Versace model Jennifer Pamplona, after spending nearly $600K on procedures to transform herself into a Kim Kardashian lookalike, has now paid $120K to “detransition” back to her former appearance.
The Brazilian-born model, who now lives in Dubai, said: “People can call me stupid or a hypocrite as I am changing my whole look but I am getting experiences on myself and learning from myself. I want to complete my life purpose.”
The 29-year-old claimed she was “glad having this Kardashian style look” since it brought in money and she “enjoyed” the lifestyle, but she also acknowledged that “it started to get irritating.”
“I had worked and studied and I became businesswoman,” Pamplona – who has launched her own cosmetics company, made investments and has also done some acting on the side – said.
“I had done all these things and all these achievements in my personal life but I was doing was being recognized by looking like a Kardashian.”
Pamplona claimed she became addicted to plastic surgery after undergoing her first boob operation at the age of 17, and she has since lost track of how many procedures, including rhinoplasties, bum implants, and fat injections, she had undergone.
“If I was to guess, it is over 40,” she continued.
“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.
“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 claimed that while she initially had “never planned” to resemble a Kardashian, she “took the opportunity” to benefit from the fame and fortune it brought her.
She discovered a specialist in Istanbul who says he can restore her face to its original appearance, starting with her veneers, which they modified to look more natural, and she now hopes to cease imitating the celebrity by the time she hits 30.
“I then had a face and neck lift, buccal fat removal, cat eye surgery, a lip lift, and a nose job all in one,” Pamplona said of the further operations – which saw her splash out £100,000.
“I basically had five procedures done in one, but from all of the surgeries I have had, this one has been the most difficult. I went into the operation room as one person and I came out as another.
“The first time I saw myself I thought wow, is this really me. I had to deal with the new me, as this was the choice I made, it is what I asked for.
“It was an investment but by far my favourite surgery.”
Her face was infected and sore during the month-long recovery procedure in Turkey; Pamplona claimed to have “never felt so sick” and believed she would require a blood transfusion. She also worried that she would go blind when her left eye wouldn’t close, but she insists that the most recent operation was by far her “favourite” so far and that she should have made the “investment” anyhow.
Pamplona said the surgery was a ‘very difficult moment’ in her life, but that she didn’t want people to think her life was a ‘joke’.
“I was thinking to myself, what the hell have I done with my life,” she said.
“But the best feeling was knowing I wasn’t in a fight with myself anymore, I was now who I wanted to be and I really now understand the meaning of life.”