A transgender woman has spent over $75,000 (£50,000) on surgery to look like her idol Kylie Jenner.Kyleigh Potts, 23 years old from Denver, Colorado, is admittedly obsessed with the new-mother and is determined to emulate her in every way.Growing-up she empathised with Kylie, as she felt like an ‘outcast’ and ‘ugly duckling’ who didn’t fit in, but after seeing her transformation she too became inspired.Kyleigh started lip-fillers three years ago and has now had over 40 procedures, regularly topping-up every three months.To further resemble the reality TV star, Kyleigh went under the knife three months ago to turn her hormone-grown A cup breasts into 34DDDs, had a chin implant and work on her nose.While Kyleigh has relied on some surgery during her transition, she maintains she will keep her male genitalia as she is comfortable living as gender non-conforming and won’t be ‘put in a box’.She believes her transition was destiny, having grown-up as boy named Kyle Leigh, the nearest name equivalent to her idol Kylie Jenner.Kyleigh, an aspiring aesthetics injector, told ‘I have spent the last four years perfecting my transition into the beautiful woman I always knew I was.‘Kylie Jenner has always been my ultimate goal and inspiration, I feel like I have always emulated her and like her I didn’t start out beautiful, I built myself beautiful.‘When I saw her come into herself and transform from the ugly duckling to the b**** everybody wants to be every girl wants to be her, and every guy wants to sleep with her.’I resonated with that, I always thought I was unattractive, ugly and never enough through the trauma of being bullied that I found confidence through altering myself.’I turned to dermal fillers in attempts to make everything better, I spent my first two years doing that extensively to point where my lips were huge.‘Then I wanted to change my appearance, I felt like a man but who I was on the inside didn’t match my physical appearance and how I appear to everyone else.‘My facial structure is very similar to hers, when I had my recent surgeries they asked me to bring in pictures of my inspiration and desired look, every photo was of Kylie Jenner.

‘I found Dolly Parton’s plastic surgeon, because I wanted the biggest breasts possible, to feminise my face by making my chin more rounded and alter my nose to look like Kylie’s.’I went from no breasts at all, only developing small tissue from hormones, to 650cc implants that have given me 34DDD breasts.’People tell me I look like Kylie Jenner a lot, it was always a joke among my friends and I refer to myself as King Kyleigh, I even have it tattooed on my bicep.‘Whenever I go grocery shopping everyone’s heads turn that happens no matter what, I don’t pay a lot of attention to it I’m used to walking into somewhere and having the whole room stare at me.’From  age of eight, Kyleigh was fascinated with the plastic surgery she watched on TV shows, and as a child who felt she didn’t fit in, dreamed of altering her body.She was bullied for being different at school, which she believes attributed to find acceptance in herself through modification, initially inspired by Pete Burns.Kyleigh told ‘I was bullied for being different, I was always around women and when I tried to branch out and develop friendships with men my feelings would get hurt.‘They would be playing rough or joking around and then would ask why I was ‘crying’, so I decided to go back to playing with my dolls and the girls.‘Another of my big inspirations was Pete Burns, there was a point where he looked so interesting and cool, there was nobody else like him.’Like Pete Burns said I’m never going to stop because there’s always going to be something new.’Kyleigh has taken female hormones for close to two years as part of her transition, her dosages are balanced so that she can still function sexually with her male organs.She is proud of the fact she will keep her male genitals and believes other transitioning people should not feel they have to be defined by dated male or female norms.Kyleigh added: ‘Unlike most transgender women, I am proud of the fact that I have male genitalia, I never wish to change them.

 

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