A self-confessed fantasy addict has admitted to spending over £27,000 on surgical procedures in order to look like an elf.
25-year-old Luis Padron from Buenos Aires, Argentina, got into fantasy characters as a kid and from there his obsession grew. Inspired by films such as ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Neverending Story’ (two great films to be fair) he started bleaching his hair and skin to emulate a mythical elf.
Now Padron, who identifies as ‘trans-species’, spends £3,800 per month on special creams, dies and treatments. He’s also spent over £27,000 on surgery including liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, full body hair removal and operations to change his eye colour. For his next treatments he’s hoping to get his ears pointed, hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and limb lengthening to make him 6ft 5in. Pretty extreme. Here’s what he has to say:
I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate.
I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.
I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look sharper like a diamond, a facelift and an eyelift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.
I am also considering having muscle implants too.
People have stared at me ever since I was a teenager, so it’s very normal to me now. I like people staring at me and don’t care what they think.
I consider myself trans-species. In the same way transgender people feel, I need to become how I feel inside, I don’t expect people to understand but I ask they respect it.
Apparently Padron got into fantasy after he was bullied at school, and by the end of it he was admired for his uniqueness:
Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that’s what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality.
I started with cosplay but it wasn’t enough, I wanted to change to become my own perception of beauty.
Padron is able to afford his procedures thanks to his modelling career as well as a side job selling cosplay merchandise. Makes sense.
Well, each to their own I guess. As I always say, Padron’s not hurting anyone else and he’s managed to not hurt himself either, which is pretty good going considering how many risky procedures he’s undergone.
Let’s just hope he doesn’t end up like the Human Ken Doll. That guy took the cosmetic procedures too far.