14/08/2014 16:46 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Kim Kardashian Wannabe Spends £17,000 On Surgery To Look Like Her Idol

Meet Claire Leeson, the 24-year-old women who spent more than £17,000 on surgery to look like her reality star idol Kim Kardashian.

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Claire, from Essex, spent an estimated £17,000 on breast implants, hair extensions, spray tans, makeup and clothing to emulate the 33-year-old star.

During an appearance on ITV's The Morning the Kardashian fan explained the extreme measures she's taken to look more like Kanye's baby mamma were made in a bid to win back self-confidence after being bullied as a teen.

"I've had my teeth whitened, then I wanted my boobs enhanced... and with pictures [of Kim] explained to my surgeon that I wanted to look like this," she told hosts Ruth Langsford and Ben Shephard.

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While she admitted she's never going to have a rear end "as big as Kim's" she did confess she wears butt padding.

"I also wear bum padding," she said. "It's a silicone base. Pants with silicone inside."

Claire apparently became obsessed with Kim after friends told her she resembled the reality star.

"So I watched [the show] and realised I had the same amount of siblings and that we have the same kind of arguments and things going on.

"I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her."

But looking like Kim K doesn't come cheap and Claire even confessed to being in debt after coughing up for her surgery.

"I work, my job doesn't pay enough... I've used credit cards to pay for everything. I'm in major debt. I say that I'm going to pay them but as soon as money comes in I just think about getting my Kimmy on," she explained.

"When I get my Kimmy on I feel like I'm unstoppable and untouchable and I feel like no one can stop me and I can make something of myself. I feel strong... and I feel that I have built enough confidence to love myself a little bit more."

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