Plastic dreams

“Human Ken Doll” abandons cosmetic surgery for a new obsession

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.

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 in a TV interview. “There’s no such thing.”

Well whether he’s right (he’s not) or he’s merely reached the physical limits of body modification (he has), Alves says he’s packing up the scalpels.

And while he may not be going under anesthesia any time soon, his latest fixation is hardly a departure.

“I have been stuffing my face like crazy and I’ve gained more weight than ever!” he explains.

Yes, Alves has abandoned (perhaps temporarily) his pursuit of the ideal face to focus on his weight.

“I have been suffering from anxiety lately which lead me to gain nearly over forty pounds in weight and all my outfits are feeling really tight.”

And while you might expect him to take a surgical approach to that as well, for now he’s going at it the old-fashioned way.

“In the past, each time when I was overweight or when my fashionable favorite outfit didn’t fit me I would just book and have an invasive lipo – but my body reached a stage where it is full of fibrosis which makes the procedure risky.”

That harsh reality has dashed any chance of performing gastric bypass, a procedure that carries heavy risk in even the most ideal circumstances.

The Brazilian cosmetic surgery addict enthusiast is also hoping to settle down and find “the one,” but not before a few more hair implants in Los Angeles later this year.

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56 Comments

  • hwc2016

    LORD JESUS! he look’s like one of those wax statues at Halloween Horror Nights.

    • larrytopping

      I nominate this one for the next new exhibit at Madame Tussaud’s was museum.

  • Daverk

    Coming to the end of the road as a body can’t take all this invasive surgery

  • TheBigOne

    I’d like to be “The One”, that way when he’s 100% plastic, I can sell him to Madame Tussaud’s Attractions and make a mint.

    Call me, hon.

  • Xzamilloh

    How is that crap going to look when he turns 50… if he actually lives that long?

    • captainburrito

      erm… how crap does he look now? I find it hard to even look at him.

  • charlie_jackpot

    Surely those surgeons should be prosecuted for abuse

    • JamJewel

      He appeared on the first season of ‘Botched’ and those doctors would not perform the surgery he wanted so some are ethical. He alos appeared on the second season as a sort of consultant to other patients.

  • Truth-is-Truthy

    If the plastic surgery were necessary for health reasons that would be understandable. But grandma and grandpa are turning over in their graves. What a terribly immoral way to spend money that was given to him by people who actually earned it and who trusted that he’d then use it properly and responsibly. There are so many people in this world who are suffering, hungry, homeless, sick, and/or poor. Instead of using his wealthy to help other people, or even to live his own life in a stable and responsible way that contributes to the betterment of society, he wastes $500,000 on something like this – to change himself into a living version of a child’s toy. I really feel sorry for him.

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      You never know maybe the roots of the cash fed on the backs of the first nation.

    • captainburrito

      At least he’s circulating it back into the economy.

  • yaletownman

    What the poor guy is addicted to is that he doesn’t love himself and he’s transferred that onto his appearance. If he can look in the mirror and like what he sees physically he can then like himself. I feel terrible for him actually and it’s something we can all take learn from. Our appearance cannot define who we are and how we feel toward ourselves. It’s always doomed to fail us…..eventually.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    If only his obsession had been My Little Pony instead..might’ve stood a chance of someone willing to climb on his back

  • Danny595

    Alves is heterosexual. He dates women. He has never dated men nor claimed to be gay or bisexual. So why is he being featured here? Does Queerty assume that anyone who exhibits mental illness and/or who engages in bizarre behavior must be gay?

    • JED08

      I’ve watched segments on TV that featured his story. He claims that he’s straight, so that’s the end of the story??? I think not. He comes across as more of a woman than he does a guy. Sorry, I’m not buying it. A pretty woman by your side doesn’t mean shit in regards to sexuality.

    • He BGB

      The ken doll is straight so it would ruin his image I guess if ken were gay? That is, if dolls have a sexuality but since ken has no genitals?….maybe this guy should have his genitals removed?…..then he will be like ken.

    • Danny595

      JED08- There is precisely zero evidence – none – that this man is gay. He has never hinted that he is even slightly attracted to men. He has never been caught with a man. No man has ever come forward to claim that they had dated him. His only romantic behavior has been with women. Yet you, solely on the basis of his weirdness and your belief that he “comes across as more of a woman” – decide that he could be gay. That says nothing about him but it says an awful lot about you and what you think being gay means. In sum, you think being gay is to be bizarre and womanish.
      I think that Queerty shares your pathological view of homosexuality and serves that self-loathing up every single day, under the guise of entertainment.

    • AJBray

      I would refute that he’s wildly in love with one man: himself.

      Anyone else, male or female, would be purely ornamental and for appearances. He might as well just get a blowup doll and a mirror.

    • JPinNC

      He’s not gay? hmmmm.. dates women….riiiiighht. Tell me… how do you prove you’re gay? or straight for that matter? Self-loathing..resounding yes.

  • RIGay

    $500k? I wish to good f*ck my relatives would leave me that kind of cash!

    Well.. he will get over his addiction real fast when that last check fails to clear.

  • Kieran

    Can we get a “before” picture so we can compare? Maybe this is an improvement.

    • Bryguyf69

      Just Google “Rodrigo Alves before” or “Rodrigo Alves antes.” He was actually kinda cute and in no way required corrective surgery. So no, this is not an improvement.

  • Riley

    No matter how much money a person has it doesn’t buy them love, beauty, class, respect or happiness.

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      But the misery is a lot more comfortable.

    • WindsorOntario

      And in the gay community misery absolutely does not love or want company.

  • batesmotel

    What a nut job. Spends half a million looking ridiculous instead of using that money to improve his psychological state or at least help the homeless refugees that assistance right now.

  • twohanded

    So is he now going for the Donald Trump look.????

  • pharaon.em.joe

    If he finds the one and i still don’t, i am going to kill myself. *cringes*

  • da90027

    Sad to see those with a mental disorder and no one helps them get help. He looks nothing like Ken plus the contacts and bleached hair make him look like some alien. When you have tons of money like Michael Jackson I guess you have no one in your life that says no or you shouldn’t do that. He needs a good psychiatrist not more surgery.

    • PinkoOfTheGange

      If you look at individual features they are pretty close, but Rod and Ken don’t have the same head shape, so it doesn’t fit together right.

      Now I need to go wash my eye out.

  • avesraggiana

    Like all victims of self-inflicted cosmetic surgery injury, IT looks scary.

  • anthonyz

    Does that mean he surgically had his dick removed like the real Ken doll?

    • prarie pup

      now THAT was funny.

  • larsiebabie

    All of these jealous and judgemental old queens… B*tch, please… if that’s what he wants to spend his money on, that’s his business. You think his grandparents are rolling in their graves? They helped raise him. He has taken what is rightfully his and spent it on what he cares about. $500,000.00 ain’t nothin’. He has plenty left for jewelry, clothes, cars and hookers…. and apparently food.

    • scotshot

      You’ve just described Donald Trump…

    • Bryguyf69

      Yeah, it’s his business if he keeps it private. But the guy is a major narcissus and takes every opportunity to show off his surgeries and body. According to a Daily Mail article, he has several “reality” shows airing simultaneously around the world, including the US. Apparently, that’s his source of income. Anyone watching his shows is guilty of contributing to his psychopathology — both by giving him attention and by funding it.

    • JPinNC

      @Bryguyf69 100% agree

  • stevetalbert

    I bet he lives in palm springs. Not much different than the queens i see trying to be GI Joe. If only Cinderella didnt have such small feet.

  • stevetalbert

    Now i can see the ken doll pic and him. Here all this time i thought he was trying for John Travolta

  • nitejonboy

    You know, my mom just died of heart disease at 61, she was young and full of life…and it annoys the SHITTTTTT out of me that trash like this, who have no idea what a gift life is and who molest their bodies like this…have outlived my dear mother, a woman who would have given anything for one more day on this earth. Morons like this should be wiped off the face of the earth. They make me ashamed to be gay. He is disgusting.

    • Bryguyf69

      First off, my sympathy for the loss of your mother. That said, don’t let this narcissistic moron make you ashamed of being gay. And the reason is simple. He is apparently straight. Google his name and you’d see him frolicking with various equally-narcissistic [gold-digging?] women. And several of them are apparently more than friends.

  • prarie pup

    I imagine little kids–and a noticeable number of adults–run away screaming when they see him. If that was his goal, mission accomplished

  • Stephen

    I think body dismophic people and obsessive needs to look like another person are mental conditions that need serious help. As he doesn’t see the addiction perhaps his humanity could be inspired. $125 for agency that heals cleft palettes. Body tumours that can be removed one by one. Eyes repaired in Tibet and other regions for $20 each. They are drinking poisoned water from Chinese mining operations and buried toxic waste in drums from western countries that end up leeching into the worst toxic waste getting into drinking water. The Chinese have been caught doing it and deny everything. There are people that for a few dollars can have their life forever changed. Perhaps he could stop with the hair implants from back and side of head and be bold enough to help others. A little more good karma might help him find himself a little sooner. Can we give a hoorah for his humanity and stop judging him? Those judgements came from others early enuf that he warped into 80 surgeries. Lighten up and focus on a little kindness, everyone.

  • Billy Budd

    It seems he is Brazilian, and I am very disappointed with that. He is the Brazilian version of Michael Jackson.

  • Tranceboi1

    OMG I just saw the new movie IT last night and this guy looks like IT without the clown makeup. OMG!

  • DCguy

    In other words, he’s been told by doctors he can’t get more surgery and responded by stuffing his face.

    As for him looking like Ken? No, he looks like one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey if they did an episode of “Botched” after too much filler and botox.

    For whatever faults there are in the design of the actual Ken doll, it at least looked somewhat like a human man.

  • DCguy

    Honestly, it would be better if somebody could get him in to therapy so he could figure out just what the heck is going on, and maybe get some perspective.

    • Bryguyf69

      What’s going on is that his psychopathology is now a money mill. He’s apparently starring in several “reality” shows throughout the world and his days are spent flying from set to set. In other words, he’s getting paid for this behavior and has no incentive to stop. People who watch his shows are guilty of encouraging this psychopathology — first by feeding his narcissism with attention, and then by providing him income.

  • Roan

    He looks like Leona Helmsley.

    • DCguy

      Oh My God, you’re right!

    • Bryguyf69

      Looks like the love child of Leona Helmsley and Liberace, which of course would never have happened since Helmsley was homophobic.

  • Bryguyf69

    Google “Rodrigo Alves before” or “Rodrigo Alves antes.” He was actually kinda cute and in no way required corrective surgery. I don’t know how his natural body looked but his modified body is as artificial-looking and misproportioned as his face. Google the Daily Mail article where he is frolicking on the beach with Dani what’s-her-name. Viewed from the side, his body looks Photoshopped. The sad thing is that it wasn’t.

  • Luna1979

    I’m so scared of this man!! Not just his looks but whatever thoughts are spinning around on that hamster wheel of his.

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