Friday, July 18, 2008

COLD CASE FILE: THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS KIMKINS WOMAN...CONTEST !!!

The "Patio Chair/Lawn Chair" fake Kimmer


One of the many fake "after" pictures that Heidi Diaz/Kimmer posted on her Kimkins.con website last year to depict her fraudulent weight loss continues to intrigue me. The picture has never been found and/or the woman identified.

Many posters on the Fascination with Kimmer (FWK) thread on Low Carb Friends searched for the picture but never found it.

So I have decided to have a contest in an attempt to quench my insatiable curiosity.

CONTEST DETAILS

The person who is able to find the original picture of the mystery woman and provide me with a link or tear-sheet of it in its original form, will win a $25.00 gift certificate from Amazon.com.

So all you super sleuths, start digging :^)

And for those of you who are unfamiliar with the many fraudulent pictures Heidi Diaz/Kimmer used to depict her non-existent weight loss, here is a copy of my post from January of this year:


THE AMAZING FATIFICATION-THINIFICATION CYCLE OF HEIDI DIAZ aka KIMMER...IN PICTURES !!!





WARNING: FOR THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE THROES OF SNATT*, VIEWING THESE PICTURES MAY CAUSE YOU TO INVOLUNTARILY SPEW...

*SNATT: "Slightly/Semi-Nauseous All The Time (a Kimkins-ism," and a "good thing," according to Heidi Diaz, but not in the Martha Stewart kinda way)


As a result of the airing of ABC’s Good Morning America show yesterday featuring the Kimkins diet scam and the fraudulent, Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer, many of you are searching madly off in all directions for the fake pictures of the scammer Heidi Diaz...and not only her own fake before-and-after pics but those of her fake Kimkins success stories.

Heidi has gone through many transformations using fake "before and after pictures," which she posted on her Kimkins website to show her amazing weight loss, the most famous fake picture of all being of Lesya, whose picture Heidi photonapped from a Russian bride site.

As well as her own fake pictures, Heidi photonapped pictures of other Russian brides to depict fraudulent weight-loss success stories on her Kimkins website.

Below are photos depicting Heidi’s amazing fatification-thinification-fatification journey from the past to the present:

Pre-2006...The Real Kimmer



The real Kimmer



The many faces of Kimmer
(NOTE: the picture on the far right of the woman in the white dress has also been determined to be fake)

The "Patio Chair/Lawn Chair" fake Kimmer

(if anyone recognizes this woman, please leave a comment on this blog post or e-mail me!)



Kimmer's famous fake "after" picture using the photo of Lesya, the Russian bride.



And a fake Kimmer "after" photo (from the Woman's World Magazine feature) using Tatiana's picture:

Russian bride link- Hotrussianbrides Profile Page
Full Length pic-Tatiana
Also seen here- Tatiana



Kimmer...both real pictures



Kimmer's recent photoshopped weight-loss picture on Kimkins:




The real Kimmer from her deposition in the civil suit in November 2007



Picture of the real Kimmer from January 2008




The wonderful and amazing HoneyBee2 posted every one of those fake Kimkins success-story pictures, which were found by the wonderful ladies (Duck Detectives) at Low Carb Friends (LCF), on her blog at LCF.

Click the link below, which will take you to HoneyBee2's blog at LCF, to view Kimmer's fake success-story pictures.

This scam pulled by Heidi Diaz on members of Kimkins, who joined her Kimkins website in the belief that these "amazing" success stories were true, shows just how devious Heidi truly is:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/blogs/honeybee2/2-confirmed-fraudulent-kimkins-success-stories.html

And now a warning to anyone considering joining Kimkins...

The Kimkins diet is a deadly starvation diet created by a fraudulent, lying, evil, remorseless, unconscionable scammer, Heidi Diaz aka Kimmer. Caveat emptor.

LINKS:
www.slamboard.com/category/kimkinscom/
http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/kimkimsb4.jpg
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/blogs/honeybee2/2-confirmed-fraudulent-kimkins-success-stories.html
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/kimkins/555277-why-fascination-kimmer-17-a.html

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14 comments:

Nancy Ellyn said...

I totally lifted your blog with links to get the word out, love. I would be THRILLED if someone out there can solve this mystery! xxoo

Medusa said...

{{{Nancy Ellyn}}} Thank you SO much!

This photo has been a lightning rod for speculation for such a long time, so, like you, I'd be thrilled if someone could find its source.

Here's hoping someone is able to solve the mystery...

2BIG said...

I'm still getting traffic from the about.com site looking for her so I'm going to add a link to this http://2big4mysize.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/do-you-know-this-woman/ and maybe one of those new folk might find her.
Somebody on my site suggested it was joni eareckson tada but we never heard back if it was her.

Medusa said...

Thanks for your link, 2Big.

I know a few people checked out pics of Joni and came to the conclusion it wasn't her.

Hopefully, with re-posting mystery woman's picture, we'll increase our odds of success in finding her ;^)

OhYeahBabe said...

I shared this contest with the Cook Anything blog readers, too! I sure hope someone can help because we're obviously looking in the wrong place.

As for the blue sweater, Heidi just wishes she looked like that now. If she hadn't scammed all those people, I would feel sorry for her situation.

Medusa said...

OYB, great idea sharing this contest on other blogs :^)

I know the mystery woman is somewhere out there. Let's hope one of our readers will have the answer for us.

It would be such a sweet feeling to finally nail this last fraudulent photo of Kimmer.

Sheridan said...

I'm going to enlist the help of a few friends.

"Many hands make light work", and all that! :-)

Josie said...

Not completely related to this post, so i apologise!!!
I hadn't heard of Kimkins before so I went to the website to have a look, and checked out the sample menu. And, goodness, that's less food than i ate as an anorexic!!!
Kimkins isn't the first diet that is actually a starvation diet, and unfortunately i don't think it will be the last :( I just hope there aren't too many casualties along the way...

Medusa said...

Josie! Great hearing from you :^)

Believe me, your comment is very appropriate for this post.

Many Kimkins members are now battling eating disorders as a result of Heidi Diaz's starvation diet.

Check out this excellent blog post by Mariasols. The pictures say it all:

http://mariasol-mariasol.blogspot.com/2008/07/real-kimkins-food-banners.html

Again, wonderful hearing from you Josie!

Josie said...

medusa - that doesn't surprise me in the least.

Any diet can trigger an eating disorder, because EDs are triggered by caloric restriction, but a starvation diet such as kimkins is more likely to trigger an ED than a less strict diet such as WeightWatchers.

You might be interested in this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Starvation_Experiment This experiment shows that caloric restriction (particularly starvation) triggers eating disorder symptoms (and consequently eating disorders in susceptible individuals) in almost anyone. So Kimkins (and similar diets) would trigger eating disorder symptoms (though not neccessarily a full-blown ED), both physical and psychological, in almost anyone who used it.

MrsMenopausal said...

I have spent hours searching for the source of that pic. I can't wait until it's found.
Until then, I'm still looking.

bluesuede said...

Medusa, I registered at TinEye and it checked 701 million images which they say is a small portion of what is on the internet. It didn't find the picture. They are adding images daily, so I am checking back often ...

Medusa said...

You and me both, MrsM :^)

Reb, thanks so much for running the picture through TinEye. Hopefully, there will be a match someday soon ::fingers crossed::

Yucky said...

Best wishes to all the sleuths! And BRAVA Medusa for funding the reward!

Since Kimmer is allegedly short on funds, maybe you could simply pay her to tell us where she got that photo? :D

Seriously though YAY you for this contest and going the extra mile by offering the reward! I'll volunteer to help foot the bill or add some additional prize -- let me know. I could bake the winner a batch of cookies or something.