WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- Human Ken doll Rodrigo Alves revealed that his quest for perfection was triggered by his ’bullied’ childhood.
- Now, Alves is addicted to plastic surgery and has undergone 57 procedure since he was 17, spending an estimate of (US $642,000).
- In his obsession, he has gone under the knife for painful procedures including ten nose jobs, various implants, “hand painted blue eyes” and four-rib-removal to have a slimmer waistline.
Brazilian-born Rodrigo Alves wants to do what Caitlin Jenner did when he reaches his 50s. The Human Ken doll, hinted of a desire to be a Human Barbie doll, too.
Alves said he’d rather be a “sexy old lady than a saggy old man.”
Alves has gone under the knife a whopping 57 procedures since the age of 17. Two decades of worth of painful surgeries and enhancements, included botox, fillers, ten nose jobs, various implants and “hand painted blue eyes”. Just recently, he had four ribs removed to gain a more feminine waistline, and has hinted at plans to become a woman.
This seeming addiction for surgery and obsession to perfect his physique may have stemmed from insecurities about his body and painful memories of childhood bullying. Even until now, he still finds it difficult to talk about his past. He developed female breasts at the age of 16, due to a hormonal dysfunction.
He was mocked by his peers for his “boobs” and “big nose” earning nicknames like “potato nose” and “jelly belly.” Once reaching 17, he paid £2,000 for his first surgical procedure to remove the unwanted breasts. This spurred him to reinvent himself through cosmetic procedures, and thus, began his addiction to cosmetic surgery.
Alves was diagnosed with a mental disorder called body dysmorphia. This is characterized with obsessing over flaws in appearance that comes with depression and anxiety. He was in therapy for a year, yet despite doctor’s warnings, he continued to have more procedures. Voicing his fears of ageing, he dreams of emulating Caitlin Jenner, that is, to be a chic, sexy lady once he reaches his 50s.
“A Hole in My Nose and Paralyzed Arms”
Alves has battled numerous “botched” operations that have put him in life-threatening situations. A hole in his nose due to an infection in 2016, landed him in a hospital. The 6th of the ten nose jobs he had, doctors warned him that his nose have to be removed before it becomes gangrenous, rotting his face as a result. Despite this, he went on to have more reconstructive nose jobs.
A £100,000 surgery by injecting gel into his arms to make him more muscular, left him paralyzed in both arms five years ago. It came to a point when doctors were thinking of cutting off his arms to prevent the bacteria from reaching his heart. He managed to recover after 30 days.
Alves believes that being who you want to be without hurting other people is the best thing to do.
Source: The Sun