A fantasy fan has gone to the extent of spending more than £25,000 on plastic surgery as he wants to become a real-life elf. The 25-year-old Luis Padron, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is obsessed with the world of elves, angels and fantasy beings.
Padron claims to have been bullied as a child. He decided to look like his favourite otherworldly characters and started bleaching his hair and skin. He engages in a monthly ritual where he spends £4,000-a-month applying specialist creams, dyes, treatment and SPF 100 sunscreen.
So far he has spent more than £25,000 on surgery including liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, full body hair removal and operations to change his eye color.
Despite the unusual looks, he says he doesn't care what people think and said he won't stop until he has fully 'transformed' into an elf. He’s currently planning surgery to make his ears pointed, hair implants for a heart-shaped hairline and a limb lengthening operation to make him 6ft 5in tall.
Padron sells cosplay merchandise, he’s revealed that he wants to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, adding that his aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate. He claims to have his own beauty ideal and wants to achieve that no matter what.
He wants to have his ears cut to become pointy like elves, he wants his jaws to look sharp like a diamond, he also wants face-lift and an eye-lift to give his eyes a cat-like shape. Surprisingly, he’s also considering having muscle implants too.
Padron has also revealed that he wants a surgery to make him taller, adding that he will remove four of his ribs too, so that he can shape his waist to make it thinner.
He revealed that people have always stared at him ever since he was a teenager, adding that it's very normal to him. He says that he likes when people stare at him and that he doesn’t care what they think.
Padron considers himself trans-species, in the same way transgender people feel, he emphasizes on the need to become how he feels inside, he doesn't expect people to understand but he asks that people respect it.
He underwent surgery at the age of 14 and that’s when he determined to undergo surgery to look more like an elf and six years later he went under the knife for the first time.
In his quest for fantasy perfection he continued to have more than 40 fillers, full body hair removal and laser skin bleaching to remove any freckles and Botox.