I spent £100,000 to become my idol Britney Spears – abortion bombshell left me in tears…I never liked Justin Timberlake | The SunNovember 4, 2023
A BRITNEY Spears superfan who has spent more than £100,000 to look like his idol was left “in tears” by the singer's tell-all memoir.
Bryan Ray, 38, claims he knew nearly everything there was to know about Britney, 41, before the release of her bombshell memoir, The Woman in Me.
Bryan, from Los Angeles, has endured more than 100 procedures to resemble the popstar, including a nose job, fat injected into his cheeks, laser hair removal and his fair share of botox.
The superfan eagerly grabbed a copy of Britney's candid book the moment it dropped – and cried and laughed as he read it from front to back in a single sitting.
Included in the memoir are bombshell allegations about Britney's ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
The popstar claimed Justin got her pregnant and she had an abortion when they were dating in the early noughties and both aged 19.
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Britney claimed Justin "definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy" and "was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father".
Bryan, who runs a medical marijuana business, said he "never liked" the Mirrors singer.
But reading Britney's take on the abortion during their relationship reaffirmed his initial distrust of 42-year-old Justin – and left him fuming with rage.
Bryan said he suffered nightmares after reading Britney's book.
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He told The Sun: "When I read the part about her abortion, I was in tears for her. I was in tears many times throughout reading her story.
"She writes that, had it been up to her, she would have kept the baby.
"It seemed like Justin Timberlake made the decision that she wasn't going to have the baby.
"So I found that really heartbreaking.
"And it's obviously something that has stayed with her since then, for 20 plus years."
Bryan said it was just another example of the men in Britney's life failing her, making reference to how the singer's dad and former conservator controlled her estate and finances from 2008 to 2021.
Captivated by Britney since he was little, Bryan underwent his first procedure to look like the “princess of pop” when he was 16.
He recalled handing over a selection of printed close-up photographs of Britney’s smile, taken from every possible angle, to his dentist so they could reproduce the same grin on him.
For the price of £22,000, Bryan walked away from his first Spears-inspired procedure with fresh veneers and a feeling he was one step closer to looking like the “pinnacle of beauty”.
Bryan has since spent more than £100,000 on modifications including fat transfers for fuller cheeks, forehead reshaping, ear pinning, and anti-ageing procedures.
He described the Oops I Did It Again singer as "perfection" and said she helped him understand himself.
He told The Sun: "The reason I was drawn to Britney Spears when she first came on the music scene was her talent, and her smile was something that really captivated me.
"I thought she was just this incredible, spunky, vibrant, beautiful, talented woman.
"And what's kept me captivated about her for more than half of my life, is that she's real.
"To me, she will always be the pinnacle of beauty, but it goes beyond that. I think that she's a remarkable person."
Funding his habit through his marijuana edibles company, he shared the commitment it takes to achieve the signature look.
He gets botox every six weeks and hair removal on his entire body every 10 weeks – and claims he splashes out around £400 a month on lotions to keep his skin looking youthful.
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Bryan admits his "obsessive" lifestyle does attract negative attention, including those who criticise him for his plastic surgery, but says it makes him happy.
He said: "I enjoy being a chameleon a little bit and being able to change my appearance to express myself and reflect how I feel, and also to pay tribute to someone who I deeply admire, Britney Spears."
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