17-year-old transgender woman spends $20,000 to look like her idol Kim Kardashian, and it's just the beginning
17-year Kairah Kelly doesn't mind spending money or going through pain to achieve her objective of looking Like Kim Kardashian
A transgender teenager has spent nearly £15,000 on transforming herself to look like Kim Kardashian. Kairah Kelly, 17, was born male but she realized that "something was missing".
According to the Daily Mirror, this led her to come out in 2015. Kairah then started her journey of trying to imitate her favorite reality star and has no regret spending the money on the same. After spending thousands on lip fillers, hair extensions, make-up and designer shoes and even wearing steel-boned waist trainer for 20 hours a day despite it being "suffocating", Kairah believes that she is finally "free".
"It's shocking how much I have spent on my new look, but it is so worth it. I feel like the person I was always meant to be," she said.
Until September 2015, Kairah was known to friends and family as Tyler and she often struggled with identity issues. Despite living as a boy, she would often wear makeup and heels in the privacy of her family. At the age of 11 years, she came out as bisexual and two years after that she told her family and friends that she was gay. After watching a video of a transgender, Kairah realized that she was trapped in the wrong body.
She then revealed this news to her friend who helped her break this to her mother, Angela Kelly. In September that year, Kairah announced that she would be changing her name from Tyler to Kairah and identified herself as a transgender. Since then, there was no looking back, and Kairah has spent £14,710 on her look.
She funds her expensive habit through advertising and promoting beauty and fashion products on Facebook and says that she is the most confident she had ever been. Kairah has splashed £800 on hair extensions since 2016, £3,840 on lip fillers, £4,800 on make-up and £5,250 on seven pairs of designer Christian Louboutin shoes as well as £20 on a waist trainer till now and feels that it has all been worth it.
"I don't care about the money, I finally feel like my true self," she said. I get my fillers done every four months as my pout is what helps me feel like me."
"Without them, I worry I am going to get found out, that people will know I was born a man," she added. Kairah has also worked hard on shrinking her waist from 28 inches down to 22 inches using a waist trainer but adds that it is not only painful but restrictive too. "I feel like I am being suffocated, but I know it is worth it," she said. "I want to have a tiny waist, just like Kim Kardashian and am willing to go through pain to achieve that."
Now, two years after presenting at school as a girl, Kairah will start hormone blockers next month before preparing for gender reassignment surgery in the next two years.
Kairah, who says her breasts have grown from flat-chested to a 32FF because the weight from her middle is redistributed to her upper and lower body by the waist trainer, is also in a relationship with a man she met online, according to the Daily Mirror.
Kairah added that they are some pictures that she tends to edit but most of them are "80 percent" really her. Kairah will start hormone blockers next month before preparing for gender reassignment surgery in the next two years. She also revealed that she is currently in a relationship with a man she met online. "We've only been together six weeks but it's going really well. I told him before we even met up that I am trans, but he was so supportive," she said. "I don't want to give away any more details about him as it is such early days, but I feel really happy. I am finally the true me."