No one’s gonna deny that Jennifer Lawrence is a bit of a babe. Sure, the Hunger Games and American Hustle star has become a role model to so many young women for reasons other than her appearance, but nonetheless, wouldn’t you love to look like her? Or more importantly, would you be willing to pay for it?
A woman from Texas, USA, has done just that, paying a cool AU$27,000 to go under the knife to look like Jennifer Lawrence. Reported by ABC America, Kitty, 30, had always felt as if she looked like the Hollywood actress but decided to undergo the four-hour operation to boost the resemblance after becoming a mother, saying she “wasn’t quite as comfortable with [her] body”.
Such extreme makeovers appear to be coming more common, with the report also covering a woman from Las Vegas, USA, who paid over AU$8,000 to look like Michelle Rodriguez. Similarly, a man from Los Angeles, USA, paid around AU$100,000 to look like Justin Bieber last October.
The trend is hardly surprising in this day and age but may be slightly disturbing, however, Kitty defended the decision as a self-empowering choice. “I am in charge of how I look and I can change that and then change that again if I want,” she said. While the surgery probably won’t not go down as positive reinforcement for women with image issues, it does raise a point about controlling one’s identity.
Still, this isn’t what anyone has in mind when they think about ‘independence’.
Written by VINCENT VARNEY. Follow him on Twitter.