By Josh Saunders
Rodrigo Alves, 34, is being honoured with a lifelike statue after undergoing over 51 operations and more than 100 cosmetic procedures to alter his looks.
Dubbed ‘The Human Ken Doll’, Rodrigo has had a range of surgeries, from liposuction to six pack and pec implants over the past 16 years.
His transformation started at 17-years-old after being bullied for his weight and body shape since childhood.
Rodrigo underwent 3D scans and five hours of photoshoots in Montreal, Canada, ready for an exhibit honouring his transformation.
The statue will be made of wood, metallic chrome and then painted to become a realistic representation of Rodrigo and the alterations he has made to his body.
Once complete next year, it will be showcased in Canada before touring the world, where it will showcase his extreme modifications through surgeries.
Rodrigo said: “I couldn’t wish for a better birthday present then to be honoured with a such an amazing art project that explore my looks, image and what I represent today in the modern society.
“The artist Jean-Francois is making a statue of me, similar to ones at Madam Tussauds.
“It will be displayed at the art gallery alongside images and videos where I talk about my extreme make over.
“The artist explored various angles of my face and body which then after edited will be displayed at an art gallery in Montreal then worldwide.
“I feel extremely honoured to be invited to have done this and to prepare my figure for, it I was on a holistic diet and having fat freezing liposuction.
“I personally think that a lot of people will love the idea and will be really look forward to see the final results.
“All of the money and time spent to become unique makes me feel really special and it is a real burst of confidence seeing that honoured with a statue.
“Also, I am sure that a lot of trolls will express their negative thoughts on it because it is a very controversial project for same.”
The project is being made by award-winning artist Jean-Francois Bouchard, who won Germany’s Henri Nannen Award for photography work two months ago alongside Producer and Art Director Olivier Gagnon.
Rodrigo said: “JF is the Photographer and alongside the team we have a lighting director, art curator, make-up artist and film directors.
“Most of them have worked on productions like the Marvel superhero films before and they really admire me and my confidence.
“They are creating my bust with their creative thoughts and ideas.”
The exhibit is focussing on ‘Humanism’ – a religion that focuses on the desires of humankind and their desires as the most important focus.
Rodrigo’s commitment to altering his appearance and finding his own version of self-perfection, led him to being honoured in the exhibit.
He said: “The purpose of this exhibition is to seek out people whose interests and lifestyles are out of the ordinary.
“The visual focus is generally on marginalized and often ostracized groups in our Western society.
“Now, humans have the ability to modify their aesthetics, change their gender and even genetics in newborns.
“The portraits showcase my extreme makeover with the help of plastic surgeries to become the best version of myself.”
Rodrigo was offered a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Cosmetic Procedures’ after his 51st surgery C02 laser treatment to reduce wrinkles and blemishes earlier this year.
He’s set to feature on a TV show following the Plastics of Hollywood talent agency, which follows some of the most ‘plastic people on the planet’ as they try to carve a career away from the extreme looks.
The cast list include Marcela Iglesia head of the agency, Ken doll Justin Jedlica, Jessica Rabbit lookalike Pixee Fox, human alien Vinny Ohh, Kim Kardashian wannabe Jennifer Pamplona and others, who have had over $3million (£2,300,000) in surgery between them.
Rodrigo, a TV personality, has spent over £373,000 alone on surgery and procedures, in the hopes of staying young forever and believes it has transformed his life.
Rodrigo said: “Because I was sad, ugly and misshapen up until the age of 22, I’m afraid of growing old so I’m doing everything I can to prevent myself from aging.
“I want my youth to last for as long as possible, every new year I look better than I did the previous year.
“Before I used to work as a flight attendant, but now I work in TV – I’m getting recognised for my efforts and inner strength to change my life, it’s a great feeling.”
The exhibit is set to debut with portraits and the sculpture of his look set to feature in Montreal, then at galleries around the world, to see the final statue follow @jfbouchard1.