and studied, and I became a businesswoman; I have launched my own cosmetics company, made investments, and have also done some acting on the side.”
The model said she underwent more than forty procedures, including rhinoplasties, multiple bottom implants, and several fat injections.
“If I was to guess, it is over 40. It was an addiction and I got into a cycle of surgery equals fame and money, I just lost control of everything I went through a lot of hard times.” She added.
“At one point I was just having surgeries to look like a Kardashian, I couldn’t do my own things like acting, as I was just known as a Kardashian lookalike.”
Pamplona told the outlet that when she started looking like the reality star, she became internationally famous and made a lot of money just because of her resemblance with Kim.
New York Times quoted that her transformation helped her gain international fame, and she was also featured in The Post in 2017. She became popular on social media and gained 1 million followers on Instagram; however, nothing brought her true happiness.
“I discovered that I was addicted to surgery and I wasn’t happy, I was putting filler in my face like I was in the supermarket. It was an addiction and I got into a cycle of surgery equals fame and money, I just lost control of everything. I went through a lot of hard times.”
After years of depression, Pamplona realized she was suffering from body dysmorphia and decided to return to her natural looks.
So, she started looking for a surgeon that could help her and eventually found a doctor in Istanbul who agreed to help her.
“I saw on the computer beforehand how I would look and it was like I was having a rebirth.”
She further added, “I had a face and neck lift, buccal fat removal, cat eye surgery, a lip lift, and a nose job all at once. I went into the operation room as one person and I came out as another.”
The 29-year-old said that during her de-transition surgeries, she went through a lot of pain, and at one point, it felt like she was going to die.
“I thought I was dying, I was thinking to myself, ‘What the hell have I done with my life?”
“The best feeling is knowing I’m not in a fight with myself anymore, I am now who I wanted to be and I really now understand the meaning of life.
“There are people who make it [surgery] look good on Instagram but life isn’t perfect, and being addicted to surgery isn’t a good thing.”
Now Jennifer has decided to help other people like her. She has opened a foundation in Brazil where she will recruit doctors and experts to help people suffering from body dysmorphia.
“I feel like I can help a lot of people with my life story, but my face is beautiful and now I look even more beautiful,” she said.
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