- Felipe Adam has been obsessed with Barbie's mate, Ken, and refers to the doll as a ‘god’.
- He wakes up at 2:30 every morning to do his make up so he can resemble Ken.
- Felipe is saving up to make the transition permanent with a list of surgery procedures.
The 17-year-old boy spends four hours a day applying makeup to look like his favourite doll.
Felipe, from São Paulo, Brazil, is currently working as a handyman, to save for plastic surgery so he can achieve Ken’s ‘perfect’ appearance without makeup.
He says, “I loved Barbie when I was a child and always used to watch Barbie cartoons and draw pictures of her. I was impressed with her whole look and then I became obsessed with Ken. The Ken doll is like a god to me - a god of beauty of aesthetic perfection. I love his clothes, hair and even shoes - everything about him is perfect."
“I'm very creative so I used makeup to look like Ken as I am not old enough for surgery yet. I use a strong liquid foundation then enhance my features further by contouring – using a highlighter and darker powder."
“It takes me exactly four hours to complete. When I was at school, I would wake up every day at 2:30 so I could calmly get ready and ensure nothing went wrong,” he says.
Felipe doesn’t promote plastic surgery but feels it is imperative for him to undergo multiple procedures - including a rib removal and silicone implants. He has carried out services such as lawn mowing and pot-washing in a kitchen to save for future aesthetics.
Felipe estimates he would need to spend a whopping 2 million Brazilian Real (just over R9 million) to look exactly like Ken.
“It is one of my biggest dreams to get surgery – I am very passionate about aesthetic procedures and surgical interventions. I am in love with the human body, and surgery gives us the power of us to become who we want, I want to become a doll and I hope that surgery will make my dreams come true," Felipe says.
“I want to get the procedures done when I am 18 to improve my appearance and stay with high similarities to the doll."
"I would need two ribs removed to get a thin waist like the dolls and silicone implants in my arms to resemble Ken’s strong arms. Ken doesn't have wrinkles so I would need regular botox to ensure my complexion is always smooth. I would like veneers so my smile is perfect like Ken's," says Felipe.
"I also want silicone implants in my bum, arms and a surgical six-pack so then it is permanently there like Ken's rather than going to the gym and having to work out.
"Ken also has super smooth skin so I would need laser hair removal all over my body to maintain silky skin. I know it can be dangerous but I am not afraid of surgery, however, I do not recommend any procedure to anyone.”
Felipe’s unique look turns heads in the street and he has even been mistaken for a ‘living statue’. He says: “People can't stop looking at me! Many even stop me and ask for photos whilst some think I am cosplay.
“It is fun to go out with a full face on – I love seeing people’s reaction.”
List of cosmetic procedures Felipe is saving for:
Botox Nasal lift Wires for eyebrows
Lip filling Bum implants
Male breast prosthesis
Rib removal Silicone in arms
Liposuction of double chin
Dental lenses Underarm fat removal
Micro-pigmentation of eyebrows
Dark circles filling Wires for lips
Wires for eyes Eyelash extension (external)
Chin implant (chin)
Botox in the forehead region
Thigh padding Permanent contact lenses
Lightening of dark circles (collagen)
Story courtesy of @thesocialmama.xo / Caters News /magazinefeatures.co.za
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