Luis Padron. Images via YOU TUBE
Luis Padron (25, Buenos Aires, Argentine) has almost spend more than $ 28,000 on surgery including liposuction on his jaw, a nose job, full body hair removal and operations to change his eye colour.
'The Argentine, who sells cosplay merchandise, became determined to look like his favourite fantasy characters.
Now has a $ 5,167-a-month ritual applying creams, dyes and treatment,' reports DailyMail:
'Mr. Padron gets unusual looks but says he doesn't care what people think and said he won't stop until he has fully 'transformed' into an elf.
He is 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.'
The 25-year-old said:
'I want to be an elf, an angel and a fantasy being, my aim is to look inhuman, ethereal, graceful and delicate.
I have my own beauty ideal and want to achieve that no matter what.
I want to have my ears cut to become pointy like an elves, my jaw to look more sharp like a diamond, a face-lift and an eye-lift to give my eyes a cat-like shape.
I am also consider having muscle implants too.
There's also a surgery to make you taller and I will remove four of my ribs too, so that I can shape my waist to make it thinner.'
He added: 'I was bullied as a child and as an escape I would submerge myself in fantasy movies like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, as well as other fantasy tales.
Over time things changed, older teens liked me because I was unique and that's what encouraged me to start turning what I felt on the inside into a reality.
I started with cosplay but it wasn't enough, I wanted to change to become my own perception of beauty.'
It was the start that led me to decide this was the direction I wanted my life to go in, the recovery was painful and slow but I was happy with how I looked.
I didn't care for how much it hurt, because it allowed me to get one step closer to my dream of what I want to become.'
'Additionally, he underwent medically unapproved treatment to change his eye colour from a honey brown to a crystal blue - leading to some painful side-effects. But his lifestyle comes at a cost, with a $ 5,000 monthly cost to continue bleaching his skin and hair, high sunscreen to prevent his skin from tanning, contact lenses, make-up and care products.
From his unusual looks, he's forged a career modelling and is even paid to make appearances as a real-life elf at events,' reports Thomas Burrows.
Padron added: 'It was without anaesthesia, was very painful and meant I had to use eye drops and extremely black sunglasses, essentially I became like a vampire with extreme photosensitivity.
At first even watching stars in the sky was painful but three days later they felt normal again, I don't know how they affect my sight in future.
It hasn't turned to a crystal blue colour yet unfortunately they are currently a greyish colour, but I'm still hopeful as I have four more sessions left.'
It is very funny, but so did every original religion in world history. First of all, every organised religion was a game. Then it became fashionable. Then it became sporty. Because religion, sport and fashion are soulmates. Behind all these activities are the people who were tortured in their childhood. But today is the 21st century and I think a new religion of the elves will not arise. At least I hope so.
It is not necessary to become an elf. It is very painful.
Every religion is painful.
Be human and enjoy your life.
P. S. But Mr. Pardon can do what he wants! His body, his choice, his right.