A dude called Jenya Bolotov has spent seven years of his life transforming himself into a duck billed platypus. As you can see from the picture above and the ones dotted throughout this article, he’s done a half decent job of it too.
Jenya’s modifications for the transformation have been fairly extensive. They include stretching 8 parts of his face so that he looks more like a platypus, two holes on the side of his nostrils, giant plugs in his lips to look like a beak, a hole inserted into his septum and stretched ear lobes. His lips are now 55mm on the bottom and 33mm on the top, but is he as weird looking as the Mexican Devil Man?
Jenya had this to say about his transformation:
A duck billed platypus is what I have always wanted to be. Externally, I am now a platypus. Inside though, I am more like a bird. They’re my spirit animal and they come to me in my dreams.
I love platypus — the way they look and even the word ‘platypus’ itself. I like the way my stretched face and lips now look like a platypus bill.
All of the modifications I have added to my body make me feel whole. This is what I am now. It is what I have always wanted to be.
I was a very quiet child. When I was a kid, I felt as if I didn’t belong in this world. I felt like it wasn’t my world and that I was looking at it as if from outside. I knew that I would have to genuinely change myself and live differently to feel happy.
Then my friend said that if anyone could achieve a truly big, horizontal lip, they would look like a platypus. I wanted to be like that. I loved the large bill of a platypus.
I can eat, talk and speak on the phone like everyone else. Nothing has changed at all. I do attract a lot of negative attention when I walk down the street and sometimes people make mean comments.
I’m used to it now though and I just try to ignore them.