Would you spend nearly $100.000 in plastic surgeries to look like Britney Spears? Kara Nicole Hays doesn’t regret every penny she spend to look like Toxic singer, but did I mention Kara Hays was born a boy? She is the today Britney Spears’ transgender look a-like.
26-year-old Kara Nicole Hays was born Kody Hays in Southeastern Ohio, he was still in school when she decided to live his life as a girl, school accepted for him to attend school as a girl, but when she was nominated for Homecoming Queen they had to take her name from the ballots.
‘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.’
In 1999 his parents took him to a doctor and Kody was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, it was at this point that he began taking female hormones. In 2002 when Kara was 18 she underwent gender alignment procedure, followed by breast implants, hormones and last but not least she spend a couple of Benjamins in clothes and make-up. She assured that the only part of her body that the knife has not touch is her face.
“I never had any facial reconstruction to look like a certain celebrity,”
After high school Kara hays moved to L.a and pursue a career in acting, then she moved to New York and enrolled at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, she graduated last year and is currently pursuing a degree in public relations.
But why Britney Spears?
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.
“I never intended to look exactly like Britney, but to those that think I resemble the pop star, it’s a huge compliment,” she said. “I’ve always loved Britney and I feel she’s gone through so much in her life.”
While she changed her body completely, her facial resemblance to Britney is pure coincidence. Kara has been mistaken with Britney by paparazzi several times.
“I do remember leaving a party in Hollywood in ’07, it was Kevin Federline’s birthday and I showed up with long black hair and shades. When I left, they shouted ‘IS THAT BRITNEY?’ and they followed my friend and me to our car with cameras flashing,” she said.
“I know I was inches taller than Britney, so to be mistaken at that moment was hilarious,”
Kara hays has experimented her Britney looks over the years, from brunette, blonde to the red hair Spears sported at her music video Toxic, to her shaved head, during her emotional breakdown, ironically Kara was going thru a rocky phase around that time too.
‘I was in a really bad mood one day and just went into the salon and told them to take my extensions out. I thought if Britney has the strength to do it then I do too.
‘People told me it was such a bold statement, I felt so liberated. I’ve never felt good enough and I tried to do anything to make myself ugly, this was one of those things.’
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