From 'ugly' and bullied to Kim Kardashian lookalike

When I get my Kimmy on I feel like I'm unstoppable

Claire Leeson

Growing up, Claire Leeson never dreamed she'd use her looks to make money. At school she was continuously bullied for being 'ugly.' Unable to cope with the taunts, she tried to take her own life twice. But in 2009, Claire's life changed forever when she watched the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

She became obsessed with the show's main star Kim Kardashian, and has since spent £18,000 trying to look like her. Now Claire gets regular work as a Kim lookalike, and even though her obsession has got her into £6000 debt, and destroyed a relationship, she doesn't intend to give up her lookalike career!

Claire joins us on the sofa to tell us her story.

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Claire strikes a Kim Kardashian pose on London's Southbank