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Victorian Era Enthusiast Adopts Modern Lifestyle With Veneers And Nose Job

Victorian Era Enthusiast Adopts Modern Lifestyle With Veneers And Nose Job

Michael Koropisz, 25, used to love dressing in Victorian clothes, but now has a new modern lifestyle and even had veneers fitted

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

A young Victorian era enthusiast has ditched the 1880s lifestyle to become a thoroughly modern man, having not only adopted a new wardrobe and hairstyle, but also splashed out on a nose job and veneers.

Michael Koropisz, 25, used to love dressing in Victorian clothes, filling his home with antiques, riding around on a vintage bicycle and writing with a quill and ink, while even refusing to watch television.


However, now the artist from Stockport, Greater Manchester, has decided to step into the 21st Century, having spent more than £12,500 to update his look so that he's ready for a new career in TV.

Where his wardrobe used to feature original Victorian frock coats, top hats, leather gloves and detachable wing collars, nowadays Koropisz sports Converse trainers, denim jeans, linen suits and other designer items.


He's also spent £8,000 on a nose job and £4,500 on veneers, and has ditched his floppy hair in favour of a shorter, sharper look.

Koropsiz said: "I decided it was time for a change and I have had opportunities to explore a career in TV presenting which is a far cry from my previous job as a classical painter.

"I have had work done to my teeth and my nose. I want to look the best I can and to be presentable in the limelight.


"I have always wanted to change my teeth and nose and now I am so happy with my appearance and this new direction my life is going in."

The unexpected lifestyle change was prompted when Koropisz's painting of Coronation Street star William Roache was featured on live TV, and he realised how much he enjoyed being on air.

He's since given presenting a go with a specialist history segment, saying: "I would love to be on TV more and I will be talking about history and that is my passion. It is a perfect blend of the two things I love and I can bring history into the modern day world.


"I have trained as a teacher and I think this is the perfect way to share my specialist subject with other people and educate them, rather than just have them stare at my clothes in the street."

But while he's updated many parts of his lifestyle, Koropisz says he will keep hold of some of his 'former favourites'.

"I will keep them for any formal occasions that require something a little more fancy than today's fashion. I still love any excuse to wear a top hat," he said.


He has also kept his antique home furnishings - though has treated himself to a TV to reflect his 'mondernised' career choices.

Koropisz - who posts about his lifestyle on Instagram at @michael_koropisz_artist - also plans to keep painting, but added: "I won't stop but for now it won't be my main focus. I have been offered a TV role as a specialist presenter and this is something new that I want to prioritise.

"I love art but it is a very lonely passion, I am hoping a TV career will give me the chance to meet more people.

"I have got an agent and I am really excited for a future of TV opportunities. I have modernised my interests and exciting things are in the pipeline for me."

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