A male fan that idolized singer Britney Spears has undergone a sex change to look more like the star.
Transsexual Kara Hays, 26, who was born Kody, splashed out around $72,000 on a sex change and breast implants.
Hays said deciding to emulate Britney was a natural choice, explaining, “When you feel like you’re a girl living in a boy’s body and you try to change you want that validation that you look like a girl. I viewed her as a very strong woman, everybody wanted to date her.
“I focused on Britney and Christina Aguilera for my inspiration: they were the stars that were around when I was younger, they are who you looked up to. Nowadays people have Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. I was just thinking, I want to be a girl now, who do I emulate?’”
The 26-year-old said her childhood was rough as she struggled with being a male but feeling like a female.
Kara, who was then Kody, showed up at a Halloween dance at the age of 12 in a red vinyl bodysuit like Britney wore in her “Oops I Did it Again” and shocked the little town in Ohio.
In 1999 at the age of 15, his parents allowed him to see a doctor and he was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and began taking female hormones.
Kara had gender reassignment surgery in 2002, a 14 hour surgery.
The aspiring actress stated, “Once I changed, I went through school perfectly normally, I had to adhere to the rules and dress code like everyone else.
“I felt like I was put under a microscope though. I felt like I couldn’t have any form of scandalous situation because I was already a scandal in itself. It was almost like I went through puberty twice.”
Kara moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at acting and was mistaken several times by paparazzi as Britney Spears, which thrilled her.
She later moved to New York to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts for a year, graduating last year before starting on a degree in public relations.
We wonder if Britney Spears will find Kara’s story flattering or crazy.
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