A Pamela Anderson look-a-like has spent £20,000 and 20 years of her life emulating her favourite star – after being compared to the screen siren by her dad.
Carolyn Anderson, from Liverpool, began her transformation into ‘Scouse Pammie’ at just 10 years old after her father commented on her likeness to the Baywatch actress.
And although Billy admits he is ‘the culprit’ when it comes to Carolyn’s image, he is happy to maintain it with spray tans, manicures, hair extensions and blonde dye in his salon.
‘I came home with my hair dyed blonde because my dad wouldn’t do it aged 10 and he’s been maintaining it ever since,’ says Carolyn. ‘I remember him saying you have a look of Pamela Anderson and I was flattered.
‘We got all the magazines out and because I already had similar features, I wanted the hair and the clothes to complete the look.
‘Dad was always a bit dubious because I was smart and he wanted me to be a solicitor but it’s his fault for planting the idea in the first place. Now he makes sure my hair looks great, and my tan is topped up.’
Bronzed Carolyn first found fame in her hometown for her striking resemblance to the Baywatch star and has since been dubbed the ‘the ultimate Liverpool girl’ across Europe.
Now she undergoes regular botox, lip fillers and lip liner tattoos to look like Pammie, as well as ensuring she has her own custom-made wardrobe.
‘I’m a perfectionist, I like to look just so. I don’t want to look the same as everybody else. This is why I’m the ultimate Scouse girl. All Liverpool girls like to look nice, they tend to be very particular, but I take it to the next level. I’m recognised everywhere.’
Despite her glamorous lifestyle Carolyn is kept grounded by half sister Amy Connelly, 24, who she describes as her opposite.
Carolyn takes three times as long as her tomboy sibling to get ready for a night out, but the pair share the same sense of humour and Amy is always ready to fight off any negative comments against her sister.
Taxi driver Amy says, ‘From the age of 11 to 16 Carolyn was really over the top and always loved the sun beds, make-up and tan. I’ve seen a few negative comments on Facebook but it’s basically people with nothing better to do.
‘She can fight her own corner but a little helping hand doesn’t go amiss.’