By Lucy Notarantonio
A Canadian man has spent £18,500 in a bid to transform himself into a human Ken doll.
Jonathan Dylan, 30, from Vancouver, Canada, – who now spends £1k [$1640 CAD] per month on his beauty regime – undergoes regular Botox and fillers in his lips, cheeks and jawline alongside teeth whitening, spray tans and waxing.
Jonathan, who is a social media influencer, ensures he has a spray tan every week to maintain a sun kissed glow, wears coloured contact lenses and has his hair highlighted monthly – all in a bid to look like Ken.
After starting his quest in 2015, Jonathan has spent an estimated £18,500 on his looks and has no intentions of stopping anytime soon.
He said: “When I was five years old, I got my first Ken doll, he had blonde highlights, blue eyes, and dark eyelashes.
“He was tanned with good bone structure and I knew that was what perfection meant to me.
“As I got into my teenage years, I started wearing fake tan and makeup as I wanted to look glamourous all the time.
“My family weren’t too impressed at the beginning as my look began to spiral out of control, I will admit I went a bit over the top with fillers in 2014 to 2017.
“But now I am older and tasteful – I still regularly get fillers to enhance my lips but just the right amount. I usually get a top up every three months with Botox too.
“Ken doesn’t have wrinkles so why should I? I get Botox in my forehead and around my eyes.
“I find it makes you look so much fresher; I love how flawless my skin looks after a Botox boost.
“I am a loud person so If I have something to say, I will say it, I don’t need to tell someone I am angry with facial expressions.
“I looked hideous a few years ago as I took lip fillers to the extreme but now, I know what looks good and most importantly, like Ken.
“I have enhanced my jawline and chin by adding filler to make it appear much sharper and pointier.
“I also have fillers in my cheekbones to make them more defined and stand out.
“I have known from a young age that I want to look like Ken so I will do whatever it takes to achieve this look.
“I work out daily by lifting weights to get a perfect body like Ken and the past six months I have become obsessed with spin, an exercise class on a bicycle.
“I go every other day it is like a therapy session for me to release all my tension.
“I also attend body sculpting sessions – a procedure that destroy fat cells without surgery which helps with my abs.”
Jonathan, who is also a social media influencer, boasts over 54k followers on Instagram.
He adds: “I am always getting stopped by people in the street or at the airport as I am known for being a real-life Ken.
“I am so happy that I am finally where I want to be, I feel like I have made it.
“I am in the process of launching my very own lip pump as I am best known for my lips it makes sense, there is no better person to make this product.”
BREAKDOWN OF YEARLY COSTS
Spray tan – once a week – since 2017 – $40 [£25] = $4,160 [£2,500]
Lip filler – $650 [£400] – he has had fillers 20 times since 2015 = $13,000 [£8000]
Chin and Cheek fillers – $3250 [£2000]
Botox – forehead and around eyes – $740 every three months [£300] – since 2017 = $5920
Highlights every two months $200 [£122] – on and off since he was 18 – $12,000 [£3600]
Teeth whitened every three months – $200 [£122] – since 2018 = $1600 [£950]
TOTAL COSTS – $30, 193 CAD [£18,500]