Thalia Almodovar looks just like Kim Kardashian. There’s an additional element, however. Almodovar is, in fact, a transgender woman.

She’s open about it, though she politely asks no photos of her previous life be published, observing, “It’s not that I’m not proud of being a transgender female. Of course I am. It’s just that it’s a little difficult sometimes for people to understand or people to accept it.

Almodovar began identifying as a woman as early as kindergarten and started hormonal treatments in high school. Her infatuation with the Kardashians’ most prominant sister began in 2009 when people really started approaching her public—often mistaking her for Kardashian herself—and so she really went for it, spending $30,000 in Kardashian-esque outfits. It’s even gotten her into exclusive clubs, and she digs all of it.

"Some people don’t like the fact that I’m transgender and yet I’m successful. But just like Kim, I don’t care. I love my life and I love being mistaken for Kim.”

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