Rodrigo Alves, dubbed the UK’s Human Ken Doll, recently underwent his 35th plastic surgery procedure, and after spending more than $325,000 to enhance his look, he wants to help others do the same.
Alves, 32, who got liposuction on his jawline and underwent a buccal fat removal to further define his facial features on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Colombia, admits that he initially went too far, too fast with his surgeries. “I was very impulsive in the past and would have things on a whim without researching,” Alves told Us Weekly exclusively. “I figured I had the money and time, and didn’t think twice.”
Now, after quite a few corrective surgeries (including a recent rhinoplasty), the Human Ken Doll is urging people interested in going under the knife to make sure it’s for the right reasons. “Plastic surgery is so in demand and I’m trying to educate people, because I’ve made my share of mistakes in the past,” said Alves, who told Us the Human Ken Doll label doesn’t bother him. “I have only had to have this amount of plastic surgery because a few of them did not go well.”
In the wake of his appearance on E!’s Botched last May, Alves has inked a deal with a South American cable network to develop and produce a body image reality show in which he’ll seek out plastic surgery devotees to give them an image and body makeover.
“People send me their stories of their own lives asking for surgeries, thinking I’d be able to help them out. I read each of them — very sad stories of ladies abused by their husbands, people who’ve had accidents. Very humble people who don’t have much in their lives and have body image issues,” said Alves, who is teaming with doctors abroad, starting in Colombia, to gift a deserving person with surgery and document their treatment. His show is slated to premiere in January 2016.
One person Alves wishes would lay off the plastic surgery is Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova. The 28-year-old Ukrainian model has admitted to having breast implants, but claims that her pin thin, doll-like figure is achieved by good old-fashioned diet and exercise.
“I don’t think she represents anything positive in society. She has a look that’s not achievable to anyone! How can someone like that be a positive role model?” Alves, who was bullied as a teen for having breasts (gynecomastia) fumed to Us. “Imagine girls who look at her and want to achieve that — they’ll endure starvation, get plastic surgery procedures.”
The bottom line, said Alves: Surgery may be for some, but not all. “It’s a surgery and there are risks involved,” he told Us. “To those who tried going to the gym and diet and it didn’t work, then consult a surgeon, but do your research first!”
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