We love to follow the celebrities and sports personalities. They have an effect on our lives. We tend to follow their habits and sometimes looks as well. We also forget that we have individual personalities as well which makes us unique. What is the use of being unique in nature, otherwise all of us would be boring. A Versace model Jennifer Pamplona got so obsessed with Kim Kardashian that she transformed herself into the celebrity. Later when she realized that it has compromised her personal identity she started transitioning back to her original self.
To become one like a celebrity is a game of money. Jennifer paid $600 to look like Kim Kardashian. She started transforming from the age of 17. It took her 12 years to go through 40 cosmetic surgeries. She got a lot of attention by the media, and was quoted by a lot of media outlets. She also has an over million subscribers on Instagram.
This did not bring her happiness that she was looking for. She said, “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.”
She lost her identity imitating Kim Kardashian. “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.”
She had body dysmorphia (worrying about one’s own physical appearance) which resulted in multiple surgeries. She wanted to go back to her natural self.
Pamplona claimed that she had been upset for years before realizing that she had body dysmorphia and that she wanted to go back to her natural appearance. She is now taking treatment from a physician in Istanbul. Sharing her transitioning experience, she said, “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.”
She is also working on a documentary titled addiction about how these transformations hurt. She also has established a foundation to help people who are fighting body dysmorphia. She said, “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. 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.”