Justin Jedlica, who may have spent $100,000 on 90 surgeries to look like Mattel’s Ken doll, is not interested in imitating the plastic toy’s love life.
Justin Jedlica, whose body is pumped with so much silicone that he’s being called as plastic as Mattel’s No. 1 boy toy Ken.
The US model was involved in internet speculation over a possible relationship with ‘Barbie Girl’ Valeria Lukyanova but finished it this month saying that she was “beautiful” but not authentic enough for him. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the ‘human Ken doll’ compared Ms Lukyanova to a ‘drag queen’ because she relied on makeup, fake hair and corsets to look like Barbie.
“I do find her beautiful,” he said. “[But] it appears to me that much of her look is added makeup, fake hair and ‘slimming’ corsets … Drag queens have put on the same illusions with makeup and costumes for years.”
He added, “I can appreciate that she is a talented artist, but if at the end of the day she is only presenting this ‘human Barbie doll’ on days the camera is filming … I’m not sure just how much credibility I would give her in being a real human Barbie.”
“A true ‘body mod’, such as myself, lives with a conviction to their alternations and doesn’t wash them off,” he said.
Jedlica lives New York City and had certainly put an effort in his body modification. He’s had around 90 surgeries to get the ‘muscular’ body and chiseled face he has today. He’s been injected with silicone all over his body, has had several nose jobs, and plans to continue his work. So far it has cost him about $100,000.
In comparison, Lukyanova has spent $800,000 on her look, though it hasn’t yet been confirmed whether she’s had plastic surgery. Ms Lukyanova,21, has a 86cm bust and hips and a 46cm waist.
In fact, the ‘Ken boy’ doesn’t really see himself as a human Ken doll at all, except for the plastic part. He revealed that he sees his transformation as more inspired by anime characters.
For him it would be interesting to know that there’s a real-life anime character in Ukrain - Anastasiya Shpagina, 19-year-old, who has transformed her face using makeup into a doe-eyed, pale skinned cartoon lookalike.