Ahh celebrities. Why do we have such a fascination with them? For most of us they provide entertainment on screen and something to occasionally peek into their lives with on Twitter, Instagram, and stalking them outside their houses. For others, this interest at a distance doesn't quite cut it. For some, it's not just enough to just keep up with them on social media and trashy magazines. For those few, they actually want to become these celebrities.
Below are some people who spent thousands of dollars to look like the celebrities they admire.
Donna 'Marie' Trego - Lady Gaga
Donna 'Marie' Trego is a professional Lady Gaga impersonator, so at least she's getting back some of what she's spending. Unfortunately, she's spent over $100,000 and she still isn't finished!
Claire Leeson - Kim Kardashian
According to Claire, it didn't take any facial reconstruction to get her looking closer to Mrs. Kardashian West, but she has spent around $30,000 on surgeries including breast and bum implants. And in a not-so-shocking twist, she's in extreme debt from the surgeries, even though she gets paid to impersonate Kim.
Mikki Jay - Michael Jackson
By day Mikki Jay is actually a British mother of three, but by night she is a professional Michael Jackson impersonator! She spent about $16,000 getting her nose, chin, and cheeks to look more Michael Jackson-y. But this seemed to be a good investment for her considering she claims to make $240,000 a year impersonating the King of Pop!
Nicholas Ryan - Ryan Gosling
Nicholas Ryan is an aspiring actor. As an aspiring actor, doesn't it make sense to make yourself look like one of the most marketable men in Hollywood? Sure...I guess. Nicholas spent over $5,000 on Botox and other injections to build his jawline. He's happy with the outcome and hopes that it might also help him with the ladies.
Toby Sheldon - Justin Bieber
Probably the most confusing person on this list, 33-year-old songwriter Toby Sheldon spent 5 years and $130,000 to get himself to look like 20-year-old Justin Bieber. He said in July:
"I would say I"m like 80 percent happy...I do think I can be one hundred percent happy if I just invest more time, effort and money into the face. I'm addicted to plastic surgery."
Well, that's a Belieber if I've ever seen one.
So Ashley Horn is actually Lindsay Lohan's estranged half-sister who went on to spend $25,000 to better resemble Linds. Considering they share genetic material, I'm actually surprised they don't look more alike post-op. I'm also surprised Ashely would take the whole sister rivalry thing to this level.
Mike and Matt Schlepp - Brad Pitt
These twins spent a reported $29,000 on rhinoplasty, chin implants, and porcelain veneers. Neither has ever been mistaken for Brad Pitt, but the two have claimed to never have been happier. So, that's great!
Kitty - Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is America's Hollywood sweetheart, but Kitty still flew past the line of being a fan to being fanatical when she spent $25,000 to appear more like the Academy Award winner.
I think that my biggest problem with this is the idea that it's more important to look like someone else. To essentially give up your personal, physical identity in an effort to escape reality. I really have no problem with plastic surgery, honestly. If it's used to make you feel better about yourself, that's fantastic! And a lot of people listed here claim that that they didn't feel comfortable with themselves and now do...but needing to resemble someone else to feel comfortable with yourself is where the issue lies.
Well, to each their own I guess. Tell me your thoughts on the subject and the results below!