As hard as it may be for you to believe, the woman in the photos below is not reality TV star Kim Kardashian, but a 24-year old talented makeup artist from Croatia.
Jelena Peric has attracted over 700,000 followers on Instagram thanks to her uncanny resemblance to socialite Kim Kardashian. It’s nowhere close to the celebrity’s 74 million followers, but for a young makeup artist from Zagreb, Croatia, it’s pretty impressive. Jelena says she is not very surprised by the high number of followers she’s been getting ever since she started posting photos of herself online, considering how popular her inspiration is, and the “very big effort” she has put into nailing not only her facial features, but also her curvy figure and clothing style.
With her long, sleek dark locks, plump pout and thick makeup, it’s almost impossible to tell Peric apart from the real Kim Kardashian. In fact, when she started a YouTube channel two weeks ago, where she shares makeup tricks on how to look like the reality TV star, a lot of people actually thought she was the real deal. The same thing happened on her Instagram page, where some people started asking her whey there were no photos of husband Kanye West and baby North on her profile.
Although she’s grateful for all the attention her resemblance to Kim Kardashian has been getting her online, Jelena Peric says the comparison to the American celebrity tends to get boring at times. “I know that there’s a lot of comparisons going on in here but that’s not what’s most important. I’m flattered to be compared with someone like KK but on the other hand I would like to stay Jelena and nothing else,” she wrote on a recent Instagram post.
“I also never said I look like her, in any aspect, nor I think that but hey, if people like to say that, what can I do? I’m def not trying to be someone else like some mean people are trying to say,” she added.
Oh come on, Jelena, you don’t think you look like her? In some photos it’s almost impossible to tell you two apart, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. You definitely share some natural features, but your makeup talent definitely adds to the stunning resemblance.
Photos: Jelena Peric/Instagram