“Human Ken Doll” says being unable to breathe is small price to pay for looking like Barbie’s boyfriend

Graham Gremore

Rodrigo Alves, aka the “Human Ken Doll,” says he’s spent close to half a million dollars on nearly 50 plastic surgeries in an attempt to alter his appearance. Eight of them were for nose jobs.

Many people think the 33-year-old kinda sorta resembles Barbie’s blonde, blue-eyed boyfriend Ken. Alves says that was never his goal.

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“It was never my intention to look like the Ken doll,” he tells the British TV talk show This Morning, “but apparently I look like a doll. I personally don’t think I look like a doll.”

The cosmetic surgery has cost Alves over $500,000, and it’s affected his ability to breathe through his nose.

“July of last year, I had my nose reconstructed with a piece of cartilage from my ribs,” Alves explains. “Now I can’t breathe. So I have to do another surgery to repair my breathing.”

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But, hey, it’s NBD, Alves claims. “It’s just like when you start dyeing your hair,” he says.

Alves has funded the procedures with money from properties he inherited from his grandparents. When asked if he might be addicted to plastic surgery, he wouldn’t even entertain the thought.

“No one can get addicted to plastic surgery,” he insisted. “There’s no such thing.”

Watch the interview below.


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