Man Spends $60,000 On Turning Himself Into An Elf
Some of us can't even be arsed splashing out two quid on a bottle of shampoo just to look a bit cleaner, let alone spending $60,000 (£45,000) to completely switch-up your look.
Having found solace and acceptance in the world of fantasy after being bullied in his teens, 26-year-old Luis Padron has done exactly that in order to turn himself into a mythical creature.
And along with the $60k price tag, there's also been a whole heap of procedures - including surgery to make his jawline more 'anime' and having his ears sliced open and reshaped into elf-like points. He has also had rhinoplasty (a nose job), full body hair removal, laser skin bleaching, work on his hairline and much more.
According to Luis, it isn't him succumbing to some strange fantasy obsession, but simply a 'lifestyle' that he's chosen. Having started with cosplay, he decided that it wasn't enough.
Luis said: "These surgeries were necessary to become the fantasy being I want to be. Now I feel closer than ever.
"I feel a little bit of pain here and there, but it's common considering how recent my surgeries are."
Hailing from Buenos Aires, the cosplay merchandiser had not only had lots of work done in Argentina, but has also had to travel all over the world to achieve the look.
"The V-line jaw surgery was performed by Dr Park of ID Hospital and consists of breaking, filing, and screwing the jaw to give it a perfect diamond shape.
"After all the swelling goes down, I will look like an anime character. That's what I asked the doctors for: an unreal fantasy jawline.
"The other surgery is an ear modification, to re-shape it to look like an elf - Dr Cristian Perez Latorre was in charge of that. He was very famous in Argentina as a celebrity surgeon, he cut my ears and then stitched them to make them pointy.
"When all the swelling goes down, the ears heal, and my vampire hairline starts growing more strong, I will start bleaching my hair and skin again."
He added: "I hope I can have a role in the Lord of the Rings TV series - with that, my dream of being an elf would become a reality."
Apparently the change was a surprise to those that knew him, and he didn't tell his family or followers until it was done. He said they were shocked, but that they were also happy for him - having known how long he'd been waiting for it.
"I have also considered a fantasy nose in Iran, BrightOcular eye colour changing in India and new hair colour bleaching laser treatment," he added.
Marcela Iglesias, Manager of the Plastics of Hollywood, said: "Luis is very determined to finish the work to make him look more like an elf. There are still a few more surgeries in the future planned and more surprises coming.
"I'm proud and happy with his achievements - within a year his life has changed."
Luis added: "This has changed my life for good in so many ways. I can't even begin to describe it."
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