Brazilian-born Rodrigo Alves, also known as the “Human Ken Doll is notorious for funding what can only be referred to as an obsession with cosmetic surgery.

He has had 58 cosmetic procedures since he was 17, including butt lifts, nose jobs, chest implants, hair implants and a procedure which gave him an admittedly impressive artificial eight-pack! So far the work he’s had done has cost him a whopping $588,000!

Alves believes that our society was wrong to regard plastic surgery as a taboo. He aims to fight against this and prove to people that there are many benefits to drastically changing one’s appearance. He believes the benefits far outweigh the potential risks.

From what we know about the Human Ken Doll so far, he had a fairly ordinary childhood. However, there was one thing that set him apart from other boys his age. Unlike his peers, he became fixated on the Disney princes in his favorite animated movies, so much so that he desperately desired to become a real-life version of them.

Alves has always maintained that he was born in the wrong body and has spent his entire adulthood trying to reverse that.

For the last 17 years, he has carved himself into what he believes a real-life version of the Ken doll would like. Many people believe the look is alarmingly unnatural, but in spite of the opinions of the masses, he has continued to change his look.

“I get a lot of attention due to my artificial looks,” he says, “but I finally love myself and that is the most important thing of all.”

“People may think I am crazy,” he continues. “I am not. I have had psychological help. I was born in the wrong body.”

When Alves’ family saw him for the first time after he’d already had a number of surgeries, they were shocked. They staged an intervention and insisted that he see a therapist. After a year of therapy, Alves was diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a condition which gives sufferers a distorted perception of their physical appearance.

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