But after having three Brazilian butt-lifts and four breast enhancements including botox and facial fillers to transform her look, Klara Lima who is now taking part in modelling shoots and also trying to launch her musical career, believes she is now the woman she always wanted to be after spending $1million on surgery.
Speaking about her troubles and how she confronted them, Klara who travels between London, Miami, and Dubai said: ‘I got into drug addiction heavy, like big time. I would do cocaine, not to be hungry.
‘I was doing from one to five grams a day. I was smoking two packets of cigarettes a day. I was drinking booze. I ate fast food. I completely gave up on my life.
‘The self-protection instinct worked well because when I actually see something is not working for me anymore, I just give it up. I just leave it.
Speaking about how her childhood was a contrast between luxury, due to her parents wealth, and suffering. She said: ‘My childhood was like heaven and hell. I had a luxury childhood but I was bullied in school so it was like 50-50.
Klara who lost her parents in a plane crash when she was just 17, inherited her parent’s wealth. Her engineering father founded a successful air conditioning company before his death.
‘I developed anorexia and bulimia. I started to do drugs. I gained 40 kilos. People would be laughing at me because I looked very ugly.
‘Bulimia is actually the worst. I guess it’s worst because this is something you can’t really control.
‘Anorexia is all about control, so it became obsession. But Bulimia is obsession without control.’