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.
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.