A British man who spent $150,000 to look like reality star Kim Kardashian wants to undergo another surgery to repair damage done to his lips, but doctors are refusing to perform more procedures.
“I just want them to stop leaking,” makeup artist Jordan Parke, 23, said of his lips, which he had artificially enlarged, BuzzFeed reports.
But doctors say they don't want to do the procedure. Having had more than 50 cosmetic procedures to change his appearance since age 19, it is not hard to understand why, the Daily Mail reports.
His lips in particular have had dozens of procedures since he first had work on them done at age 21.
“I went in and said, ‘You need to make me look natural. I want just a little bit of definition,” he said of describing his first procedure.
“And they just got bigger and bigger!” he said. “I sort of got addicted to the lip filler.”
Even now as he faces health problems because of his lips, he refuses to reduce their size.
Parke said he fell in love with Kardashian after watching her on TV and knew he wanted to do whatever it took to look like her.
“I love everything about Kim," he told The Sun. "She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her."
From Botox to cheek fillers and eyebrow tattoos, Parke has undergone an intense transformation to resemble his idol.
While some have expressed shock at his goals -- and others have mocked him -- he remains unfazed.
“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake,” he said. “'Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”
In addition to body and facial surgeries, Parke has also tried to emulate the star’s habits and lifestyle.
He has purchased the same type of luggage she uses and has even undergone the “Vampire facial” Kardashian has made popular.