Brazilian-born Rodrigo Alves was once an average looking 20 year old man. Nowadays the 30 year old flight attendant is known all around the globe as the real-life Ken doll.
Alves spent his childhood putting up with bullies mocking his looks, particularly his nose shape. When he moved to London he underwent nose surgery and realized he didn’t want to stop just there. He thought he wanted to look like Mattel’s Ken. According to Alves’ own words, everything about Ken looked perfect, so the 20 year old started saving every spare penny for surgery, Botox and other cosmetic procedures. Since 2004 the man has spent more than £106,000 (nearly $180,000) on nose jobs, Botox injections and implant fillers, calf, biceps and 6-pack shapings, laser and leg liposuctions and a number of other procedures.
His latest surgery nearly cost him his life back in January 2014 when he got gel injections in his arms. However, the near-death experience didn’t change Alves’ mind. It made him think twice, but he still wants to undergo more surgery.