In the world of plastic surgery, celebrity imitation is nothing new. People will often use their favorite celebrities' features as a source of inspiration or as a visual guide to help their cosmetic surgeons understand their vision for the work they want performed. Frequently, you even hear stories of people who undergo intense plastic surgery to completely copy the look of a celebrity. Recently, one such story has emerged out of China, where a woman named He Chengxi has spent a whopping eight years undergoing various procedures in order to look like Fan Bingbing, one of the most well-known and beloved celebrities in the country.
To American audiences, Fan Bingbing is perhaps best known for her portrayal as Blink, a mutant in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In her native country, however, Fan is nothing short of a superstar, thanks to her roles as an actress, singer, fashion icon and producer, and she has one of the most recognizable faces in China.
This popularity led one woman on an extreme quest to look just like the famous celebrity. Over the course of eight years, He Chengxi underwent a wide array of surgeries so that she could look identical to the iconic actress. Along the way, He's boyfriend reportedly opened his own cosmetic surgery clinic to show support for her efforts and to help He in her journey.
Ultimately, it would seem that He's efforts were worth it. After appearing on a Chinese talent show called "Super Girl," viewers were reportedly astounded by He's uncanny similarly to Fan Bingbing. In fact, several people claim that they were unable to tell the difference between the two women.
Perhaps not surprisingly, He Chengxi isn't the only woman in China who has aspirations to look like Fan Bingbing. According to plastic surgeons around the country, Fan's popularity has led to numerous Chinese women requesting cosmetic procedures so that they can look more like her. And some plastic surgeons in the country have even started offering procedures that are named after the iconic celebrity.
Recently, another woman named Yu Bing came forward claiming that she had undergone 20 different procedures over the course of two years in order to look like Fan Bingbing. The total price tag for all of those cosmetic surgeries is rumored to be north of $120,000.
Since it appears that Fan Bingbing's star power isn't likely to dim anytime soon, we'll likely continue to hear stories of women getting plastic surgery to look like her. And even if Fan's popularity does wane in the coming years, another celebrity will take her place and become the touchstone for women seeking cosmetic enhancement.
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