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Women aren’t the only ones who get a nip and a tuck. These celebrity men who admit to having plastic surgery say they’re not ashamed to say they’ve had some work done.
If you thought that Justin Jedlica, a man who spent $100k and endured 100 surgeries to look like Barbie’s boy toy, was just a unique case — you’re wrong! There’s a new man in town to steal his spotlight: Meet Rodrigo Alves.
Alves, a Brazilian-born Londoner, spent a whopping $250k to rearrange his face to match Ken’s good looks, The Huffington Post reports. The 31-year-old flight attendant flew to Colombia to get the six-in-one surgery, which included eye enlargement and a procedure to snip his mouth to make his smile bigger. Though he admits that it was a lengthy process, this won’t be his last under-the-knife experience:
“It is long-term maintenance. Once you start, it is difficult to stop. Naturally, I’m a perfectionist. It’s like a snowball effect and I’m not going to stop. It doesn’t define the man that I am – I’m much more than silicone and cosmetic surgery – but once you get started it’s difficult to stop,” he told the Daily Mail.
Alves said that he understands that he’s far from being flawless, but he aims to be close to it:
“I’m pretty aware that I’m far from perfection,” he said. “I’m not deluded, and I know that I’m not the most good-looking guy. I’m just aiming to be the best that I can possibly be.” Adding: “I really believe that everything that I’ve done to myself is an investment … It is who I am.”
The air steward appeared on the UK Channel 4 series Bodyshockers, where he sought therapy to treat his with plastic surgery:
“I haven’t yet found an answer to my addiction. It’s just so difficult to control. The fact I nearly died has made me think twice, but on the third time I always think: ‘Just go for it,” he said, according to SWNS.
I have had 31 plastic surgeries not with the intention to look like a doll but to be a better looking person, gym and diet didn't work for me I was terribly bullied for the shape of my nose, Plastic surgery has changed my life and I m the happiest person on earth ! 4x #nosejob #jawrecostruction #cheeksimplant #chinimplant #botox #eyelids #mouth #lips #siliconeimplants in my arms 5x #lipo #calfshaping #abs #sixpack #makeover #rodrigoalves #plasticpositive #happy @aesthetic_clinical_center #enews #eonline #tvynovelas #telemundo #televisa #caracoltv #rcn #ntn24 #channel4 #channel5 #itv #nbc #tlc
Last January he traveled to Brazil where a doctor injected a gel into his arms to make them look buff. The injection, however, left him paralyzed. Doctors even suggested amputating his limbs if the bacteria had spread into his heart. If that had happened, he would have been dead. Luckily for him, he recovered.
Diagnosed with body dysmorphia, Alves added: “I can’t say I won’t have any more surgery, because I probably will.”
Alves has been going under the knife since 2004.
Of all the things to spend $150,000 on, a 23-year-old British make-up artist has gone to great lengths to look just like Kim Kardashian. Jordan James Parke has gone through a long list of cosmetic procedures in order to look like the reality star, whom he said he came to admire after watching “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” He told the Sun that she is perfection:
“I love everything about Kim. She’s the most gorgeous woman ever. Her skin is perfect, her hair, everything about her.”
He has had just about everything done, including 50 cosmetic procedures ranging from Botox, lip and cheek fillers, laser hair removal and as you can probably tell, some intense eyebrow tattoos.
And when you make decisions like this in an attempt to look like someone else, you’re going to get a great deal of detractors. But the makeup artist says he’s not worried about it.
“I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake. Do they think I’m going for the natural look? If I was, I’d ask for my money back.”
And on his Instagram page, in between the pictures of his designer bags and clothing and the pictures of Kardashian, he often uses the hashtag #plasticpositive to remind folks that he doesn’t care.
Hey, people are free to spend their money how they like, but I’m stuck on the amount of filler in these lips, Lord have mercy…
Does he look any closer to Kim?
“Same People Saying This ‘She Was Prettier Before’ Crap Are The People That Said I Was A Tranny”: Dawn Richard Addresses Plastic Surgery Rumors
For more than a year now, people have been saying that something looks a bit different about former Danity Kane member, Dawn Richard. Even we’ve said it before. And while she looks amazing, it has become clear as time has passed and her Instagram pictures have multiplied that either she has the best makeup artist ever, or Richard’s had some work done. It’s hard to pinpoint what exactly she changed (some people say she did something to her nose, but there is something else different about her that we can’t put our finger on…), but it’s something her fans have repeatedly questioned her about on her own social media page after seeing pics like this:
“Does anyone actually know what dawn really looks like? I’m confused as hell.” “Wtf she do to herself??!?” Smh” “Smh. This is a dope image, but this is not you.” “Literally looks different in every picture.” Despite what people have said or noticed, Richard didn’t respond or share anything about her changing look. But after more than a year of people wondering and going on every picture she posts to give her grief about her appearance, Richard decided to finally say something. She didn’t confirm that she had anything done, nor did she deny it. She just said this:
I personally thought that she looked good before, and she looks good now. But I will say that it’s interesting when people in the public eye change their look and then act like nobody is supposed to notice. Just saying! But at the end of the day, she looks great, and musically, she’s killing it. The singer’s new album, Blackheart, is dropping on January 15.
As America goes selfie crazy, people are taking a second — and third — look at themselves and deciding they need more than a little Photoshopping. There has been an increase in plastic surgery as people look to improve their image in selfies. Others are hiring specialized make-up artists for selfie makeovers. All of this personal appearance approval is creating a selfie economy.
“Plastic surgeons in United States have seen a surge in demand for procedures ranging from eye-lid lifts to rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, from patients seeking to improve their image in selfies and on social media,” reports The Chicago Tribune.
According to a poll by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) of 2,700 of its members, one in three had seen a boost in requests for procedures due to patients being more aware of their image in social media. There has been a 10 percent rise in rhinoplasty in 2013 over 2012, a seven percent increase in hair transplants and six percent jump in eyelid surgery.
“There has been a 25 percent increase over the past year and a half to two years. That is very significant,” Dr. Sam Rizk, a plastic surgeon, said about his Manhattan practice.
“They come in with their iPhones and show me pictures,” Rizk added. “Selfies are just getting to be so crazy.”
How far would you be willing to go to have the perfect body–or one that is as close to perfection as possible? In 2013 alone, Americans spent over $12 billion on surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
The new Moguldom Studios documentary Knifed Up takes a look at our society’s endless desire to have the perfect appearance and shape. Some of us are willing to risk our lives by getting procedures done on the black market just to save some money. When and where do we draw the line–or do we just leave that up to the surgeon? Here’s a look at popular cosmetic procedures and their costs.
Most of us love boobs. They’re soft, a source of nourishment for the babies and sexual pleasure for us and the mens. They’re pretty awesome. But you know too much of a good thing is not always so great.
Enter Kerisha Mark who suffered from a medical condition that caused her breasts to naturally grow to a 36NNN bust size. And along with those breasts, came issues of physical pain, hardships and embarrassment when strangers would ask to touch them to see if they were real.
After much prayer, the 40-year-old wife and mother decided that it was time for her to make a change. That led her to Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose who said Kerisha’s case was the worst he’s seen in 30 years.
Kerisha celebrated her birthday with the operation.
“I was like happy birthday to me.”
Kerisha sees the reduction as an opportunity for her to start a new life. She finally wants to be known as the woman she is, wife, mother and school social worker and not her chest which have attracted stares and whispers since she was in high school.
“My first time at boot camp, I did a jumping jack and my bra snapped,” Kerisha told Houston’s ABC affiliate.
And the troubles didn’t end there. As she got older the inconveniences grew along with her bust. “I started to have really bad headaches.”
Kerisha suffers from a medical condition called Gigantomastia, where girls as young as 14 can experience overgrowth.
Dr. Rose thinks Kerisha made the right decision by deciding to have the reduction, naturally.
“Nobody could support this additional weight. She would have ended up almost a hunchback given 30 more years.”
After three hours of surgery, Dr. Rose removed 15 pounds of breast tissue.
Kerisha said, “The first time my best friend saw me, she cried. When I stood up for the first time I felt so light.”
But it wasn’t exactly all smooth sailing from there.
“After I got home, I did cry. It was like I mourned the death of them, it was like a divorce.”
And just like a woman having come through a bad relationship, Kerisha felt like a new woman. After the reduction, she was able to shop for a new wardrobe and wear a swimsuit for the first time.
She said the first thing on her agenda was to “purchase a beautiful bra and second is to buy a strapless dress.”
But most importantly, she looks forward to the improved quality of life and plans to live her life “to the fullest without restrictions.”
You can watch Kerisha’s story in the video below.
“What Everyone Is Chasing, Is Not Real”: Moguldom Studios’ “Knifed Up” Examines The Pursuit Of Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery has become a booming industry and no group is being left out of the nip-and-tuck activity, including African Americans.
The new Moguldom Studios documentary, Knifed Up, explores how plastic surgery has become a trend in the Black community, after a long history of scrutiny given to African-American female bodies. According to the film’s description:
While African American women are going to these great lengths to obtain what they deem to be the “ideal” body, could they be compromising their overall health and with that, the health and perception of the entire black community? Is our microwave generation too focused on instant gratification to work to naturally achieve their ideal body type? Or could even the ideal body type be so contrived that in reality it is simply unachievable? These questions and more will be answered in this in-depth examination of what happens when African Americans get Knifed Up.
Check out the Knifed Up trailer below. And visit the Moguldom Studios website for an extended clip and to purchase the documentary on iTunes and Google Play. Get yours today!
K. Michelle On Being Open About Plastic Surgery: I Don’t Want Little Girls To Think I Woke Up Like This
K. Michelle is a hot topic on any given day of the week, but the one thing most people are always centered on is the singer’s curvaceous body. In the trailer for her upcoming solo reality show, “My Life,” we see K. go under the knife yet again for liposuction and when we had a chance to chat with the artist during a Huffington Post Live segment yesterday she explained that the choice to undergo the procedure was a personal one and not something she felt pressure to do or wants to pressure others to do.
“My body is a hot topic every single day…” K. Michelle said. “I don’t want little girls to feel like I really woke up like this.”
When HuffPo Live host Marc Lamont Hill asked K. if she was comfortable sharing what plastic surgery she’s gotten done, she didn’t hesitate to answer.
“I got my boobs done. I had fat transferred to my butt. I sucked out my stomach, you know, just normal women things,” she said. “They said ‘are you really going to do this surgery on TV’ and I said ‘yes because it’s my life and I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed of wanting to suck the rolls out of my stomach. I didn’t wake up like that.”
Asked again whether she is concerned young girls might think they have to go to the same extreme measures for fame, K. stated:
“You don’t have to do anything to be popular. You need to do what makes you happy. Don’t look at me as the poster-child of ‘I need to change my appearance’…. You’re beautiful however you are.”
Check out the full segment from the interview in the video above. What do you think about K. Michelle’s transparency when it comes to her body.
Would you recognize some of your favorite celebrities if you saw them today? Plastic surgery, weight and reasons we just can’t explain have seriously changed the landscape of these celebrity faces.
Whenever we catch a glimpse of some of Kim Kardashian’s almost unrecognizable Throwback Thursday photos, we’re convinced that she looks nothing like she used to. Do all Kardashian’s get better with age?