Over the past five years, one British man has spent more than $100,000 on cosmetic procedures to look like K-pop star and BTS member, Park Jimin.
“I want my entire lifestyle to revolve around K-pop and I want my entire look to look like Jimin…for me he is perfection,” said 28-year-old Oli London of his peculiar obsession.
The model and social media influencer told Barcroft TV that he first got to know about BTS when he was living in South Korea in 2013 and was immediately infatuated with the group. The seven-member boyband and K-pop phenom has attracted many fans around the world, earning their spot as one of the most successful K-pop acts to date.
Since London’s discovery, he’s coveted the lavish lifestyle of band member Jimin, who was named one of the top 100 most handsome celebrities in the world last year, and has been the victim of death threats.
London has spent thousands buying the same outfit and clothes to match his idol, as well as investing in cosmetic procedures.
These include four rhinoplasties, removing fatty tissues from his chest as well as getting an eyelid surgery in an attempt to make his eyes look as close as possible to “Korean eyes”.
While he stresses that he does not want to change his ethnicity and only wants ” to look like a K-pop star, and they happen to be Korean”, his friends have shown some concern for London’s impulsive habits.
“I don’t ever want to picture you like this popstar to be honest,” says London’s close friend Stephanie Jackson, in the interview with Barcroft TV.
But it seems like comments like these don’t faze the personal shopper and blogger, who describes himself as “headstrong”.
And he’s not done yet. London still has plans on undergoing more surgeries in pursuit of his definition of perfection.
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