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Serbian pop star Jelena Karleusa thinks she may be the inspiration behind Kim Kardashian‘s new style. The 36-year-old recording artist began posting side-by-side comparison photos to show the similarities, including that shocking new platinum hair via Instagram earlier this week.
Karleusa, who has 369,000 followers on Instagram, has been in the music business for over 20 years, and with 10 studio albums is one of the top-selling artists in Eastern Europe. In 2013, W magazine dubbed her the “Gaga of Serbia.”
“Will the real slim shady place stand up! Ps (I am the one on the left) #Illtakeitasacompliment @kimkardashian #itnotjustthehair,” she captioned a side-by-side shot of her in a long black coat with a fur collar with Kanye West‘s wife, 34, in the same style in Paris on March 12.
The looks between the two are uncanny: Just like the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Karleusa also gravitates towards sheer, cleavage-baring ensembles, oversized sunglasses, and tight, crop tops. She shared a collage with pictures of her style and Kardashian’s with the caption: “Let’s play a game — FIND ME!”
Karleusa even suggested that someone from Kardashian’s team could be combing through her social media page for inspiration. “I think that her stylists are inspired by my IG page, not her,” she told Us Weekly. As for her own ensembles, Karleusa tells Us: “I don’t have a stylist, I do it all by myself.”
Even though she accused North West‘s mom of ripping off her style and hair color, Karleusa doesn’t harbor any ill will toward Kardashian. “She is beautiful, so it doesn’t matter if she put anything on her head,” she said. “She doesn’t need hair at all.”
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