By Shannon Lane @shannonroselane

A CAUCASIAN man has spent over £75,000 on surgeries to look like his Korean boyband idol

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Oli London first discovered K-pop boyband BTS when he was living in Korea in 2013.

K-pop is a popular genre of music from Korea, and BTS is currently one of the most famous K-pop bands in the world.

Oli is particularly infatuated with lead vocalist from the band, Jimin, and he has strived to look like his idol for five years.

The 28-year-old from London told Barcroft TV: “Basically BTS debuted in 2013 and I was actually living in Korea at the time, and I was watching some TV and BTS performed and I was just amazed by all of them."

He said: "I want my entire lifestyle to revolve around K-pop and I want my entire look to look like Jimin the lead singer of BTS because for me he is perfection, his jaw shape, his lips his voice, everything.”

Oli’s K-pop transformation began when he got his first nose job in South Korea short after discovering the boyband.

He said: “Since I lived in Korea, all of the surgeries I've had have been to replicate a Korean K-pop star look.

"I love that kind of perfect image, they all look like dolls. They all look incredibly perfect and when I actually watch their videos I cry just because they are so beautiful."

Since then, Oli has had numerous procedures to achieve his ideal look.

He said: "I have had four rhinoplasties, I have also had blepharoplasty which was work on my eye lids. It was basically using the excess skin to make my eyelids slightly bigger, that is what I did in Korea.

"I also had madinbular angle reduction which is basically a jaw line surgery. They made incisions inside my mouth and shaved the bones down to give it more structure.

"I also have a silicone chin implant and then I also had fat transferred to my cheeks and I also topped that up with filler. I also do filler in my lips and I do a lot of Botox everywhere.

“I also had all of the fatty tissues removed from my chest.”

All of Oli’s work has added up to over £75,000, and the Personal Shopper and blogger is looking to get more in the future.

He said: “When I do have a consultation with the doctor or when I have the surgery I will show him a picture of Jimin.

"I also want to get a lateral canthoplasty, which is cutting incisions in the skin around the side of the eyes and then moving it across just to make the eyes more of an almond shape.

“Which would look a lot more like Jimin.”

Oli believes his insecurities about his appearance stem from when he was a teenager.

He said: “I was always insecure because I had very bad acne when I was at school and I had a very big nose.

“That was really the moment when I actually decided now is my chance I can actually change myself now and I’ll be a lot happier."

Oli’s procedures come with controversy, but he is quick to ensure people that he is not trying to change his race.

He said: "Well I am not exactly changing my race, I’m not saying I want to be Asian as such, however I want to look like a K-pop star and they happen to be Korean.

"I just find them incredibly beautiful. I know I am always going to be caucasian, I’m always going be British but I would like to look as close as possible to Korean pop stars and Jimin”

One of the most recent procedures Oli had was filler injections in his eyelids, a procedure which could have turned him blind.

His cosmetic surgeon Dr. Faramarz Didar said: “There are some customers that you can’t satisfy. They are shoppers. They go from doctor to doctor, from cosmetic company to others. We say no to them because we can’t reach that realistic achievement.

"So in Oli’s case, if we did notice that this exists, body dysmorphic syndrome, we would have say no. But Oli is a nice boy and he wants to achieve something unlike other ordinary people. I am quite happy to serve him."

However one of Oli’s friends Stephanie Jackson is concerned about the 28-year-olds dreams.

She said to Oli: "So the thing is if you look like the Korean pop star you are not going to look like yourself. That’s what I worry about.”

Despite the negative feedback from his friends, Oli is determined to continue his journey to look like his idol.

He said: "Even though I’m only twenty-eight I know people will tell me that you are too young to do being any of this.

"I don’t want to look like a normal person, I want to look like a K-pop doll, just like Jimin."