A mother-of-two has ditched the ‘mumsy’ lifestyle after being repeatedly mistaken for Kate Moss.
Denise Ohnona, 37, from Ormskirk, Lancashire lost her fashion sense, gained weight, and led a ‘boring’ life after giving birth to her first child.
After going through a divorce, Denise spent her days at home and disregarded her own appearance.
But after strangers stopped her in the street to tell her how much she looked like Kate Moss, Denise decided to transform her image to look like the supermodel.
She has since overhauled her wardrobe, regularly visits the gym and now dresses to impress whenever she leaves the house.
Denise said: ‘When I split up with my ex-husband six years ago, I went a bit “mumsy”. I lost my sense of fashion and gave up on the gym.
Denise Ohnona, 37, from Ormskirk, Lancashire gave her mumsy image an overhaul after strangers started commenting on her resemblance to model Kate Moss
After being heckled in the street for her Kate Moss similarities, Denise decided to transform her image to look like the supermodel
‘I would look after the kids day and night and it was more important to run around after them than look after myself.
‘Then I started getting people mistaking me for Kate Moss when I would go anywhere.
‘Being told that I could look like Kate Moss picked me back up and I started focusing on myself again.
‘I got back into the gym and looking after my appearance and the comments started all over again!
Denise was constantly mistaken for Kate Moss when she went out. Right: The supermodel at the launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s perfume
After having her daughter Elise and breaking up with her partner, Denise became focused on motherhood and let her appearance slide
‘I have always been obsessed with wanting to be really skinny because it suits me – and that’s how Kate Moss is.
‘But I’m not as tall as Moss, I’m only 5ft 4 inches but when I’m sitting down people can’t tell.’
After divorcing her ex-husband in 2011, Denise was left to focus on her daughter, Elise, 7.
Denise added: ‘I went into a downward spiral of not looking after myself – I felt very self-conscious as I’d lost the man I was with for eight years.
The confidence boost of being compared to Kate inspired Denise to overhaul her style
Denise’s partner Robert also sees the similarities but didn’t notice the resemblance when they first met
The doting mother, pictured with her daughter Elise, stopped looking after herself for a while after her divorce and focused on her child
‘So I stopped eating well and looking after myself, I was more about convenience and comfort.
‘After I kept on getting told I looked like Kate Moss I picked myself up again and it helped me cope with the divorce.
‘Being compared to Kate Moss was a huge confidence boost after, so I just ran with it.
‘That’s when I started to style myself on her, with my hair and my clothes – I love being told I look like her!’
Denise would love to meet the supermodel to find out if she can see the resemblance
One evening while out for dinner with her partner, a stranger came running over and shouted, ‘oh my god you’re with Kate Moss’
Alongside constantly being stopped in the street, Denise also reveals that her current partner, Robert, is regularly reminded of their similarities.
Denise said: ‘Robert always gets told that I look like Kate, but he always insists that he didn’t notice our resemblance when we first met.
‘Now he realises it loads, and I always jealously joke with him over the fact he must fancy Kate Moss.
Denise lost her fashion sense, gained weight, and led a boring life after giving birth to her two children, but now she’s undergone a transformation
Denise jokes with her partner that he must secretly fancy Kate Moss
The mother-of-two shows off her striking resemblance to the model
‘Once when were out on a date night in London, there was a group of ten people sat at a table beside us and they wouldn’t stop turning around and looking.
‘When I got up to go to the toilet they ran over to my partner and shouted, ‘oh my god you’re with Kate Moss!’
‘But it happens almost everywhere we go.
‘I’ve never met Kate Moss but I would love to know if she thinks we look similar too.’
Being compared to Kate Moss was a huge confidence boost for Denise after her marriage broke down
Denise had a more mumsy style after giving birth to her daughter Elise
After her divorce, Denise focused on her kids day and night and it was more important to her to run around after them than look after herself