It seems that Michael Jackson wasnt the only person to put himself through extensive cosmetic surgery in order to make himself look like a bust of an ancient Egyptian. Nileen Namita, a 49-year-old artist from Brighton, has undergone no less than 51 cosmetic operations, spending over 200,000 pounds in the process, in order to sculpt herself into the living image of Queen Nefertiti.
Namita says, in her interview with the Daily Mail:
Throughout my childhood and teen years I had constant vivid dreams of this ancient queen. They were visions of incredible intensity – I could see where she lived, her servants, her rooms, even the food she ate – and although at first I found the dreams frightening, I began to research what they meant.
Aged 23 I underwent psychoanalysis with a counsellor. Slowly I began to realise that I was having these dreams because I am a reincarnation of Nefertiti.
The before and after photos show just how radical a transformation Namita has undergone. Her new shapely lips and smokey eyes certainly reflect Nefertiti’s glamourous look. But how authentic is the famous bust that Namita’s plastic surgeon presumably used as a model? Evidence suggests that the bust may be a fake, created in the 1920s.If so, it could reveal more about the art deco fashions of the time than the accurate physical characteristics of Nefertiti.
Before the surgery, Namita bore more of a resemblance to 3D reconstructions of King Tut the soft-faced, feminine, youthful-looking King of the same era – than to the famous queen.
There is some evidence that Nefertiti could actually have been the mother of King Tut, or, more probably, his mother-in-law. Certainly, most experts agree that Nefertitis husband, Akhenaten, was the father of the boy king.
Perhaps Namita’s counsellor got it wrong, and she is actually the reincarnation of King Tut? That would explain why she has such vivid memories of teatime with Nefertiti!