She has decided that she doesn’t want to follow the Kardashians anymore.
A former Versace model who got plastic surgery to look like Kim Kardashian and spent almost $600,000 doing so is said to have spent an additional $120,000 to “detransition” back to her original look.
Jennifer Pamplona, who is now 29, had more than 40 cosmetic procedures over the course of a decade and a half to look like the reality TV star, but she finally realized that her happiness was only on the surface.
“People would call me a Kardashian and it started to get annoying,” the Brazilian-born beauty told Caters. “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.”
Pamplona had her first surgery in 2010. At the time, she was only 17 years old. At that time, Kardashian did not have as much fame as she does now. After her first surgery, Pamplona was quickly hooked on more procedures that would make her look like a newly established A-lister.
She had more than 40 surgeries, including three nose jobs and eight procedures on her bottoms, such as butt implants and fat injections, to try to look like Kim Kardashian.
Her transformation into a Kim Kardashian lookalike got her a lot of attention around the world, and she was even featured in The Post because of it. The beautiful woman also had more than a million Instagram followers, but that didn’t make 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,” Pamplona admitted. “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 said that she had finally realized that she had body dysmorphia and that she wanted to go back to how she looked before. Years of emotional pain led up to this realization.
She was able to find a doctor in Istanbul who said he could help her get back to how she looked before.
“I saw on the computer beforehand how I would look and it was like I was having a rebirth,” she said.
The beautiful woman just had surgery, which cost her a lot of money. She had to pay a lot of money for the procedures, which were in the six figures.
“I had a face and neck lift, buccal fat removal, cat eye surgery, a lip lift and a nose job all at once,” she said. “I went into the operation room as one person and I came out as another.”
Even so, there were problems with Pamplona’s “detransition” surgery. She said that she “bled from her cheeks” for three days after the procedure because she got an infection.
“I thought I was dying,” she explained. “I was thinking to myself, ‘What the hell have I done with my life?’ “
Even though the brunette is getting better, you can’t see the final results of the procedure just yet because she still has a lot of swelling and bruises. The brunette is now on the way to getting better, which is good news.
But the brave Brazilian said she has no doubt that the hard process will help her in the long run.
“The best feeling is knowing I’m not in a fight with myself anymore,” Pamplona said. “I am now who I wanted to be and I really now understand the meaning of life.”
Pamplona is currently sharing a series of selfies she took right after a procedure called “detransition” in order to show how unattractive some cosmetic procedures can be.
“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 explained, revealing she is working on a documentary, titled “Addiction,” about the dangers of the operations.
The model is also helping to set up a charity in Brazil, which she and a local doctor started together. The goal of the charity is to help people who have body dysmorphic disorder get treatment.
“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.