Human Ken Doll: Who is Celebrity Big Brother’s Rodrigo Alves?
Rodrigo Alves is a Brazilian-born TV personality best known as the Human Ken Doll—and he is about to shake things up on Celebrity Big Brother.
Thirteen stars have entered the CBB house, including a psychic, several soap actors and model Chloe Ayling.
Alves, who has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, earned his nickname after undergoing more than 100 surgeries and cosmetic procedures, including botox, to transform himself into a doll-like person.
He’s previously had over 3,000 hair follicles transplanted to his forehead and then platelet rich plasma injected into his forehead to stimulate growth.
The 35-year-old said that the most obvious impact surgeries are having are on his hair.
“I’ve had two hair implants and I’m due to have another one in a few weeks, simply because I was not born this way.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail, he says he has spent more than £500,000 on cosmetic procedures to become “perfect” but added he would not be undergoing any more.
“Unless I need something done for medical procedures, I am completely done with it,” he said.
“Having 60 surgeries, including face and neck lifts, pectoral implants and four ribs removed is enough. Now, I will only have any more surgery for health reasons or when I get much older.”
Alves also said he had undergone surgery to remove four ribs from his rib cage, in order to fit into his clothes better.
8 weeks on the #ketogenicdiet and 2 stones lost !! It wasn’t easy in the first 2 weeks but after the 3rd week when My body started to run in ketosis only and use the fat and protein as a source of energy I stop craving for carbs, now the keto diet is part of my life Style I also have learnt how to Cook delicious #keto friendly meals. I feel amazing now all my outfits fits me like a glove and I shall do my best to maintain it this way. #truestory #rodrigoalves #lifestyle #marbella
“I visited three different doctors – two in Europe and one in America. They said I can only do four [ribs and not six as he wanted]. I chose the best doctor. I had the procedure. I’m very happy,” he told ITV’s This Morning.
“My blazers have to be altered. I had to always have a bigger blazer and get it altered. I had four ribs removed so that I can do up my blazers without having to breath in or have my blazers altered. I have a 20-inch waist now. It can be a dangerous procedure, absolutely.”
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Before he was a TV and social media star, Alves said he battled bullying and abuse for his looks as a child.
Last year, rumours began to emerge that he would enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.
“If I were to go on a show of that format, it will show the public the real side of me, because all they know is what they read on the news,” he told Metro.