'Human Ken Doll' sparks dating rumours amid cosy photos with fellow plastic surgery star
A higher value is placed on our appearance now than at any other point in history.
Beauty is now a commodity to be monetised and capitalised on by those lucky few who win the genetic lottery, and the rest of humanity haplessly aspires to follow in their wake, slightly less effervescent but no less consumed by the tantalising notion of good looks.
This can, of course, be a devastating idea. People waste hours of their lives staring in vain at perceived blemishes on their skin that others would never even notice, agonising over their body shape and facial features. Perhaps this is due to the never ending stream of perfect models, airbrushed and toned, who are presented to us on the covers of glossy magazines and Instagram feeds seemingly without cease.
In the face of such beauty, how can one feel anything but somewhat inadequate?
Of course, some people choose to alter their appearance through cosmetic surgery in their pursuit of physical perfection. Perhaps the most famous example of this is Rodrigo Alves, better known as the 'Human Ken Doll'. A plethora of procedures has left Alves with one of the world's most instantly recognizable faces and a cosmetically enhanced physique to boot, ab and pectoral muscles presumably enhanced through surgery.
The trials and tribulations of life as the 'Human Ken Doll' have been well documented, not least this past Halloween, when the personality admitted that he had somewhat overdone it;
"During Halloween I must have over done it. I attended 6 parties over the weekend in LA then I had to fly straight back to London. During the flight I had a fever and I felt very unwell the following day, so I had to call an ambulance to take me to the hospital."
He seems to be very much back in the swing of his busy socialite life now, though, after posing for a series of photos with Pixee Fox before a TV appearance in Italy.
Indeed, the pair appeared to be getting very cosy as they posed together for photographs. The Mail reports that Fox has undergone more than 200 procedures herself, spending an eye-watering £500,000 on surgeries that include having six ribs removed, liposuction and eye colour change.
Despite the photos, Alves has insisted that he remains single and is not currently looking for love. He also revealed that his ideal partner would be the opposite to himself, someone who does not constantly talk about plastic surgery and fashion.
Alves recently revealed that he wanted to have six ribs removed himself, so that his suits would fit him properly;
"I would like to achieve a classic figure while wearing my suits, and the only way to achieve that is to remove my ribs."
While Alves and Fox might not be in the first throes of romance, they remain close friends.