Kim Kardashian has completed her transformation into a clone of her longtime idol, Beyoncé.
Users noticed something strange after Kim uploaded an image to her personal Instagram account advertising her new makeup kit. The widely recognized face that many know from 17 seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was missing. They were greeted instead by a face that looked oddly similar to actress and singer Beyoncé.
This has many baffled and questioning whether she could have had an operation to appear more like the pop icon. The images speak for themselves and resemble the careful work that you would expect from a plastic surgery NYC practice.
Imitation or Impersonation?
This is not the first time Kim has demonstrated an admiration for Beyoncé’s style. In fact, there have been multiple instances of the famous Kardashian replicating the singer’s poses and outfits.
A side-by-side comparison of Beyoncé and Kim’s new look, which her followers call “New Face”, shows her dedication to detail. The images reveal several striking similarities: straight hair split at the center, round dark-pink lips, and curved dark eyebrows. Most convincing of all may be the emphasis in Kim’s eyes which are shadowed and contoured to match Beyoncé’s. Her fans attribute this extreme change to plastic surgery.
It Must Be Plastic Surgery
The reality TV star is repeatedly accused of going under the knife to change her appearance. Medical experts have speculated on the types of procedures she could have undergone to achieve such drastic results. These include fat grafts to thicken parts of her body as well as electrical muscle stimulation. Some claims assert that she had a rib removed to fit into a tight dress for her appearance at the Met Gala. It is clear that neither experts nor her followers can decide whether her secret is exercise or operations.
Altering the Body is an Art
There is no doubt that procedures of this kind are common for stars of her caliber. A description of services from a plastic surgery NYC office claims to provide “body contouring [and] facial aesthetic surgery.” Depending on the skill of the surgeon, the modifications may be subtle and difficult to discern.
Kim often denies having any surgical alterations to her figure. This leads many to wonder if the pictures themselves are altered. Image manipulation programs such as Photoshop and FaceTune make it increasingly difficult to know the reality behind a photograph. She is also surrounded by makeup experts through her cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, who can transform her into anybody’s clone.
Trends Have a Purpose
Kim’s ‘new’ face could very well be the work of a high-end plastic surgery NYC practice. It could also be the product of a skilled makeup artist. We live in an age where visual manipulation is accessible and deceiving. Whether or not Kim’s intention was to become a replica of Beyoncé is difficult to know. The nature of trends is that people ultimately end up looking or acting alike. What we consider imitation could simply be an accident of fashion.