There are several celebrity look-a-likes and other obsessed fans that had plastic surgery to try to look like their favorite stars.
A few of these crazed fans spent big bucks and didn’t even come close to their favorite idols. It appears a few of these need therapy and not cosmetic surgery!
A 33-year-old man named Toby Sheldon, who is a songwriter in Los Angeles, has spent five years and $100,000 to look like his favorite star – teen idol Justin Bieber!
Sheldon’s obsession began when he started having treatments to prevent his thinning hair at the age of 23, but took a turn for the crazy side when Justin Bieber became famous in 2008.
Toby’s goal was simply to “look like Justin”, undergoing “smile surgery”, eyelid surgery, botox injections and other procedures.
Sheldon stated, “It’s Justin’s smile that gives him his youthful look. So I had my upper lip lifted [and] my bottom lip plumped out”.
He adds, “I know there is more work to be done in order to make a full transformation into Justin Bieber’s doppelganger like a nose job and jaw reduction, which my surgeon has suggested.”
Tony claims he gets mistaken for Justin, claiming, “Between our similar hairstyles, baby faced smile and overall youthful appearance I finally look like Justin Bieber and I couldn’t be happier about it”. Just wow!
An aspiring actor named Nicholas Ryan spent $5,000 and two hours in surgery to look more like star Ryan Gosling.
Nicholas said, “I wanted was more definition in my jaw bone, like Ryan Gosling. He’s got a look that a lot of people in America are looking for right now, especially in my line of work,’ Nicholas says. ‘I’m hoping I’ll get more auditions and roles if I look more like Ryan Gosling. That’s why I had the surgery.”
Personally, we see no resemblance to Ryan Gosling other than they are both men.
Brad Pitt’s good looks were the inspiration for twin brothers, Mike and Matt Schlepp, of Arizona.
The twins spent $22,000 in surgery, which included cheek implants, nose jobs, and porcelain veneers. Let’s check out their before photos:
And here is the after photo:
Matt said, “I am overwhelmed with the results. This is the face I’ve wanted to see look back at me in the mirror.” His twin Mike admits, “Since the surgery I have not been mistaken for Brad Pitt. Except for in a picture that was taken, someone said that I kind of resembled him.”
The twins said, “It has definitely helped me get more girls. I’ll walk and get that double-take from girls and hear the whispering that follows”.
We don’t see any resemblance to Brad Pitt, but they do look better in the “after” photo.
Laura Steele had surgery to look like legendary singer Cher. Laura is on the left.
Here’s Laura before her surgery:
Steele seems the most normal of these people. She said, “I didn’t do it casually. I did it slowly, and I went to a plastic surgeon that I felt was not an extremist.”
She has had her lips enhanced, her nose shortened and eye brows raised. Laura said, “That gives me that open eye, heavy lidded Cher look. Cher’s eyes are one of her most distinctive features.”
She then gave up a corporate job to become one of the most successful Cher impersonators. Laura said, “If it can’t be Cher, I can be there. I give people a lot of vicarious pleasure.”
Single mom of Austin, Texas Kelly Chandler had surgery to look like actress Jennifer Aniston.
Kelly spent $26,000 on breast implants, liposuction and a nose job to look like Jennifer Aniston. Why? She said it was to make her ex-husband angry and jealous. Alrighty then!
Sha Ross had plastic surgery to try and resemble her idol Pamela Anderson.
Sha Ross had breast implants, lip implants and liposuction under her chin to attempt to look like Pamela Anderson. Sha splashed out $10,000 on surgery and looked nothing like Pamela. But, she did land a spot in Playboy magazine. Pamela Anderson found Sha’s fascination with her “creepy”.
Octomom, whose real name is Nadya Suleman, swears she hasn’t had surgery to resemble her secret idol Angelina Jolie. We’re not buying her B.S. though!
Nadya appears to have had lip augmentation and a nose job to resemble Angelina. She also welcomed octuplets, seemingly trying to copy Jolie’s big family.
In an interview with Ann Curry shortly after giving birth to the octuplets, Suleman denied that she had any surgery. Suleman used to strip and used the stage name “Angelina”. Hmmm…
Filipino fashion designer Herbert Chavez went to great extremes to resemble the late actor Christopher Reeve, who played his hero “Superman”.
Herbert had a nose job, skin whitening, liposuction, jaw realignment, pectoral implants, a chin implant to give him a cleft, and thigh implants to make his legs appear more muscular.
“I am happy as Superman,” Chavez says, “and happier still to have Filipinos realize that Superman lives in the Philippines, and they can see and talk to him in the flesh.”
This one is even more strange that most. Lindsay Lohan’s estranged half-sister, Ashley Horn, had surgery to look like her famous sister!
Ashley shelled out about $25,000 to look like Lindsay Lohan. Ashley seems very happy with the results, evening claiming, “I’m hotter than Lindsay! I have no problem saying that.”
It makes a good story but it’s rather sad a person would want to completely change their looks to resemble a celebrity.
People wanting drastic plastic surgery could be experiencing mental health issues that won’t be “fixed” by plastic surgery.
Dr. Felmont Eaves, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, stated, “People might look for extreme changes and what they do may go outside patient safety doing too much, too many things. Surgeons should be cautious because their clients “may be requesting something psychologically and emotionally not healthy, but something that’s dangerous.”