A woman who spent 600,000 dollars to transform her looks to look like Kim Kardashian is now spending $120,000 to have it all back.
A 29-year-old woman who has had over forty plastic surgeries in the last twelve years says she no longer wants to look like her.
The Brazilian-born model spoke with the Caters News Agency.
“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.”
At the age of 17, she had her first surgery when she became famous. After her first surgery, she became addicted and decided to 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 underwent more than forty procedures, including rhinoplasties, multiple bottom implants, and 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 a reality star, she made a lot of money because of her resemblance to Kim.
According to the New York Times, her transformation helped her gain international fame. She became famous on social media and gained a million followers, but nothing made her happy.
“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.”
Pamplona decided to return to her natural looks after years of depression.
She began 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.”
At one point, the 29-year-old felt like she was going to die because she went through a lot of pain during her de-transition surgeries.
“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.”
She decided to help other people like her. She has set up a foundation in Brazil to help people with 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.