Woman who spent £50k to look like Kim Kardashian says she has no regrets

A woman who spent £50k to look like Kim Kardashian says she has no regrets over her surgeries - as it gives her "pretty privilege".

Cherri Lee, 28, grew up idolising the reality star and made it her mission to look just like her - despite being a totally different race.

Cherri, who is from South Korea, had 15 surgeries in eight years in a bid to replicate Kim's hourglass figure and glamorous look.

Her first facial surgery, aged 20, was a procedure to give her eyes double eyelids - and further surgeries included three Brazilian butt lifts and two breast augmentations.

Cherri, whose South Korean name is Hanbyeol, also had several other facial surgeries to the point that nobody even believes she's from Korea.

But despite the £50k price tag she says she has no regrets and would even consider further surgeries because she experiences "pretty privilege".

'Pretty privilege' is the idea that attractive people are given more opportunities and benefits in society because of how they look.

Cherri, a part-time English teacher, said: "I love my look but I'd still consider more lipsuctions.

"It would be difficult to get another Brazilian Butt Lift as they've already taken almost all the fat off me.

"But with lipsuction, I do think if I had smaller arms it would make my bum look bigger.

"I will never ever regret it - I just love the 'pretty privilege'.

"It's definitely a real thing - like when you go to a restaurant and there are no tables but you're a beautiful woman, they find you a table.

"When I was travelling in a foreign country it was definitely helpful and it does make me feel good.

"I didn't do all of this for the small favours in life - I did it so I would love the way I looked - but it is definitely a perk.

"I will never ever regret the changes I made to the way I look, and my only regret is not doing it sooner."

Cherri had her first surgery aged just 20 to remove her double eyelids - and quickly became hooked on the confidence boost it gave her following a tough breakup.

The surgery, in 2014, became the first of 15 as she found herself more and more desperate to look like the Kardashians.

In particular she dreamt of looking like her idol Kim, but catch was that Cherri is Korean, not American-Armenian.

She said: "After a breakup, my confidence was at rock-bottom. I always wanted the glamorous Kardashian look with the big bum and hourglass figure.

"My ex didn't want me back after the first surgery, but every time I went under the knife I would see positive change, and I quickly got addicted."

In 2016, she had her first boob job in Seoul before another eye surgery the following year.

Between 2019 and 2021, she had THREE Brazilian butt lifts (BBL) to get Kim's world-famous behind - because each time it wasn't as big as she wanted.

Between those years she also had a nose job, cheekbone surgery, a double chin reduction and two rounds of buccal fat removal, which thins the cheeks.

She was able to afford the pricey surgeries thanks to help from her parents.

Cherri hasn't been under the knife since her last buccal fat removal in Greece last year - and until recently, thought she'd achieved her dream look.

She currently has 1050cc implants in each breast - making her a 34GGG cup size - and her facial surgeries have changed her face so much that she no longer looks Korean.

In fact, she admitted even some members of her own family don't recognise her at first - and people see her walking around her hometown and assume she's a tourist.

And others mistake her for Kim K from behind - leaving her feeling better than ever.

Cherri said: "I don't think my facial features look like Kim K but the overall vibe is her.

"I do get people commenting from behind, thinking I can't hear them asking each other if I'm Kim.

"There are lots of Kim lookalikes but I came from an Asian background, so it takes much more effort - you don't see many Asian girls doing this."

She said she sometimes receives negative comments but defends her right to do as she pleases with her own body.

She even calls it the "best decision" she ever made - and is thrilled with her appearance now.

But despite being happy with her look, she admitted she's recently been considering having more liposuction.

While she can't have another BBL, she reckons if she had smaller arms, it would make her behind look larger by comparison.

She is considering more because she loves the "pretty privilege" she experiences - insisting it's "a real thing."

She said: "Now, I have a bigger pool of men approaching me.

"I've always been an attention seeker - it makes me feel sexy. I like random people giving me compliments.

"People are just more warm to you when you're pretty.

"My confidence is through the roof, I'm so much happier now than when I was younger.

"I will never ever regret it - my only regret is not doing it sooner."