A die-hard fan of actress, singer and model Liu Yifei has gone under the knife so that she can better resemble her childhood idol.
According to NetEase, Li Yifei, a 19-year-old girl from Qingdao, was a devoted fan of Liu since she was a child. Here’s a picture of Liu Yifei for comparison:
After a relative said that Li had more than a passing resemblance to the actress from Wuhan, she and her mother sat down to watch as many films and televisions dramas as they could find starring Liu. Both eventually became huge fans of her work.
Since high school Li has sought to emulate her idol, studying classical Chinese dance and copying her mannerisms. Since university she has known that she wanted plastic surgery to help her become more like Liu.
“When I was young I was watching The Story of a Noble Family, I thought the 15-year-old Liu Yifei was so beautiful and had such an air of class about her,” said Li. “I really liked her. I thought to myself that it would be good if one day I could be like her.”
Prior to the operation, Li told reporters that she was nervous about the surgery and for the pain which would follow, but in her words, “for beauty it is worth it.”
This is not the first time that a hardcore fan has gone to extreme lengths to gain the appearance of their celebrity idol. A few months ago it emerged that a woman had gone through eight years of plastic surgery in order to look more like her role-model Fan Bingbing.