Millions of people all over the world have had or have thought about having some kind of plastic surgery or fillers. But there are some people who take it to the extreme by trying to look like a favorite celebrity or even childhood toys like Barbie and Ken.
Many of us are guilty of seeing a favorite celeb in a “must-have” outfit or rocking the trendiest new hairstyle and we try to copy them by buying the same outfit or a dupe if the item is out of our price range or going to the salon to achieve that same look. Those are more common practices and can be more cost-effective when deciding to look like your favorite celeb.
But every once in a while you will find those who are willing to go to the extreme to look just like someone else.
How far would you go to look like your favorite celeb?
According to Opposing Views, A waiter in France captured international attention after he spent thousands to look like late actress Marilyn Monroe.
Cyril Roux, 32, spent roughly $12,000 on lip fillers and Botox to look younger and to resemble his idol, Monroe, the Daily Mail reports.
“At the age of 26 I had my first procedure, a Botox session, which was a great experience and just made me want more,” explains Roux. “I’ve now had over 20 procedures including 16 lip fillers over the last year and a half, which I get topped up with 1 milliliter of filler in each lip every two months.”
In the past 18 months, Roux has undergone more than 20 procedures, spending nearly $5,000 on his pout alone.
But Roux is nowhere near finished with his transformation.
He is now saving money to pay for chin and cheek implants, as well as a nose job he will have done in Tunisia.
“I think I could say that I’m an addict to injections,” Roux admits.
And although Roux loves his new look, he admits not everybody does.
“I often get haters, people that I don’t even know sometimes laugh at me and say I look weird when they look at me,” Cyril said. “But I’m proud to be a plastic guy and will continue to do it, as for people looking at me and judging me, I don’t care. At the end of the day, beauty is very important not for others but yourself.”
Do you think it is worth spending thousands on looking like your favorite celebrity? How far is too far?
Ultimately the thing that matters the most is that if you do decide to go under the knife or get injections/fillers you go to a reliable certified source when you are going to do anything to alter your body in any sort of way. It is not worth putting your life at risk to look like someone else.