Despite the fact that Kate Winslet has admantantly denied having had plastic surgery and has even said that she is against it, taking part in the self-proclaimed British Anti Plastic Surgery League alongside fellow stars Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz, it seems that her fans haven’t quite gotten the message. Despite Kate’s disapproval it seems that one of her fans spent $15,000 on plastic surgery procedures in an effort to look more like her favorite star.
41-year old Deborah Davenport of Texas underwent plastic surgery to better resemble her beauty idol Kate Winslet. Prior to the surgery, she says that people would say she looked like Cameron Diaz, which didn’t make her happy.
“My nose just seems to get fatter and fatter every year,” Deborah told the New York Times. “I look at photos and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, what’s happening to me?’ ”
Instead, Deborah decided to figure out who she did want to look like, and had procedures from there. She went to Dr. Lam in Dallas who then performed surgeries including shaving down her nose cartilage, and then using injectable filler Sculptra to fill out her cheeks and also had Botox placed into her forehead and the lines around her eyes.
And apparently, Deborah is fully aware of the irony of getting plastic surgery to look like someone who doesn’t approve of plastic surgery.
“Here I am trying to have surgery to look like someone I think hasn’t had surgery,” she said.
Despite rumors that Kate has had a nose job early in her career and uses Botox to eliminate wrinkles, the actress herself has maintained that she is a natural beauty and doesn’t believe that people should go under the knife.
In an interview with Glamour magazine from a few years ago, when asked about plastic surgery, the actress said, “No, I have never tried any of that stuff… I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are.”
Still, Deborah Davenport is only one of many people seeking cosmetic surgery inspiration from celebrities. The New York Times article cites plenty of other people who have headed to the operating room armed with photos of their favorite celebrities.
While many people think that looking like someone famous will improve their lives, doctors often have to weed out patients that have legitimate concerns from those that suffer from body dysmorphia, a psychological condition.
Makemeheal.com has reported on several people in recent years who have gone under the knife to look like stars, including a man who wanted to restore his youth by looking more like Justin Bieber, a woman in Asia who wanted to win back her boyfriend by looking like his favorite celebrity, Jessica Alba.
Probably the most famous case of celebrity worship via plastic surgery is Scott Thorson, the former lover of Liberace. Beginning as young 20, Scott went under the knife to look more like Liberace. Now 54, Scott says he is happy with his appearance and sees nothing wrong with plastic surgery.