What is Oli London's net worth? 'BTS' Jimin's superfan spent over $150K in surgeries to look like K-pop idol
K-Pop style singer, TV personality, YouTuber and TikToker, Oli London is best known for starring in Barcroft TV's 'Hooked on the Look' episodes for undergoing intense plastic surgeries. London is an obsessed superfan who'd go to any lengths to look like BTS singer Jimin. His plastic surgeries have garnered mixed reactions from the public.
London made his music debut by releasing a K-pop-style music video, 'Perfection' on February 3, 2019. His recent singles, 'Butterfly' and 'Heart of Korea' became huge commercial successes, both reaching #8 on the iTunes K-Pop chart. 'Butterfly' was filmed in Seoul after London's plastic surgery and features Korean rap artist Sten.
“I wrote ‘Butterfly’ to reflect my transformation, my metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly. I took inspiration from BTS' single 'Butterfly,' which is one of my favorite songs and now I finally look like a beautiful butterfly just like Jimin. I'm over the moon, " London said.
Oli London's early life
Oli was born in England on January 14, 1990. He is an English YouTuber, TikToker, singer, and model. London came into the limelight when he began posting videos to YouTube in 2018 about his extensive plastic surgery to look like 'BTS' Jimin. His videos received mixed reaction for going under the knife, transforming from Caucasian to Asian.
London's internet popularity led him to appear on numerous reality television shows. His online presence grew, and he launched a singing career on February 3, 2019. The singer has garnered a huge following, with verifications on Instagram and TikTok and 162k and 111k followers, respectively. London calls himself a superfan of 'BTS' lead singer Jimin and has undergone at least 15 plastic surgery procedures since 2013 to look like him. He explained that said he was first fascinated by how "perfect" K-pop stars are, specifically Jimin, while living in Korea in 2013. It was around the same time when 'BTS' made their debut.
"I want my entire lifestyle to revolve around K-pop and I want my entire look to look like Jimin, the lead singer of 'BTS' because for me he is perfection — his jaw shape, his lips his voice, everything," London said. “I want to be him (Jimin), but I also have a crush on him,” he added.
Oli London's plastic surgeries
In order to look like 'BTS' Jimin, London had all of the fatty tissue removed from his chest and underwent a blepharoplasty to "work on his eyelids." He's also had four rhinoplasties, as well as a jawline surgery and a chin implant. London later had doctors add fat to his cheeks to give his eyes a more almond-like appearance.
Though London says he wants to look like Jimin, but he’s not trying to change his race. “I’m not saying that I want to be Asian, as such I’m always going to be British Caucasian, but I would like to look as close as possible to Korean pop stars and Jimin,” he explained. "I've spent $100,000 to look like a K-pop Star" and "Caucasian to Asian: My Jaw Bone Surgery to Look Korean," he added.
“I know some people don’t understand plastic surgery but it’s certainly become a lot more normalized around the world and, at the end of the day, I’m doing what makes me happy, I’m following my dreams,” London told Barcroft TV.
Oli London's net worth
London changed his face, body, hair and even his clothes to look like his favorite K-pop star. He has spent thousands of dollars on brands K-pop stars have worn including a $7,600 fur coat. London also owns the Robert Cavalli shirt Jimin wore in 'BTS’ 'FAKE LOVE' music video. The crazy superfan has spent an estimated $150,000 to look like 'BTS’ Jimin. London's net worth is estimated to be around $1.2 million.
London has also collaborated with global brands like View Plastic Surgery, Medictek Korea, Dominic Paul cosmetics, and Paris Hilton Skincare UK. Apart from his songs, London's major source of income is his YouTube channel. He has 21K subscribers with an average of 300 views fetching him good money. Apart from this, he uses Tiktok for endorsing brands where he has 206.5k followers.