Barbie dolls have lost favor in modern times as parents try to find a more realistic and representative toy for their child. One that doesn’t enforce a vision of perfection onto young, impressionable minds. Even Barbie themselves have addressed the issues surrounding their “plastic fantastic” creation, by making the dolls more inclusive.
Despite this, Rodrigo Alves is determined to model himself on the iconic dolls. The 34-year-old, who has spent over half a million dollars on 59 cosmetic procedures, aspires to remodel his body to resemble a plastic doll. Although, it hasn’t come without risk… Alves is not shy to show off his new self, often appearing on television shows to discuss his transformation, and flaunting his body on Instagram where he has collected 356,000 followers. But, his extravagant lifestyle is catching up with him, as he travels the globe to attend parties which have left him feeling “burned out.” This Halloween, Alves, who has become known as ‘The Human Ken Doll’, pushed himself to the limit when he indulged in a weekend of wild partying in Los Angeles. Updating his Instagram, Alves uploaded glamorous shots of himself wearing a revealing angel costume during the weekend. However, behind the perfectly polished exterior the cracks were starting to show… Talking to the Mail Online, Alves admitted that he was “burned out” by the festivities. “Halloween in LA left me exhausted to the point that I ended up in hospital back in the UK,” he said, before declaring that he would be “heading straight to India this week to detox.” The reality star has been garnered a lot of attention for his looks, lavish lifestyle and addiction to plastic surgery. However, many of his fans are concerned that he may be taking things too far as he continues to undergo more surgeries to streamline himself. “You looked so much better before. When I read you were removing six ribs, I wanted to cry. So sad,” wrote one fan on the reality star’s Twitter page, after he revealed plans to remove six ribs to give him the slimmer waist of Barbie. Alves’ latest surgery saw him undergo a $25,000 hair transplant, to help him transition from ‘Ken Doll’ to ‘Barbie’. The intense surgery was a success, but it has left the reality star hungry for more, despite the fact that “bits are falling off.” On his website, Alves describes himself as “kind, warm and friendly” having gained a great deal of “confidence to express himself” after beginning his mission to become a human doll.
“Rodrigo loves an excuse to party, and dresses elegantly to attend events and parties … Rodrigo stands out not only for his unique but classic fashion style but also for his kind, warm and friendly personality which has won him fans all over the world.”
However, his journey to perfection is not over yet. Alves plans to undergo further surgeries, and has even hinted at the possibility of a gender reassignment. But before any of that, he plans to detox! Alves wasn’t the first ‘Human Ken Doll’ on the scene, before him there was Justin Jedlica. With over 190 surgeries under his belt, he is a professional in the world of ‘plastic fantastic’. Recently, the Jedlica spent $21,000 on silicon back implants, which have transformed his body:
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